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  1. Interstatetime May 12, 2017

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    I had the opportunity to buy this 16753 GMT from about 1982 the other day. The watch came on its original Jubilee bracelet which was one link short of original and therefore too short for my wrist...so I took it off and put on this leather strap I happened to have.

    I tried taking its picture with my usual window light/iPhone 7 method but I just couldn't get it to come out in a way that satisfied me. Either the bezel looked bad or the reflections from the crystal made the dial look weird etc, etc. So, I decided to compromise my moral principles and set up the lights and use a real camera.

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    Just in case anyone cares, the setup was an Elinchrom MicroAS 3000 power pack with 2 AS-3000 light heads. One of the heads was above and to the front in a large rectangular softbox and one was to the side in a strip softbox. I also used several small reflectors and flags. The camera was a Nikon D-810 camera body with a Nikkor 28-300 AFS-ED lens. I shot in RAW and processed minimally in Adobe PS RAW editor.

    I don't keep many Rolex's but I am really loving this old fella.

    JohnCote
     
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  2. TTG Suffers from watch FOMO. May 12, 2017

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    Here is mine saying hello.
    I took the picture with an Iphone, I think 5 or 6 series, or S (for something). It is also a raw picture, no adjustments, didn't care..
    I have no principles, just loving the hobby!
    Enjoy, looks Great!
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  3. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member May 12, 2017

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    Rootbeer-A-Thon.

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  4. Interstatetime May 12, 2017

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    So guys, it appears that all 3 watches pictured above have the same "T Swiss T" earlier lume nipple dial. I have seen these watches with what I assume is the later "Luminova" nipple dial. I am not a Rolex expert at all. What is the dial story with these 16753 watches. When did they change? Are some of these possibly service dials? What is right? What is wrong?

    JohnCote
     
  5. Interstatetime May 12, 2017

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    BTW, great photos of two stunningly nice Root Beers.

    JohnCote
     
  6. semper_shells May 12, 2017

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    Here's mine! Amazing watches guys, I'm jealous.
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  7. sky21 May 12, 2017

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    The two watches pictured below the one you posted are different references than yours. The one you posted is an early 16753 with the older style nipple dial. The other two are 1675/3 with the 1575 movement, you can tell by the order of the hands. All three are correct dials, the switch to the larger dial plots occurred around 1984 along with the 16750. The later luminova dial was another model altogether, the 16713 which happened around 1998 when all the Rolex models dropped tritium.
     
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  8. Interstatetime May 12, 2017

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    Wow...Perfect. Thanks for the simple and clear explanation.

    JohnCote
     
  9. sky21 May 12, 2017

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    One other way you can tell the difference is the 1675/3 has an applied gold Rolex crown while the 16753 has a printed gold crown. The change for that was around 1980 with the introduction of the 16753.
     
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