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Rolex Explorer I Model 1016

Here we have a 100% original, very sought after, and very, very handsome vintage Rolex Explorer I Chronometer certified automatic watch dating from 1972.

Made famous after Sir Edming Hilary and Tenzing Norgay climbed to the sumit of Mount Everest, the Explorer has a look that is unto itself.

With a great looking black dial with the 'Mercedes" hands, this watch is able to stand out wether you wear it casually or with a suit.

The movement is the Rolex calibre 1560 automatic movement with the hack setting, and has been fully serviced.

This is a Rolex that is steeped in history, and is sure to be admired when you wear it.


Circa: 1972.

Maker: Rolex.

Price: Sold.


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Rolex Explorer I Model 1016


Where can I service my Rolex watch in Sydney?

Kalmar Antiques now employ a Rolex trained watchmaker on site!

When we expanded and renovated our store in late 2022, we put in not only a full watchmaking and polishing workshop, but a watchmaker who used to work for Rolex for nearly seven years. This allows us to be able to service your Rolex to Rolex standards, as well as other watch brands such as Omega, Cartier and Patek Philippe to name a few.

How often should I service my Rolex?

We recommend to service your Rolex every five years. If you wear the watch in water, we strongly suggest having your Rolex watch, or any watch for that matter, pressure tested once a year.

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