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  1. djmusicman Oct 17, 2017

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    I love Speedmasters but the GMT 1675 / 16750 is my obsession. They age in so many different ways. Here are a few pictures I have collected over the years of my favourite examples.

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    Amazing patina on the dial, blue jeans faded insert, fat case.


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    How often do you see a ghost insert? So cool

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    James Lovell's personal GMT

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    Fuchsia insert, unpolished case

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    A watch recently listed for sale by The Vintage Concept (Hong Kong) Definitely worth following on Instagram
     
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  2. clundp Oct 17, 2017

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    Beautifulllll! That Fuchsia insert is incredible. Great post!
     
  3. djmusicman Oct 18, 2017

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  4. Nobel Prize Spell Master! Oct 18, 2017

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    Mine say hello. A 1969 1675 and a 2004 16710 01E57CD0-1441-46F0-BA9D-224C011D216F.jpeg 79CC2006-BCA2-47E7-824D-8F8AE3DF7DCA.jpeg E38C256F-A7AD-4738-A307-5418E7F2B9AC.jpeg
     
  5. sdre Oct 18, 2017

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  6. Nobel Prize Spell Master! Oct 18, 2017

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    Not at all. It’s pretty much the mos comfortable bracelet I’ve worn as it really molds to my arm. I think maybe the modern jubilee may but the s one is a little smoother.
     
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  7. djmusicman Oct 18, 2017

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    I have a jubilee bracelet from the late 70's on a Datejust, really comfortable. The only "hair puller" bracelet that I know is the 1479 that came on some 90's Speedmasters. That thing hurts!
     
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  8. Dial & Bezel Oct 18, 2017

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    Incredible pieces posted here. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  9. gdupree Oct 18, 2017

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    a GMT is absolutely my next purchase. Technically its probably not the time to buy, as GMT's are so hot right now, but what can I say. I do a good bit of international travel, making it a "must" ;)
     
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  10. Nobel Prize Spell Master! Oct 18, 2017

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    Absolutely, how can you travel without a GMT. It is a must. Almost a medical necessity.;)
     
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  11. TLIGuy Oct 18, 2017

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    A must travel watch indeed....So much so it commands a page in all my wife's travel albums.

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  12. ATWG Oct 18, 2017

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    I started as an Omega enthusiast for many years and then, by chance bought a 16700 on the recommendation of a friend...I was hooked.
    It is by far my favorite reference, the Jubilee is an incredibly comfortable and durable bracelet. It offers such versatility by simply swapping inserts. Prices have increased by quite a bit over the past 2 1/2 years, but if patient, nice examples can still be sourced at reasonable prices.

    Here is my favorite '71 MK2
     
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  13. sdre Oct 18, 2017

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    May I ask, whats the collect-ability difference between a 16710 and a 16750?

    Price seems to differ between 2-5k at least.

    I like the 16710 for its tidy look(lower price as well), whereas the maxi dial is really nice, but relumes/refurbished dials might deter me.

    Also, I would presume a 16710 tritium markers/hands would be priced higher to lets say a 2000 16710 with luminova?

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    https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=565515

    I like the look of the coke gmt but knowing its luminova, i guess it shouldn't be at 7500 USD?[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  14. ATWG Oct 18, 2017

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    The 16750 reference was the last of the plexiglass, and around '84 went from matte to glossy dial. The matte dials are highly collectible and expensive ($9K+), as it had a very short production period. Additionally, it offers a quick-set date feature which many find extremely useful. The glossy dial 16750 are priced around $6-8K depending on condition.

    The 16710 is a modern reference and comes with a higher beat movement and sapphire glass. It's a thicker and heavier watch. You are correct in your assessment that in general, 16710's are cheaper as nice examples can be sourced for around $7.5K with B&P. With 16710's, the newer models (think F & Z serials) are currently commanding higher prices than tritium

    I recommend visiting http://www.gmtmasterhistory.com for a high level overview of each reference.
     
  15. morningtundra Oct 18, 2017

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    I’ve seen some lovely early 16710s with tritium dials starting to show patina. Lots of character developing in these earlier dials. Drilled lugs are a nice advantage too. While prices generally are strong for the 16710, I feel the tritium versions have room to appreciate still.
     
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  16. sdre Oct 18, 2017

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    Thanks! www.gmtmasterhistory.com is where i got some of my info from too.

    Yikes but watchrecon prices are really all over the place. Need to keep an eye out :)
     
  17. Nobel Prize Spell Master! Oct 19, 2017

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  18. sdre Oct 20, 2017

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  19. morningtundra Oct 20, 2017

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    Pics are poor but if everything checks out the price is fair.

    ... I personally prefer the earlier ones with tritium and drilled lugs.
     
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  20. ATWG Oct 20, 2017

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    It’s reasonablely priced, I’d ask to see the serial # between the lugs. I would also count on a service as well.
     
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