|Condition: (What's This?)||Vintage|
|Model: ||Daytona 6265|
|Serial/Year:||5,6XX,XXX - 1978 - 1979|
|Movement / Features:||Manual movement, acrylic crystal, waterproof screw-down crown and pushers|
|Case:||Excellent case that has light wear from use. The case comes with the correct 727 movement and a lightly worn 200 UPH bezel. Caseback is stamped 6239. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined.|
|Dial:||Excellent silver Big Red Daytona dial with excellent black sub-dials. All of the luminous dots are intact. Hands are correct.|
|Bracelet:||Excellent 78350 band with 13 links and 571 end pieces. Bracelet has light stretch from use.|
|Box & Papers:||Rolex box, booklet, and papers|
|Comments:||This Rolex Daytona comes with Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty.|
By Paul Altieri,
The Rolex "Big Red" Daytona reference 6265 is an extremely desirable model and one of the most desirable vintage Rolex chronographs. These watches feature the word "Oyster" on the dial indicating their enhanced water resistance resulting from the screw-down chronograph pushers. The reference 6265 features a steel bezel with a tachymeter track for measuring speeds, whereas the reference 6263 features a black acrylic bezel. The present watch is known as a "Big Red" model as it features the word "DAYTONA" above the hour register in red. This is a rare version where there is more space between the word "DAYTONA" and the hour register, so some call this a "Floating Big Red" model. This watch features a manual-winding Valjoux chronograph movement that was regulated by Rolex and is notable for its outstanding condition including the lume plots all being intact on the dial. This watch is furthermore distinguished by the rare fact that it includes its original box and guarantee, also known as "papers."
*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.