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Old 15 July 2013, 05:23 AM   #1
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What is your favorite GMT model?

What is your favorite GMT model and why? Pictures welcome.
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Old 15 July 2013, 06:06 AM   #2
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16700. The last true GMT Master of times gone by
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Old 15 July 2013, 06:15 AM   #3
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1675, just because it's a 1675!
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Old 15 July 2013, 06:20 AM   #4
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1675 here also! And like Mr V just said simply because its a 1675!

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Old 15 July 2013, 06:44 AM   #5
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That is a tough question for us GMT collectors. I would have to say a circa 1965 gilt dial GMT 1675.

I am also very found of the 16750's, the GMT 16700 and the GMT II 16760.
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Old 15 July 2013, 06:46 AM   #6
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That is a tough question for us GMT collectors. I would have to say a circa 1965 gilt dial GMT 1675.

I am also very found of the 16750's, the GMT 16700 and the GMT II 16760.

Ooo yes, gilt one from the 60's is a dream, a dream for me that will always be a dream!
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Old 15 July 2013, 06:55 AM   #7
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That would be my Gilt '65

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Old 15 July 2013, 06:57 AM   #8
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Old 15 July 2013, 06:58 AM   #9
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For me, it's my Blancain Trilogy GMT. IMHO, the bezel gives is a classy and unique style that you don't see too often in GMTs from other brands and the strap is a nice calming contrast to the watch head. I've seen it before on the shiny metal bracelet and it was just too blingy for me, but on the strap I find it very well balanced.



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Old 15 July 2013, 07:27 AM   #10
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My dad's 1675 1966-67, bought in Canada. It's been all over the globe. And now it's mine.
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Old 15 July 2013, 07:29 AM   #11
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That would be my Gilt '65

Snap.....'65 all the way
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Old 15 July 2013, 07:32 AM   #12
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16700 for the Mrs though
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Old 15 July 2013, 07:47 AM   #13
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Old 15 July 2013, 08:43 AM   #14
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Any GMT is ok in my books ....

..... but the gilts always put a smile on my dial

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Old 15 July 2013, 08:46 AM   #15
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Ken that's like when Emeril adds the perfect spice to a signature dish and yells, "BAAMM".
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Old 15 July 2013, 08:54 AM   #16
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Ken that's like when Emeril adds the perfect spice to a signature dish and yells, "BAAMM".
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Old 15 July 2013, 09:03 AM   #17
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..... but the gilts always put a smile on my dial

You may excuse me, but I'm here to learn, is that a Gilt? And in that case, whats make it a Gilt?
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Old 15 July 2013, 09:09 AM   #18
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I think I have a fondness for all of them. I love different aspects of each of mine. I love the super fat font pepsi insert of my matte Gmt, the glossy black lacquer dial and pointy crown guards of my '63 Gmt, the faded insert combined with the brown dial of the 1675/8, and the no worries, go anywhere, wear anywhere freedom I have with the ceramic.









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Old 15 July 2013, 09:15 AM   #19
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I think I have a fondness for all of them. I love different aspects of each of mine. I love the super fat font pepsi insert of my matte Gmt, the glossy black lacquer dial and pointy crown guards of my '63 Gmt, the faded insert combined with the brown dial of the 1675/8, and the no worries, go anywhere, wear anywhere freedom I have with the ceramic.
Now you went and did it! BAAMM!!!!
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Old 15 July 2013, 09:26 AM   #20
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Because in 1978 it was and still remains my first Rolex..................


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Old 15 July 2013, 09:37 AM   #21
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Now you went and did it! BAAMM!!!!
Yes sir, Doc needs to be one-upped for sure. Ken, do you think they have enough space here for all my other ones!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 15 July 2013, 09:40 AM   #22
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Yes sir, Doc needs to be one-upped for sure. Ken, do you think they have enough space here for all my other ones!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Go for it John!
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Old 15 July 2013, 09:42 AM   #23
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GMTC perhaps partly because I'm late to the party. But my appreciation for some of the others is growing. Some of previous versions are very cool but I gotta favor those with the independent 12 hour hand set (quasi quick date set).
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Old 15 July 2013, 09:59 AM   #24
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Old 15 July 2013, 10:58 AM   #25
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You are guys are killin me. I am laughing as I type this. If the thread was titled "What is the coolest Gmt you've ever seen", it would have to be Ken's "blueberry"...original and untouched... Ken knows it too.
John we would be on page 6 by the time you posted half of yours. Lets see some.
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Old 15 July 2013, 11:14 AM   #26
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I love all the Rolex GMTs. I also am taken with the UN big date.



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Old 15 July 2013, 12:01 PM   #27
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Good question S1016 ....

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You may excuse me, but I'm here to learn, is that a Gilt? And in that case, whats make it a Gilt?
Gilt was a style of text colouring that Rolex used in the late 50s / early 60s.
A kind of golden text that really pops in the sunlight.

I struggle a bit to capture the gilt thing in pics of the 1675. Is a bit more obvious when it's parked next to a non-gilt 1675

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Old 15 July 2013, 12:18 PM   #28
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You're killing me Ken! Gorgeous
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Old 15 July 2013, 12:27 PM   #29
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Old 15 July 2013, 12:28 PM   #30
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Come on guys. Why are you making this so difficult? I've never wanted another watch since getting my Sub in 85. Then I recently opened a Pepsi only thread. And now this. Now, I'm starting to think about a vintage GMT. You guys are killing me.
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