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 Rolex Explorer 6289. 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. Our collection of used Rolex Explorer watches caters for everyone’s tastes and budgets and included the Rolex Explorer 14270, 114270 and 214270. If you’re ready to invest in a pre owned Rolex Explorer, contact us today and we will be happy to answer any questions.
Are you ready to invest in a mens Rolex Explorer watch? Contact Us today and we will be happy to answer any questions about any of our Rolex watches.
Swiss Watch Trader is an independent pre owned Rolex watch dealer and shop selling the very best Rolex Explorer watches. We specialise in selling pre owned, used & second hand Rolex Explorer watches including the 36mm Rolex Explorer 14270 and Rolex Explorer 114270. Swiss Watch Trader offer our customers a safe and secure national delivery service for all pre owned, used and second hand Rolex Explorer watches purchased on our online shop. Delivery within the United Kingdom is via Royal Mail Special Delivery. We have a network of offices across Hampshire, Dorset, Sussex, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Surrey and Berkshire where it may be possible to view our pre-owned Rolex Explorer watches.
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.
In 2001, Rolex updated the Explorer and released the Rolex Explorer 114270 with calibre 3130 automatic movement. The 114270 was slightly thicker than the 14270 but the 36mm diameter remained the same. Every Rolex Explorer 114270 was fitted with a "SWISS MADE" dial with superluminova hands and hour markers.
It wasn't until Baselworld 2010 that Rolex released the Rolex Explorer 214270 with in-house calibre 3132 automatic movement. The case also grew to 39mm but the general design remain true to the original with the traditional 3-6-9 dial and oyster bracelet.
Our collection of pre owned Rolex Explorer watches include the 36mm 14270, 114270 and 39mm 214270. At Swiss Watch Trader we specialise in selling only the very best examples of the classic Rolex Explorer and unless there is a valid reason, ALL Rolex Explorer watches will include their original boxes and papers. If you’re located in Hampshire or the surrounding areas and nervous about the prospect of buying a pre owned, used or second hand Rolex Explorer watch without at least seeing it first then you’re in luck. Our main office is located in Fareham and available for in-person viewings for our Rolex Explorer watches for sale. Please note that viewing of our watches is strictly by appointment only, we do not offer a walk in service - please get in contact to book an appointment. If you’re from further afield or can’t get to our offices then don’t worry, we will cover all the postage costs.
We are proud to be able to offer our customers the option of purchasing their next Rolex Explorer with low rate finance. Buy your next pre owned, used or second hand Rolex Explorer with just a 10% deposit and spread the payments over 24, 36 or even 48 months. We also offer a 0% APR option over 12 months on all our Rolex Explorer watches for sale. Finance is subject to status and provided by our external partner, Klarna - previously Close Brothers. Applicants must be 18 or older, in regular employment and have been a UK resident for more than 3 years, other terms and conditions apply.
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