One of the biggest mistakes in my life, was that I sold this magnificent Rolex GMT-Master ref. 1675,  with the box, papers and receipt, three years ago..!  It was bought in 1970 in New Guinea for only 225$ by a sailor..! The guy I then sold it to, promised to take good care of it. Against my advice he sent it to Rolex for Service, They replaced the bezel, hands & damaged the case for good by over polishing it. For more than 40 years Rolex systemically replaced the hands & bezel during service without giving the original parts back, damaging their own patrimony.

Lesson learned and rest in peace… Life is too short for regrets! Since then, I have not sold any of my vintage watches….never again!

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