Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
But my point still stands - the original NCC-1701 could simply have been built earlier in the Abrams timeline. It doesn't violate anything established in canon if that happens.
That it could have. While technically everything before the Nerada would have been the same, we never got a cannon date on when the Enterprise was launched, just than Spock had served on it in 2254 under Pike.