Unique looking 1675 GMT Master. The dial surface has developed a texture and is a deep dark brown which is hard to capture in photos and the hands natch nicely. The case is worn but unpolished and retains its original large bevel lugs with crisp numbers between . The insert has aged to an and baby robins egg blue color and light orange which sits in a period correct bezel which we suspect was replaced at some point. The bracelet is the original 7836/280 folded link oyster band with 11 links date code 1969. The movement is running as it should and was recently serviced.
on a side note - someone has brought it to my attention that there is a thread on the Rolex forum about this particular watch not being UNPOLISHED. I am sorry but I dont agree with what some people have stated there. I was excited about this watch so perhaps became a little verbose in using the word "unpolished" however the watch WAS obtained from the original owner an older man late into his 80s who had it since new. I have examined it front to back and maintain that the case is unpolished. It is indeed quite WORN that is for sure however nobody worked on this case in my opinion and it was not recut in any way. I DO see how someone could point out the about bezel and who knows - its possible at some point during its life a watchmaker put back the wrong bezel or a replacement as it does look worn in a different way than the case. As far as the caseback I have uploaded a closer photo and if you look at the deep grooved teeth I would suggest this was not polished however yes its been worn and someone unfortunately scratched it which to my next point if there was such a scratch why didnt they just polish it off. In any event I hope you enjoy these NEW photos and take a moment to understand that late 60s GMTs did have these kinds of large beveled lugs and when a watch gets a lot of use I have seen it look this way. In summation, I do believe it is untouched from a polishing wheel.