|Condition: (What's This?)||Vintage|
|Model Name/Number:||GMT Master 1675|
|Serial/Year:||5,0XX,XXX - 1977|
|Movement / Features:||Automatic 1570 movement w/ date, acrylic crystal, waterproof screw-down crown|
|Case:||Excellent case which has just been polished. Comes with an excellent newer Pepsi bezel insert. Caseback is stamped 1675. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined.|
|Dial:||Excellent newer service luminova dial with matching luminova hands.|
|Bracelet:||Very good newer 78360 bracelet with 580 end links. Bracelet has light stretch from use.|
|Box & Papers:||Rolex box and Bob's Certificate of Authenticity|
|Comments:||This Rolex GMT 1675 comes w/ Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty |
By Paul Altieri,
The Rolex GMT is a legend of the aviation age. Rolex first introduced the GMT Master Reference 1675 in 1959. While not the first GMT Master, this vintage timepiece is one of the most popular versions because it greatly resembles the more modern variations. This particular model is considered one of the most striking Rolex watches thanks in large part to its easily recognizable blue and red bezel. This bezel has been fondly nicknamed the “Pepsi” bezel.
The watch’s case measures 40mm in diameter and, for the first time on a GMT Master, features crown-guards. Between 1959 and 1964, this model utilized the caliber 1565. However, later models through 1980 featured caliber 1575. Do not let the relatively thin case fool you. Though smaller, it keeps the delicate movement safe from water up to 50m or 165ft. Its long production run, from 1959 to 1980, makes this particular reference one of the easier vintage watches to find and add to your collection. Not only is it easier to get your hands on, but it is well worth the investment thanks to its striking look and durability.
*All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. All watches are shipped to fit the average size wrist (7 1/4" - 7 1/2" for men and 6 1/4" - 6 1/2" for women). Additional links can be purchased if needed.
The whole transaction process with Bob's is always top notch. The vintage watch was functioning as expected, the case is relatively strong with minimal polishing, and the dial is a beautiful service dial as expected.
I really like this beautiful 1675 with fuchsia bezel.
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I have worn this watch everyday for 47 years, had it cleaned every 8 or so years, had the bezel replaced with the new one back in the 80s. Paid $400 in Switzerland in 1970. This is the greatest lifetime deal ever!!