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Old 31 March 2024, 02:59 AM   #1
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How Does This 16710 Look to You?

Greetings, all. Longtime lurker, first time poster here. Iím in the market for a 16710 with SEL and have been communicating with a reputable seller regarding this one. Iíd appreciate opinions on the condition/extent of polishing on this one (2002 with box/papers), based on the below photos. Any watch I end up purchasing will likely go to RSC for a service/cleaning and (light) polishing, so I donít want to spend the $ on an already overpolished example. I plan on swapping the bezel insert to a Pepsi, so any insert defects arenít really a concern. Many thanks.

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Old 31 March 2024, 03:50 AM   #2
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The pictures are not the best to assess case condition, but based on the side view, it looks like it has been polished because the lug hole and edges look soft and rounded. However, they didn't remove too much metal, so it's above average I would say. Still has thick lugs, just a bit soft on the edges.

The rotating bezel also looks soft around the edges.

I'll give it a 7 out of 10. I would try to find sharper examples personally.
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Old 31 March 2024, 04:50 AM   #3
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A picture square on and side on would help
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Old 31 March 2024, 05:57 AM   #4
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Polished, but not overly so. Not a bad example. Price?

For context, I personally wouldn't pay a dime over 11K USD for this.

Good luck!
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Old 31 March 2024, 06:41 AM   #5
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??? since price isn't listed. many, many of these on the market today so keep looking.
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Old 31 March 2024, 01:18 PM   #6
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This one is certainly polished.
It has a nice sherif coke bezel though. Sending this to RSC and loosing it to swap for a non serif thin font Pepsi is not the best idea to say the least. Replace it with a junk one and then send it :)
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Old 2 April 2024, 10:56 AM   #7
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Polished, but not overly so. Not a bad example. Price?

For context, I personally wouldn't pay a dime over 11K USD for this.

Good luck!
Ask is $12,800, but I agree, not worth more than $11K.
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Old 2 April 2024, 10:59 AM   #8
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??? since price isn't listed. many, many of these on the market today so keep looking.
There are a fair amount on the market, yes, but when you rule out shady Chrono24 dealers with minimal feedback/reviews, and overly polished/worn examples, that mostly leaves the mint/NOS examples. And while I do want one in very good to excellent condition, I don't intend on paying $17K-20K for it.
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Old 2 April 2024, 11:11 AM   #9
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Better example available at tropicalwatch
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Old 2 April 2024, 11:44 AM   #10
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There are a fair amount on the market, yes, but when you rule out shady Chrono24 dealers with minimal feedback/reviews, and overly polished/worn examples, that mostly leaves the mint/NOS examples. And while I do want one in very good to excellent condition, I don't intend on paying $17K-20K for it.
If you're serious, send me a DM and I'll send you a link to a couple beauties in the 12.5K range. Or just do a quick search here and you'll find them.
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Old 2 April 2024, 12:08 PM   #11
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Old 2 April 2024, 08:38 PM   #12
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Better example available at tropicalwatch
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Old 9 April 2024, 01:50 PM   #13
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Not bad, looks real
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If you buy it, keep it original.
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Old 10 April 2024, 11:44 AM   #15
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🫤 down to the nub on that one hole. Do better. Full set.


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