|Model Name/Number:||GMT-Master 16750 "Transitional, Matte Dial"|
|Serial/Year:||7,2XX,XXX - 1983|
|Case:||Stainless steel case with scratches. This watch comes with a nicely aged "Pepsi" red and blue insert with wear and visible fading. The back of caseback is stamped "16750". Serial is clearly legible and reference number is still readable but slightly faded.|
|Dial:||Matte black dial with some patina|
|Bracelet:||Stainless steel 78380 Oyster with 12 links and 550 end links. The back of the folding Oysterclasp is stamped "G" indicating it is from 1983 and matches the production of the watch.|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box|
|Warranty:||This vintage Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty|
|Return Policy:||If not 100% satisfied, return watch in 3 days for a full refund. Terms.|
This GMT is in great vintage condition. The case is in good condition with scratches and wear; it has been polished. The red-back bezel insert is in good condition with wear and scratches. The blue portion has faded a bit and shows wear along the edge. The matte black dial is in great condition with light patina and some marks that can be hard to notice. The edge of the dial at three has a little dark patina. The lume on the dial has aged to an attractive consistent pale yellow. The hands have developed patina. The lume in the hour and minutes hand has been color corrected/ relumed to match the other hands and is pretty close in color. The lume in the seconds hand is slightly darker than the other hands. The bracelet is in good condition with some wear and scratches. It has stretch between the links, the clasp shows signs of a previous polish. The crystal has some wear and scratches.
Rolex produced the GMT Master 16750 for about 7 years from 1981 to 1988. During that time, the watch became available with either a glossy or matte dial. The glossy variant had white gold-trimmed indices, while the matte edition did not. The matte variant, like this example is more desirable and gives the watch a distinctly vintage look. This reference is considered transitional because Rolex upgraded the movement, it now has a quick-set date, but kept the matte dial and acrylic crystal like the previous reference 1675. Rolex also used open 6s and 9s in the date wheel still which adds to the vintage charm. These matte dial 16750s offer a great blend of vintage and modern and are great to wear.
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