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Old 11 January 2017, 06:50 PM   #121
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Wonderful read! Kudos to the thread starter! I myself have recently inherited a gmt from my dad, it's not all original since its has been serviced with replacement parts over the years but i must say it is more beautiful than my previous DJ SS.
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Old 26 January 2017, 09:52 AM   #122
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Old 4 February 2017, 09:56 AM   #123
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wow nice to see they make some of the GMT in gold band thanks for the post
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Old 9 December 2017, 04:01 AM   #124
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I've got a Y serial GMY with lug holes, I didn't know it was the last year with holes.

Many thanks for the info.
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Old 7 January 2018, 08:23 PM   #125
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Couple of questions for fellow 16700 lovers:

Anyone knows when was the last batch of tritium dial on the U series? As I know the late U series have are Swiss only dial and early U series that are tritium dial. Puzzled when was the cut off timing.

Also, what are the factors needed to develop the patina? Does it form naturally as it age.

I have recently seen a 1996 16700 at a shop, patina had developed and there are some dust specks which looks like paint particles on the dial. Should anyone be too bothered by it to get it removed or should one just leave it alone?

Lastly, will U series watches which are around 20 years old have patina already developed or, longer time is required before one can see it occurring?

Thank you all for your time!

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Old 22 March 2018, 10:48 AM   #126
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Will the green gmt master ii (116718) dial fit a gmt master (16758)? Essentially I am wanting to customize the 1983 gmt master with a green dial and a green bezel insert. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
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