Vintage Rolex 16750: Complete Service and GMT Function Review


The Rolex GMT-Master 16750 is a significant model in the Rolex GMT-Master series, known for its dual-time zone functionality. Introduced in the early 1980s, the 16750 was the successor to the Rolex GMT-Master 1675. For more information on the 16750 see Bobs Watches Page


Case and Bezel:

The Rolex 16750 featured a stainless steel case with a diameter of 40mm, and maintained the iconic bi-directional rotating bezel with a 24-hour scale, allowing wearers to track a second time zone.


The dial of the 16750 typically had a matte finish with applied hour markers, offering enhanced legibility. It featured the Mercedes hands characteristic of Rolex sports watches and included a date window at 3 o’clock with the Cyclops lens (Acrylic Crystal)


The movement used was the Caliber 3075, an automatic movement with a quickset date feature. The 3075 featured a GMT function, allowing the wearer to independently set the 24-hour hand to track a second time zone.


Service Involved complete disassembly and cleaning of the movement. All cap jewel assemblies taken apart, and additional hand cleaning as needed. The case is also disassembled and cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner. Minimal polishing of both the case and bracelet. The crystal and gaskets have been replaced.

See our services page for more information on service and repair of your vintage watch.