This Rolex 6263 ‘Big Red’ Daytona is certainly one of the most exciting watches that we’ve ever had here at Oakleigh Watches.
This Daytona is 100% original and unpolished in every area. The first owner bought it in 1982 (Can you imagine a Daytona staying in an AD’s safe for four years?), kept it for two years and then sold it to his best friend. The second owner wore it daily for ten years and then kept it in a safe for another 29 years. Throughout all this time, it was never serviced, repaired or touched by anyone other than him.
That means that everything on this watch is original – original Panda dial and hands, case, bezel, plexiglass and bracelet as well as the crown and pushers and all the internal components. It has been worn but not abused or damaged and it is in original and unpolished condition.
To preserve its originality, we haven’t serviced the Valjoux 727 movement but can offer that as an option to the new owner. It has been sanitised and dry cleaned but that’s all.
It comes complete with the correct outer and inner boxes, the handwritten papers (not unusual for this reference in the late 1970’s) that we have traced back to the original purchaser, both booklets, both tags and the plastic wallet. It is a Full Set.
The Rolex Daytona is an absolute design icon and one of the top two or three most desirable Rolex watches in the world. Next to the ‘Paul Newman’, the ‘Big Red’ is the most sought after Daytona reference of them all.
It has just been tested by Rolex certified watch specialists Michlmayr & Co and it is running smoothly.
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Complete with the correct outer and inner boxes, the papers, both booklets, both tags and the plastic wallet. It is a Full Set.