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Up for sale is a vintage 1980s (c. 1981) Rolex GMT Master 16750.
In 1981, the 16750 introduced with a movement with a higher beat rate and a quick-set date function; moreover, upgraded gaskets gave the watch an improved depth rating of 100m. But the exterior of the watch remained, by and large, the same. The 16750 retained the same “Pepsi” configuration that had become indicative of the model. Early examples still had the matte dial with painted-on markers that collectors so love about the 1675.
It wasn't until the end of the reference’s run that the 16750 was given a makeover befitting its luxury status, with glossy dial with white gold indices, paving the way for the GMT Master II (Reference 16760) that would be introduced in 1983. With a serial dating this particular 16750 to 1981, it is one of rarer examples with a matte dial and painted-on indices. While transitional references like the 16750 are regarded as outliers by collectors, the market is starting to shift in their favor, as a collectible (but affordable) example of 1675 is getting increasingly hard to find.
Case diameter: approximately 39mm (excluding crown)
Lug Diameter: 20mm
Strap Type: includes one 20mm tan leather strap
Dial condition: very good condition overall with patina to the luminescent elements of the hour plots; hands have been professionally matched
Case material: stainless steel
Case condition: very good condition overall with strong bevels, and shows signs of moderate use and wear
Price is $11,200 paid by check or wire including insured worldwide shipping. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Thanks for looking!
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