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Rolex GMT Master 1675 Provenance

The watch is a 1967 Rolex GMT Master model 1675 with a Pepsi bezel insert and an oyster bracelet. The serial number is 1637400 which confirms the date of 11/67 on the inside of the original case back.
OWNER HISTORY The watch was originally owned by Alfred (Fred) Kaufmann a Swiss citizen who moved to Gwelo in the then South Rhodesia the 1950’s After getting married he then moved to Livingstone in 1958 and from there to Masabuku near Lusaka where he lived and worked until he retired to Graskop in Mpumalanga in 1992. In December 2012 his health had deteriorated so much that he moved to be with his daughter in Cape Town. He died the following month. The watch was obtained in September 2014 from his daughter who had inherited it.

SERVICE HISTORY The watch was in not running and the crown would not push in. The case had some scratches and the bracelet was missing. The case back was damaged almost as if someone tried to use a chisel to open it. Some of the tritium lume was coming off on the min…

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