rolex gmtmaster 16753

Vintage Rolex Gmtmaster 16753 Bi Metal

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Vintage Rolex Gmtmaster 16753 Bi metal 18k gold and steel on a jubilee bracelet, a great watch by Rolex the Gmtmaster loved by pilots for years great versatile watch that we all know and love.  The Gmtmaster bi metal is a variant of the steel version which came into production much after the 1st Gmtmaster in the 50,s with a gilt dial with radium then in the 60,s they switched to matt dial with tritium hour plots then on to gloss dials with tritium white gold hour markers. They finished with the glossy dials with luminova hour plots with white gold surrounds started around 1999 and used to this current day.  Rolex always did the option of a jubilee bracelet or oyster bracelet which looks more sporty.

The vintage Gmtmaster have been become very collectable over the years the older the better matt and gilt dial win win to be honest, I do not think Rolex back then realized how nice and sort after the vintage Rolex would be in the future the world has gone vintage Rolex Mad.  Love all vintage watches.

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Buy My Vintage Tudor

Tudor Inside The Archives Talking Watches

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Tudor Inside The Archives Talking Watches with Hodinkee a nice video, Vintage Tudor has become like vintage Rolex very very desirable in every way. In the past Tudor was the cheaper Rolex, Branded Tudor with Rolex movement, crown, case back, etc… They even did the Submariner range that was identical but says “Tudor” on the dial.  Some of the best Tudor’s watches in my opinion highly sort after and collectable the Monte Carlo range very like the Daytona in every way. Every collector should have a Tudor Monte Carlo hopefully one day I will own one. Enjoy the video!

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Buy My Breitling

Breitling Bentley Motor 6.75 Speed A44362

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The Breitling Bentley Motor 6.75 watch big, shiny, polished to death and engraved car wheel on the caseback stunning piece from breitling and a tribute to biggest bentley engine 6.75.  Always had a soft spot for one of these no idea why, it is not the best looking watch from Breitling at just under £8400 ouch…..

The Breitling Bentley Watch range I always felt if I owned a Bentley Car I would after have the watch too boot as from memory they have a Breitling clock on the dashboard very nice touch in my opinion. Sadly I do not drive a Bentley so the above does not apply !!

Back to the Breitling sapphire glass AR coated for anti glare definitely a Breitling thing, a dual date window for each number an in house chrono self winding moment Cal 44B, 38 jewels, 1/4 second of a second Chronograph, 30 minute and 12 hour totalizers.  Dial is ebony black with baton hour markers which I think has too much going on, finished with circular beaded, slide rule rotating bezel. They come on a variety of leather strap options and a polished steel bracelet as this one has.

Overall a nice watch to go with or without the Bentley, I like the caseback the most on this watch a master piece.

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Omega Constellation

Omega Constellation 1502.30.00 Stainless Steel Watch

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Here is a nice dress piece by Omega classic in design made in stainless steel with sapphire crystal glass.  The Omega Constellation Ref 1502.30.00 is a 38mm case with the crown and uses the cal 1120 movement self winding with a 44 hour power reserve.  They have a nice mix of polished and satin finish steel bracelet with a concealed Omega clasp, date window at 3 o’clock and bezel with roman numerals.  It was a watch for my misses as a lot of women these days are wearing bigger watches but she never bonded with this one, so it has been replaced with something a bit more exciting. But a great dress watch with good buy factor on secondhand market also very inexpensive for a prestige timepiece.

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Rolex 116710BLNR

Rolex Gmt Master 2 Ref 116710BLNR Aka Batman

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As the title says Rolex Gmt Master II Ref 116710BLNR AKA “Batman”  long awaited for me. This piece is basically A standard Gmt Master II with Ceramic black and blue Bezel and a blue Gmt hand and recently become the watch to have!  In the past the secondhand market was not that great with this model, as I felt people could not bare the thought of  paying the extra £1000 for the different Colour bezel. I after admit I was one of them people 🙁

Now things have changed dramatically in the last 6 months folk are fighting for them in dealers with lists on new ones up to a 2 year waiting wow ouch! and secondhand prices soaring to get hold of one.  I got to say do love the blue and black Ceramic bezel “Batman” with polished centre links on a oyster bracelet like Daytona, Yachtmaster, Milgauss, and a Maxi dial to boot which really set the watch. Most sports models adopt satin finish on the oyster bracelet.

I do think Rolex did get all the newer models right since launch around 2006 with big hour hand and big hour marker plots.  This concept I think came from the Yachtmaster from memory definitely influenced from the stunning Rolex Submariner LV in 2003 when it was launched. A great looking watch overall if you can find one!
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Breitling A17380

Breitling Colt A17380 Automatic

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Here is a Breitling Colt Automatic Ref A17380, the case is 41mm in stainless steel and is water resistant to 500m with stunning slate grey dial with baton style markers one of the best colours in my opinion, rotating bezel with minute markers for diving. The Breitling as most have sapphire crystal glass with anti glare coating both sides for no sun reflection when in your jet fighter!!

I have owned one of these a fair few years back good size and good weight on a Breitling Pro II bracelet.  The colt has grown over the years in size which has probably had at least four overhauls in the past to present and got better and better.  This particular model Colt are a entry level Breitling for an Automatic movement, as quartz always cheaper to buy new and used but secondhand prices are good value for money I feel.

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