About this watch

I am delighted to be able to offer you for sale arguably one the most sought-after Rolex Daytona variants, the big red 6263, desirable in any condition but seldom seen in this original condition and complete with its correct punched papers, dated December 1982 along with numerous service receipts and original Rolex box .This is a piece worthy of its position in any serious collection but equally a watch that can be worn and appreciated on a daily basis . This stunning example dates to 1979 as confirmed by the 6XXXXXX serial number which confirms it was in dealer stock for a couple of years until it was purchased by its original owner whilst he was working in Hong Kong

The 6263 reference was produced from 1971 through to 1987, during the period that the Daytona along with most Rolex sports watches were actually still readily available to buy out of a Rolex Store, how times have changed.

The immaculate silver dial sports the iconic red floating Daytona insignia, the classic look of the dial is also enhanced by the crisp black subdials, the stick hands and baton markers are all intact as are the lume dots which have aged to an ivory colour.

The stainless-steel case shows no signs of polishing in the past and the lugs remain thick, the 78350 bracelet is in equally fine condition and is secured with the correct 571 end links

The original black bezel shows some signs of age and natural wear that shows this was a watch that was worn as it was made to be

The manual winding cal 727 runs perfectly and having been freshly serviced, it is keeping time to within a few seconds per day and the chrono sets and resets to zero correctly.

This superb collectors piece comes complete with

Rolex punched papers dated December 1982

Rolex tag

Rolex inner and outer box

Various Rolex service papers from 1988 through until 2002

This piece is in stock and ready for worldwide shipping.

Our stock number 7260

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