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Rolex
Explorer I Stainless Steel 1016

  • £12,499
    was £12,999
    Saving of: £500
    Previously priced at: £12,999
    RRP: This exact model has been discontinued by the manufacturer
  • AvailabilityIn Stock
  • DeliveryNext Day Delivery (Order by 3pm)  

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  • LocationThe Wheat Barn, Hertfordshire, UK

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  • Xupes Reference W007721
  • Age Circa 1976
  • Condition Excellent  View More Details

    Conditions

    Unworn

    Item is in unworn or unused condition and there are no visible imperfections.

    Exceptional

    The item is in exceptional pre-owned condition and shows almost no signs of wear with very few imperfections.

    Excellent

    The item is in excellent pre-owned condition and shows minimal signs of wear with minor imperfections detailed in the condition report.

    Very Good

    The item is in very good condition and shows one or two noticeable signs of wear or patina relative to its age.

    Good

    The item is in good pre-owned condition and shows some general signs of wear or patina relative to its age.

    Fair

    The item is in fair pre-owned condition and shows overall wear or patina relative to its age.

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Product Details

  • Condition
  • Case Excellent - Little to no signs of wear
  • Bezel Excellent - Little to no signs of wear
  • Crown Excellent - Little to no signs of wear
  • Dial Excellent - Mark IV
  • Glass Excellent - Little to no signs of wear
  • Bracelet Excellent - Little to no signs of wear
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  • Xupes Reference W007721
  • Manufacturer Rolex
  • Model Explorer I
  • Model Reference 1016
  • Age Circa 1976
  • Gender Men's
  • Box & Papers Xupes Presentation Box
  • Dial Black Baton
  • Glass Plexiglass
  • Movement Automatic
  • Water Resistance Not Recommended for Use in Water
  • Case Stainless Steel
  • Buckle Material Stainless Steel Deployant
  • Strap Stainless Steel Oyster
  • Case Size 36mm
  • Strap Length Adjustable up to 19cm
  • Strap Width At Case 19.5mm At Case 15.5mm
  • Warranty

    This second hand Rolex watch has been fully inspected in house and is covered by the 24 months Xupes warranty – please note this does not include accidental damage, water damage or negligence. This is a vintage watch and therefore we would not recommend wearing this watch in water.

  • Location The Wheat Barn, Hertfordshire, UK

    If the item is in another country to the location you are enquiring, it will be available to view by appointment in 1-2 working days following your request

Our Opinion

Offered here is a superb example of the Rolex Explorer 1016 manufactured circa 1976.
This example has the correct MK4 dial for its 415---- serial number. The 1016 Explorers bridge the gap between a dress & sports tool watch, without having the crown guards or rotating bezels found on the sports models. The rectangular indices along with the 3, 6 & 9 numerals really make the 1016 stand out from other Rolex sports vintage models. The Explorer 1016 is becoming harder to acquire in good condition & seem to be a hidden gem amongst Rolex vintage collecting.
The condition of this vintage Explorer overall is good. The case has been lightly polished in the past, but still retains strong equal lugs with the brushed finish to the top edges remaining well defined, the bezel ring has no major dings or scratches & compliments the appearance of this piece. The matte black dial is in outstanding condition with no apparent flaws with the appearance of the tritium markers all matching, the hands have been replaced at some point, but all 3 of them are starting to age consistently. The Plexi glass is the correct slightly chamfered type for this model & it is also free of any detrimental scratches or marks.
The watch comes on a Rolex 78360 Oyster & 580 end links. The bracelet is stamped SDE 6 advising it is a Rolex service replacement item, the bracelet is showing only light wear & minor stretch.

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