Rootbeer GMT-Master II Hands-On

Rootbeer GMT-Master II Hands-On

Postby Racer-X » July 14th 2018, 2:40am

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Easily the most anticipated Rolex watch introduction this year was the stainless steel GMT-Master II with a “Pepsi” bezel.

Debuting alongside of it, were two additional GMT-Master II references, referred to unofficially as “Rootbeer” GMTs. One is the Everose Rolesor version (Ref. 126711 CHNR) that combine Oystersteel and 18K Everose gold and the other made entirely in 18K Everose gold (Ref. 126715 CHNR).

The GMT displays the local time via 18K pink gold 12-hour central Mercedes-style hour hand and minutes via a baton-shaped central hand. The 24-hour GMT hand features an oversized arrow tip, and the seconds is baton-shaped with a lollipop tip and circular counterweight, also is 18K pink gold. The applied markers and all the hands feature Rolex’s proprietary lume called Chromalight which lights up blue."

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Re: Rootbeer GMT-Master II Hands-On

Postby foghorn » July 14th 2018, 4:05am

Looks like a Steinhart.
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Re: Rootbeer GMT-Master II Hands-On

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » July 14th 2018, 6:47am

I know this might sound odd, as it bloody is odd by my standards, but... I actually like it.
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Re: Rootbeer GMT-Master II Hands-On

Postby smellody » July 14th 2018, 7:00am

I love it! Surprised?
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Re: Rootbeer GMT-Master II Hands-On

Postby Thunder1 » July 14th 2018, 7:01am

It is nice..
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Re: Rootbeer GMT-Master II Hands-On

Postby spanky1 » July 14th 2018, 7:04am

It's mine after the Powerball Drawing tonight
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Re: Rootbeer GMT-Master II Hands-On

Postby Hawk » July 14th 2018, 7:36am

I wish this pink gold fad would dry up and blow away already.

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Re: Rootbeer GMT-Master II Hands-On

Postby codguy » July 14th 2018, 8:08am

Hawk wrote:I wish this pink gold fad would dry up and blow away already.



Geez, I don't know hawk, I think pink is ok if done right.

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Re: Rootbeer GMT-Master II Hands-On

Postby conjurer » July 14th 2018, 8:41am

The GMT-Master is possibly the best looking Rollie sports watch in gold. Except for the Daytona, maybe.
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Re: Rootbeer GMT-Master II Hands-On

Postby biglove » July 14th 2018, 9:57am

I would tickle Dirtbox's taint for that watch.
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Re: Rootbeer GMT-Master II Hands-On

Postby Hawk » July 14th 2018, 11:04am

codguy wrote:
Hawk wrote:I wish this pink gold fad would dry up and blow away already.



Geez, I don't know hawk, I think pink is ok if done right.

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Gratuitous cecil over.


I could go for that. Minimal pink looks better than a lot of pink.

Actually some gold is more gold color than others - like that 23 or 24 karat stuff which is regrettably too soft to make a watch case out of.
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Re: Rootbeer GMT-Master II Hands-On

Postby bedlam » July 14th 2018, 7:36pm

Standard Rolex looks done in the gheyest colours possible. Meh
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Re: Rootbeer GMT-Master II Hands-On

Postby relaxer7 » July 16th 2018, 5:35am

I like the gold one but you'd have to be a real flash c*nt or a drug lord to pull it off.
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Re: Rootbeer GMT-Master II Hands-On

Postby smellody » July 16th 2018, 8:24pm

relaxer7 wrote:I like the gold one but you'd have to be a real flash c*nt or a drug lord to pull it off.


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Re: Rootbeer GMT-Master II Hands-On

Postby conjurer » July 16th 2018, 10:06pm

smellody wrote:
relaxer7 wrote:I like the gold one but you'd have to be a real flash c*nt or a drug lord to pull it off.


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Re: Rootbeer GMT-Master II Hands-On

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » July 17th 2018, 2:14am

conjurer wrote:
smellody wrote:
relaxer7 wrote:I like the gold one but you'd have to be a real flash c*nt or a drug lord to pull it off.


Right! Like me!


Doctor--lumberjack--pirate--drug lord. I probably missed a couple in there.

A pimp, a dictator, a sheikh, a Russian mob boss or an oligarch, a Ukrainian businessman, a Chinese nouveau riche, an NBA player or a pugilist, and so on.
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Re: Rootbeer GMT-Master II Hands-On

Postby 32771 » July 17th 2018, 6:08pm

Interesting. Kinda like the two-tone bracelet.
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