Original Owner Rolex Explorer Gilt Dial 1016



The vintage Rolex Explorer is one of the most elegant and understated watches from the brand’s sports line. The elegance does not, however, undermine the watches absolute tool watch appeal. We are delighted to offer this original owner Explorer reference 1016 in stunning and original condition. The lume on the 3-6-9 is still very clean and it matches the hands perfectly. The gilt lettering is in unmarked condition and it sits within the glossiest black dial…like pool of crude oil! The case is in outstanding condition and we have left it exactly as found. The case back bears the infamous VI.66 misprinted date stamp and the original rivet bracelet has a ‘67’ stamp on the clasp. Everything matches on this watch and highlights how honest and original it is – even down to the lightly engraved initials of the owner on the clasp. The watch has been fully serviced by our watchmaker and we will include a Bulang and Sons leather strap of your choice.*


- Ref. 1016 Explorer
- Serial 1590XXX, 1967
- Beautiful black Gilt Dial
- Original Oyster rivet bracelet ref. 7206 with 58 endlinks
- VI / 66 Caseback, 2/67 Clasp
- Freshly serviced by our watchmaker
- Incl. one Watch Strap of your choice*

We Love Watches

We are passionate about vintage watches and we love talking about them! That is why we don't sell our watches with a simple "Add to cart" button, but instead try to emulate a truly boutique experience online. Helping you find your perfect vintage watch is our Watch Department’s raison d’etre. Whatever you would like to ask, please do. Building our community of watch lovers is central to our mission at Bulang and Sons.

We Know Watches

At Bulang and Sons we have sold thousands of watches over the years. We are a small team of experienced collectors and connoisseurs who are all part of an extensive global network of buyers and sellers. We have a great reputation for offering only the highest quality watches. We have one simply rule: we only buy and sell watches we want to own ourselves. And yes, we are still collectors too.

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As collectors, we know how intense the search for a specific vintage watch can be. Once you find it at Bulang and Sons, we want to make things easy, safe and fast for you. Therefore, we offer the most comprehensive return policy and warranty; you will not find a safer place on the internet to buy a vintage watch. You can relax and enjoy your deal with Bulang and Sons.

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