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Old 31 March 2015, 04:07 AM   #121
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So it turns out RSC U.S. will not just sell me one here in the U.S. nor will any AD, anyone here willing to sell one of their pepsi bezel inserts, or could point me in the right direction?

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They will sell you one. You just have to trade in your old one. I took my GMT to RSC BH and they changed it while I waited.
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Old 15 July 2015, 11:08 PM   #122
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I know what you mean.

I agree that it is a cool shot especially considering the 16700 was never offered with the coke bezel insert. It makes a nice change to the standard however. I have one but have never but it on my watch.
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Old 31 July 2015, 07:06 AM   #123
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Just bought a 16700 from a shop in Chichester UK. Been looking at a new submariner for 6 years and promised myself a new one but couldn't resist this 1996 model with its classic look. Didn't have a manual but came with service records and the box with hologram tag.

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Old 4 August 2015, 07:00 AM   #124
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Just bought a 16700 from a shop in Chichester UK. Been looking at a new submariner for 6 years and promised myself a new one but couldn't resist this 1996 model with its classic look. Didn't have a manual but came with service records and the box with hologram tag.
Nice one, pics?

You can pick up the missing bits on eBay easily enough.
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Old 15 August 2015, 12:18 PM   #125
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16700 owner here since 1995 checking in!
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Old 17 August 2015, 06:46 PM   #126
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I liked their bezels / so clean, numbers are easy to read, not bold like on modern gmt master 2 with 6 digit cases. I think it is a great piece and thanks for the write up.
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Old 25 May 2016, 03:28 AM   #127
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The GMT-Master 16700.....A Forgotten Reference

A great watch indeed! :)


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Old 25 May 2016, 03:29 AM   #128
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The GMT-Master 16700.....A Forgotten Reference

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Old 28 May 2016, 01:19 AM   #129
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My 16700 in its natural habitat.


I recently traded my 16700 for a 1675. I like the wider bezel and the bigger marker. I felt the 16700 (and 16710) are just too skinny.
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Old 31 May 2016, 01:28 AM   #130
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My 16700 in its natural habitat.


I recently traded my 16700 for a 1675. I like the wider bezel and the bigger marker. I felt the 16700 (and 16710) are just too skinny.


Hello fellow pilot, I agree I'd love a 1675 but this 16700 is my birth year so I love it, your watch looks fantastic :)
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Old 31 July 2016, 05:54 PM   #131
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My 16700 GMT is one of my most regular wearers at present. Always seem to do a re-read of this thread - great info and pics!
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Old 8 August 2016, 01:56 AM   #132
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After much consideration i decided to drop the search for a nice (affordable!) 1675 and go for a 5 digit in stead. Yesterday i picked up this beautiful 16700.
X-series, 1994 with box and papers. I changed the bezel for a pepsi for now, but like the somewhat matte original black bezel.
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Old 31 October 2016, 10:08 PM   #133
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This whole thread is a great read. I've owned a U series 16700 since new from an Edinburgh AD. Arrived in store January 2000 and I bought it same day. Delighted to read that it must be among the last 16700s made.
After 16 years with the original black bezel I'm motivated to get a black/red bezel which will make it look like a whole new watch while keeping the same familiar comfort/feel.
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Old 1 November 2016, 06:02 AM   #134
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Oops - clearly didn't read the thread well enough, or I would have learned that black/red wasn't standard... I'll try the blue/red instead
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Old 19 November 2016, 11:38 AM   #135
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This whole thread is a great read. I've owned a U series 16700 since new from an Edinburgh AD. Arrived in store January 2000 and I bought it same day. Delighted to read that it must be among the last 16700s made.

After 16 years with the original black bezel I'm motivated to get a black/red bezel which will make it look like a whole new watch while keeping the same familiar comfort/feel.


Considering the same, and jubilee too.


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Old 6 February 2017, 01:46 AM   #136
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Very informative, will love to have one of this 16700.
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Old 7 February 2017, 09:55 AM   #137
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This is a great reference
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Old 8 February 2017, 07:29 AM   #138
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Not that forgotten anymore... prices have climbed almost 20% in the last 16 months or so.
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Old 21 February 2017, 07:37 PM   #139
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Old 2 March 2017, 09:28 PM   #140
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I've had 1675 in the past 16700 is one I've never managed to get my hands on (yet!)
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Old 3 March 2017, 01:27 AM   #141
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It's much thinner than other GMTs. I miss mine.
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Old 4 March 2017, 01:07 AM   #142
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Last of the "real" GMTs. Fabulous, under-appreciated reference. I like occasionally switching bezels on my GMTs and Subs, but I'll never put a Coke bezel on my 16700 since it never originally came with one, another cool difference with the 16710.
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Old 6 March 2017, 01:25 AM   #143
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Last of the "real" GMTs
One could argue that of the 16750, being the last of the tool watch GMTs before they became pieces of jewellery
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Old 6 March 2017, 07:05 AM   #144
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One could argue that of the 16750, being the last of the tool watch GMTs before they became pieces of jewellery
Debatable, for sure, but I meant literally. The 16700 was the last Rolex "GMT." (Not to be confused with the "GMT II.")
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Old 24 March 2017, 10:56 PM   #145
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Old 24 March 2017, 11:39 PM   #146
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Old 7 April 2017, 02:45 AM   #147
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New to this forum but I have enjoyed reading this thread.

I have owned my GMT 16700 since 1994 having purchased it after a bad motorcylcle crash which I am fully recovered from.

I bought it to remind me of the valuable time I have after the crash.

I will never sell it.

I changed to the Coke bezel on its last service but I will change it back to the Pepsi bezel when I get it serviced next. I did find that the Pepsi bezil had faded quiet badley over the years when I displayed it next to a new pepsi Bezil which was one of the reasons I changed to the Coke one which hasn't faded at all.

Loving the pictures of the GMTs
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Old 8 April 2017, 01:46 PM   #148
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I like coke and Pepsi
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Old 10 April 2017, 05:11 AM   #149
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Would like to share my Swiss only dial 1999 16700


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Old 10 April 2017, 10:42 PM   #150
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Beautiful watches, gentlemen.

Been lurking for a long while, but signed up to say thanks for this wonderful reference thread.
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