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Old 1 June 2018, 11:45 AM   #241
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Always preferred this model. never knew it was scarce. Nice article too.
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Old 12 June 2018, 08:32 AM   #242
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GMT's are my favorite watches, a jack of all trades, a tool watch with 3 time-zones, date and more than good enough for recreational diving.
Very well put.....a great watch!
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Old 15 June 2018, 10:50 AM   #243
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Hello to All, this is my first post in this great forum.

"3 time-zones" was it said?

Not for a 16700 which is the subject of this thread ... Only 2 of them.
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Old 28 June 2018, 11:09 PM   #244
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Hello to All, this is my first post in this great forum.

"3 time-zones" was it said?

Not for a 16700 which is the subject of this thread ... Only 2 of them.
No mate - 3. As is the case with any GMT with a rotating bezel

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Old 30 January 2019, 10:59 AM   #245
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Just to add to this with the help of jP (Springer) I determined there are 5 total dial variations for the 16700. The serials listed with each dial aren't necessarily comprehensive either as the sample size wasn't huge.

Mark I
1st Dial I found. Found in R, L, E, X, S, T, W, U Serials


Mark II
2nd Dial. Found in L, X, N, W, S, T Serials


Mark III/Mark IV
3rd T<25 Dial/1st Swiss dial. I guess we can consider it the 3rd and 4th versions. Found on U and A serials.


Mark V

Last one. Found on T and A serials.
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Old 30 January 2019, 11:08 AM   #246
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Bracelet Options/End Links
78360/501B
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62150H 50/502B
78790/501B

Pepsi Bezels were all the blue back version


All papers labeled A30 until A serial. Then it was B for Pepsi N for Black. I believe this style with watermark was used for the entire production run in the US.


Accessories (USA models)

Map box for early serials.


Switched to the more common granite box



Boxes aren't concrete though as watches didn't ship with a box and could be paired with a box the dealer had laying around.

Booklets


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Green Serial Number Tag

Red Single Crown Hologram Chronometer Tag
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Old 3 February 2019, 06:44 PM   #247
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Could anyone confirm that 16700 never came with coke dial? I'm asking because I have a 16700A on my paper and Im told that A means black, B means Pepsi, and N means black?

Also, just out of curiosity, is Pepsi more rare or a all black bezel more rare on a 16700?
This is weird. I always thought:
A=coke
B=pepsi
N=black ("Noir")

And yes, the 16700 was only available on pepsi and all-black.
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Old 4 February 2019, 01:21 AM   #248
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This is weird. I always thought:
A=coke
B=pepsi
N=black ("Noir")

And yes, the 16700 was only available on pepsi and all-black.


Yup this is correct. But prior to ~1999 they were all labeled 16700A30 no matter the insert color.


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Old 4 February 2019, 04:16 AM   #249
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Could anyone confirm that 16700 never came with coke dial? I'm asking because I have a 16700A on my paper and Im told that A means black, B means Pepsi, and N means black?

Also, just out of curiosity, is Pepsi more rare or a all black bezel more rare on a 16700?
Just to confirm this commonly asked question.

The black/red (Coke) bezel insert was born on the original GMT II 16760, and carried over into the 16710. It is ONLY found on the GMT II; no GMT Master, to include the GMT 16700, was ever released with the black/red insert.

The confusion comes from the initial release of both models. The 16700A GMT I model was the initial release and was Pepsi fitted. The 16760A GMT II was the initial release and fitted with Coke inserts. The follow-on GMT II retained A suffix as Coke, the Pepsi was released later and coded B.
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Old 28 February 2019, 06:01 AM   #250
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Very interesting topic, many thanks.
I learned more about a watch that love, particulary around the dials differences
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Old 28 February 2019, 11:27 PM   #251
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Just to add to this with the help of jP (Springer) I determined there are 5 total dial variations for the 16700. The serials listed with each dial aren't necessarily comprehensive either as the sample size wasn't huge.
Hi, i minutely readed your post about Mk's differences and today i found some photos of my 16700.
A2xxxx bought by official dealer here in Italy in May 1999, single owner.
There are some differences compared to those classified by you.
Can you take a look?
Many many thanks

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Old 1 March 2019, 02:14 AM   #252
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Hi, i minutely readed your post about Mk's differences and today i found some photos of my 16700.
A2xxxx bought by official dealer here in Italy in May 1999, single owner.
There are some differences compared to those classified by you.
Can you take a look?
Many many thanks
Going to look into the dial a little more, but regarding the insert, I'm pretty sure that's aftermarket. Have you had that changed at any point?
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Old 1 March 2019, 02:20 AM   #253
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Just to confirm this commonly asked question.

