|Model: ||GMT-Master 1675|
|Serial/Year:||1,3XX,XXX - 1965|
|Condition: (What's This?)||IV - Vintage|
|Features/Movement:||Automatic 1575 movement w/ date, waterproof screw down crown, acrylic crystal, rotatable time-lapse bezel|
|Case:||Excellent thick case that appears to be unpolished and still has the original bevels clearly visible. The case and bracelet have light wear from use. Comes with a faded Pepsi bezel insert which has wear from use. Caseback is stamped: 1675 IV. 65. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined. An exceptional example of an untouched 1675 with stunning Pepsi insert!|
|Dial:||Excellent glossy gilt dial with creamy yellow markers. The 4 o'clock marker has partially flaked off near the edge. The hands have aged to a pleasing creamy yellow which match the dial perfectly. Comes with a small 24 hour hand. The glossy finish on the dial has light crazing barely visible to the naked eye. The lume still glows when put under a bright light which is correct for watches from this time period.|
|Bracelet:||Very Good C+I Rivet bracelet with 11 links. Bracelet has average stretch for its age. Clasp is stamped: 7-67.|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box and Certificate of Authenticity|
|Comments||This vintage GMT comes w/ Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty|
By Paul Altieri,
In production for over 20 years, the iconic 1675 was one of the more popular and noticeable timepieces manufactured by Rolex in the 1960’s and 1970’s. The 1675 was first introduced with a stunning, glossy, gilt dial, and was later changed to a matte dial in the late 1960s. The bezel insert shows how well engineered this watch was as a pilots companion, as tracking a second time zone became very simple with its 24 hour markings and easy-to-read GMT hand.
This is a great example of a 1675 with nice patina, striking lines, stunning color, and beautiful functionality. The bezel featured on the present 1675 is gorgeous, having faded to an even, appealing shade of blue and red. The glossy gilt black dial is sharp, and has remained ultra-glossy giving a stunning mirror like finish. A gorgeous nuance that serious collectors will notice, differentiating itself from later dial variants. Its luminous hour markers have aged to a beautiful, light creamy yellow, perfectly matching its hands. The present watch is a truly fantastic example, complemented by the addition of its C+I riveted bracelet.
*All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certifed 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!!