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The Tale Behind a Vintage Rolex GMT Master 1675 Timepiece

The Tale Behind a Vintage Rolex GMT Master 1675 Timepiece

We’ve said it commonly previously, and we’ll say it once more: the genuine magnificence of watch gathering is the individual story behind every watch. A watch is frequently a man’s most personal belonging and in light of the fact that it lives on one’s wrist for such a long time, it works out in a good way past being a pragmatic item to becoming a relic of one’s life. A watch’s passionate side is particularly obvious when it is abandoned for the cutting edge to cherish.

Here is an account of a GMT-Master 1675 that ranges over years and generations.

A GMT-Master 1675 Story To Remember

Roger as of late connected with us to confide in his family’s legacy to Bob’s Watches, however more significantly, to share an individual story of his dad’s Rolex GMT-Master 1675 . We are charmed to share his dad’s story here with you and we are respected that he picked Bob’s Watches to locate this significant Rolex watch another home.


A Rolex Story of Time

By Roger Pavane

It began after the President Kennedy death, and Lyndon Johnson turned into our 36th President. My dad had been in the military the majority of his life, entered the Air Force as an official and satisfied his obligations serving in both WWll and the Korean War. He at that point came up through the positions and at last became Head of the Science and Technical Office for The United States Air Force Systems Command.  out traveling to Hong Kong in 1967, during his stretch under the Johnson organization, my dad while walking around the shops one day halted to look into a window of a little watch vendor and was quickly attracted to it. It was a Rolex GMT-Master model 1675. In those days Rolex was not a superficial point of interest but rather an image of craftsmanship and my father being the stickler that he was needed to have it. So after the buy exchange which I accept was around $120 their coexistence began.

What makes this Rolex stunning is the GMT-Master 1675 Story.

Traveling the globe, from inside the Cheyenne Mountain Defense Command to the White House, warmly greeting Generals, Cabinet Members and President Johnson himself and consistently his GMT-Master lashed on his wrist. He in the long run resigned from taxpayer supported organization in the mid 1970’s and became Director of a semi government subsidized office giving awards to private area companies growing new beginning phase advances from Coal Gasification to Cellular Telephone improvement, including numerous advances we use in regular day to day existence today.

The 1980’s came, and he resigned, required on a second life as a photographic artist subsequent to putting resources into some pricey Hasselblad gear, venturing to the far corners of the planet with his GMT-Master on his arm. From Europe to the Pyramids of the Middle East, my dad, and his subsequent spouse voyaged pretty much all over, and each spot he went, so went his Rolex GMT-Master. I recall as a child he generally made a moment that back in the States to drop his watch off at Rolex on 5th Avenue in New York City for customary cleaning and check ups . As a stickler my dad consistently ensured his GMT-Master was in amazing running condition.

A two-tone GMT-Master 1675 with a stunning history behind it.

My father kicked the bucket in 1999, and I kept his watch in a case in my storage room from that point onward. I as of late introduced it to the light of day, and subsequent to having it adjusted one final time by Rolex, I put his GMT Master once again into a self-twisting box for safety’s sake. Two or three weeks prior I chose this old lady required another home however an extraordinary home; it should have been being taken care of by evident Rolex authority who might regard the provenance, all things considered, this 1967 GMT-Master was vintage at its best with a rich history.  After contacting a few of the top sale houses and extremely near having it recorded in an upcoming watch sell off, I stopped and thought on the off chance that I closeout it off to the most noteworthy bidder I would have zero power over where the watch would go. All things considered, this was a watch that came from a man who kept each receipt including the first affirmation report from Switzerland.

A tempered steel arm band looks incredible regardless of the ages face of the Rolex.

A few hours of online exploration, I discovered Bob’s Watches.  Now I was incredulous from the start since I didn’t need the watch to get exchanged to simply anybody. It required a legitimate home with a gatherer who might value its set of experiences and age. In the wake of connecting and having a few discussions with Samantha from Bobs’ Watches and revealing to her the narrative of my dads GMT-Master she guaranteed me that she would locate an appropriate home.

A Rolex GMT-Master with a wonderful dial, in astounding condition.

So I left behind my dad’s watch. Many would say I was insane to release it. I take a gander at it thusly; the watch lives on with a legitimate authority who might deal with it appropriately and not treat it as a superficial point of interest yet rather a special piece of history.


Nothing gets us more energized than to gain proficiency with the stories behind the watches . In the event that you have an individual watch story you’d prefer to impart to us, we’d love to hear it.

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