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CASE MATERIAL: Stainless steel
CASE DIMENSIONS: 40 mm in diameter
DIAL: White with black sub dials
BRACELET MATERIAL:Stainless steel
MAX. BRACELET SIZE:7-3/4 inches
MOVEMENT: Automatic 4030 Zenith
FUNCTIONS:Time and chronograph
The Rolex Daytona was redesigned for 1988. The watch received a major revision, changing the case, dial and movement. This model was Rolex's first automatic chronograph. The movement was the legendary Zenith El Primero, looking beautiful in Rolex finish. The present example, from 1989, is in the desirable steel with white dial configuration. Today, the Zenith Daytona is a modern classic, with collectors looking for nice examples like this one.
Dial is in excellent condition with some minor spotting on the hands. Crystal shows some chipping on the edges. Case is in excellent condition, with signs of polishing on the case back and small scratches throughout. Bracelet is original and shows some stretch. The watch is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that there is no guarantee on the future working of the movement. Overall, the present example is in excellent condition.
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