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ROLEX EXPLORER 14270 36MM: Our 5 Minute Review

by Paul Symonds January 13, 2021 3 min read

ROLEX EXPLORER 14270 36MM: Our 5 Minute Review | Swiss Watch Trader

THE ROLEX EXPLORER 14270 36MM

Sit back and read our 5 minute review of the Rolex Explorer 14270. In 1989 Rolex discontinued the 1016 and launched the Rolex Explorer 14270 with a 36mm case, Oyster bracelet, 3-6-9 dial and calibre 3000 automatic movement. The acrylic crystal was also replaced with sapphire glass. The Rolex Explorer 14270 was eventually replaced with the Explorer 114270 in 2001.

OUR ROLEX EXPLORER REVIEWS

 

ROLEX EXPLORER 14270

Rolex Explorer 14270 

In 1953, Sir Edmond Hillary and Tenzing Norgay summited Mount Everest wearing modified Oyster Perpetuals. Neither were actually wearing an Explorer but Rolex were quick to take advantage of this amazing feat of human endurance and launched the 6289. The reference 6530 was the first model to have Explorer on the dial. In 1959 Rolex released the 6610 which had all the classic hallmarks of the Explorer: stainless steel oyster case measuring 36mm, black dial, 3-6-9 numerals, inverted triangle at the 12 and Mercedes-style hands. The model evolved into the 1016 in 1963 which initially had the calibre 1570 movement - later version had the 1570. In 1989 Rolex discontinued the 1016 and launched the Rolex Explorer 14270 with a 36mm case, Oyster bracelet, 3-6-9 dial and calibre 3000 automatic movement. The acrylic crystal was also replaced with sapphire glass. There were four main version of the Rolex Explorer 14270. Early examples were fitted with 'TSWISS-T<25' dials, then there is the 'Blackout' with black pained 3-6-9 rather than white, the 'SWISS' only and Explorers after 2000 were fitted with 'SWISS MADE' dials.

 

Brand: Rolex
Model Name: Explorer
Model Number: 14270
Bezel:
Fixed, Polished
Case Size: 36mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Movement: Rolex Calibre 3000
Depth Rating: 100m
Glass: Sapphire Crystal

 

ROLEX EXPLORER 14270 - 3000 MOVEMENT: 

Rolex Explorer 14270

The Rolex Explorer 14270 is powered by the caliber 3000, an automatic movement with 27 jewels. The calibre 3000 was also used in the Rolex Submariner 14060. The rotor that powers this movement is bidirectional and when fully wound the movement will have a power reserve of 48 hours. It displays seconds, hours and minutes. 

   

BUYING A ROLEX EXPLORER 14270

Rolex Explorer 14270

Our collection of Rolex watches include the Rolex Explorer 14270. At Swiss Watch Trader we specialise in selling only the very best examples of the classic Rolex Explorer 14270 and unless there is a valid reason, ALL our Rolex Explorer watches will include their original boxes and papers. When buying any Rolex Explorer 14270 you need to ensure you are getting the very best example with as much of the original paraphernalia as possible. You should always look for a Rolex Explorer that is complete with its original inner and outer boxes, warranty certificate or card, manuals, hang tags and if possible original sales receipt. For more information on how to buy a Rolex Sea Explorer 14270 from Swiss Watch Trader and the the services we offer including buying a Rolex Explorer 14270 on finance, head over to the information section.

Want to know more about the Rolex Explorer 14270? Why not head over to the News & Reviews section. Please get in touch if you have any questions about any of our new, used, pre-owned and second hand Rolex Explorer watches.

Paul Symonds
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