1968 Rolex GMT Master 1675 - Mk 1 - Full Set - Military Provenance

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1968 Rolex GMT Master 1675 - Mk 1 - Full Set - Military Provenance

21,000.00

The Rolex GMT Master is one of the most storied watches in Rolex’s history. Original launched in 1954 as a collaboration between Rolex and PanAm Airlines for pilots, the GMT has firmly planted itself as an icon. Capable of telling time in two time zones instantly via the 24hr bezel, the GMT is a true tool watch that looks at home in the cockpit, at the office, or at a concert.

This example is an early matte dial Rolex GMT-Master 1675 with US Army provenance. The watch is complete with punch papers, inner and outer boxes, and “Your Rolex Oyster” booklet. Detailed email with provenance is available to buyer at purchase.

I recently purchased this watch from a jeweler who purchased it directly from the original owner in 2000. It has sat in storage since then and now is presented for sale.

As told by the prior owner: “The owner of the watch was one of my first customers when I opened a retail location in 1993. The owner told me they were a Sergeant in Vietnam and it was purchased at a PX somewhere in Asia. They had us service the watch in the mid 1990s. They knew I wanted the watch and told me that when they were ready, I would get it. In approximately 2000, the owner called me to tell me that they were preparing their estate. The watch hidden in an old-school striped gym sock in a sock drawer.  They gathered the original box, cert, etc. from the other room which I didn’t know they had.  Since then, the watch has been in storage.”


1675 reference - 1.79M serial circa 1968

The Details:

  • Dial is excellent MK 1 "Long E" with light eggshell patina. Dial is free from chips or staining.

  • Hands are original and are a shade darker than dial patina. 

  • Crisp Pepsi insert. Mint condition, blue back.

  • Case is thick with some original chamfers present. Has been previously polished and shows marks from wear. 

  • Serial and reference numbers are clear and visible.

  • Rolex C&I Rivet bracelet. Light stretch from use. Stamped 1-74.

  • Caseback stamped II.67 and contains service marks.

  • Running in COSC spec (+4/-1 in various positions with 250+ amplitude). No service history known.

Accessories:

  • Inner box, outer box, punch papers, Rolex booklet, jeweler service note and hangtag.

Payment and Shipping:

Offered at $21,000 with overnight shipping and insurance included via ParcelPro. International customers add $50 USD.

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