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Old 22 May 2020, 06:40 AM   #1
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16710 example - feedback on condition

Hi all - would like to get feedback on the condition of this 16710. It's a Y serial from 2004 with solid end links and lug holes.

I think the dial and bezel insert look pretty good, but am curious about the lugs (thickness, etc.)

I've noticed some 16710s have pretty chamfered edges; did that change a lot through the model's run?
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Old 22 May 2020, 08:08 AM   #2
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Watch looks fine to me by those pics.
Sometimes the large chamfers are added during a service.
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Old 22 May 2020, 09:10 AM   #3
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Chamfers became much smaller with the no-holes cases - introduced around late 2003.

As far as how the depicted GMT II looks, it seems to be a nice example based on the photos.
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Old 22 May 2020, 02:03 PM   #4
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Thank you - appreciate the feedback!
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Old 23 May 2020, 01:04 AM   #5
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Is it just me or do the photo's look photoshopped (a lot)
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Old 23 May 2020, 01:21 AM   #6
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Is it just me or do the photo's look photoshopped (a lot)
Looks fine to me. Photographer was just using a light box.
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Old 23 May 2020, 09:30 PM   #7
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Photographer was just using a light box.
I was wondering about this. When they use a light box, does it obscure the detail of the watch? Or is it a perfectly reasonable way to show the watch's condition.
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Old 23 May 2020, 11:31 PM   #8
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I would want to see some photos taken in natural light if I'm trying to assess actual condition.
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Old 24 May 2020, 06:04 AM   #9
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I was wondering about this. When they use a light box, does it obscure the detail of the watch? Or is it a perfectly reasonable way to show the watch's condition.
Unfortunately, it's a fairly common "technique" to overexpose (and/or crank up the brightness in PS), which can hide flaws. The light-box may contribute to this, but it's something that can easily be addressed with properly dialing in the exposure/flash/aperture settings for a given set-up. With the current technology of digital photography (instant results), there really is no excuse for poorly executed pics, especially from a high-volume dealer with an online storefront.

Just my $0.02.
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