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|Condition: (What's This?)||Vintage|
|Model: ||Daytona 6239|
|Serial/Year:||1,1XX,XXX - 1965|
|Movement:||Manual wind 7213 movement, 17 jewels, acrylic crystal, screw-down crown, pump pushers|
|Case:||Excellent stainless steel case that has some light wear from use. Comes with a 200 UPH bezel. Inner case back is stamped: 6239. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined.|
|Dial:||Excellent silver "Big Daytona" tritium dial with light creamy hour markers. The hands have aged a shade darker than the hour markers. The minute hand is partially missing lume. The lume plots are intact except the 2 and 9 o’clock dots which have partially flaked off. |
Overall this watch is a very honest and attractive example of an early 6239 "Big Daytona."
|Bracelet:||Very good Oyster Rivet bracelet with 12 links. Clasp back is stamped "C&I I-71". Bracelet has some wear and stretch from use.|
|Box & Papers||Bob's presentation box, Certificate of Authenticity, and warranty card|
|Comments:||This vintage Rolex comes w/ Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty|
By Paul Altieri,
The present lot, nicknamed the "Big Daytona" is an early example of the Rolex reference 6239. During the beginning of the model's production, Rolex experimented with several dial variations in order to come to its design for the Cosmograph Daytona. While the very earliest reference 6239’s featured a small Daytona signature below the "Rolex Cosmograph" text, Rolex also introduced a different dial which featured a slightly larger "Daytona" text, such as the present watch.
Apart from this unique dial feature, the present watch is preserved in outstanding condition. Featuring sharp finishes to the top of the lugs, the case is incredibly well preserved for a vintage sports watch. The bezel, calibrated to 200 units has been kept in excellent condition with a majority of its enamel. The dial too is wonderful featuring hour makers which have aged to a light creamy patina and matching the original hands. Further enhancing the watch is the rivet bracelet stamped 1-71. The present example is in lovely well-preserved condition and with its “Big Daytona” configuration, it will be a watch all collectors want, but few will own.
*All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. All watches are shipped to fit the average size wrist (7 1/4" - 7 1/2" for men and 6 1/4" - 6 1/2" for women). Additional links can be purchased if needed.
This watch does not draw the attention. Or reputation of a gold Rolex. Yet a more powerful statment, when worn.
It was everything i ever wanted and hoped for!