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Rolex GMT ref 6542 Original Bakelite Bezel circa 1959


Very popular and elusive Rolex GMT ref 6542 no crown guards model with magnificent unpolished case, original bakelite bezel, original gilt minute track dial, circa 1959. An exceptional condition example vintage no crown guard GMT commonly found with missing or badly damaged or replacement aluminum pepsi bezel or aftermarket bezel and insert.

The current example bears an excellent condition tomato red and dark blue coloration free of breaks, cracks, or repairs.  With original glossy black gilt dial correctly marked “Officially Certified Chronometer” (no Superlative) and signed SWISS for original radium luminous material. With 24 hour “mini” hand, caliber 1030 self winding movement with alternating red and black roulette calendar wheel.

The dial sports its glossy surface and the original puffy radium lume minute track dial and has a great vintage appearance. Once again, the case condition is beyond remarkable, unpolished and with original soft mirror factory finish on the sides of the case. Caseback bears date code for 1959 and the serial # and ref # are clear, uncorroded, and original.

Just back from service and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation.Offered on your choice of distressed leather strap. Your purchase includes our signature fine Italian leather pouch, ideal for travel and storage.


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