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JP. 6 September 2019 07:24 PM

Review of Rolex GMT Master II 16710
 
I guess this was never shared here in the review forum. Enjoy the writeup!

https://luxurywatches635.wordpress.c...ster-ii-16710/

https://luxurywatches635.files.wordp...08/ending1.jpg

996marty 10 September 2019 08:46 PM

Good write up of a great watch.

brandrea 10 September 2019 08:55 PM

Thanks for this Juho:thumbsup:

Iíd forgotten that there is actually a practical reason for having the 120 click bezel on the GMT.:cheers:

JP. 16 September 2019 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by brandrea (Post 9968972)
Thanks for this Juho:thumbsup:

Iíd forgotten that there is actually a practical reason for having the 120 click bezel on the GMT.:cheers:

You're welcome. :thumbsup:

Andad 16 September 2019 08:04 PM

:thumbsup::thumbsup:

strafer_kid 16 September 2019 10:43 PM

Nice write up...great watch!

jbglx 1 October 2019 08:56 PM

With the BLRO 216710 Rolex ruined the GMT , making it an hybrid between GMT and Submariner . Maxi-case , maxi-dial and ... Triplock !!! Thatīs why everybody searchs the 16710 .

JP. 13 October 2019 02:58 AM

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Originally Posted by jbglx (Post 10021148)
With the BLRO 216710 Rolex ruined the GMT , making it an hybrid between GMT and Submariner . Maxi-case , maxi-dial and ... Triplock !!! Thatīs why everybody searchs the 16710 .

I also think it was cool that GMT and Explorers had the smaller twinlock crown. They had their own character and personality.

"Batman" and the new ones are great watches no doubt but the looks leave me completely cold. I don't see the attraction. But then again I'm past 40 and I grew up with the old Rolex models.

1SG MTB 26 October 2019 03:36 AM

Great write-up, I’ve had a 5 digit Coke for about 8 years and love the feeling I get every time I put it on my wrist. It will be my son’s watch one day as it’s the watch most connected to his childhood.

Separate note, I see you’re from Finland, I’m reading your review from Rovaniemi, here with my wife and son visiting Santa’s Village!

JP. 27 October 2019 12:39 AM

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Originally Posted by 1SG MTB (Post 10082980)
Great write-up, Iíve had a 5 digit Coke for about 8 years and love the feeling I get every time I put it on my wrist. It will be my sonís watch one day as itís the watch most connected to his childhood.

Separate note, I see youíre from Finland, Iím reading your review from Rovaniemi, here with my wife and son visiting Santaís Village!

Hey that's cool man. Do you already have snow up there?

And thanks. :cheers:

1SG MTB 27 October 2019 01:54 AM

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Originally Posted by JP. (Post 10085244)
Hey that's cool man. Do you already have snow up there?

And thanks. :cheers:

Itís snowing like crazy, so cool!!!

mdx77 27 October 2019 03:15 AM

Thanks, what a great article - except one thing...I too have the same K series 16710 originally purchased for @ $5100, including tax. On average this watch can be purchased today for anywhere between $10,500 and $13,000. That’s a 100-150% increase compared to today’s 116710BLRO market price of about 80% over MSRP. In just 2 short years since this article was published, look how much this watch has skyrocketed on the grey market. Only time will tell where this horology roller-coaster will take us!

JP. 29 October 2019 01:51 AM

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Originally Posted by mdx77 (Post 10085668)
Thanks, what a great article - except one thing...I too have the same K series 16710 originally purchased for @ $5100, including tax. On average this watch can be purchased today for anywhere between $10,500 and $13,000. Thatís a 100-150% increase compared to todayís 116710BLRO market price of about 80% over MSRP. In just 2 short years since this article was published, look how much this watch has skyrocketed on the grey market. Only time will tell where this horology roller-coaster will take us!

Yes. It's just 2,5 years when this article was written. The prices started from 6K (euros) back then.

Is it the supply shortage of the 6-digits or what? I don't know. And why just GMT? Why not the Sea-Dweller 16600 which is much rarer and more exclusive "top model"? Strange, especially when 16570 is still relatively cheap.

GMT 16710 was produced in very high numbers. The current asking prices are difficult to understand.

Yaz 29 October 2019 10:05 PM

:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

lutzwinky 1 November 2019 12:13 PM

Really cool write up.:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

JP. 9 November 2019 08:29 PM

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Originally Posted by lutzwinky (Post 10098859)
Really cool write up.:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Thanks man. :cheers:

Vamp 9 November 2019 08:58 PM

This watch will without a doubt be back down in the low 9k range very soon (or I’m hoping so).

hudsson 10 November 2019 03:38 AM

Great write up for iconic watch :)

mrtoulouse 15 November 2019 12:58 AM

Thanks for the great review

JP. 29 November 2019 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Vamp (Post 10119356)
This watch will without a doubt be back down in the low 9k range very soon (or Iím hoping so).

Yes the current prices are just... well... stupid. I sincerely hope the prices come down just for us collectors. Nobody benefits from the bubble prices. :cheers:

bjlev 30 November 2019 10:14 AM

Nice writeup and watch, thanks for sharing!


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Rori 30 November 2019 03:23 PM

Enjoyed this one too JP. One of the coolest looking GMT. Love the aluminum on duo color GMT bezels. Don't know why but I think the cerachrome works best on black. Reason why I decided to get my GMT form Tudor.
Quote:

Originally Posted by JP. (Post 9958104)
I guess this was never shared here in the review forum. Enjoy the writeup!

https://luxurywatches635.wordpress.c...ster-ii-16710/

https://luxurywatches635.files.wordp...08/ending1.jpg


JP. 5 December 2019 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by bjlev (Post 10168052)
Nice writeup and watch, thanks for sharing!

Thanks man. :cheers:

JP. 5 December 2019 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Rori (Post 10168598)
Enjoyed this one too JP. One of the coolest looking GMT. Love the aluminum on duo color GMT bezels. Don't know why but I think the cerachrome works best on black. Reason why I decided to get my GMT form Tudor.

Thanks. :cheers:

strafer_kid 8 December 2019 04:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rori (Post 10168598)
Enjoyed this one too JP. One of the coolest looking GMT. Love the aluminum on duo color GMT bezels. Don't know why but I think the cerachrome works best on black. Reason why I decided to get my GMT form Tudor.

Great shot!

EdwardC 4 January 2020 05:48 PM

Thanks for sharing the review. still in my short list

mountainjogger 13 January 2020 09:51 PM

Nice review. And as per your usual, great pics. Thanks for sharing.:cheers:

m1am1 19 January 2020 10:32 PM

Looks really good to me :)

I think it would be going for this instead of the 126710!

dsouth222 21 January 2020 10:48 PM

Great write-up and even better pictures! Thanks for sharing.

pav333hp 22 January 2020 02:25 PM

Definitely very nice write up and pics. Thanks for sharing.


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