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Vintage 1978 Rolex GMT Master 1675 Black Bezel

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Brand: Rolex
Regular Price: $15,944.36
Item Number: 112296
Condition: (What's This?) Vintage
Model:
GMT-Master  1675 "Black Bezel" 
Serial/Year: 5,1XX,XXX - 1978
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 1575 
Case: Excellent case which has previously been polished. Beautiful black bezel insert. Inner caseback is stamped: 1675. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined. Acrylic crystal shows some wear from use. The black bezel is in great condition with light wear and is a later replacement. 
Dial: The dial is in great condition and has developed patina throughout. The dial has patina around the edge, date window, hour markers and in the center. This can be hard to notice depending on the light. The dial has a spot to the right of the two o'clock lume plot that can be hard to notice. The lume on the dial has developed patina and has an almost sand like color with tiny dark spots. The 12, one, and two o'clock lume plots have aged to lighter color than the rest of the lume plots. The hands have developed patina and the lume in the hands has aged similarly to the dial. The lume in the seconds hand is slightly lighter than the others. 
Bracelet: Excellent 93150 Oyster stainless steel bracelet with 12 links, 580 end links and divers extension. The bracelet is a later replacement and is of the Submariner style with flip lock clasp and divers extension. Back of clasp is stamped "J8" indicating it is from 1985. The bracelet shows a little stretch. 
Box & Papers: Bob's presentation box 
Warranty: This pre-owned Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty
Return Policy: If not 100% satisfied, return watch in 3 days for a full refund. Terms.

Pre-Owned Watch Condition Examination

This Rolex watch is in vintage condition. The case is in great condition with scratches and appears to have been polished. The bracelet is a later addition and is the Submariner style. The black bezel is a later replacement. The dial and hands have developed patina and the lume is all pretty close to matching in color. 

Vintage Rolex GMT-Master 1675

By Paul Altieri

The GMT Master is Rolex’s signature pilot’s watch, complete with dual-time capabilities. It came to market in 1955, with ref. 1675 following shortly after in 1959. It’s one of the most sought-after vintage Rolex watches on the secondary market because it’s instantly recognizable with its 24-hour bezel and dedicated GMT hand. The Rolex 1675 was also notably the first GMT Master to use crown guards. Rolex initially used glossy dials in the 1675 until around 1966 and switched to matte dials. 

This circa 1978 example is in overall great vintage condition. This watch has what collectors refer to as a Mark 5 dial and the defining characteristic of this is the tall coronet and the placement of the "M" in "Master" over the "C" in chronometer, it divides the C and M. This watch features a later black service bezel giving the GMT a whole different look and feel. While the "Pepsi" bezels are iconic and stand out, the black reminds us of the Submariners and tones the whole thing down, perfect for those who like to keep things low key. 

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