ROLEX, DAYTONA, REF. 6239
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless steel
CASE DIAMETER: 36.5mm
BRACELET MATERIAL: Stainless steel
BRACELET SIZE: 7.18 inches / 182.5mm
CALIBER: Valjoux 72
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The condition of lots can vary widely and the nature of the lots sold means that they are unlikely to be in a perfect condition. Lots are sold in the condition they are in at the time of sale.
The case has some light scratches and appears to be polished. The case back has light pitting. The inside of the case back has watchmaker's marks. The inside of the case back is stamped "6239" and "C.R.S". The bezel, dial, and hands appear to be replacements. The dial is a reference 6265 dial. The 2, 10 and 11 o'clock lume plot appear to be deteriorated. The 5 and 6 o'clock lume plots have a brown shadow around them from age. The bracelet appears to be a later replacement. The bracelet appears to be polished and has stretch. The crystal appears to be a later replacement and has some scratches. The movement is in working order at the time of cataloging, consistent with the age of the watch. The movement has not been tested for accuracy. A service is recommended given the age of the watch.
The reference 6239 was the very first model of the celebrated "Daytona" series and could be found in sales catalogues in Europe as of 1964, though it is thought that the model was available in the US already in 1963. This model was available in stainless steel, 14k and 18k gold, reference 6239 was the firm's first chronograph with the tachometer scale engraved on the bezel and the subsidiary dials printed in a different color than the main dial for better readability.
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