Rolex Daytona SS/SS Silver Dial Circa 1970
Rolex 6262, Cosmograph Daytona, Reference: 6262, Case-back Stamped 6239, "In 1970, the movement is upgraded for the last time with the introduction of the new cal. 727 (21600 bps) and references 6239/6241 then become references 6262/6264 until 1972", Stainless Steel on a Stainless Steel Bracelet, Manual Wind Movement (Caliber 727), Chronograph, Silver Dial with Black Sub-Dials, Diameter: 37 mm, Thickness: 13 mm, Acrylic Crystal, Serial #: 253XXXX, Water Resistant, Excellent Condition with European Watch Co. Box and Warranty Card.
More about Daytona SS/SS Silver Dial Circa 1970
This is a c. 1970 stainless steel Rolex Daytona Cosmograph, 6262/6239. It has an integral stainless steel folded-link 7835 Oyster bracelet, and an acrylic crystal. There are round pump chronograph pushbuttons, and a screwed-down case back and winding crown. The 37mm diameter solid three-body case, tachymeter bezel, and bracelet are polished/brushed. The tachymeter graduations on the flat steel bezel are to 300 units-per-hour. The dial is silver with black sub dials, applied steel baton hour markers with luminous dots, luminous steel baton hands, an arrow-tipped center chronograph hand, and there is an outer 1/5 seconds track. It has a subsidiary guilloche dial for the small seconds at 9 o'clock, a 12-hour register at 6 o'clock, and a 30-minute sub dial at the 3 o'clock position. The 13.5mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed. The mechanical manual winding Rolex caliber 727 movement is rhodium plated. It's constructed with 17 jewels, a straight-line lever escapement, and a monometallic balance adjusted for temperature and 5 positions. It includes a shock absorber mechanism, a self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, and Microstella regulating screws. The mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 21,600 vph (3 Hz). In 1963 Rolex introduced the first Cosmograph model, the reference 6239. It wasn't named the Daytona until 1964, when Rolex officially sponsored the 24-hour race. After 1969, and the Paul Newman film, Winning, the Daytona became strongly identified with the actor.
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