Holy early Daytona 6263 - in Love!

Vintage Rolex Discussion

Holy early Daytona 6263 - in Love!

Greatgatsby
VRF Member
Joined: September 8th, 2003, 7:26 am

April 2nd, 2012, 2:38 pm #1

Hello, my friends!

Just wanted to share my new toy - a very early Daytona 6263 from first owner!

It has a great Provenance, got it from the grandson and I am now waiting for the letter where he wants to write me something about. His grandfather was the british charge of consular
in Mexico, and because of his love for Cessna he bought the Daytona in the early 70s. His family still lives in Mexico, but he planned to come to London last weekend and it was the
possibility to meet him. Well, i couldn't made it, asked some friends but unfortunatly it was not easy to manage - so, Percy, owner of the German RLX forum and a good friend of mine,
decided to fly to London and meet him -- THANK YOU, PERCY !!!!

Some details about this beauty: no engraving in the inner caseback, it is absolutly UNTOUCHED, even the first Plexy Glas is on it with aging. The watch was the last 26 years in a drawer.
Condition is really spectacular, and all details on this watch are screaming MK1 !

Serial number is 26xxxxx - so it is from the 1971. The first owner had no need for the Papers or Box, like most first owners, but he kept the original Rolex Cosmograph booklet, also
first series from 10.1971. The early 6263s and 6265s share nearly everything with the Daytona 6240:

- same case than the later 6240s (first 6240 has a round case)
- same MK1 6263/65 dial and hands as later 6240 (both have the small triangle Stop hand, just the 6240 has the thin second hand)
- same MK1 Bakelite bezel
- same MK1 crown and tube
- same MK1 Pushers (one of the sexiest detail in Rolex history for me)

At the moment I wear the 6263 on black Nato, here is a fast shot from today! Can't say, WHAT A HAPPY GUY I AM !!

Thanks for looking!
Werner

PS: dear Tom, always remember your fantastic 6240 - this is a little younger brother!

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]
Quote
Like
Share

Jan1675
VRF Member
Jan1675
VRF Member
Joined: January 10th, 2007, 1:19 pm

April 2nd, 2012, 2:42 pm #2

My warmest congratulations. Very well done! What a beauty. More pics to come I hope...

Wear in good health,
Jan
Quote
Like
Share

raywu
VRF Member
raywu
VRF Member
Joined: October 17th, 2004, 9:23 pm

April 2nd, 2012, 2:44 pm #3

Hello, my friends!

Just wanted to share my new toy - a very early Daytona 6263 from first owner!

It has a great Provenance, got it from the grandson and I am now waiting for the letter where he wants to write me something about. His grandfather was the british charge of consular
in Mexico, and because of his love for Cessna he bought the Daytona in the early 70s. His family still lives in Mexico, but he planned to come to London last weekend and it was the
possibility to meet him. Well, i couldn't made it, asked some friends but unfortunatly it was not easy to manage - so, Percy, owner of the German RLX forum and a good friend of mine,
decided to fly to London and meet him -- THANK YOU, PERCY !!!!

Some details about this beauty: no engraving in the inner caseback, it is absolutly UNTOUCHED, even the first Plexy Glas is on it with aging. The watch was the last 26 years in a drawer.
Condition is really spectacular, and all details on this watch are screaming MK1 !

Serial number is 26xxxxx - so it is from the 1971. The first owner had no need for the Papers or Box, like most first owners, but he kept the original Rolex Cosmograph booklet, also
first series from 10.1971. The early 6263s and 6265s share nearly everything with the Daytona 6240:

- same case than the later 6240s (first 6240 has a round case)
- same MK1 6263/65 dial and hands as later 6240 (both have the small triangle Stop hand, just the 6240 has the thin second hand)
- same MK1 Bakelite bezel
- same MK1 crown and tube
- same MK1 Pushers (one of the sexiest detail in Rolex history for me)

At the moment I wear the 6263 on black Nato, here is a fast shot from today! Can't say, WHAT A HAPPY GUY I AM !!

Thanks for looking!
Werner

PS: dear Tom, always remember your fantastic 6240 - this is a little younger brother!

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]
That's a beauty my friend. Enjoy! and thanks for sharing :)
Quote
Like
Share

seve1939
VRF Member
seve1939
VRF Member
Joined: October 12th, 2006, 4:29 pm

April 2nd, 2012, 2:58 pm #4

Hello, my friends!

