Last week (well, the 17th of february already, but didn’t have much time to make a picture and post something here) my watch arrived. I really had a hard time choosing a new watch… Another Panerai with a black dial, a vintage Submariner (ref.1680) or a new GMT-Master II. I used to have a ref.1675 GMT-Master, but I didn’t want to wear that one on a daily basis. However, the voices in head told me that I really needed a GMT-Master again. So I ordered one at my watch dealer and it didn’t take too long before it arrived!

This Rolex GMT-Master II ref.16710 is a 2006 model (with the new box and no holes in the case anymore).

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Robert-Jan Broer, born in 1977, watch collector and author on watches for over a decade. Founder of Fratello Watches in 2004.
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  • Martijn

    Modern beauty, old time classic, can you ask for more? Enjoy and wear it in good health!

    Kind regards,


  • Nivelacuso

    Congratulations with this fine watch.

    You won’t believe it, but I (an Omega man) recently bought my first Rolex (second-hand)…. It’s at the jeweller for servicing.

    Thank you, Martijn, for the tips you gave by telephone. It helped me a lot. (The watch I bought is not the white-dialed Explorer II.)

    Will let you know once it has returned.

    Hans Mennink

  • Nice choice, I never tire of seeing that model.

  • Robert-Jan

    Hi Hans,

    I also was an Omega ‘only’ collector until 2003. 🙂 I can assure you that this won’t be your last Rolex!!

    Are you heading for Duesseldorf next week? 5th of March… You will be amazed by the number of Rolexes over there. Maybe we can team up.


  • Congratulations on your beautiful GMT. What’s going on in Duesseldorf? Anything worth seeing?

  • Robert-Jan

    Sure, a watch fair in the Radisson SAS hotel. It will make you hate Rikketik.. so maybe it is even better not going 🙂 You will get addicted 🙂

  • Sounds nice. Too bad I don’t have a car though 😉 .

  • Steef M.

    If I can get a car from my parents, I will certainly go. So glad I got a nav. sys 😀

    Nice watch btw, congrats!

  • Nivelacuso

    Would love to go, but I cannot go this time 🙁
    Duties elsewhere…..
    I’ll keep it in mind, perhaps we can go another time.

    About the Rolexes…. It could very well be that more are to follow… 🙂

  • Martijn

    Great watch Hans! Congratultions! My first Rolex arrived about a month ago (steel-gold OysterQuartz). All Dutch Omega-fans seems to move over to Rolex….


  • Bernard

    This will be your daily watch for sure 😉 Very good taste indeed. BW

  • It was a good choice RJ!

    @Martijn: I don’t think it’s about ‘switching over’ to Rolex. From my own experience I know that Omega (certainly the Speedmaster series) and Rolex models very well live together.



  • Martijn


    They sure live together, but my desire to buy another Omega has been rather limited now that I’ve experienced a Rolex. And I know that I’m not the only one that is feeling like this…..


  • Rambler

    Congrats on a fine watch choice. Wear it in the best of health.

    Rambler 🙂

  • georges zaslavsky

    Gald you have it. My only regert is that they don’t use tritium anymore. I really prefer tritium over luminova any day.