Rolex “L-Series” Explorer, ref. 1016

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Year of issue: 1989

Reference number: 1016

Serial number: L,79X,XXX

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

The Rolex Explorer, ref. 1016 is a pillar of the Rolex sport watch collection and held the test of time as it's production ran from 1959 to 1989. This particular 1016 is special because it is an "L-Series," which means it was produced in the final year the model was manufactured. 1016's with this serial number are difficult to find because many believe Rolex made a smaller production run that year as they winded down the production of this reference.Condition note: The watches case, bezel and bracelet are in stunning condition, very sharp and clean with a tight bracelet. The dial has beautiful even patina on the lume but has some light scratching, most notably on the "e" in Oyster under the Rolex lettering. Please feel free to get in touch for additional photos.Read more about the late series 1016s on Fratello Watches here.Brand: RolexModel: Explorer, ref. 1016Circa: 1989Serial: L,79X,XXXDial: BlackCase Size: 36mmCase Thickness: 12mmBracelet Size: 7.5 inchesBracelet Material: SteelCase Material: SteelBezel Material: SteelMovement: AutomaticFunctions: TimeSKU: 118159


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