Just wanted to share my new toy - a very early Daytona 6263 from first owner!

It has a great Provenance, got it from the grandson and I am now waiting for the letter where he wants to write me something about. His grandfather was the british charge of consular
in Mexico, and because of his love for Cessna he bought the Daytona in the early 70s. His family still lives in Mexico, but he planned to come to London last weekend and it was the
possibility to meet him. Well, i couldn't made it, asked some friends but unfortunatly it was not easy to manage - so, Percy, owner of the German RLX forum and a good friend of mine,
decided to fly to London and meet him -- THANK YOU, PERCY !!!!

Some details about this beauty: no engraving in the inner caseback, it is absolutly UNTOUCHED, even the first Plexy Glas is on it with aging. The watch was the last 26 years in a drawer.
Condition is really spectacular, and all details on this watch are screaming MK1 !

Serial number is 26xxxxx - so it is from the 1971. The first owner had no need for the Papers or Box, like most first owners, but he kept the original Rolex Cosmograph booklet, also
first series from 10.1971. The early 6263s and 6265s share nearly everything with the Daytona 6240:

- same case than the later 6240s (first 6240 has a round case)
- same MK1 6263/65 dial and hands as later 6240 (both have the small triangle Stop hand, just the 6240 has the thin second hand)
- same MK1 Bakelite bezel
- same MK1 crown and tube
- same MK1 Pushers (one of the sexiest detail in Rolex history for me)

At the moment I wear the 6263 on black Nato, here is a fast shot from today! Can't say, WHAT A HAPPY GUY I AM !!

Thanks for looking!
Werner

PS: dear Tom, always remember your fantastic 6240 - this is a little younger brother!

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]
A real beauty Werner--enjoy
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: October 4th, 2006, 9:33 pm

April 2nd, 2012, 3:22 pm #5

Hello, my friends!

Just wanted to share my new toy - a very early Daytona 6263 from first owner!

It has a great Provenance, got it from the grandson and I am now waiting for the letter where he wants to write me something about. His grandfather was the british charge of consular
in Mexico, and because of his love for Cessna he bought the Daytona in the early 70s. His family still lives in Mexico, but he planned to come to London last weekend and it was the
possibility to meet him. Well, i couldn't made it, asked some friends but unfortunatly it was not easy to manage - so, Percy, owner of the German RLX forum and a good friend of mine,
decided to fly to London and meet him -- THANK YOU, PERCY !!!!

Some details about this beauty: no engraving in the inner caseback, it is absolutly UNTOUCHED, even the first Plexy Glas is on it with aging. The watch was the last 26 years in a drawer.
Condition is really spectacular, and all details on this watch are screaming MK1 !

Serial number is 26xxxxx - so it is from the 1971. The first owner had no need for the Papers or Box, like most first owners, but he kept the original Rolex Cosmograph booklet, also
first series from 10.1971. The early 6263s and 6265s share nearly everything with the Daytona 6240:

- same case than the later 6240s (first 6240 has a round case)
- same MK1 6263/65 dial and hands as later 6240 (both have the small triangle Stop hand, just the 6240 has the thin second hand)
- same MK1 Bakelite bezel
- same MK1 crown and tube
- same MK1 Pushers (one of the sexiest detail in Rolex history for me)

At the moment I wear the 6263 on black Nato, here is a fast shot from today! Can't say, WHAT A HAPPY GUY I AM !!

Thanks for looking!
Werner

PS: dear Tom, always remember your fantastic 6240 - this is a little younger brother!

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: April 13th, 2005, 7:18 am

April 2nd, 2012, 3:29 pm #6

Hello, my friends!

Just wanted to share my new toy - a very early Daytona 6263 from first owner!

It has a great Provenance, got it from the grandson and I am now waiting for the letter where he wants to write me something about. His grandfather was the british charge of consular
in Mexico, and because of his love for Cessna he bought the Daytona in the early 70s. His family still lives in Mexico, but he planned to come to London last weekend and it was the
possibility to meet him. Well, i couldn't made it, asked some friends but unfortunatly it was not easy to manage - so, Percy, owner of the German RLX forum and a good friend of mine,
decided to fly to London and meet him -- THANK YOU, PERCY !!!!

Some details about this beauty: no engraving in the inner caseback, it is absolutly UNTOUCHED, even the first Plexy Glas is on it with aging. The watch was the last 26 years in a drawer.
Condition is really spectacular, and all details on this watch are screaming MK1 !

