NN - that is a flippin great fit, but I think med-loose trousers would make it even better.
Mostly, I'd just like to go full retard Harnden myself, but I need another thin guy to light the way.
Part of the problem is that when things break, people tend to send them back to Rolex. Rolex tries to refurb them to near factory condition using all new Rolex parts, etc. There aren't many examples of what you're looking for because most people don't find it appealing and the people who want to turn them for a profit have already had them repaired to at least decent condition (so they do it and sell them if that's the plan).
EDIT: Also, you said you set aside money for a watch in general, what kind of watch are you looking for?
This all makes sense, thanks for clearing that up guys. I hadn't realized about the service policy. And mer, I've set aside money for a busted submariner. I've done that for a few years now, although I only casually look. It's actually just a sort of rainy day fund for a few specific non-clothing vanity items if I come across them, since I would hate to miss out on something because I didn't have the cash handy. It's money I put aside after selling my MB 190e 2.3-16v Cosworth (always a mouthful) to get similar beautiful and rare but useless items. That said, I still wouldn't want to use it on a 4.5k watch nor would I want a Sub that clean (not rare enough :-P )