Can't quite believe I did it. Traded-in (plus extra cash) my ND 114060 for a white gold Rolex Prince, the rectangular model with manual wind and a display back. So, from one of the most popular models to possibly the most ignored in the whole Rolex catalogue.
I love the Sub, a truly great watch and, I think, excellent long-term value, when you consider resale prices. But I use a Miligauss more often, the green glass just 'works' for me. Then I started thinking about the sheer weirdness of the Prince. Rolex doesn't offer any other manual winds, or display backs. And even the movement has to be specially designed for that one model...still a cosc certified chronograph. It's just so different, so 'odd man out' in the current range, although Rolex was making a Prince model well before the perpetual oyster.
I'l miss the mighty Sub, but I rather like having this 'orphan' watch from the range. It somehow feels like Rolex wanting to show just what they can really do.