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Old 14 December 2018, 03:01 AM   #1
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Best Rolex Mans watch under 10k ??

Please could I ask what you think is the best Rolex mans watch either around or below 10k? I would certainly consider any models apart from the datejust.
The forums thoughts would be appreciated although I am aware itís subjective.
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Old 14 December 2018, 03:04 AM   #2
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If you’re looking for a good “starter” Rolex. I would say the Explorer I. I think it fits perfectly for both everyday use and when you need to dress up. Best part is you can find this piece at an AD without too much hassle. Good luck on your search.
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Old 14 December 2018, 03:12 AM   #3
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Best Rolex Mans watch under 10k ??

For starting and do it all- Explorer I.
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Old 14 December 2018, 03:14 AM   #4
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Blnr or sub
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Old 14 December 2018, 03:15 AM   #5
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Close call between Sub or BLNR. I go Sub.
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Old 14 December 2018, 03:16 AM   #6
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BLNR or BLRO
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Old 14 December 2018, 03:21 AM   #7
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Please could I ask what you think is the best Rolex mans watch either around or below 10k? I would certainly consider any models apart from the datejust.
The forums thoughts would be appreciated although I am aware itís subjective.
What is your definition of the word "best"
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Old 14 December 2018, 03:21 AM   #8
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116610 or DJ41
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Old 14 December 2018, 03:22 AM   #9
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BLNR or BLRO
I would agree but good luck getting any of those at MSRP
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Old 14 December 2018, 03:24 AM   #10
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I'd say BLNR, although there is something to be said for the white OP39, depending on if you care about the date / GMT functions.
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Old 14 December 2018, 03:24 AM   #11
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At MSRP, I'd go with BLRO or Daytona (you did say "around" $10k )

But at market value, I'd go with any preferred variant of the Submariner or GMT!
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Old 14 December 2018, 03:31 AM   #12
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Old 14 December 2018, 03:33 AM   #13
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Since you didnít specify new a good preowned 16600 is easily the best under 10,000
Mans rolex.
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Old 14 December 2018, 03:51 AM   #14
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The White OP39 is pretty versatile and can be had within 2-3 weeks at an AD or at retail (or below retail) with trusted sellers in TRF (~$5500)




You might also want to check this recent Hodinkee article
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Old 14 December 2018, 03:53 AM   #15
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Old 14 December 2018, 03:53 AM   #16
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Just to add the Polar Explorer II is another good option under $10k with the very useful GMT complication.
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Old 14 December 2018, 04:04 AM   #17
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IMHO The best Rolex reference is one of the most "cheap": Rolex Sub date or ND. ($8.550 with date).
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Old 14 December 2018, 04:13 AM   #18
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Old 14 December 2018, 04:17 AM   #19
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116610LN


If you have a larger collection I'd consider the above and below equally with only difference being what you want to spend:

116610LV
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Old 14 December 2018, 04:25 AM   #20
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Best Rolex Mans watch under 10k ??

The two most classic and simply uncluttered sports models are easily the Explorer 1 and Sub No-Date 114060. Anything else with PCLs and colored dials and bezels is straight-up jewelry, LOL. Need a date? Then go with Sub-Date 116610.

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Old 14 December 2018, 04:26 AM   #21
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Well, the best Rolex men’s watch, period, is the GMTII 16710, available in excellent pre-owned condition right at that amount.
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Old 14 December 2018, 04:32 AM   #22
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Whatís your opinion of the 116710LN?
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Old 14 December 2018, 04:35 AM   #23
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BLRO, BLNR, Sub LV, EXPII would be the best imho.
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Old 14 December 2018, 04:39 AM   #24
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Whatís your opinion of the 116710LN?
Great value, and with a tiny bit of patience, can be had at retail with no issues.

Underrated, IMO
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Old 14 December 2018, 04:45 AM   #25
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Sub no question about it
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Old 14 December 2018, 04:48 AM   #26
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Depends, if you in to diving go with SubC
If you're not then go with GMT Master II
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Old 14 December 2018, 04:48 AM   #27
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Best Rolex Mans watch under 10k ??

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Great value, and with a tiny bit of patience, can be had at retail with no issues.



Underrated, IMO


The local AD had one and I passed because of your comment of being underrated. That was yesterday. So it wasnít you. Itís that I have a pattern of purchasing underrated Rolexes. So this thread is of interest.
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Old 14 December 2018, 04:49 AM   #28
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The absolute best Rolex watch ever made for less than 10k is the 16710 GMT coke, no ifs ands or buts. Case closed. Just buy it and youíll never have to worry about did you buy the best or not again.

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Old 14 December 2018, 05:49 AM   #29
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The local AD had one and I passed because of your comment of being underrated. That was yesterday. So it wasn’t you. It’s that I have a pattern of purchasing underrated Rolexes. So this thread is of interest.
Wouldn't you have purchased if underrated? I don't think you would want an overrated watch? Or are you in search of the ever mentioned wrist presence?

And btw imo there is no overrated Rolex watch. They have the substance to back
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Old 14 December 2018, 06:26 AM   #30
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