1974 Rolex Daytona ROC (Ref. 6265) Silver "Big Eyes"

The Daytona name came in 1964/1965, when Rolex decided to brand the Cosmograph references 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. The Daytona quickly became a chronograph favorite among enthusiasts and has grown into a statement of prestige in the horological world. 

This 1974 Daytona Ref. 6265 example, often referred to as a "ROC" dial, is an early dial variant that only bears the words Rolex Oyster Cosmograph and lacks the red Daytona text above the 6:00 subdial.  The silver dial with the offset crisp black matte subdials sets the tone for the watch’s appearance. The watch really pops due to the three black sub-dials on the silver dial and The stainless steel bezel is in wonderful and almost perfect condition and frames the dial perfectly 

Stock #
Brand Rolex
Style Daytona
Model 6265
Serial 38XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver
Millimeters 36
Strap Rolex 78350 Oyster Bracelet W/ 571 End Pieces



The very strong case has only been very lightly polished in the past and retains full and symmetrical lugs that exhibit very light signs of use. The stainless steel “UPH” bezel is in excellent condition, showing light signs of use with most of the original black enamel intact. The Mk. II screw-down pushers are original to the watch. The Rolex 78350 Oyster bracelet with 571 end pieces retains 12 links what shows some signs of use and very minimal stretch.


The original silver sunburst ROC dial is in superb vintage condition, showing only very minimal and appropriate signs of age. The tritium lume dots have aged to a handsome yellow coloration, under U.V. light inspection the tritium lume plots all show as intact, the 3 and 9 o'clock markers exhibit some light degradation which is common for Daytonas of this era. The original tritium hands have aged to a darker patina than the dial, under U.V. light inspection the hands exhibit no degradation.


None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.