1965 Rolex Explorer 1016 w/ Matte Dial, Vivid Yellow Patina

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Up for grabs is a Rolex Explorer 1

1016 reference

1.2 mil serial number case circa 1965 production

Good/Fair vintage condition case. Lugs have been heavily polished/worn in past. Serial number and reference number are fully intact and clearly visible. 

The dial for this period should be gilt/glossy. The dial on the watch is probably an early service replacement, matte with vivid yellow patina. Dial is 99% flawless with exception of minute marker edge chip at 14th minute. Hands are original and tritium with matching patina. 

Caseback is original, stamped 1016 and IV.65

Watch comes on unworn vintage leather strap. 

Overall this is a very attractive “budget” Explorer 1016 for daily wear. It is not priced nor presented as a collector grade piece and priced accordingly. 

Out of stock

SKU: SQ6842630

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