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Old 4 December 2019, 12:06 AM   #1
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Help on 16750 dial

I'm thinking of buying this dial for my Rolex GMT 16750 9mil. series. Is this dial okay or is it for the 16700?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Quadrante-d...4AAOSwZ15d351l
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Old 4 December 2019, 02:35 AM   #2
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Yes, that dial will fit a 16750.
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Old 4 December 2019, 04:14 AM   #3
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That is some serious patina. Make sure your hands are somewhat close or it will look imbalanced...
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Old 4 December 2019, 05:03 AM   #4
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Nice dial, and nice patina.

Based on the dial coronet, it would be a late production dial for the GMT 16750 or early 16700. You will also find this style of dial coronet on the later GMT II 16760 "Fat Lady" and early GMT II 16710.
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Nice-looking patina for sure, but what about all of the spotting/corrosion, especially around the edge of the dial and around the date window? There seems to be some elsewhere too, and some scratches. Maybe I'm too picky.
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Old 4 December 2019, 11:29 AM   #6
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Nice-looking patina for sure, but what about all of the spotting/corrosion, especially around the edge of the dial and around the date window? There seems to be some elsewhere too, and some scratches. Maybe I'm too picky.
Aaron, for $663, the dial seems to be priced very fair. I've sold much nicer ones for substantially more and damaged or spider-ed examples for more too. The 1980s are notorious for various degrees of damaged/defective dials.

As far as the original question goes, the OP's concern was whether the dial was correct for his watch - which, in my opinion, it is.
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Old 4 December 2019, 08:58 PM   #7
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Thank you very much for your help. The price seems to me quite good, also considering the conditions. It is also true that I should find a suitable set of hands, I hadn't thought of it.
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I think that's a 16700 dial. It has both the signs of what I labelled as a Mark II 16700 dial. Look at the O in Oyster too.



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Old 5 December 2019, 12:56 AM   #9
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Thank you very much for your help. The price seems to me quite good, also considering the conditions. It is also true that I should find a suitable set of hands, I hadn't thought of it.
Well, if I wanted to put a different/good dial in a Rolex GMT with a market value in the $9000 range (plus-minus depending on condition), I wouldn't be looking for a bargain eBay dial with damage.

Yes, it would fit, but wouldn't you rather pay a little more for a dial in better condition? (Rhetorical question, and just my 2 cents.)

Good luck either way!
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[QUOTE=sillo38;10178733]I think that's a 16700 dial. It has both the signs of what I labelled as a Mark II 16700 dial. Look at the O in Oyster too.


Yes it is, and 16750 too from the 9 million serial era.
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Old 5 December 2019, 05:01 AM   #11
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Thanks again for the infos and suggestions. The dial all in all I might like. The seller accepts offers. Maybe I'll think to send one...
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Old 5 December 2019, 05:12 AM   #12
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You need to worry about finding matching hands....easier said than done with that much patina
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Old 6 December 2019, 10:58 PM   #13
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You need to worry about finding matching hands....easier said than done with that much patina
I know a pair of trusted sellers who have it, but really expensive. Secondly, the seller refused my offer, which is why I am going to wait for the moment.
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