I guess i will take the SUBMARINER but the problem is it has the old case with holes and not the new link. Anyway, I may wear it on a leather strap so it may not be so important.
What's the point of having a newer Rolex and not wearing the oyster band? I mean Rolex does make a divers strap for the watch (to my knowledge special order only, no store that I know of stocks it) but you are never going to go diving, so that would be a waste. If you want to wear the watch with a leather strap it would just behoove you purchase either an older model that specifically had no band, or just purchase a watch head, with will permit you to put a band on it plus, you can save a ton of money (perhaps even purchase a few more items on sale at Dunhill in the process). Jon.