We are working with a UK based collector who has asked us to market a selection of his watches. As part of the offer each watch has had a full service and refurbishment by the UK’s leading watchmaker, Steven Hale Watch Restoration. Each watch will come with a 2 year guarantee from Steve Hale and a lifetime guarantee on the authenticity by Sonning Vintage Watches.
The Rolex Oyster GMT was launched in 1954 and has become hugely collectable over the years with early examples, the 6542, nudging £100,000… The 1675 series has one of Rolex longest production runs. Film fans may know that Pussy Galore wore a GMT in Goldfinger – Pan Am also used the watch for all their pilots.
This 1675 was made in 1967 and the unpolished case is in very good condition with excellent definition – we don’t know the history of the watch and it will certainly have been polished during its life. The original and untouched Rolex signed ‘Long E’ (in Rolex) dial is stunning. The very high grade Rolex signed automatic movement is again in excellent condition. The watch sits on a Submariner bracelet (identical to GMT other than it has the diver’s clasp). The end piece references are 93150 and 501B and the deployment clasp is 93150 and V4 dating it to the mid 1990’s. For its age it’s in very good condition but does show signs of surface scratching and a little sag.
This is a beautifully original example of one of the most famous watches in the Rolex catalogue. Whilst we cannot guarantee future values if history is any judge it’ll provide a great watch to wear and a sound investment.