1970 Rolex Daytona (Ref.6262) "Silver Dial"
In 1970 Rolex introduced a new movement for the pump pusher Cosmograph range in a watch which otherwise basically presented the same characteristics of the 6239 and or 6264. This new movement was the Valjoux 727 which was more precise and possed higher beats per minute frequency than the previously used Daytona movements which include the Valjoux 72 B then 722 then 722/1. The Rolex Daytona ref 6262 is generally accepted as the least produced Daytona since its production supposedly stopped in 1971, interestingly the Rolex Daytona 6264 was produced until 1972.
The Daytona name came in 1964/1965, when Rolex decided to brand the 6239 Cosmograph reference in order to appeal to the auto racing culture of the USA and was also an official sponsor of the Daytona 500 auto race held in Daytona Beach, FL. We love the vintage Cosmograph range of due to the fact that they have a high level of contrast which is something the modern Rolex Daytona range of timepieces has lost due to the completely monochromatic look of the dials found on today modern reference range.
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The case of this 1970 Daytona ref 6262 has previously been polished. The Rolex jubilee 62510H bracelet remains in good overall condition showing slight stretch and comes with 574 end pieces. Rolex Val. 727 movement and clean 200 UPH bezel. The caseback is stamped: 6239
The excellent silver Daytona dial with black sub-dials is in exceptional condition. The trapezoidal stick markers are free of any corrosion and add to the specific examples charming and era-specific look and feel. All of the lume plots remain perfect and have taken on a wonderful golden patina. The original hands remain in excellent condition with lume that matches the dial perfectly. Under UV light the lume dots and hands show no loss or degradation.
None. The watch was just completely overhauled and is running at COSC spec.