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The Minute Details: Rolex Daytona ref. 6263 Part I

The Minute Details: Rolex Daytona ref. 6263 Part I

In our freshest edition of The Minute Details arrangement, we direct our concentration toward the incredible Rolex Daytona ref. 6263.

In the universe of vintage Rolex gathering, vintage Daytona watches are in their very own association. Vintage Daytona authorities are intensely energetic about these manual-injury Rolex chronographs and the interest in these specific watches works out positively past watch aficionados to the overall population. We should not fail to remember that Phillip’s stood out as truly newsworthy in October after the offer of Paul Newman’s own Rolex Daytona ref. 6239 “Paul Newman” sold for $17.8 million—the most costly wristwatch at any point sold at closeout. Furthermore, only two years prior, Eric Clapton’s Rolex Daytona ref. 6263 “Pale skinned person” sold for walloping $1.4 million.

Today, we investigate one specific reference of the vintage Daytona family—and some say the best one at this moment—the Daytona ref. 6263. Here are some mainstream and truly significant dial varieties of the vintage Rolex Daytona ref. 6263.

The Daytona 6263 is a vintage watch that numerous individuals love.

Rolex Daytona ref. 6263: The Basics

But first, before we get into the dials, we should rapidly go over some broad data about the Daytona ref. 6263. Delivered from the last part of the sixties/mid seventies until around 1988, the Daytona ref. 6263 games the second-age screw-down chronograph pushers, which work really hard of keeping the water out. Also, flagging the water obstruction of the Daytona ref. 6263 is the presence of the “Shellfish” mark on the dial.

A recognizing sign of the Daytona ref. 6263 is the dark acrylic bezel with a tachymeter scale—its kin reference, the Daytona ref. 6265, has a metal bezel instead.

The Rolex Daytona 6263 was produced in hardened steel, 14k yellow gold, or 18k yellow gold. The watch runs on the popular Valjoux 727 hand-wound chronograph development. During its over 15-year creation run, the ref. 6263 was made accessible with a variety of dials. While there’s a lot of assortment, the crucial design of the Cosmograph Daytona stays as before—triplet of registers at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock, focus hour, moment, and chronograph hands, and no date window.

You can see the sigma signs at the lower part of the dial. (Credit: ispringtime

Rolex Daytona ref. 6263 with a Sigma Dial

The Sigma dial incorporates two lowercase Greek Sigma letters (σ) flanking the “T SWISS MADE T” mark situated at the base piece of the dial, under 6 o’clock. The Sigma images demonstrate the utilization of gold to make the hour markers—either white gold or yellow gold relying upon the model.

Sigma dials are found on a few Rolex models from 1970 until the last piece of the decade, including the Daytona ref. 6263. While a simple detail to miss from the start, dials with the little Sigma images are surely pined for, in this way command a premium in the vintage market.

Stayed tuned for Part II of our inside and out glance at the vintage Daytona ref. 6263 where we examine the Red Daytona renditions and the most well known dial variation of all, the Paul Newman versions. 

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