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Rolex Pepsi GMT 1675


Pre-Owned, Rolex 40mm GMT Master, Black Dial, Stainless Steel Bracelet, ref. 1675

This GMT Master reference 1675 has a serial number circa 1979, with a hacking caliber 1575 (engraved 1570) and the Rolex ‘twinlock’ crown with the Rolex coronet underlined, all as expected for this vintage.  The crown shows two small divots under magnification.  The stainless-steel case is in above average condition with chamfers evident and clean, legible serial and reference numbers.  The bright sides show small marks commensurate with age, free of large nicks or scratches.  The guards are later rounded crown guards and are also in very nice condition.   The lugs show brushing with minimal scratches, primarily on the underside.  The standard bezel has a bright, clean insert with slight scratches at 10 and 16, as well as the period correct oval upper 8.  The bezel edges are sharp and clean.  The caseback shows minimal wear.

With a crystal that shows no nicks or gouges and only slight swirls, the whole watch presents as above average condition and serves to nicely frame the beautiful matte black dial that is free of scratches or stains.  The tritium lume is consistent across the indexes and hands, showing an attractive aged manila color.  The dial lettering makes this a Mark5A dial and the regular MK2 handset is polished and clean, with slight pitting on magnification.  The silver brushed Date wheel is also the correct vintage.  Lastly, the wonderful condition riveted Oyster style bracelet has the correct vintage stamps of 78, Rolex USA and C&I.  Consistent with a C&I bracelet, the end links are not marked.

Overall, this GMT Master 1675 is an attractive watch that appears newer than its age but still has a patina that only comes with time and nature.  If like many others you have thought you would like to own a vintage GMT Master, this may be the perfect watch for you.

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Additional information

Band Color

Stainless Steel

Band Material

Stainless Steel

Box and Papers

No Box/Papers







Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size







Date, Dual Time Zone, GMT/World Time

Crystal Material


Dial Color


Case Finish

Bright, Satin




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Item ID0004050
Model #1675
Model NameGMT Master
Year Producedca. 1979
Serial NumberXXXX590


From its introduction in 1954, the Rolex GMT Master was popular with pilots and travelers alike. When test pilots became the first group of astronauts, they brought with them their personal Rolex GMT watches.  The reference 1675 was one of the first GMT Master models and had a long production between 1958 to 1980, making it a highly popular and available watch, although the numerous varieties of the reference require some knowledge.  The original GMT Master reference 6542 was in production a short five years.  Important improvements to the movement, a larger case, changing the bezel from Bakelite to metal, and added crown guards make the next reference GMT Master 1675 very appealing and partially accounts for its lengthy production.

Rolex is recognized throughout the world not only as a brand associated with luxury, but as a watch that is both luxurious and precise. For Rolex, this hard-won and well-deserved recognition was never in doubt. The founder, Hans Wilsdorf named the company Rolex to be pronounceable in any language, as he anticipated the acclaim his company would receive due to relentless pursuit of precision and accuracy in a wristwatch. Soon after its founding, Rolex produced the first wristwatch to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, which was followed rapidly by receipt of a certificate of precision from the Kew Observatory in Great Britain. From those roots Rolex built a legacy of innovation. The Oyster watch was the first waterproof and dustproof wristwatch in 1926, followed by the first self-winding Perpetual rotor. Building once again on innovation, the Datejust became the first self-winding wrist chronometer to include a date in a window on the dial. Adventurous women and men who strive to make history have chosen Rolex for their expedition, which both perpetuates the brand’s claim to precision and dependability as well as attests to its veracity. Hans Wilsdorf may have anticipated the acclaim Rolex would someday achieve, but even he might have been impressed its success.