|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 24 hours.
There are also other differences: 16700 was never offered with a SEL bracelet, and its manufacturing stopped at 2000 and 16710 came with two movements, cal 3185 and cal 3186.
|Bezel||Only Pepsi / Black||Black, Pepsi and Coke|
|Tritium||Before 1998||Before 1998|
|Super luminova||Never||After 1999|
|Lug holes||Always||Before 2003|
|Solid end-link bracelet||Never||After 2000|
|Cal 3186 movement||Never||After second half in 2007|
Despite the fact that I own a 16700, my personal preference is 2001-2003 GMT Master II because:
- SEL bracelet
- Lug holes