Daytona from 1970: 6262

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Daytona from 1970: 6262

Joined: August 20th, 2009, 2:35 pm

November 13th, 2011, 6:11 am #1

Hi everybody,

this weekend it's photo time again, and here are the first results: some images of my latest Daytona.

The details:

Reference 6262, the rarest steel daytona there is, only about 1000 were produced in 1970.
With a bakelite bezel, which would normally be on a 6264 reference. However IMHO it looks much better so, and it could have been sold that way anyway, as an AD would have done everything to sell a Daytona in 1970.



Domed Tropic 21, not the ugly flat service one.



Flawless, perfect Panda dial.



And a folded 7835 bracelet. Really tiny, but fits my rather slim wrists perfectly.



Thanks to Ralle for the great watch, to Philippe and Jose for the additional parts, and to the infamous Dr. Nick (Björn) for putting it all together

CU Axel

"A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure."
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Joined: January 28th, 2011, 1:52 am

November 13th, 2011, 7:32 am #2

+1Wear it in good health freund (nt)
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Joined: August 23rd, 2007, 4:19 am

November 13th, 2011, 10:42 am #3

Hi everybody,

this weekend it's photo time again, and here are the first results: some images of my latest Daytona.

The details:

Reference 6262, the rarest steel daytona there is, only about 1000 were produced in 1970.
With a bakelite bezel, which would normally be on a 6264 reference. However IMHO it looks much better so, and it could have been sold that way anyway, as an AD would have done everything to sell a Daytona in 1970.



Domed Tropic 21, not the ugly flat service one.



Flawless, perfect Panda dial.



And a folded 7835 bracelet. Really tiny, but fits my rather slim wrists perfectly.



Thanks to Ralle for the great watch, to Philippe and Jose for the additional parts, and to the infamous Dr. Nick (Björn) for putting it all together

CU Axel

"A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure."
Segals Law
regards from HK right now
ralle
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Joined: July 9th, 2010, 6:57 am

November 13th, 2011, 11:00 am #4

Hi everybody,

this weekend it's photo time again, and here are the first results: some images of my latest Daytona.

The details:

Reference 6262, the rarest steel daytona there is, only about 1000 were produced in 1970.
With a bakelite bezel, which would normally be on a 6264 reference. However IMHO it looks much better so, and it could have been sold that way anyway, as an AD would have done everything to sell a Daytona in 1970.



Domed Tropic 21, not the ugly flat service one.



Flawless, perfect Panda dial.



And a folded 7835 bracelet. Really tiny, but fits my rather slim wrists perfectly.



Thanks to Ralle for the great watch, to Philippe and Jose for the additional parts, and to the infamous Dr. Nick (Björn) for putting it all together

CU Axel

"A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure."
Segals Law
I like it too ! Congrats ! (nt)
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Joined: January 23rd, 2005, 9:30 pm

November 13th, 2011, 12:06 pm #5

Hi everybody,

this weekend it's photo time again, and here are the first results: some images of my latest Daytona.

The details:

Reference 6262, the rarest steel daytona there is, only about 1000 were produced in 1970.
With a bakelite bezel, which would normally be on a 6264 reference. However IMHO it looks much better so, and it could have been sold that way anyway, as an AD would have done everything to sell a Daytona in 1970.



Domed Tropic 21, not the ugly flat service one.



Flawless, perfect Panda dial.



And a folded 7835 bracelet. Really tiny, but fits my rather slim wrists perfectly.



Thanks to Ralle for the great watch, to Philippe and Jose for the additional parts, and to the infamous Dr. Nick (Björn) for putting it all together

CU Axel

"A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure."
Segals Law
Congratulations, great watch


You say a 1000 pieces and I would love to know how and why you say that?

The most common question in Vintage Rolex is "How many were made"? and its
not something I was aware could be answered.

Thank you

---Perpetual Knowledge---
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Joined: August 20th, 2009, 2:35 pm

November 13th, 2011, 2:23 pm #6

...and his values are usually right. No idea whether this is derived from some written material.

CU Axel

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Joined: August 26th, 2003, 12:30 pm

November 13th, 2011, 4:54 pm #7

Congratulations, great watch


You say a 1000 pieces and I would love to know how and why you say that?

The most common question in Vintage Rolex is "How many were made"? and its
not something I was aware could be answered.

Thank you

---Perpetual Knowledge---
in fact bigger ( more than 1.5 times the number proposed by Axel ) ...
and you know you can believe me !!!!
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Joined: September 24th, 2010, 2:50 pm

November 13th, 2011, 7:19 pm #8

Congratulations, great watch


You say a 1000 pieces and I would love to know how and why you say that?

The most common question in Vintage Rolex is "How many were made"? and its
not something I was aware could be answered.

Thank you

---Perpetual Knowledge---
Unfortunately I do not recall where I found it....maybe in the Patrizzi Daytona Pocket Guide or somewhere from the internet.

Following this information the figures are like this:

6239 14.000 steel
6241 2250 steel, 750 yellow gold 14k, 750 yellow gold 18k
6240 1740 steel
6262 1000 steel
6264 2000 steel
6263 12000 steel, 300 yellow gold 14k, 335 yellow gold 18k
6265 10000 steel, 600 yellow gold 14k, 750 yellow gold 18k


Probably these figures are not accurate as always in the Rolex world, but they maybe give a rough overview on the production of Daytonas. Marcello said above that the figure 1000 for the 6262 is not correct. But even if production was more than 1,5 x 1000 this means a production of about 1.600 or so.

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Joined: August 26th, 2003, 12:30 pm

November 13th, 2011, 9:39 pm #9

a little above 1600.
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Joined: October 31st, 2010, 10:41 pm

November 13th, 2011, 11:31 pm #10

Hi everybody,

this weekend it's photo time again, and here are the first results: some images of my latest Daytona.

The details:

Reference 6262, the rarest steel daytona there is, only about 1000 were produced in 1970.
With a bakelite bezel, which would normally be on a 6264 reference. However IMHO it looks much better so, and it could have been sold that way anyway, as an AD would have done everything to sell a Daytona in 1970.



Domed Tropic 21, not the ugly flat service one.



Flawless, perfect Panda dial.



And a folded 7835 bracelet. Really tiny, but fits my rather slim wrists perfectly.



Thanks to Ralle for the great watch, to Philippe and Jose for the additional parts, and to the infamous Dr. Nick (Björn) for putting it all together

CU Axel

"A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure."
Segals Law
Congrats! Beautiful piece! nt.
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