Vintage Rolex Daytona Watches

The vintage watch market has seen interest in many models come and go. One of the corner stones of the market has been the legendary manual wind Rolex Daytona watch, which was introduced in the early 1960's.

The first Daytona model was the 6239, which featured a screw down Oyster crown but non screw down pushers for the chronograph features. This particular watch was fitted with a graduated steel bezel. The Valjoux based Rolex calibre 722 was fitted in the watch.

The next major model was the 6263, which now used screw down pushers as well as the screw down Oyster crown. The steel bezel was replaced with the black plastic bezel ring. The Valjoux 72 based movement was now reworked and renamed the Rolex calibre 727.

Another variation of the Daytona also sold alongside the 6263 was the reference number 6265, which was virtually identical except that it used the engraved steel bezel instead of the black plastic model.

Other models was scattered into the product catalogue over the years including references 6240, 6241 and 6262.

In addition to the regular black dials with silver registers or silver dials with black registers, other exotic dials have been available including several models which were popularized as "Paul Newman" Daytona's, after being worn by the famed actor during the movie "Winning". There are many variations of Newman Daytona's but be very careful as the fake dials have become so prevalent in the marketplace.

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