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Old 6 September 2019, 07:24 PM   #1
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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/

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Old 10 September 2019, 08:46 PM   #2
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Good write up of a great watch.
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Old 10 September 2019, 08:55 PM   #3
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Thanks for this Juho

I’d forgotten that there is actually a practical reason for having the 120 click bezel on the GMT.
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Old 16 September 2019, 07:39 PM   #4
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I’d forgotten that there is actually a practical reason for having the 120 click bezel on the GMT.
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Old 16 September 2019, 10:43 PM   #6
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Nice write up...great watch!
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Old 1 October 2019, 08:56 PM   #7
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With the BLRO 216710 Rolex ruined the GMT , making it an hybrid between GMT and Submariner . Maxi-case , maxi-dial and ... Triplock !!! That´s why everybody searchs the 16710 .
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Old 13 October 2019, 02:58 AM   #8
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With the BLRO 216710 Rolex ruined the GMT , making it an hybrid between GMT and Submariner . Maxi-case , maxi-dial and ... Triplock !!! That´s 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.
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Old 26 October 2019, 03:36 AM   #9
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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!
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Old 27 October 2019, 12:39 AM   #10
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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!
Hey that's cool man. Do you already have snow up there?

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Old 27 October 2019, 01:54 AM   #11
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Hey that's cool man. Do you already have snow up there?

And thanks.
It’s snowing like crazy, so cool!!!
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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!
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Old 29 October 2019, 01:51 AM   #13
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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!
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.
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Old 29 October 2019, 10:05 PM   #14
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Old 1 November 2019, 12:13 PM   #15
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Really cool write up.
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Old 9 November 2019, 08:29 PM   #16
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Really cool write up.
Thanks man.
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This watch will without a doubt be back down in the low 9k range very soon (or I’m hoping so).
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Great write up for iconic watch :)
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Old 29 November 2019, 06:23 PM   #20
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This watch will without a doubt be back down in the low 9k range very soon (or I’m 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.
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Nice writeup and watch, thanks for sharing!


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Old 30 November 2019, 03:23 PM   #22
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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.
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Old 5 December 2019, 05:28 PM   #23
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Nice writeup and watch, thanks for sharing!
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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.
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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.
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Thanks for sharing the review. still in my short list
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Old 13 January 2020, 09:51 PM   #27
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Nice review. And as per your usual, great pics. Thanks for sharing.
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Looks really good to me :)

I think it would be going for this instead of the 126710!
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Old 21 January 2020, 10:48 PM   #29
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Great write-up and even better pictures! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 22 January 2020, 02:25 PM   #30
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Definitely very nice write up and pics. Thanks for sharing.
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