Rolex Explorer 1016 - 1974

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SKU AS00362
SKU AS00362

Why We Love it

Soup to nuts, the Rolex reference 1016 is one of the most beautiful sports watches ever designed.  In production for nearly three decades, the 1016 Explorer is the direct descendant of their original mountaineer's watch, used during the first ascent to the top of Mount Everest in 1953.  These were watches designed to be tough as nails, and capable of operating effectively in the harshest conditions known to man.  It really doesn't get more badass than that.

Featuring the traditional non-date 3,6,9 dial layout, the 1016 is what most people think of when you hear the words "Rolex Explorer".  While 1016s aren't particularly scarce, finding all-original examples in superb condition is always a challenge.  Many have been over-restored with service components, and more still have been worn or over-polished to death.

This particular example dates from 1974 and is truly a time capsule, with incredibly crispy lugs, a perfect matte dial, and evenly faded luminescent plots on the dial and hands.  It even comes with a riveted bracelet from the correct time period!  You'd be hard pressed to find one nicer.

Whether it was diving to the lowest point or climbing to the highest, you've got to hand it to Rolex - they know how to build one hell of a sports watch!

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Rolex Explorer 1016 - 1974

Rolex Explorer 1016 - 1974

Sold
Sold
Rolex Explorer 1016 - 1974

Why We Love it

Soup to nuts, the Rolex reference 1016 is one of the most beautiful sports watches ever designed.  In production for nearly three decades, the 1016 Explorer is the direct descendant of their original mountaineer's watch, used during the first ascent to the top of Mount Everest in 1953.  These were watches designed to be tough as nails, and capable of operating effectively in the harshest conditions known to man.  It really doesn't get more badass than that.

Featuring the traditional non-date 3,6,9 dial layout, the 1016 is what most people think of when you hear the words "Rolex Explorer".  While 1016s aren't particularly scarce, finding all-original examples in superb condition is always a challenge.  Many have been over-restored with service components, and more still have been worn or over-polished to death.

This particular example dates from 1974 and is truly a time capsule, with incredibly crispy lugs, a perfect matte dial, and evenly faded luminescent plots on the dial and hands.  It even comes with a riveted bracelet from the correct time period!  You'd be hard pressed to find one nicer.

Whether it was diving to the lowest point or climbing to the highest, you've got to hand it to Rolex - they know how to build one hell of a sports watch!

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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