The black/red (Coke) bezel insert was born on the original GMT II 16760, and carried over into the 16710. It is ONLY found on the GMT II; no GMT Master, to include the GMT 16700, was ever released with the black/red insert.

The confusion comes from the initial release of both models. The 16700A GMT I model was the initial release and was Pepsi fitted. The 16760A GMT II was the initial release and fitted with Coke inserts. The follow-on GMT II retained A suffix as Coke, the Pepsi was released later and coded B.
Whilst no GMT Master was ever fitted from new with the Coke insert, presumably a Coke insert from a GMT II would fit a GMT Master?
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Old 1 March 2019, 02:21 AM   #254
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Whilst no GMT Master was ever fitted from new with the Coke insert, presumably a Coke insert from a GMT II would fit a GMT Master?
Yup, all the 5 digit inserts will fit.
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Old 1 March 2019, 02:30 AM   #255
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Going to look into the dial a little more, but regarding the insert, I'm pretty sure that's aftermarket. Have you had that changed at any point?
You are correct. The bezel insert is not genuine Rolex but aftermarket.
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Old 1 March 2019, 03:10 AM   #256
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Going to look into the dial a little more, but regarding the insert, I'm pretty sure that's aftermarket. Have you had that changed at any point?
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You are correct. The bezel insert is not genuine Rolex but aftermarket.
I don't remember changing it. it's false? what would be the right one?
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Old 3 March 2019, 07:41 PM   #257
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I don't remember changing it. it's false? what would be the right one?
Your insert has “hooked 2’s” (photo courtesy Springer). No big deal, pop it out then take your watch to a Rolex AD and get a replacement.

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Your insert has “hooked 2’s” (photo courtesy Springer). No big deal, pop it out then take your watch to a Rolex AD and get a replacement.
Thanks,
in these days I've verified that it is fake...
Yesterday i found this, can it be correct?

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Old 5 March 2019, 12:27 PM   #259
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in these days I've verified that it is fake...
Yesterday i found this, can it be correct?

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Yup, that one looks good For me I always look at the bottom of the twos. If you compare them the aftermarket ones are straight, while the genuine ones follow the curvature of the inside diameter of the insert.

Not sure though if yours would have originally had a serif or non serif insert, but that's really not an issue. I have this "Talking Points" booklet from 1991 showing the non serif insert.





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Old 21 May 2019, 09:39 AM   #260
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Old 21 May 2019, 09:43 AM   #261
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Thanks and likewise!

Time to get this thread rolling again
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Old 21 May 2019, 09:48 AM   #263
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^ very nice!



Look perfect!

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Old 12 June 2019, 09:18 PM   #264
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Gotta love the 16700!
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Old 11 October 2019, 05:48 AM   #265
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Here is my 18238 and 16700

GMT is 25 years old and flawless, 18238 is 29 years old, soon to be 30.

The 18238 keeps the best time of 16 different Rolex models I own !
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Old 11 October 2019, 06:17 AM   #266
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Just noticed this thread, a great read Larry thanks.
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Old 11 October 2019, 11:27 AM   #267
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GMT is 25 years old and flawless, 18238 is 29 years old, soon to be 30.



The 18238 keeps the best time of 16 different Rolex models I own !


The Gmt really look good on you especially with that jubilee bracelet. Thanks for sharing.


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Old 7 January 2020, 02:14 AM   #268
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Old 17 January 2020, 09:56 AM   #269
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What do the forum members think of the insert on this piece? The 2's look ok to me, but the arrow at 12 o'clock doesn't seem to properly align with the bezel.
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Old 3 February 2020, 04:52 AM   #270
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Initial J - The bezel looks fine. I had a new bezel insert installed by Rolex on my 16710 and the arrow doesn't line up at 12 on mine as well. I have to place it in between clicks to line up. Whatever. There are worse things.
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