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Rolex Daytona 6263 Ultimate Buying Guide
05 Jul 2021

Rolex Daytona 6263 Ultimate Buying Guide

If you are active in the Rolex community, then you know that the vintage Daytona watches have a league of their own. Vintage Rolex Daytona collectors are passionate about the timepiece’s history, including its manual-wind chronographs and place in popular culture. Of the vintage Dayton family, one that particularly sticks out is the Daytona ref. 6263. In this article brought to you by the folks at Atlanta Luxury Watches, we will lay out a simple buying guide for the Rolex Daytona ref. 6263. Feel free to come by our location to take a look at our selection of timepieces and learn more about the Dayton ref. 6263.

In the Headlines

Even if you do not follow the Rolex brand, you may have heard of Paul Newman’s Rolex that sold for a whopping $5.4 million. It was a Rolex Daytona ref. 6263. Then there’s Eric Clapton’s Rolex Daytona ref. 6263 “Albino” that sold for a clean $1.4 million. Jaw-dropping numbers are not uncommon for the Rolex Daytona 6263. The price for a vintage Rolex Daytona ref. 6263 floats in a range between $75,000 and $5.5 million.

About the Watch

Before we get into the details, let’s go over some general information about the Rolex Daytona. Powered by the famous manual-wind Valjoux 727 chronograph movement, the Daytona ref. 6263 boasts the second-generation screw-down chronograph pushers that put it apart from earlier vintage Daytona references which came with traditional pump-style pushers. Produced from the early 1970s through 1987, the Daytona ref. 6263 was manufactured in stainless steel, 14k yellow gold, or 18k yellow gold.

Key Features of the Watch

For sake of keeping this article short and digestible, we will quickly list some of the key features of the Daytona ref. 6263 here. Of course, if you have specific questions about our inventory, you can stop by our location or give us a call.
As we mentioned earlier, the Daytona ref. 6263 was produced 1970-1987. With a case size of 37mm and made of stainless steel, 14k yellow gold, or 18k yellow gold, this timepiece keeps time with running seconds and features a 12-hour chronograph.
Though the Daytona ref. 6263 has a distinguishing, black acrylic bezel with a tachymeter scale, it was made available with a variety of different dials. Stainless steel pieces often came with black or silver dials while the black or champagne dials were popular on gold variants. The fundamental layout of the Daytona ref. 6263 is stable though: three registers at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock plus center hour, minute, and chronograph seconds hands – and, of course, no date window.
Part of the reason why the Rolex Daytona ref. 6263 is so desirable is that they represent Rolex’s final vision for its manually wound chronograph watch. They are the last true vintage Daytona models.

Visit Atlanta Luxury Watches

If you are a fan of Rolex and are interested in buying or selling one, then come by Atlanta Luxury Watches to take a look at our selection and let us give you an offer on your timepiece.