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Should I replace my Fuchsia bezel insert before selling my 16750?

  1. JACK G Feb 25, 2021

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    Hello Guys - I would like some advice.

    I'm planning to sell my GMT 16750 on the forum but would appreciate some feedback regarding the bezel insert.

    As Fuchsia bezels attract a premium should I replace my Fuchsia bezel insert with a standard blue/red one in order to offer the watch at a reduced/more attractive price and then sell the Fuchsia insert separately?

    Jack

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  2. asrnj77 Feb 25, 2021

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    I think you should leave it all together. The amount you’ll make minus what you have to pay to get another appropriate, authentic replacement likely won’t equal what you’ll get selling the original.

    That being said, people probably would like to see the back of the insert to feel better about the authenticity. It could increase the overall price
     
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  3. Bakertime Feb 25, 2021

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    I would source a period correct insert for a 16750 and then sell the Fuschia separately. If you were selling a late 60s early 70s 1675 then I’d say leave it for period correctness. However, in this case the fuschia is not even period correct to this 16750.
     
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  4. JACK G Feb 25, 2021

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    Thanks for your response which is appreciated but I beg to differ on period correctness.

    My 16750 is an extremely early 1979 one with a very low 6.12m serial number. My understanding is that Fuchsia bezels were produced during the 1675 period but also appeared on early 16750 examples such as mine.
     
  5. Bakertime Feb 25, 2021

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    I will look into it. If that is the case then I’d say leave it be unless you love the insert and would want to put it on another watch eventually. But if that is correct to the watch then I would sell as is.
     
  6. watchknut New watch + Instagram + wife = dumbass Feb 25, 2021

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    Your watch is neither rare nor correct with a fuchsia. Uncommon, yes, rare, no way in hell.

    Fuchsia inserts only came on early production mk 0 through mk 1 dials in the 67-69 range. A fuchsia isn’t correct on a mk 2, and is laughable on a 16750. You are flat out wrong.

    Pull it off, put on a red back pepsi and call it a day.

    No one would want to pay the $3k+ premium for the wrong insert on the reference.

    Nice looking 16750, nice looking fuchsia...will do well in the market.
     
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  7. Bakertime Feb 25, 2021

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    That was my impression regarding fuschia inserts as well.
     
  8. JACK G Feb 25, 2021

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    Thanks @watchnut.

    I am certainly not a Rolex expert and as mentioned above my comments were based on 'my understanding' of the GMT models supplied with a Fuchsia bezel.

    So OK I may well be be 'flat out wrong' but the purpose of my post was to make a decision regarding the insert and your advice is welcome as are your final comments regarding the watch and bezel.
     
  9. watchknut New watch + Instagram + wife = dumbass Feb 25, 2021

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    You asked a question...an astute member gave an answer and made a statement about the insert not being correct, and then you responding with incorrect information.

    I merely corrected your incorrect information and gave my opinion as what would be the best course of action.

    I've been down this exact path...I sold a Mk1 GMT that had a fuchsia, but I put a correct red back pepsi on it and sold the fuchsia separately...and that was with a correct serial and ref range.

    Def pull off the insert and take a pic of the back...that's very important.

    You'll end with a nice chunk of change from those sales.
     
  10. JACK G Feb 25, 2021

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    I've decided to take the advice above and go for the replace the insert option so if anyone has a suitable one for sale please contact me. I have just listed a WTB for this too.
     
  11. JwRosenthal Feb 25, 2021

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  12. watchknut New watch + Instagram + wife = dumbass Feb 25, 2021

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    Check out @live_to_watch on IG, his name is Vitaliy - he is a parts dealer in NY that gets great inserts. He is a really nice guy and fair, myself and many other Rolex collectors have done business with him.

    Your fuchsia will do very well, as the blue has a killer fade and the fuchsia is very vibrant.

    Let me know if you need assistance in selling, I may know some buyers and can put you in touch.
     
  13. JACK G Feb 26, 2021

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    Thanks and message sent.
     
  14. leefowler Feb 26, 2021

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    Message sent.
     
  15. ATWG Feb 26, 2021

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    Here we go....let the games begin!

    @watchknut gave sound advice on the insert, Vitaliy is a trusted seller/buyer, heck, he'll even make you an offer on your watch.
     
  16. Faz Feb 26, 2021

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    Is the bezel original to the watch? If so, leave it as is. If not, it doesn't really matter.
     
  17. swaini3 Feb 26, 2021

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    It's not. thats what watchknut was saying.
     
  18. swaini3 Feb 26, 2021

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    Not fuchsia... I think you confused it with red back inserts. With red back inserts, its possible that the early 16750s came with them.
     
  19. Faz Feb 26, 2021

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    Alcohol....
     
  20. JACK G Feb 27, 2021

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    Yes I agree @watchnut did give sound advice and I sent him a message by return.
     
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