Serial number is 26xxxxx - so it is from the 1971. The first owner had no need for the Papers or Box, like most first owners, but he kept the original Rolex Cosmograph booklet, also
first series from 10.1971. The early 6263s and 6265s share nearly everything with the Daytona 6240:

- same case than the later 6240s (first 6240 has a round case)
- same MK1 6263/65 dial and hands as later 6240 (both have the small triangle Stop hand, just the 6240 has the thin second hand)
- same MK1 Bakelite bezel
- same MK1 crown and tube
- same MK1 Pushers (one of the sexiest detail in Rolex history for me)

At the moment I wear the 6263 on black Nato, here is a fast shot from today! Can't say, WHAT A HAPPY GUY I AM !!

Thanks for looking!
Werner

PS: dear Tom, always remember your fantastic 6240 - this is a little younger brother!

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]
or more appreciative home !!

all the best, jed
Quote
Like
Share

darkner-imperator
VRF Member
Joined: September 11th, 2007, 10:44 am

April 2nd, 2012, 3:33 pm #7

Hello, my friends!

Just wanted to share my new toy - a very early Daytona 6263 from first owner!

It has a great Provenance, got it from the grandson and I am now waiting for the letter where he wants to write me something about. His grandfather was the british charge of consular
in Mexico, and because of his love for Cessna he bought the Daytona in the early 70s. His family still lives in Mexico, but he planned to come to London last weekend and it was the
possibility to meet him. Well, i couldn't made it, asked some friends but unfortunatly it was not easy to manage - so, Percy, owner of the German RLX forum and a good friend of mine,
decided to fly to London and meet him -- THANK YOU, PERCY !!!!

Some details about this beauty: no engraving in the inner caseback, it is absolutly UNTOUCHED, even the first Plexy Glas is on it with aging. The watch was the last 26 years in a drawer.
Condition is really spectacular, and all details on this watch are screaming MK1 !

Serial number is 26xxxxx - so it is from the 1971. The first owner had no need for the Papers or Box, like most first owners, but he kept the original Rolex Cosmograph booklet, also
first series from 10.1971. The early 6263s and 6265s share nearly everything with the Daytona 6240:

- same case than the later 6240s (first 6240 has a round case)
- same MK1 6263/65 dial and hands as later 6240 (both have the small triangle Stop hand, just the 6240 has the thin second hand)
- same MK1 Bakelite bezel
- same MK1 crown and tube
- same MK1 Pushers (one of the sexiest detail in Rolex history for me)

At the moment I wear the 6263 on black Nato, here is a fast shot from today! Can't say, WHAT A HAPPY GUY I AM !!

Thanks for looking!
Werner

PS: dear Tom, always remember your fantastic 6240 - this is a little younger brother!

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]
Congrat and wear in good health!


Cheers,

Francesco
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: May 7th, 2006, 5:02 pm

April 2nd, 2012, 3:47 pm #8

Hello, my friends!

Just wanted to share my new toy - a very early Daytona 6263 from first owner!

It has a great Provenance, got it from the grandson and I am now waiting for the letter where he wants to write me something about. His grandfather was the british charge of consular
in Mexico, and because of his love for Cessna he bought the Daytona in the early 70s. His family still lives in Mexico, but he planned to come to London last weekend and it was the
possibility to meet him. Well, i couldn't made it, asked some friends but unfortunatly it was not easy to manage - so, Percy, owner of the German RLX forum and a good friend of mine,
decided to fly to London and meet him -- THANK YOU, PERCY !!!!

Some details about this beauty: no engraving in the inner caseback, it is absolutly UNTOUCHED, even the first Plexy Glas is on it with aging. The watch was the last 26 years in a drawer.
Condition is really spectacular, and all details on this watch are screaming MK1 !

Serial number is 26xxxxx - so it is from the 1971. The first owner had no need for the Papers or Box, like most first owners, but he kept the original Rolex Cosmograph booklet, also
first series from 10.1971. The early 6263s and 6265s share nearly everything with the Daytona 6240:

- same case than the later 6240s (first 6240 has a round case)
- same MK1 6263/65 dial and hands as later 6240 (both have the small triangle Stop hand, just the 6240 has the thin second hand)
- same MK1 Bakelite bezel
- same MK1 crown and tube
- same MK1 Pushers (one of the sexiest detail in Rolex history for me)

At the moment I wear the 6263 on black Nato, here is a fast shot from today! Can't say, WHAT A HAPPY GUY I AM !!

