Apologies for starting another topic but I wanted to get some advice on a purchase I am looking at over the next few days.
I have settled on purchasing a Rolex Submariner 14060m and I have found two possibilities but I cannot decide between them:
V Serial - 2010 - good condition but some very slight scuffs but remains in unpolished condition
No service history
Full B&P including the original receipt (although the box is slightly marked)
Asking price: £6,400
To be bought by bank transfer and posted special delivery (seller seems reputable, has provided plenty of pictures/videos and is willing to provide ID / agree to a contract of sale)
M Serial - 2008 - pristine condition as it has never been worn. Not true NOS but as close as it will ever come to it
No service history (as it's just been sat in the box)
Full B&P including original receipt (again all pristine)
Asking price: £7,250
To be bought by bank transfer but picked up directly (as soon as we are able to).
What I like about this watch is it has the rare 'long f' on the dial in the 'ft' marker which although may not add to the value, it does make it a rarer piece as this was only done on transitional models around 2007/2008 and is not seen very often.
My dilemma is that both watches will require a service due to the age and the fact this has never been done.
I know that people on the forum have differing views between RSC and independent watch servicers but I would likely go down the RSC route just for piece of mind on this which will cost the best part of £600.
My head is saying go for the cheaper one as it's a newer serial by two years and will likely look just like the more expensive one after a full service but my heart is saying get the more expensive one due to the pristine set and quirk with the dial variant.
What would you do in this position?
Appreciate any advice!
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