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Rolex GMT 1 ref 16700 Stainless circa 1987

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Collectable early tritium dial model Rolex GMT I ref# 16700 dual time zone model circa 1988, the very first year of production on this model. Featuring a 40mm diameter case with red and black so called “Coke” bezel, a sapphire crystal, and very pleasing original glossy black dial, with tritium indexes and hands which have recently been professionally re-lumed. Powered by caliber 3175 self winding movement with 24 hour hand. With Rolex stainless steel Jubilee bracelet (62510) with 502B end links and the appropriate 50 stamp on the last link. Very clean preowned example. Guaranteed genuine and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation.

Note: The early versions of the sapphire crystal sport models which use Tritium as the luminous material, and marked on the dials T SWISS T and T<25, are becoming recognized as desirable collectors’ pieces. These models have all been discontinued, with the more recent production models using luminova as the luminous material and marked on the bottom of the dial SWISS or SWISS MADE. As the plastic crystal models have exploded in price, we believe fine condition tritium dial examples like the current watch represent good value in a sapphire crystal GMT I, as well as offering good investment potential. In just two years Rolex would switch over to Luminova, so this GMT is a great way to get one of the last Rolex watches to use tritium.

 

 

 

 

Additional information

Maker

Rolex

Model Name/Type

GMT I

Model/Case Ref#

16700

Man's / Lady's

Men

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Circa

1988

Case mm

40mm

Crystal

sapphire

Crown-Pushers

Oyster screw down

Dial & Hands

glossy black, tritium luminous hands, tritium luminous indexes

Bezel

24 hour

Movement Type

Self Winding

Date Function

quick set date

Strap / Bracelet Size

7 inches

Condition

Excellent

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Box / Papers

No

Movement Caliber

3175

Strap / Bracelet

62510H bracelet with 502B endpieces

Brand

Vintage Rolex & Pre-Owned Rolex Watches

There is no watch brand more associated with quality, prestige, luxury, success, and social status than Rolex. Founded in the UK in 1908 and soon relocated to Switzerland, Rolex is credited with countless technical advances in time keeping accuracy, the introduction in 1928 of the water and dust resistant “Oyster” case, and in 1933, the perfection of the self winding “Perpetual” movement. With sponsorship of sporting events as wide reaching as the America’s cup, to the Daytona 500, golf and tennis tournaments, and expeditions to the far reaches of the world, Rolex has always promoted it’s brand as an icon of success, achievement, and conquest. With popular “tool” watches such as the diver’s Submariner or Seadweller, the Aviator’s dual time zone GMT, the spelunker’s 24 hour Explorer, or the auto racer’s Daytona, Rolex has created loyal followings for the sports minded man. And the dressy Datejust and Presidential models, once the CEO’s trademark timepiece, are now much sought after by both men and woman as a luxury fashion statement. Whether vintage Rolex or more contemporary, your choice of a Rolex will always be a good choice.

All of our pre-owned Vintage Rolex watches are fully restored and guaranteed genuine to give you excellent service and piece of mind.

Rolex GMT 1 ref 16700 Stainless circa 1987

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