Rolex Explorer case ref:1016 calibre 1570
This is one that I would dearly miss if it finds a new home.
Original gilt dial with unique patina. Hands in good original condition.
Case is in good condition. Has been restored, but still shows some signs of use.
Case back in good condition with minor scratches.
Rolex case reference 1016 case size 36mm w/o crown. Second half 1966
Movement in good condition and was serviced by me in May 2018.
Rolex calibre 1570 is one of my favourite Rolex movements.
The movement in in good condition.
No doubt one my favourite Rolex designs.
Some additional photos:
The Case was pretty beat up when I got this project, so I had it laser restored with Replateit in Canada. There are still some battle scars, but they did a superb job and the case now looks great. The crown and pendant tube was replaced using NOS Rolex.
Crown is a correct reference 600 that was used on 1016 cases when new.
Case still shows some battle scars, but I did not want to remove any print or reference numbers.
Serial number in good condition. This watch is from 1966
I have the original domed tropic crystal, but it has two cracks. Could be fitted if required.
The dial is completely untouched and still featured the original varnish and luminous compound. The original compound on the hands has been stabilised from the back preventing it from crumbling.