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FS: 1969 Rolex Explorer I (Ref. 1016)
Offered at $11,500 USD We are always open to offers and trades. Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or by calling (213) 293-0555
This specific example that we are featuring here at craft and tailored features the earlier Rolex coronet that is commonly referred to as the "frog foot" as this era of coronet (post gilt dial) resembles a frog's foot where later variants on the ref. 1016 are much more stout and pronounced. The flawless dial is intact without any chipping or issue and the lume plots and hands have achieved a wonderful golden patina which adds to this specific example's charm and wrist appeal. The Rolex Explorer I (Ref. 1016) would make a great addition to an existing collection and offers the utmost versatility as a stand-alone piece. It would also make a daily driver as it is suitable for the most formal as well as the most casual of settings!
Stock # RLXEXP691016-2
Style Explorer I
Dial Black 3-6-9 Dial
Bracelet 2pc Handmade Leather Strap
CASE & BRACELET
The case shows signs of a very light previous polishing, the case retains very full and even lugs. The smooth stainless steel bezel remains sharp and unpolished showing light honest wear. The case back is stamped II.69 and the watch will come on a 2pc leather strap of your choosing.
DIAL & HANDS
The early "Frog Foot" matte black dial remains in flawless condition. The lume plots have aged to an excellent golden patina, exhibiting no lume degradation under U.V. light inspection. The hands were previously restored to match the dial perfectly and show no degradation under U.V. light inspection.
None. Watch just received full and complete service and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.
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