ROLEX Explorer Ref. 1016 Frogfoot Matte Dial (1973)

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Manufacturer - ROLEX

Year - 1973

Reference - 1016

Movement - 1570

Case Serial - 3292694

Material Stainless Steel - 36 mm not including crown

Case, movement, and dial signed

Comes fitted with brand new TRUEDOME crystal

Service history unknown, however upon fitting replacement crystal our trusted watchmaker inspected and regulated the movement and currently running strong and keeping time

One owner watch, and presumed untouched case, at least since the caseback engraving was carried out - unlike today, Rolex watches could sit unsold in dealership windows for months and even years, so it's not untoward to assume the watch was sold in 1976, the year of the engraving

Small drag / tool marks on the dial a 10, 11 and 3 o'clock - which are really only visible in raking light, and do not detract at all from the otherwise excellent and original dial and hands