Full Set Rolex Explorer I Reference 1016 from 1972

Model: ,
Year of issue: 1972
Reference number: 1016
Condition: worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a


This is an incredible full set Rolex Explorer I Reference 1016 from 1972. This watch comes totally complete with inner and outer box's , all the booklets and original Rolex papers and Rolex Seal hang tag. The condition of this watch is spectacular. The original matte dial has the "Frog Foot Coronet". The dial is flawless with beautiful pumpkinish lume. The lume is fully intact on both the dial and the hands. The case on this watch is also in incredible condition. This watch comes with its original Rolex rivet bracelet which is stamped 1972. The owners name, which is the same name on the papers, is engraved on the clasp of the bracelet. We were very happy to find such a complete and spectacular 1016.


Matthew Bain


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