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Old 26 May 2019, 09:29 AM   #1
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Got my 16750 back :)

My first Rolex was a GMT Master 16750 purchased in November 1981, and after 35 years (and a lot of pestering) I've got it back.
I had sold it to a friend in 1984 so as to buy a Submariner, and it's been with him the whole time. It's been looked after, but not "babied", had four services although in need of another, but apart from the bezel it's mostly original. There's a little more detail about when I bought it in my original post as below - with a correction - its an 1981 model not a 1980 (typo) as stated in the post.
I'm happy!

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Old 26 May 2019, 09:47 PM   #2
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My first Rolex was a GMT Master 16750 purchased in November 1981, and after 35 years (and a lot of pestering) I've got it back.
I had sold it to a friend in 1984 so as to buy a Submariner, and it's been with him the whole time. It's been looked after, but not "babied", had four services although in need of another, but apart from the bezel it's mostly original. There's a little more detail about when I bought it in my original post as below - with a correction - its an 1981 model not a 1980 (typo) as stated in the post.
I'm happy!

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Beautifull cool nice story

What is the name of the Mountain in your avatar ?????
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Old 27 May 2019, 08:45 PM   #3
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Thanks, and yes, I'm happy I've got no.1 back after all this time.
The pic is of Mt. Ngauruhoe, one of the three Volcanos in the Tongariro volcanic complex, mid Nth Island New Zealand.
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Old 29 May 2019, 05:06 AM   #4
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I can relate. Would that we all had whatever we lost or sold over the years, back.
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Old 28 July 2019, 04:03 AM   #5
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My first Rolex was a GMT Master 16750 purchased in November 1981, and after 35 years (and a lot of pestering) I've got it back.
I had sold it to a friend in 1984 so as to buy a Submariner, and it's been with him the whole time. It's been looked after, but not "babied", had four services although in need of another, but apart from the bezel it's mostly original. There's a little more detail about when I bought it in my original post as below - with a correction - its an 1981 model not a 1980 (typo) as stated in the post.
I'm happy!

https://www.rolexforums.com/showthre...73#post2128373
Great story, I bought a 16750 in January, 82. in the 37 years I have owned it, it has had 3 services. I wore it ever day for 35 years. I don't consider my watch original as the bezel, dial and hand were changed during the second service by Rolex. A lot of good information on the GMT here on Rolex Forums. It's a great watch to own, glad you got yours back.
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Old 28 July 2019, 06:30 AM   #6
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Congratulations getting her back! I think you are lucky you sold it to a friend or she could have been flipped a bunch of times and never seen by you again.
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Old 28 July 2019, 06:39 AM   #7
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