Rolex GMT Master
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
Why We Love It
If we had to sum up in a few words why we love root beer GMTs, they would be: that dial though.
In the world of vintage watches, the dial can be the all-important element that ties the whole watch together. Make no mistake about it, the dial of this GMT really pops. This sort of dial is often referred to as “root beer” by collectors, thanks to its similarity to everyone’s favorite sassafras-based soft drink.
But that’s not all that this watch has going for it. Dating from the mid-80s, it boasts a sharp Oyster case in the classic 39mm size, with a gorgeously faded brown bezel. Throw on a 62523/450 D-link Jubilee and you get an excellent example of a stylish—and substantial—reference of GMT.
The Reference 16753, released in the 1980s, provided a fresh new look to the GMT line. The combination of steel and gold perfectly encapsulated the preppy stye that prevailed in that period. Moreover, this shifted Rolex into the luxury sphere, which established an upward sales trend that infused much needed life into the manufacture.
Visually and technically, the 16753 stands out from other iterations of the GMT Master.
The glossy black dial and painted bezel give the watch a sleek appearance that’s magnified by the flashes of gold. But these changes didn’t only go skin deep—a new movement was fitted inside that had hacking capabilities as well as a quickset date. Sleek and functional, the 16753 a GMT for the sophisticated traveler.
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Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
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Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns+
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.
Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.
We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.
We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.
Rolex GMT Master