|Name||Rolex GMT Master||Rolex GMT Master II|
|Lug to lug||47,5mm||47,5|
The two watches are very similar, but they have a few key differences. The movement of 16710 is more advanced and allows user to move hour & GMT hand independently. The 16700 works like any other watch, except GMT hand completes a single revolution in 24h timespan.
In addition to the functional differences due to the movement, there are other differences. 16700 was never offered with a SEL bracelet, and its manufacturing stopped at 2000 and 16710 came with two movements.
|Bezel||Only Pepsi / Black||Black, Pepsi and Coke|
|Tritium||Before 1998||Before 1998|
|Super luminova||Never||After 1999|
|Lug holes||Always||Before 2000|
|Solid end-link bracelet||Never||After 2000|
|Cal 3186 movement||Never||Very late in production|
For me, despite the fact that I own a 16700, the best combination is 2001-2003 GMT Master II because:
- SEL bracelet
- Lug holes