I want to introduce to you today Ref.1675, characterized by a red and blue two-color bezel, which is a very representative discount replica watch among Rolex sports models. Although very few brands use red and blue primary color bezels except Rolex, and there are also very few brands equipped with GMT function, it has almost become a Rolex exclusive design. Ref. 1675 has also been in the history of many Rolex watches—one of the best sellers.
Because it has been produced for over 20 years, it is also a watch with many detailed changes. The market conditions vary according to the elements, especially the bezel’s significant impact on the price. The bezel is essential for Ref.1675. It can be divided into many versions according to the nuances of fonts, color matching, and fading over the years. Moreover, the types of dials of Ref.1675 are also wealthy, so it is easy to find your own. That discount replica watch is one of the reasons it is so popular. Watchers play a more high-end antique watch, and some people deliberately collect various bezels to change clothes. Some people even buy a watch for the bezel, remove it and then sell the watch. Some people even purchase a discount replica watch for the bezel, remove it, and sell it. They can be said to be very concerned about the bezel and very persistent. The market price of a single bezel is below 60,000 yuan, and there are fewer and fewer things in good condition.
Regarding its history, Ref.1675 is a best-selling model that has been produced for nearly 20 years since 1959 and is a watch worn by many world celebrities. Until 1967, it was the era of making lacquered dials with dark luster. I will share with you the lacquered dials in the future. This time I mainly talk about the matte dial of Ref.1675. People probably produced the flat disc between 1968 and 1979. At present, according to research, it can be determined that there are four types of dials. Next, let us take a look at their respective characteristics.
First, let’s look at Dial 1 (MK1). As shown in the picture, it was produced from 1968 to 1972 and can be said to be the first representative of the dumb disc, and its characteristics are as follows. The middle stroke of the E letter of MK1’s ROLEX is longer, which is called [Long E] (which can be used as a specific point for distinguishing the dial), and the two ends of the crown logo are longer; compared with MK1, MK2 has the letter E in its ROLEX. The middle stroke is shorter, and the crown is more temporary at the top. The design of the MK1 is very reminiscent of the “bubble back” design of the 1940s, and the whole, including the font, gives a very classical impression. It is also a dial in the transition period of the lacquered dial; the shape and luminous reaction of the bright paint are different, and the 24-hour GMT hour hand is also relatively small. In addition, the dial that can fade to brown is the first dial and compared with other models, the variety of changes is a feature of the first dial. In the initial phase 1 dial, there is also a two-color bezel with a bezel that turns purple and blue, usually called the “purple-blue circle” (right picture below). The market price will become very high if it combines a purple-blue circle and a dial 1.
Next is the 2-period dial (MK2), which was only produced for one year, from 1972 to 1973. The features are as shown below. The design of the Crown logo is full and round, and the font is bold, in keeping with the 70s style. Many buying replica watch friends love this soft style. Compared with the dials of the first period, the production is sporadic, accounting for only about 15% of the total number. In addition, as for its bezel, many of them are equipped with a 4th-period bezel in bold font, so the font is bolder from the overall point of view of the replica watch.
The 3-period dial existed from 1976 to 1978 and is a super rare dial. Its characteristics are as follows (Radial dial on the left, ordinary dial on the right), the luminous dots are usually called “Radial dial”, which only accounts for about 3% of the total matte dial, and it is almost difficult to encounter. In addition, the 24-hour GMT hour hand called “ALL RED”, read as a whole, is one of the dials full of mysteries. It is an entirely different dial than the other three dials, and it is also enjoyable.
Finally, the 4-stage dial (MK4), produced between 1975 and 1979, was the last dial of Ref.1675. Its characteristics are shown below. The crown logo on the dial has become more prominent, and the ROLEX logo font looks more concise and exudes a modern flavor. The overall feeling is very harmonious and very popular with watch lovers. As for the color of the border, the red part is pinker. The case looks broader and sturdier than the original dial. Although the fourth dial took the longest to produce, the number of dials was smaller than the first one. The reason is that there is a production gap during dial 4.
Finally, I will show you the pictures of the four dials just introduced, plus the comparison pictures of the bezel.
Whether the exterior parts of an antique watch are in the correct period dramatically affects the appearance and value of the watch, and each antique watch is unique according to the different atmospheres of the formation. I hope these materials can provide a reference for most watch friends when choosing watches in the future.
Range： GMT Master
Case_size: 40 MM
Bracelet_material: Steel (Oyster)
Water_resistance: Water Resistant