Outstanding 1970 Rolex Oyster GMT 1675 Pepsi Full Set Plus Investment Watch

The Overview

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 1970 and the provenance polished case is in excellent condition with only the most minor signs or wear. The original and untouched Rolex signed dial is stunning. The very high grade Rolex signed automatic movement is again in excellent condition. The watch sits on a genuine Rolex Oyster bracelet. The end piece references are 78360 and 580 and the deployment clasp is 78360 and J dating it to the mid 1980’s. In terms of provenance we have:

  • The Rolex punched papers
  • What we believe is the original receipt from Wempe (there are no references but the receipt came with the watch and paperwork)
  • The Rolex brochure
  • What we believe is the original Rolex box (period correct and again came with the watch and paperwork – the inside is missing).

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.


The Case

The case measures 39mm across, excluding the Rolex crown and 47mm long including the lugs. The inside case is signed ‘Montres Rolex SA Geneva Switzerland’, ‘Patented Stainless Steel’ and ‘1675’. The age reference is ‘111.70’ dating it to 1970.


The Movement

The very high grade Rolex signed automatic movement is again in excellent condition. The movement is signed ‘Montres Rolex SA Geneva Swiss’, ‘Twenty Six 26 Jewels’, ‘Adjusted 5 Positions and Temperature’ and the calibre is ‘1570’. The movement number is ‘117150′.


About Sonning Vintage Watches

Sonning Vintage Watches are one of the largest prestige brand vintage watch retailers on the Internet carrying stock of around £500,000; we’ve sold over 3,000 vintage watches across the world since our formation in 2009. We’re based in Berkshire and Nottingham and spend 1- 2 days a week in London. Whilst we’re an Internet business we do ‘show’ 90% of our watches prior to sale and travel across England to meet prospective buyers.


Why Purchase a Watch from SVW

We provide a lifetime guarantee on the authenticity and provenance of all our watches and come with a full printed Receipt of Sale and Insurance Valuation. Purchasing from SVW gives you the protection and reassurance of buying from an incorporated company with outstanding customer testimonials.

We provide a high quality box and use the Royal Mail Special Delivery for the UK and DHL for overseas sales. They are insured for the full purchase value.

See what our customers say – 100% positive feedback on all our sales sites and over 40% of our customers buy again or refer us!


Couriering and Pre-Delivery Inspection

We use the Royal Mail’s Guaranteed next day service for UK sales and DHL for all overseas shipping. All our watches are fully serviced, but prior to couriering each one will undergo a 3 day pre-delivery check to ensure the watch is in perfect condition.


The Conclusion

This is a beautiful example of a watch from one of horology’s most famous names and will, if history is any judge, provide an excellent financial investment as well as a possession to treasure and enjoy. I will provide an insurance valuation in excess of my asking price. Please appreciate the difficulty of photographing this piece, it looks even better in real life. Subject to your location I’ll happily show the watch.

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