|Serial/Year:||7,6XX,XXX - 1983|
|Condition: (What's This?)||II|
|Movement / Features:||Automatic 3075 movement w/date, Quickset, acrylic crystal, waterproof screw down crown, water resistant to 330ft (100m)|
|Case:||Excellent case which appears to be unpolished with factory bevels still intact and has light wear from use. Comes with an excellent Pepsi bezel insert with light wear. The red has faded to a light red. Inner caseback is stamped: 16750. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined.|
|Dial:||Excellent matte dial with warm creamy yellow hour markers and matching hands.|
|Bracelet:||Excellent 78360 with 12 links and 580 end links. Bracelet has light wear from use. Back of clasp is stamped "I5".|
|Box & Papers:||Rolex box and papers|
|Comments:||This vintage Rolex GMT-Master comes w/ Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty|
By Paul Altieri
The Rolex GMT Master 16750 is a transitional reference, replacing the long-running 1675 and introducing the GMT Master line to the Quickset function via a higher beat calibre 3075 movement. Previously, the wearer had to wind the hands a full 24 hours to adjust the date complication, a task that now only requires a simple twist of the crown. The case also saw an upgrade in resistance from 50 meters to 100 meters. Other than these improvements and a few minor adjustments to the font and Rolex logo, the 16750 is almost identical to the widely sought-after 1675 and is an excellent choice for collectors who seek a classic men’s vintage GMT Master with some modern upgrades.
The GMT Master 16750 presents in a stainless steel finish that appears to remain unpolished and shows some signs of wear that are consistent with a watch of this age. The two-tone Pepsi dial has faded to some degree and the luminous hour markers and Mercedes hands now display the time in a lovely patina. The hour markers and hands are set on a matte black dial without white gold surrounds, making the ref. 16750 that is presented here today a rare find when compared to the more commonly found glossy dial variant. While there are many notable vintage options to choose from on the secondary market, the GMT Master 16750 pilot’s watch is an excellent choice to consider as it brings exceptional character and history to the line.
*All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. All watches are shipped to fit the average size wrist (7 1/4" - 7 1/2" for men and 6 1/4" - 6 1/2" for women). Additional links can be purchased if needed.