Thanks for looking!
Werner

PS: dear Tom, always remember your fantastic 6240 - this is a little younger brother!

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]
...I definitely see the family resemblance.



Very cool to see the subtle little changes in Daytona evolution.
Enjoy and as we all know--this watch could not have a better new owner!
All the best,
Tom

Quote
Like
Share

Joined: February 9th, 2007, 7:33 pm

April 2nd, 2012, 3:51 pm #9

Hello, my friends!

Just wanted to share my new toy - a very early Daytona 6263 from first owner!

It has a great Provenance, got it from the grandson and I am now waiting for the letter where he wants to write me something about. His grandfather was the british charge of consular
in Mexico, and because of his love for Cessna he bought the Daytona in the early 70s. His family still lives in Mexico, but he planned to come to London last weekend and it was the
possibility to meet him. Well, i couldn't made it, asked some friends but unfortunatly it was not easy to manage - so, Percy, owner of the German RLX forum and a good friend of mine,
decided to fly to London and meet him -- THANK YOU, PERCY !!!!

Some details about this beauty: no engraving in the inner caseback, it is absolutly UNTOUCHED, even the first Plexy Glas is on it with aging. The watch was the last 26 years in a drawer.
Condition is really spectacular, and all details on this watch are screaming MK1 !

Serial number is 26xxxxx - so it is from the 1971. The first owner had no need for the Papers or Box, like most first owners, but he kept the original Rolex Cosmograph booklet, also
first series from 10.1971. The early 6263s and 6265s share nearly everything with the Daytona 6240:

- same case than the later 6240s (first 6240 has a round case)
- same MK1 6263/65 dial and hands as later 6240 (both have the small triangle Stop hand, just the 6240 has the thin second hand)
- same MK1 Bakelite bezel
- same MK1 crown and tube
- same MK1 Pushers (one of the sexiest detail in Rolex history for me)

At the moment I wear the 6263 on black Nato, here is a fast shot from today! Can't say, WHAT A HAPPY GUY I AM !!

Thanks for looking!
Werner

PS: dear Tom, always remember your fantastic 6240 - this is a little younger brother!

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]
As said... such an amazing watch... such cool pushers.. and so much style!!!

Enjoy my friend. I love the way you find them... and this watch brings out my memories of my first vintage Daytona.. and your role in it!
It was such great fun... and keeps on connecting!!!

Enjoy the sun my friend!

B
Quote
Like
Share

maritimewatches
VRF Member
Joined: April 2nd, 2006, 3:51 am

April 2nd, 2012, 4:39 pm #10

Hello, my friends!

Just wanted to share my new toy - a very early Daytona 6263 from first owner!

It has a great Provenance, got it from the grandson and I am now waiting for the letter where he wants to write me something about. His grandfather was the british charge of consular
in Mexico, and because of his love for Cessna he bought the Daytona in the early 70s. His family still lives in Mexico, but he planned to come to London last weekend and it was the
possibility to meet him. Well, i couldn't made it, asked some friends but unfortunatly it was not easy to manage - so, Percy, owner of the German RLX forum and a good friend of mine,
decided to fly to London and meet him -- THANK YOU, PERCY !!!!

Some details about this beauty: no engraving in the inner caseback, it is absolutly UNTOUCHED, even the first Plexy Glas is on it with aging. The watch was the last 26 years in a drawer.
Condition is really spectacular, and all details on this watch are screaming MK1 !

Serial number is 26xxxxx - so it is from the 1971. The first owner had no need for the Papers or Box, like most first owners, but he kept the original Rolex Cosmograph booklet, also
first series from 10.1971. The early 6263s and 6265s share nearly everything with the Daytona 6240:

- same case than the later 6240s (first 6240 has a round case)
- same MK1 6263/65 dial and hands as later 6240 (both have the small triangle Stop hand, just the 6240 has the thin second hand)
- same MK1 Bakelite bezel
- same MK1 crown and tube
- same MK1 Pushers (one of the sexiest detail in Rolex history for me)

At the moment I wear the 6263 on black Nato, here is a fast shot from today! Can't say, WHAT A HAPPY GUY I AM !!

Thanks for looking!
Werner

PS: dear Tom, always remember your fantastic 6240 - this is a little younger brother!

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]
What an amazing watch! Especially for such an expert of Daytona watches. Truly a early, early MKI example and a beauty at that.

Congrats and enjoy!

Frank
Quote
Like
Share