Overall Condition: Stainless steel Oyster case is in excellent condition, with sharp lugs and signs of light polishing, and only minimal signs of use or wear in keeping with its age. Matte black dial is in very good condition with fine even patina and only some slight discoloration from 10 to 12 o'clock. Luminescent elements on the hour markers and hands have aged to a fine even patina. "Pepsi" bezel is in excellent condition with light fading. Bezel shows a small smudge between 1 and 2. Underlined Rolex-signed crown; Rolex case back is in very good condition with only slight signs of wear, including some light tool marks.
Thanks for this write-up and documentation on the various dials of the 16710. As you mentioned, the stick-dial is not an error-dial, nor the rectangular dial. They are just different fonts used over different era’s. The stick-dial goes back as far as 2005 in D-Serials. The rectangular was used towards the end of the production in Late Z-Serials and early M-Serials. The 3186 caliber is a nice upgrade in the 16710, but I doubt that over the coming years it will fetch a higher premium. I hope you are right, but I doubt it.
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