|Nickname:||Rolex Paul Newman|
|Condition: (What's This?)||Vintage|
|Return Policy:||If not 100% satisfied, return watch in 3 days for a full refund. Terms.|
|Serial/Year:||1,6XX,XXX - 1967|
|Movement / Features:||Manual wind movement, cal. 722-1, 17 jewels, newly replaced acrylic crystal, screw-down crown, pump pushers|
|Case:||Original case which has been lightly polished with light wear from use. The original bezel has very minimal wear. Serial and reference numbers are both well defined. This is a great example of the iconic ref. 6239 “Paul Newman" Daytona. Purchased directly from the family of the original buyer.|
|Dial:||Original and excellent 3 color Paul Newman dial is in mint condition with all lume plots intact. Original tritium handset matches perfectly. Both the black and white sections of the dial are very clean.|
|Bracelet:||Stainless steel Rolex oyster, stamped 7205, end links are stamped 71. Stainless steel deployant clasp, stamped 269 (2nd quarter of 1969).|
|Box & Papers:||Rolex Papers/Guarantee and Rolex box are not included|
|Comments:||This vintage “Paul Newman” Rolex Daytona comes w/ Bob's 3-day inspection period and one year warranty. Payment for this item is wire transfer only. Macros available upon request.|
By Paul Altieri
The Rolex reference 6239 was the first model of the renowned "Daytona" series, and was manufactured from approximately 1964 through 1976. Only available in stainless steel, 14k and 18k gold, the ref. 6239 was the first chronograph with the tachometer scale engraved on the bezel. The "exotic" (a.k.a. "tropical" dial), later named the "Paul Newman" by collectors of this widely sought-after model, became available shortly after the 6239's appearance.
There are not many watches in this world that collectors, both new and experienced, will yearn for, such as they do with the Paul Newman. And with the recent discovery of Paul Newman’s original “Paul Newman” Daytona having been discovered, this watch is only going to continue to grow in popularity.
But, of course, condition is key when it comes to determining the true value of this watch. And in the world of Rolex collectors, determining the value of these watches is practically a science. The clarity of the sub dials, to having all lume points intact; all of these factors and more are weighed when considering the value, and this watch in particular happens to meet the criteria for many of these desirable points.
The case itself retains its correct proportions, the UPH bezel is still decipherable, the dial is surprisingly crisp for its age, as any collector would hope for, with prominent contrasts between the white sub-dials and the black dial.
If you’re interested, you can click the following link to learn more about the history of the Rolex Daytona Paul Newman.
Updated 10/27/2017: Paul Newman's Paul Newman (PNPN) sold at the Phillips WINNING ICONS: Legendary Icons of the 20th Century Auction in New York City for $17.7 million!
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