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Old 20 August 2008, 10:33 AM   #1
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How much is a Rolex GMT Master 6542 worth?

This watch belongs to the father of a friend of mine. I told him it was probably fairly rare watch. He is wondering how much it is worth. The bezel and bracelet at not the original parts.


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Old 20 August 2008, 10:40 AM   #2
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A Lot Of Money ....
Even more when all original, does he know what the original bezel was. ????
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Old 20 August 2008, 10:46 AM   #3
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No, the watch came from his father who purchased in in the 1950's, but it should be a bakelite bezel. I noticed that it said "Officially Certified Chronometer" on the dial rather than "Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified", indicating that it is a Ref. 6542.
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Old 20 August 2008, 10:49 AM   #4
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Go ask the guys at www.vintagerolexforum.com. You will get an accurate assessment there.

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Old 20 August 2008, 11:01 AM   #5
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There's an excellent example on VFR and TZ right now for 26K. It has a RED/BLACK date wheel. Like the one you have it also has a T<25 dial-white and an original bracelet. Gilt would add quite a bit of value.

OCC was used on early Rolex references. The more modern SCOC was/is in essence a Rolex marketing ploy.

The metal insert takes a bit away, but still a nice example. Value for any of these pieces is so dependent on condition, originality, and any "bits" that may have survived.

Pricing can run from approx. 15K for one needing TLC to over 50K or more pristine with B&P and all the bits.

Note: Best guess as these are always in flux.
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Old 20 August 2008, 11:16 AM   #6
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can you post a better picture of the dial?it is kind of dark.
wanna sell?
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Old 20 August 2008, 11:39 AM   #7
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Took the picture at a party where the lighting was not too good. Told me friends father if he really wants to get an accurate appraisal, need to take it to as RSC and take better pics. Might be doing that this weekend.
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