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Vintage Rolex GMT-Master 1675 Steel & Gold Root Beer

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Manufacturer: Rolex
Item Number: 147451
Nickname: Rolex Root Beer
Condition: Vintage
Model Name/Number: GMT-Master 1675 "Root beer" 
Serial/Year: 5,8XX,XXX - 1979
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 1575
Case: Very good stainless steel previously polished case that shows moderate wear and some  scratches. The bezel is in great condition with light wear and is a later service replacement. Back of caseback is stamped 1675. Serial and reference numbers are clearly visible.
Dial: Excellent brown nipple dial with light wear and some patina. The hands have been color corrected and are close to matching the color of the lume on the dial. The hands and hour markers have developed patina. 
Bracelet: Excellent stainless steel and yellow gold Jubilee with 19 links and 450 end links. Back of clasp is stamped "D4." 
Box & Papers: Bob's presentation box 
Warranty: This vintage 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.

Vintage Watch Condition Examination

This Rolex watch is in great, vintage condition. The case is in good condition with scratches and some wear, it has been polished. The side of the case at seven o'clock has a few scratches. The bezel is in great condition with light scratches and is a later service replacement. The dial and hands are in great condition and have developed patina. The dial has a couple marks and slight scratches. The hour markers have developed patina. The lume in the hands has been color corrected and are close to matching the lume on the dial. The lume in the minutes hand and GMT hand show some wear with slight indentations. The bracelet is in good condition with some wear and stretch between the links. The clasp is marked "D4" which matches the case production. The crystal has some light wear.  

Vintage Rolex GMT-Master 1675 Root Beer

By Paul Altieri 

The reference 1675 is the second iteration of the original GMT Master and was offered in many variations. A handful of metal options were produced under ref. 1675, including the steel and gold like the example we have here. It pairs the two-tone finish with a beautiful brown dial with brown and gold bezel. However, what really sets this watch apart from other vintage Rolexes on the market are the charming yellow gold nipple hour markers and overall “Root Beer” motif. Collectors have nicknamed these GMT’s with brown dials as “Root beer” GMT’s because of the color similarities. These “Root Beer” GMT’s offer that quintessential vintage vibe especially when on the jubilee bracelet.

This watch is in overall beautiful shape and has been well preserved over the years. This circa 1979 example features a more glossy/ sunburst style brown dial when comparing to the earlier versions. These give the watch a completely different look and feel to the more matte variants. 

* All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. Certificates are issued by WatchCSA, the industry's leading independent authority on watch authentication. WatchCSA Certified Pre-Owned certificates are provided for an additional fee at checkout. 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. Note that "B&P" means "box and papers" where stated.


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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!!

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