Sunday, May 24, 2009

Rolex 6542 & 1675 GMT

The Rolex "Pepsi" GMT is one of my favourite. The Rolex Ref 6542 without crown guard is smaller then the 1675.

Only recently it has come to light that this model was actually worn by Pussy Galore in the Bond Movie, Goldfinger. The same movie that immortalised the Big Crown Subs

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Rolex spare parts

The joy in collecting vintage watches lies in the search process. In addition to collecting vintage watches, during the process, I have also managed to find many spare vintage dials which may come in handy in the future....

Friday, May 08, 2009

Rolex GMT Revisisted

My friend Henry has asked me to help him find a nice Pepsi vintage Rolex GMT.

From the record, one can see the following variations in GMTs:

  1. 6542 : No Crown guard (Cal 1030 or 1035, 1065 movements)
  2. 1675 : Cal 1565 movement (1959-64) & Cal 1575 movement (1965 - 1980)
  3. 16750 : Cal 3075 Arcylic (1981-88)
  4. 16760 : Cal 3081 (1983-88)
  5. 16700 : Cal 3175 (1988-1999)
  6. 16710 : Cal 3186 (1989-2007)
  7. 116710: Green Arrow, Ceramic bezel
From the net, we can see variation in term of case, movement and even arrow (Small arrow, big arrow and even ALL red arrow)

Vintage Glashutte diver

This is the vintage Glashutte diver made in Germany. Case: chrome plated; diameter excl. crown approx 38mm; lug to lug approx. 46mm; lug wid...