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CASE NUMBER: 5643920
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless steel
CASE DIMENSIONS: 37 mm in diameter
DIAL: Silver with black chronograph subsidiary registers, "Daytona" written in red above the 12-hour counter at 6 o'clock
BRACELET MATERIAL: Original Rolex stainless steel bracelet No. 78350 with 571 end links
BRACELET SIZE: 6-1/2 inches without two extra links
MOVEMENT: Manual wind
FUNCTIONS: Time, chronograph with tachymeter scale
CALIBER: Valjoux 727
The Rolex reference 6265 was an innovative chronograph design with the addition of screw-down pushers to increase water resistance from earlier references. Staying true to earlier chronograph references of the manufacture, the 6265 was produced with the Valjoux caliber 727, screw down chronograph pushers and a metallic bezel graduated to 200 units per hours. The popular reference was introduced in 1971 and continued in production until 1988. The present lot is offered by the original owner, who used to be a sports cars racer and used this watch during races. Accompanied by a Rolex box, papers, original receipt of purchase, service papers, two additional links and a Rolex polishing cloth.
PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
Dial and hands in very nice condition and appear to be original to the watch. The luminous material on the dial and in the hands in very good condition, minor loss on 3, 6 and 9 hour markers and minutes hand. The case is full and crisp with few scratches and wear throughout consistent with age and normal wear. Case and bracelet were lightly polished at some point. Small marks on dial edge between 7 and 8 minute markers, 17 and 18 minute markers and 34 and 35 minute markers. Movement running at the time of cataloging. Overall a timepiece in very nice vintage condition.
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