First Watch ever: Montblanc 7016 Chronograph XL...Real or Fake, and opinions?

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    First Watch ever: Montblanc 7016 Chronograph XL...Real or Fake, and opinions?

    Hi, I'm very immersed in the pen world but I felt an itch for the watch world. I just really fell in love with this Montblanc 7016. It's my first foray into any watch. I've never worn watches before, but I've worn this one daily since getting it.

    I got it for 900 dollars and I was wondering, first, if it was authentic, and also what people's thoughts on the watch and the deal I got were.

    Here's some photos below, and also a <30 second Youtube video of front and back of the watch: https://youtu.be/DqhbtehcTYI

    Thanks for the help, and I look forward to becoming a full part of the watch community (:

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    Re: First Watch ever: Montblanc 7016 Chronograph XL...Real or Fake, and opinions?

    In summary:

    1. Is it authentic? Should I get it checked out at a Montblanc Boutique to be sure?
    2. The bracelet is just a hair tight on my wrist. I'd like it to be a few mm wider. How could I have that done?
    3. How often and where should a watch like this get serviced? It seems to keep good time, and it's been about a week since I got it.
    4. How did I do on the price?
    5. What are your thoughts on this model?
    6. Total watch-noob questions: What are the functions of the 2 knobs and the crown? Does this watch need to be wound?

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    Re: First Watch ever: Montblanc 7016 Chronograph XL...Real or Fake, and opinions?

    Looks legit. Right movement, bracelet, face, etc. $900...getting a 7750 based watch at under $900 is always good. MB finishing is fantastic, so I'd say you made out...particularly if you like it. Congrats! To answer your other questions: if you didn't get the removed links with it, you will need to either buy an after market strap/bracelet, or buy a link, new or used. These bracelets, by memory, have no micro adjust. A new link from MB will be expensive, used may be difficult to find. Service...the movement is a Valjoux 7750...it can be serviced by any competent mechanical watch repair shop. That said, if it is running properly, I wouldn't service it. Pushers: Top pusher start-stops the chrono, bottom pusher resets. Enjoy!



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    Re: First Watch ever: Montblanc 7016 Chronograph XL...Real or Fake, and opinions?

    Thanks so much for the help. Watches are starting to really fascinate me. Been looking to save up to get a blue face Omega or Rolex some day. I look forward to many happy years on this forum.

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    Re: First Watch ever: Montblanc 7016 Chronograph XL...Real or Fake, and opinions?

    Late to the party but that watch is real. Did you end up getting it?
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    Re: First Watch ever: Montblanc 7016 Chronograph XL...Real or Fake, and opinions?

    I would say yes also. On a leather strap I think they look fantastic

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    Re: First Watch ever: Montblanc 7016 Chronograph XL...Real or Fake, and opinions?

    I like the way you bought the watch before asking to see if it were authentic. Makes sense.... in some alternate universe.

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    Re: First Watch ever: Montblanc 7016 Chronograph XL...Real or Fake, and opinions?

    Watch looks auth, but box is kind of strange.

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    Re: First Watch ever: Montblanc 7016 Chronograph XL...Real or Fake, and opinions?

    Quote Originally Posted by KirS124 View Post
    Watch looks auth, but box is kind of strange.
    That is the old Montblanc packaging, 2 gens old. Early to mid 2000s.
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    Re: First Watch ever: Montblanc 7016 Chronograph XL...Real or Fake, and opinions?

    Chris, the watch looks real to me. Did you end up buying it?

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