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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bakelite Gmt Master "recall"

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Condition: Pre-owned
Scope of delivery: No original box, no original papers
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Listing number 5JO1D9
Reference number 6542 Vintage
Brand Rolex
Model GMT-Master
Movement Automatic
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Steel
Year 1958
Condition Fair (Obvious signs of wear or scratches)
Scope of delivery No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United Kingdom, London

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Movement Automatic

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Case material Steel

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Bracelet material Steel
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A VERY RARE GENTLEMAN'S STAINLESS STEEL ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL "BAKELITE" GMT MASTER BRACELET WATCH
CIRCA 1958, REF. 6542 AN EXAMPLE FROM A BATCH OF WATCHES RECALLED BY ROLEX IN 1960 TO HAVE THE RADIUM IN THE BEZEL AND DIAL REPLACED WITH NON-RADIOACTIVE PAINT, AFTER A FAMOUS LAWSUIT WAS MADE AGAINST THEM FOR THE DANGEROUS LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVE RADIUM USED, THIS EXAMPLE IS ACCOMPANIED BY A LETTER OF PROVENANCE FROM ROLEX ON 29TH MARCH 1960, ADVISING THE OWNER "THAT THE WHITE PAINTED DIAL AND BEZEL HAS ARRIVED FROM SWITZERLAND"
Movement: 25J, automatic chronometer, base cal. 1030, signed Montres Rolex S.A., numbered.
Case: Diameter approx. 38mm, Oyster case, signed Montres Rolex S.A., dated III.1958, numbered 39x,xxx, original bakelite bezel with radium replaced with paint, Rolex crown.
Bracelet: Rolex Oyster riveted expandable bracelet, numbered 6636/80, dated 2/67.

CONDITION REPORT
Dial: Original dial in fair condition, showing signs of age.
Movement: Working at present.
Case: In very good condition, with some small scratches due to general use, bakelite bezel in fair condition showing signs of age and cracks.
Strap/Bracelet: In excellent condition, with light scratches due to general use.

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