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Vintage Rolex Daytona 6265

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Manufacturer: Rolex
Item Number: 149679
Condition: Vintage
Model Name/Number: Daytona 6265 "Big Red" 
Serial/Year 5,5XX,XXX - 1978
Gender: Men's
Movement: Manual caliber 727
Case: Excellent stainless steel (37mm) case that has previously been polished with light wear from use. The case has some light scratches and a few light nicks. Tachymetric bezel has light surface wear and some scratches. Between the lugs show some marks from the bracelet and the serial and reference numbers are clearly visible and crisp. Acrylic crystal has light wear.  
Dial: Excellent silver dial with black sub-dials has developed light patina. The dial has a few faint blemishes throughout that can be hard to notice. The sub dials The lume on the dial and in the hands have developed patina and aged to a buttery yellow color. The lume plots at three, six, and nine show signs of degradation. The lume plot at nine o'clock has a piece of lume that flaked off to the side of the plot. The central seconds hand has developed patina and most of the black paint has worn off. The hours sub-register hand has developed patina. The hour markers have developed patina. 
Bracelet: Excellent stainless steel C&I USA Oyster Rivet with 12 links. The clasp is stamped "79" indicating it is from 1979 and makes sense for the case production. One links shows signs of a replacement rivet (fifth link down on 12 o'clock side). The bracelet shows light wear overall and has some stretch between the links. 
Box & Papers: Rolex presentation box and outer box 
Warranty: This vintage Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty
Return Policy: If not 100% satisfied, return watch in 3 days for a full refund. Terms.

Pre-Owned Watch Condition Examination

This Daytona is in vintage condition with surface wear consistent with age on the bracelet, case and bezel. The case appears to have been polished and has some wear. The inside caseback does not have a reference number engraved which is not uncommon and something we have seen in several similar examples. The bezel is in great condition with some signs of wear. The watch has retained it's correct "P301" pushers. The dial is in excellent condition with light patina and a few faint spots that can be hard to see. The lume has all aged to a beautiful buttery yellow color. The lume plots at three, six, and nine show signs of degradation which is not uncommon, the other plots are fully intact and round. The red "Daytona" text has remained vibrant. 

Vintage Rolex Daytona 6265

By Paul Altieri

Rolex came out with the Daytona in 1963 and it is still in production today. Rolex came out with the reference 6265 around 1971 and this would be the last generation of the manually wound Daytona. The defining characteristics of the reference 6265 are the screw down style pushers and stainless steel bezel. Rolex offered this model in a few variations in stainless steel. Rolex offered them with a silver dial with black sub registers, like the example we have here today or with a black dial with white sub registers. Rolex also offered the 6265 with an exotic black or white dial and these are known as Paul Newman Daytona's. Rolex also offered the 6265 in 14k and 18k gold. 

The example we have here today is in overall excellent, honest condition. It comes from the original owner and it has been well cared for over the years. The watch comes on its original C&I rivet oyster bracelet dated 1979 which has remained in great condition. These USA rivet Oyster bracelets have a nice taper and are super comfortable on the wrist. If you are in the market for a 6265 "Big Red" Daytona this one is worth considering. 

* All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. Certificates are issued by WatchCSA, the industry's leading independent authority on watch authentication. WatchCSA Certified Pre-Owned certificates are provided for an additional fee at checkout. 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. Note that "B&P" means "box and papers" where stated.


This pre-owned Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty

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