Offered here is a stunning example of the Rolex Explorer 1016 MKI matte dial, accompanied with its original stamped serial number guarantee booklet and box. This rare Explorer was manufactured circa 1972. This example has the correct MKI Frog Coronet dial for its 298---- serial number. The 1016 Explorers bridge the gap between a dress & sports tool watch, without having the crown guards or rotating bezels found on the sports models. The rectangular indices along with the 3, 6 & 9 numerals really make the 1016 stand out from other Rolex sports vintage models. The Explorer 1016 is becoming harder to acquire in good condition & seem to be a hidden gem amongst Rolex vintage collecting. The condition of this vintage Explorer overall is very good. The case has been lightly polished in the past, but still retains equal lugs with the brushed finish to the top edges remaining well defined, the bezel ring has no major dings or scratches & compliments the appearance of this piece. The matte black dial is in outstanding condition with no apparent flaws with the appearance of the tritium markers all matching, the hands have been replaced at some point, but all 3 of them are starting to age consistently. The Plexiglass is the correct slightly chamfered type for this model & it is also free of any detrimental scratches or marks. The watch comes on its original Rolex 7836 Oyster bracelet with 258 end links. It is stamped 3/71 advising it is the correct period for this Explorer, the bracelet is showing only light wear that is consistent for a vintage bracelet. This stunning 1016 MKI Explorer is also accompanied with its original all-important punched paper guarantee booklet and box. Manufacturer Rolex. Model Explorer I. Age Circa 1972. Box & Papers Rolex Box & Guarantee Booklet. Condition. Very Good. View More Details. Conditions. Unworn. Item is in unworn or unused condition and there are no visible imperfections. Exceptional. The item is in exceptional pre-owned condition and shows almost no signs of wear with very few imperfections. Excellent. The item is in excellent pre-owned condition and shows minimal signs of wear with minor imperfections detailed in the condition report. Very Good. The item is in very good condition and shows one or two noticeable signs of wear or patina relative to its age. Good. The item is in good pre-owned condition and shows some general signs of wear or patina relative to its age. Fair. The item is in fair pre-owned condition and shows overall wear or patina relative to its age. Dial Black Quarter Arabic. Glass Plexiglass. Movement Automatic. Water Resistance Not Recommended for Use in Water. Case Stainless Steel. Buckle Material Stainless Steel Deployant. Strap Stainless Steel Oyster. Case Size 36mm. Strap Length Adjustable up to 17cm. Strap Width At Case 20mm/ At Buckle 16mm. Condition. Case Very Good - Some minor wear visible. Bezel Very Good - Some minor wear visible. Crown Excellent - Little to no signs of wear. Dial Excellent - Little to no signs of wear. Glass Excellent - Little to no signs of wear. Bracelet Very Good - Some minor wear visible. Warranty. This second hand Rolex watch has been fully inspected in house and is covered by the 24 months Xupes warranty – please note this does not include accidental damage or negligence. Water resistance is only guaranteed in line with manufacturer's warranty. Location. UK.