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A rare and "fresh-to-market" Unpolished Rolex Cosmograph Daytona in stainless steel with Original Box and Papers.
Auction Ended
26 Bids
Reserve Met
Auction Ended On
December 9, 2019
Lot 1
Starting Bid: $50,000
Manufacturer: Rolex
Year: Circa 1971
Model Name:
Cosmograph Daytona
Reference: 6263
Case Serial Number:
Condition: Excellent condition. Appears to be unpolished.
Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet: Stainless steel rivet-style Oyster bracelet with folding clasp.
Bracelet Length: Approx 180cm
Movement:        Cal. 727, manual-winding, 17 jewels.
Signed Case, dial, movement, and bracelet.
  • The watch has been checked for proper functionality
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Rolex Daytona 6263 Stainless Steel - UNPOLISHED w/ BOX and papers

Bob's does NOT charge a buyer's premium – what you bid is what you pay.

Condition Report


Excellent original condition and very clean matte black tritium dial with warm creamy lume plots and matching hands. All luminous plots remain intact. 


Excellent original condition stainless steel case that appears to be unpolished with light wear from use. Serial and reference numbers remain crisp and well defined. 


Original black acrylic bezel insert is in very good condition and shows some light delamination around the left outer edge.


Original rivet-style C+I Oyster bracelet with 13 links. Bracelet is in good condition and has slight stretch from use. The clasp stamped with a 7-72 date code,

Catalog Essay:

Rolex introduced the reference 6263 to the market in approximately 1969 and continued to produce it until the late 1980s. The ref. 6263 and its metal bezel sister ref. 6265 represent the final evolution of the original manually-wound generation of Rolex Daytona watches. Unlike previous Cosmograph Daytona references, the ref. 6263 featured screw-down pushers for improved water resistance and consequently carried the accompanying ‘Oyster’ designation on its dial. Additionally, the movement on this generation of Daytona watches also saw an improvement, and was upgraded to the Valjoux 727 for greater reliability.

Backstory: This fresh-to-market Rolex Daytona 6263 is in excellent overall condition and comes straight from the family of the original owner, a high-profile real estate investor who had purchased the watch to commemorate one of his largest and most successful deals. Although the acrylic bezel displays minor signs of wear from being worn and loved, the original and unpolished case still retains its sharp edges and original MK1 pushers. Most notably is this watch’s remarkably well-preserved “reverse panda” dial, which still has all of its luminous dots intact and that lacks the 'DAYTONA' branding that became standard on later examples of the iconic chronograph reference. Included with the watch is its original box and Rolex guarantee papers which is seldom found with watches from this time period.


MOVEMENT: Chronograph is functioning. The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that we do not guarantee the future working of the movement.

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