$16,450 that's the Australian recommended retail price of the Oystersteel Rolex Daytona ref. 116500LN. But, as I'm sure 99 per cent of people reading this are already patently aware, if you actually want to own one of these fabled watches, you can't merely walk into an AD and pick one up. No, if you want a "Panda" Daytona, you've got to venture into the slightly murky and occasionally insalubrious world of the grey/secondhand market. And even then, the steel Daytona is almost an anomalous object, and if you do manage to find one, you're paying at least $35K all day long. In other words, it's almost an effort in futility even entertaining the idea of one day having one slapped on your wrist. This is the same story for the majority of Rolex's Oystersteel Professional range be it Submariner, GMT-Master II, Sea-Dweller this list goes on. However, there are certain steel "sports" watches in Rolex's esteemed catalogue that you can still buy at retail, from a local authorised dealer. Mind you, you're probably not going to be able to merely walk in, see one on the counter and slap your plastic against the EFTPOS machine. But if…

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