|Condition: (What's This?)||Vintage|
|Model Name/Number:||GMT-Master 1675|
|Serial/Year:||5,1XX,XXX - 1978|
Movement / Features:
|Automatic 1570 movement with date, acrylic crystal, date, waterproof screw-down crown|
|Case:||Excellent two tone case that has just been polished with very light wear from use. The bezel insert has some light wear from use. Case back is stamped 1675. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined.|
|Dial:||Excellent black nipple dial with creamy markers and matching hands. The minute hand has some age spots.|
|Bracelet:||Two tone jubilee bracelet with 20 links and 450end links. Has average stretch for its age.|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box and Certificate of Authenticity|
|Comments:||This Rolex GMT 1675 comes w/ Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty |
By Paul Altieri
The GMT-Master was launched in 1954 and reference 1675 replaced its predecessor reference 6542 and stayed in production until 1980. The reference 1675 is fitted with crown guards and the bezel is no longer Bakelite. Instead, it is fitted with an anodized aluminum insert. Made for a specific purpose, the GMT was designed to allow the user to track time in two time zones using both the dial and the 24 hour track on the bezel. The 1675 is both functional and beautiful at the same time.
This specific piece was manufactured in 1978 and is a beautiful example of the stainless steel and yellow gold version of the 1675. The case has recently been polished and is in excellent condition. The case back is stamped 1675. The original dial is a beautiful, black nipple dial with gorgeous patina of a light crème color and the hands match the dial perfectly. The steel and gold jubilee bracelet does show signs of stretch and wear but is a beautiful change from the oyster bracelets we are used to seeing on all the professional watches. Modern sophistication and an awesome vintage look, this 1675 has it all! If you have any questions please contact Larry at [email protected]
*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!!