Is it worth buying

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  1. GLADIATOR

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    OK

    I am a vintage man - that is prior to 1940
    That said ' ;I am considering to buy a modern rolex -1970 to present'

    I know NOTHING to modern Rolex
    BUT
    I want a GMT - so
    GMTI versus GMTII
    ALSO bezel?

    Which model for a great buy??
  2. GLADIATOR

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    I add there is a LOVELY GMT offered in sales forum.

    Should I go for that?
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    Since you like vintage, my choice would be something like Jeff has: an older Pepsi with the acrylic crystal.
    If you have a lot more money to play with, the vintage orange hand Explorer II is just fantastic.
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    I'm with Chip on this. Get a vintage Pepsi GMT with a tritium dial and acrylic crystal - fits you to a T! :thumbsup:
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    Any pictures guys as really it is a new venture to me.

    I wont buy anything withOUT passing by here first

    AND
    GMTi versus GMTII?
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    Since you already have a TON of vintage watches, I think you should get a more modern (16710 or 116710) GMT-Master II. :thumbsup:
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    1675 is modern enough for you, Adam. Plenty of pics in my profile/album and all over the recent WRUW threads!
    Or, a later 16750 with quick-change date. GMTII is hardly vintage.

    BTW - Pepsi bezel!
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    I do not know enough to offer help or I would.
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    Adam - Just seen the one for sale here - I think it's excellent in every way, and I've looked at a few lately!
    I'd buy it.
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    I'd go with the GMTII. The ceramic bezel is just amazing. Of course, my opinion is a little biased. :smile:


    John
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    I would go for a GMT 16750... it's a lovely model with plexi crystal AND quickset date! :thumbsup:
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    An awesome reference for sure. A bit of old and a bit of new! :thumbsup:

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    Another thing- the later GMT's have the WG surrounds for the markers. Something to consider?
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    Bo, which one is that - picture or detail.
    I am very poor on modern Rolex
    Thanks
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    So you think it is good.
    But it is NOT GMTii

    Does that mean, I can not set seperate time zones??
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    It's a 1675 for sale on here (not GMT-II) and does not have a quick-set, independently adjustable 24hr hand, or quick-set date, which the later models have.
    The 16750 has a quick-set date, and is pictured above in Jeff's post (also GMT, not GMT II). It has the acrylic plexi and added gold surrounds on the hour markers (transitional model mid-1980s).
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    Thanks to all so its a 16750.

    How do you set the GMT hand on 1675?

    Thanks to all
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    Adam, the 24hr hand on a GMT 1675 / 16750 can't be set independently, unfortunately. You have to rotate the bezel to track a second time zone.

    The only visible difference between the 1675 and an early 16750 is the hand stack. Later 16750 GMTs had gloss dials with WG surrounds.
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    Thanks understand.
    So I need GMT II

    Thanks again
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    No problem. :cheers: