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Rolex GMT ref 6542 Original Bakelite Bezel circa 1959

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Very popular and elusive Rolex GMT ref 6542 no crown guards model with original bakelite bezel circa 1959. A very nice example vintage GMT commonly found with missing or badly damaged bakelite bezel, or with replacement aluminum pepsi bezel or aftermarket bezel and insert. The current example, while not perfect, is a more than respectable example of this scarce model. Great tomato red and dark blue color accentuate the original bezel which as shown in the photo bears some cracks but no missing or chipped away pieces. With original glossy black gilt dial correctly marked “Officially Certified Chronometer” (no Superlative) and signed SWISS for original radium luminous material. It is our opinion that the luminous has been touched up some time in the lifetime of this watch. However the dial is the original minute track dial and has a great vintage appearance. Powered by calibre 1030 movement with sweep seconds, 24 hour mini GMT hand, and red and black date wheel. Caseback bears date code for 1958. Offered on your choice of distressed leather strap. Consignment piece, in good running condition but not serviced by us. Guaranteed genuine and as described.

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Additional information

Maker

Rolex

Model Name/Type

GMT

Man's / Lady's

Men

Model/Case Ref#

6542

Case Serial#

397,xxx

Circa

1959

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Bezel

Original bakelite bezel

Crystal

Acrylic

Crown-Pushers

signed Rolex crown

Dial & Hands

original gilt dial

Movement Type

Self Winding

Movement Caliber

1030

Date Function

yes

Strap / Bracelet

distressed leather vintage style strap

Strap / Bracelet Size

20mm

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Condition

Very Good

Box / Papers

No

Brand

Vintage Rolex & Pre-Owned Rolex Watches

There is no watch brand more associated with quality, prestige, luxury, success, and social status than Rolex. Founded in the UK in 1908 and soon relocated to Switzerland, Rolex is credited with countless technical advances in time keeping accuracy, the introduction in 1928 of the water and dust resistant “Oyster” case, and in 1933, the perfection of the self winding “Perpetual” movement. With sponsorship of sporting events as wide reaching as the America’s cup, to the Daytona 500, golf and tennis tournaments, and expeditions to the far reaches of the world, Rolex has always promoted it’s brand as an icon of success, achievement, and conquest. With popular “tool” watches such as the diver’s Submariner or Seadweller, the Aviator’s dual time zone GMT, the spelunker’s 24 hour Explorer, or the auto racer’s Daytona, Rolex has created loyal followings for the sports minded man. And the dressy Datejust and Presidential models, once the CEO’s trademark timepiece, are now much sought after by both men and woman as a luxury fashion statement. Whether vintage Rolex or more contemporary, your choice of a Rolex will always be a good choice.

All of our pre-owned Vintage Rolex watches are fully restored and guaranteed genuine to give you excellent service and piece of mind.

Rolex GMT ref 6542 Original Bakelite Bezel circa 1959

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