Rolex Explorer 1016 Mk3 Matte Dial - 1975

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2023 is the 70th anniversary of Rolex’s 3-6-9 dial sports watch, the mighty Explorer. Named in celebration of the intrepid adventurers that climbed Everest, it is a firm favourite with fans of Rolex sports watches.

This is a classic, fuss-free matte dial sports watch with iconic 3 6 9 hour markers in the sweet spot for Rolex Oyster cases, the 36mm.
The case is really strong all round, with thick lugs. The Mk 3 matte dial features vanilla hued painted lume on the 3-6-9 numerals and is in excellent condition.

The watch is fitted with a solid-link Oyster bracelet reference 78360 in superb condition with reference 580 endlinks. The watch has been fully serviced by our watchmaker.

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- Reference 1016
- 36mm steel case
- Serial 409xxxx dating to 1975
- Mk3matte dial
- Oyster bracelet reference 78360 with 580 endlinks
- Fully serviced by our watchmaker
- One-year mechanical warranty
- Includes a handmade leather watch pouch
- Free worldwide Fedex Priority shipping

This watch has been certified at Certifiwatch under registration number CF-0104092

Our Service

Each vintage timepiece is individually selected and carefully inspected by our team of experts. After we buy a watch it is mechanically inspected and fully checked by our watchmaker. If necessary, the movement will be fully serviced and tested to ensure it is running to our exacting standards.

We will always describe the watch as fully as we can in our sales texts. Our zoomable images are of the highest possible quality and form an important part of each watch’s description. We will never hide or cover up any element of any watch we sell.

Key to our unparalleled service is Fedex Priority shipping, fully insured. Once you have received your watch, we encourage you to inspect it thoroughly. If you are not 100% satisfied, please let us know. We offer a 14 days return policy. Simply return the watch to get a full refund of the original purchase price.

Our Warranty

We offer a one-year warranty on the mechanical function of the watch, starting from the day of purchase. We do not guarantee the waterproof nature of any (vintage) watch, unless expressly made in writing. Therefore, our warranty will not cover any damage done to the case and/or movement by water or moisture entering the watch. Our warranty does not apply to accidental damage or mishandling of your watch and does not extend to the bracelet, case parts (including pushers, winding stem, crown and bezel), watch glass, dial and hands.

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.

We Guarantee Watches

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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