Rolex 6263 ‘Big Red’ Daytona

Stainless Steel


Why We Love It

“Outstanding – a 100% original Full Set and unpolished in every area. It really is remarkable”

What You Should Know

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.

We are experts in buying, selling and trading pre-owned luxury watches. Our many 5 star Trust Pilot reviews are testament to our customer satisfaction.

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What's Included

Complete with the correct outer and inner boxes, the papers, both booklets, both tags and the plastic wallet.  It is a Full Set.




Stainless Steel


Valjoux 727
Manual Wind


Stainless Steel

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Useful Q&A's

Yes, this Rolex 6263 ‘Big Red’ Daytona comes with Box and Papers.
At Oakleigh Watches we endeavour to bring you the best examples of the watches you’re looking for. With very few exemptions this involves ensuring that all key components are original to the watch. On the very rare occasions that any key components have been replaced this will be made clear in the description.For more information, take a look at our blog “Is that the Original?” READ HERE
The watches that we sell are usually pre-owned and therefore pre-worn. The wearing of the watch, even for a short time, is likely to put small marks on the case or bracelet. If any of our watches are pre-worn and unmarked, then it’s highly likely that it has had a light polish at some point. There’s a temptation to think that any polishing is bad, it is not! Check out our blog – “Has this watch been polished?” READ HERE
All our pre-owned luxury watches are tested to ensure that they are water resistant (where applicable) and comply to COSC spec. Passing these tests means they do not require a service at present. If they have recently been serviced, it will be detailed in the description.
Yes, all our pre-owned watches come with an Oakleigh Watches 12-month warranty. If there is an existing warranty remaining from the original watch purpose, it will be stated in the description.
Within 48 hours of cleared payment. 24 hours if possible.
Unfortunately, there is not a straight forward answer to this question, as there are several variables involved when buying a luxury watch for investment. Read our ‘Expert Guide to Buying Investment Watches’ for more advice. CLICK HERE
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