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Old 25 August 2019, 12:38 PM   #31
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I am sure you could find NOS just prepare to pay for it. Unworn, complete set means it goes in the safe and doesn't see daylight until sold.

Otherwise plenty of worn 11610 subs out there and most in great condition. If I wanted as new as I could get, I would buy a pre owned, gently worn, and a complete set. Then send to RSC or rolliworks and tell them to service, polish, repair and replace anything necessary to make it like new, and wear it every day. A steel stunner. You won't be taking away value of this used watch, because too many out there.
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Old 25 August 2019, 01:03 PM   #32
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Uh, this is literally at the top in the FS section:

https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=688571
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Old 25 August 2019, 01:16 PM   #33
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Uh, this is literally at the top in the FS section:

https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=688571
A nice pre-owned new old stock
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Old 25 August 2019, 04:38 PM   #34
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Iíve seen a few on C24. If its a piece to wear and not a safe queen, Iíd go with an unpolished no holes late series and send it to RSC upon receipt. Itíll come back like new and ready to wear. Will be cheaper than a NOS by a large margin too.
Ditto. Great idea

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Old 25 August 2019, 06:06 PM   #35
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My recommendations would be a 2002/2003 with lug holes and SEL as I think the lug holes fits the sportier look of a five digit sub. Mine is a Y series, but I think K series have lug+SEL too. Unpolished and with B+P would be nice, get a fresh service and you have a perfect sub imo
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Old 25 August 2019, 08:49 PM   #36
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Spend 5K on an average condition used 16610 and send it for an RSC service. Itíll come back like new and more than likely outlive you. You donít have to worry about finding a lightly used one to preserve longevity.
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Old 26 August 2019, 02:31 AM   #37
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i just bought this 3 weeks ago. itís a 1998 u series, last of the tritium dials. nos with b&p.
I paid $11k.


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Old 26 August 2019, 04:11 AM   #38
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Spend 5K on an average condition used 16610 and send it for an RSC service. Itíll come back like new and more than likely outlive you. You donít have to worry about finding a lightly used one to preserve longevity.
This. Rolex made hundreds of thousands of 16610ís buy one and have it serviced and it will be just as good as any new old stock at a fraction of the price.
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Old 26 August 2019, 07:24 AM   #39
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To pile on, I would find a mint, lightly worn one over NOS. The second you put it on your wrist the NOS thing is out the window.
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Old 28 August 2019, 05:03 AM   #40
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Thanks for all the input, guys. (And pictures - they all look great!)

Lots to consider. If I were to find one that was fairly beat up (relative to NOS; think scratches, etc.), how good could I expect it to look after an RSC service? Also, that should cost around $500-$1k, correct?
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