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You can’t operate on 1710 under Section 15.219, the band edge is 1705.
If you operate AM on 1700 with a normal 5 kHz audio bandwidth, your upper sideband would end just on the band edge.
You can’t operate AM on 1705; your upper sideband would extend out of the band. Even if you were running SSB and lower sideband, few if any radio operators would trust having that much upper-sideband suppression.
If you find a spot that is day-clear with weak night skip, you should be OK at night unless somebody in your range is an AM DXer. Even a DXer would probably be more likely to ask you to shut down early some night so he/she can catch the distant station(s) well enough to get verification.
If you are hearing a 1610-licensed station on another frequency, check with another receiver. This may be an “image” on your receiver. If the “image” shows up on two or more receivers, there may be some mixing with another local signal. The point is that you can’t tread on the big boy’s 1610 signal. The rules don’t talk about treading on an image.