The Oakleigh ‘Private Stock’ is made up of watches that I’ve collected over the years. Much love and much deliberation has gone into each one. I’m sorry but these watches are not for sale – however, if you would like me to find you something similar then let me know and I’ll do my best.
1974 Rolex Daytona ‘Big Red’ Ref: 6265
The Rolex Daytona is arguably the most desirable and recognisable of all the Rolex sports watches.
Born out of the Rolex Chronograph in the mid 1960s and named after the famous American raceway, the Daytona is still in production today. It is so popular in its classic stainless steel variant that there is a waiting list for new ones from Authorised Dealers.
Buying a vintage Daytona is often something that the Rolex collector has to build up to, and I was certainly no exception. I’ve always been a sucker for a mixture of red and black on a vintage Rolex dial (you’ll spot the theme as time goes on) and so when it came to choosing mine, it had to be a 6265 ‘Big Red’, although I also chose the black bezel from the 6263.
The watch itself is of its original bracelet and part of a ‘Full Set’ including the original boxes, papers, leaflets and accessories.
It’s one in a million and I hope you enjoy seeing it.