1996 Rolex Explorer I (Ref. 14270) W/ Guarantee Paper
The Rolex Explorer I references bridge the gap between a dress watch and a sports watch. Without the crown guards and rotating bezels commonly found on sports models offered by Rolex, the Explorer I has a cleaner, sleeker profile while incorporating recognizable sport model features into the dial. The highly visible block indices, luminescent numerals at the 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock, and 9 o'clock positions, and Submariner style triangle at the 12 o'clock position allow for readability under any conditions. The Submariner hands featured on the Ref. 1016 add to the unique feel and appearance.
|Dial||Glossy Black 3-6-9 Dial|
|Bracelet||Rolex Oyster 78790 Bracelet w/ 558B End Pieces|
The lightly polished case remains in excellent condition showing no signs of use and retaining very full and even lugs. The smooth stainless steel bezel is in wonderful condition showing only minor signs of use. The Rolex 78790 Oyster bracelet retains 11 links and shows minimal stretch from use.
The glossy black dial with white gold surround markers is in flawless condition. The original tritium lume plots have taken on a very slight ivory patina and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial and show no degradation under U.V. light inspection.
The watch comes with its original serialized Rolex Guarantee papers. Watch is keeping time at spec, previous service history is unknown.