Trending on Reddit: Man Discovers the Value of his Rolex GMT-Master, ref. 6542

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These videos are always fun to find. Trending right now on Reddit is a clip from Antique Roadshow of a man discovering the true value of this Rolex GMT-Master, ref. 6542.ARS Rolex GMT 6542 - 2He purchased the watch in 1960 on the advice of his Sergeant, paying $120 for the piece. To put that into context, his salary in the army at the time was just under $100 a month. He kept the watch in immaculate condition, instinctually holding on to the very things collectors covet–box, papers and the original bracelet. I won’t spoil the end of the video, but let’s just say he was more than shocked to discover its true value.

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Ilya is Worn & Wound's Managing Editor and Video Producer. He believes that when it comes to watches, quality, simplicity and functionality are king. This may very well explain his love for German and military-inspired watches. In addition to watches, Ilya brings an encyclopedic knowledge of leather, denim and all things related to menswear.
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