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For sale today is from my personal collection.
This watch came from a dealer that helped me fished out this "barn find" watch from South America.
When I first got it, it was covered in dirt and filth and what greeted me was this perfect looking gloss dial. (I still have the "unboxing" video). I changed the date wheel to an Arabic one as I prefer a date I could not read as the 1675 do not have a quickset, bought from Dr. Emmanuel (swisstime40). Original datewheel will be provided. I have also the crystal changed to a T38 aftermarket one. And I have also installed a teal blue, rose pink fat font insert which cost me USD 4.5k, which is also period correct and looks great with the watch. Rest is "untouched" other than a one time service with my watchmaker around 2-3 months ago. The case is not exactly 100% crisp sharp but doesn't look polished, but perhaps shirt polished which is common for a 60 year old watch.
Watch needs nothing but a good owner to take care. I may be selling all my vintage Rolex watches as I do not find myself wearing them.
Please see attached for photos, and reach me at reficul_x AT yahoo DOT com if you have more questions or need more photos.
I am asking for USD 36k or partial trade for modern Rolex, which I think is extremely fair for a perfect condition dial, which I know you will be hard pressed to find a better one. I highly doubt so. I may consider interesting trades like Rolexes (modern or vintage) or something interesting.
Will take only wire, and watch will be fedex worldwide. Strong reference will be provided upon request