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Rolex Explorer Blackout
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Rolex Explorer Blackout
Specification
Gender Mens
SWC Ref RO-19981S
Warranty 12 Months
Age 1991
Model No 14270
Box Original Box
Papers Original Papers
Diameter 36mm
Brand Rolex
Condition Pre Owned - Mint
RRP Discontinued
Series Rolex Explorer
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Rolex Explorer Blackout

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Date: 28th Feb 2018
Was 8,495.00
Code: 19981S
Manufacturer Code: 14270
Highlights

Rarely seen with such immaculate original documents, and known to Rolex fans as the 'Blackout', this Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer features an unusual dial variation, with the arabic numerals at three, six and nine partly blackened and contrasting against the white gold tritium hands and silver text. Considered to be highly collectible timepiece, this watch and its provenance have been well cared for over the years and comes with its original box, original warranty certificate, both swing-tags full complement of Rolex booklets and calendar cards from that era.

Originally purchased through Bucherer jewellers in September 1991. Popular for it's durability and timeless design this Rolex Explorer is in Mint condition and has a stainless steel case, bezel and oyster bracelet.

Description
  • Rarely seen and highly collectible
  • Mint Condition
  • Immaculate Provenance
  • Black Dial - Known as the Blackout
  • Silver Text on Dial
  • Stainless Steel Case
  • Stainless Steel Bracelet
  • Automatic Movement
  • Pin Hole Shoulders
  • Chronometer
  • Sapphire Crystal
  • Waterproof to 100m/330ft
Guestbook Message
Ian Tait

Dear Dee, Please accept my apologies for having taken so long to acknowledge receipt of the Rolex GMT that I found on line and then spoke to you on the telephone from the Isle of Man before purchasing. I received it on Tuesday of last week. Although thrilled I was nervous having spent rather a large amount of money using only pictures and verbal assurance. I waited until the evening when all was done and calm to open the parcel. I was thrilled with what I saw. The watch was running and the time was correct so I inspected it, placed it on my wrist and read through the enclosed paperwork. It was like welcoming an old friend back into the fold. I have worn it every day since receipt and smile every time I check the time or use the bezel. I am so very glad that ‘Island Fever’ got the better of me but more importantly know that I can trust your site and especially your word and guidance. Thank you. I have one or two other watches including a Tudor Pelagos Blue Titanium and had seen some very favourable reviews of the Tudor GMT that had tempted me but I am so very glad that I stuck with what I wanted. When I had my GMT 20+ years ago it was a big watch. It’s a slim-line tonic by todays watches and relatively light. Most importantly to me it is a joy. Very many thanks, Dee and I shall make a point to drop in if/when I get my act together and visit my friend in Chiswick. In the meantime I have to resist your site and continue to enjoy what I have – which is very easy. Very Best Regards, Ian

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