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Rolex SS Explorer 1 ref 1016 circa 1967


Rolex SS Explorer 1 ref# 1016 serial number 1.7 million circa 1967. Featuring a 36mm diameter Oyster case with smooth bezel and acrylic dome crystal. With an absolutely mint condition original matte black dial with ivory color luminous indexes and matching luminous hands. The tritium in the markers and hands has the correct consistency and coloring for a dial of this age, making it one of the finest examples we have ever offered. Powered by self winding calibre 1560 movement with sweep seconds. In excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition and offered on your choice of sporty style strap with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation.

NOTE: the Explorer 1 reference 1016 model has been a popular classic vintage sport model for years, but in the last few years have seen an enormous increased in demand and value. The current example is an exceptionally beautfiul dial and hands for the perfect vintage look.

Additional information



Model Name/Type

Explorer I

Model/Case Ref#


Case mm


Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Man's / Lady's




Dial & Hands

original matte black dial with tritium luminous indexes and matching hands

Movement Type

Self Winding

Movement Caliber

caliber 1560


original signed crown

Strap / Bracelet

distressed leather vintage style

Movement Serial# Full


Date Function


Box / Papers


Strap / Bracelet Size





Rolex Explorer

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Vintage Rolex & Pre-Owned Rolex Watches

There is no watch brand more associated with quality, prestige, luxury, success, and social status than Rolex. Founded in the UK in 1908 and soon relocated to Switzerland, Rolex is credited with countless technical advances in time keeping accuracy, the introduction in 1928 of the water and dust resistant “Oyster” case, and in 1933, the perfection of the self winding “Perpetual” movement. With sponsorship of sporting events as wide reaching as the America’s cup, to the Daytona 500, golf and tennis tournaments, and expeditions to the far reaches of the world, Rolex has always promoted it’s brand as an icon of success, achievement, and conquest. With popular “tool” watches such as the diver’s Submariner or Seadweller, the Aviator’s dual time zone GMT, the spelunker’s 24 hour Explorer, or the auto racer’s Daytona, Rolex has created loyal followings for the sports minded man. And the dressy Datejust and Presidential models, once the CEO’s trademark timepiece, are now much sought after by both men and woman as a luxury fashion statement. Whether vintage Rolex or more contemporary, your choice of a Rolex will always be a good choice.

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Rolex SS Explorer 1 ref 1016 circa 1967


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