A fantastic Men's Stainless Steel Rolex Rolex GMT Master II Ref. 116710, Ser. V754xxx, automatic Swiss movement, 40mm stainless steel Oyster case with black unidirectional Rotating Bezel, Rolex insignia crown, sapphire crystal, black dial with luminescent markers and hands, sweep seconds as well as 24hr green arrow hand, cyclops date aperture, Rolex oyster deployment band and would make an impressive gift or addition to any fine collection. No box, no papers, 100% original. -Retail: over $8,450-
CONDITION: Very Good to Excellent. Presents Magnificently. Gently worn with almost no visible scuff marks to the case and band. The watch is running and keeping excellent time.
Setting the Rolex GMT Master II 24-hour hand (There are 4 positions the stem can be in):
Closed (ready to wear and the only waterproof position)
Position 1 - used to manually wind your watch
Position 2 - Quickset, clock-wise turns the date calendar forward, counter clock-wise turns the green-24hr hand back.
Position 3 - used to set the minute and hour hands the green green-24hr hand move in tandem (seconds hands remains frozen).
First you need to check that the date is displayed correctly on your Rolex GMT Master II and, if not, set it by pulling the crown out to the first stop and turning it clock-wise until you have the correct date.
Next set the green 24-hour hand by (staying in the first stop) and turning the crown counter clock-wise till you have the correct position.
Finally, with the crown at Position 2 adjust the regular hour hand. Push and screw the crown back in and your Rolex GMT Master II should be good to go.
The Rolex GMT-Master wristwatch was originally designed in collaboration with Pan Am Airways and issued by the airline to their crews on long-haul flights. ("GMT" in the name stands for Greenwich Mean Time).
50th Anniversary Edition:
An updated Rolex GMT Master II was released in 2007. This new model features a number of technical changes, such as Rolex's patented Parachrom hairspring as well as a larger Triplock crown (from the diver's watches). The new model also has several cosmetic changes, such as larger case, hands and hour markers and also a new bezel made using an extremely hard ceramic material that is designed to be more scratch and fade resistant. Also included in the update is a new and more luxurious style of bracelet that has heavier solid links and a machined clasp. The stainless steel version now joins the precious metal versions by having highly polished centre links on its bracelet which gives the watch a more dressy appearance but can be prone to scratches when used as an every day watch.
The new reference model 116710, while an improvement over the outgoing reference model 16710 in several areas such as the Parachrom hairspring for timekeeping performance, a more robust bracelet and a better finished and more developed clasp, not to mention the scratch and fade resistant ceramic bezel, loses an important feature. The 16710's bezel was adjustable in 15 minute intervals, thus 4 clicks between hour markers, whereas the 116710 bezel is adjustable only in 1 hr intervals, thus one click between hour markers. This assumes that the user will face only discrete integer time zones differences whereas there remain places in the world with half integer time differences.