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Old 12 February 2020, 07:37 PM   #1
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16700 buying advice

I´m considering buying this X-serial 16700.

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Watch has a 78360 bracelet with 501B endlinks, but a 62510H clasp stamped with "RS2"

I´m understanding that the clasp is for a Jubilee-bracelet, but I´ve seen this combination on other watches for sale, suggesting the clasp has been replaced. Could have been done at a service in 2011, and the "RS2" stamp might suggest 2010 as a production year.

Watch comes witout certificate, but an service guarantee card from 2011, orginal inner and outer box, booklet three extra links, and the original black insert. The pepsi-one is aftermarket.

Any comments on the watch, case, dial, braclet etc. would be much appreciated. I currently have the watch, considering to buy, so could provide more pitures if wanted.

Also the bezel is stuck, would your best guess be to just pop it off and clean it, or does the spring-mechanism often break on theese?

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Old 13 February 2020, 02:18 AM   #2
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This post would be so much better with pics, but i cant link them and pictures to big.

Also, i might be in the wrong sub-forum?
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Old 14 February 2020, 12:52 PM   #3
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Old 16 February 2020, 02:12 AM   #4
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Without seeing any pictures, I am a definite maybe on this morning


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Old 16 February 2020, 02:29 AM   #5
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Old 16 February 2020, 02:32 AM   #6
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Old 16 February 2020, 04:58 AM   #7
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Thanks for the reply! My concern is not the authenticity of the watch, but the overall condition. Does it look very polished? Does the lugs look "fat" enough?

And the 62510H clasp on the 78360 bracelet, is this also a normal combination after a service? (possible service clasp, but cant find a "s" on it, but dates to 2010)

And i have cleaned under the bezel pretty good, maybe still a tiny amount of dirt on the case, but the bezel is still HARD to turn. Can a slightly bent click-spring be the culprit? And my friend is asking around $9500 for it, missing the original certificate.

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Personally, i think $9500 is high, its got dings on the bezel, and polished
I have never removed or fitted a bezel my self, but of should turn both ways perfectly

Bracelet clasp looks wrong for 2010

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9500 is retail for that watch. For a few hundred dollars more, you can do better


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Old 16 February 2020, 09:33 AM   #11
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I hear you. «Problem» is where i am based, non-EU european, I’ll have to add 25% vat on a purchase abroad. Vintage gmt’s listed here range from 10500-13500. Maybe I’ll just pass, have to add a service to the cost as well.


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