In the Rolex collecting world, vintage Daytona replica watches belong to them. The fake Rolex Daytona collectors are passionate about these manual-wind chronographs, and their interest in these special timers goes far beyond the interest of watch enthusiasts and can be found in most men and women.
Don’t forget, in October 2017, Phillips sold Paul Newman’s own Rolex Daytona ref. 6239 “Paul Newman” for $17.8 million, which became the new history. The Rolex copy watch with the highest auction price since the auction has become global headlines. In addition, another Daytona by Paul Newman (the ref. 6263 with a standard black dial) sold for $5.48 million, and the Eric Clapton’s Rolex Daytona ref. 6263 “Albino” sold for $1.4 million. What’s more? Many other vintage Daytona watches broke the million-dollar mark as soon as they appeared at the auction in the UK.
Today, we take a look at a special reference for the classic Rolex Daytona family – the one that some collectors say is the most ideal model – the Daytona reference 6263. Here is everything you need to know about the exact 1:1 Rolex Daytona ref. 6263.
The Best Replica Rolex Daytona Ref. 6263 For Sale
Key Features Of Daytona 6263
- Reference Number: 6263
- Production Years: 1971 – 1987 (Approx.)
- Case Size: 37mm
- Materials: Stainless Steel; 14k Yellow Gold; 18k Yellow Gold
- Functions: Time w/ Running Seconds, 12-Hour Chronograph
- Dial: Black; Silver; Champagne; Exotic (Paul Newman) w/ Luminous Hour Markers
- Bezel: Fixed, Black Acrylic w/ Tachymeter Scale
- Crystal: Acrylic (Box-Shaped)
- Movement: Valjoux 727 (Manual Wind)
- Water Resistance: 50 Meters / 165 Feet
- Strap/Bracelet: Oyster Bracelet; Jubilee Bracelet; Leather Strap
- Price Range: $75,000 – $5.5 Million (as of June 2021)
The Basics Of Rolex Daytona 6263
Before we talk about the dial, let’s quickly review some basic information about the high-end replica Rolex Cosmograph Daytona reference 6263. The production is from the early 1970s to 1987, the Daytona ref. 6263 used the second generation of push-down chronograph pushers to separate it from the early vintage Daytona models, which were equipped with traditional pump-style pushers with excellent water resistance. In addition, the “Oyster” label on the dial marks the increase in the depth level of Daytona’s 6263. The top-rated Rolex Daytona 6263 is made of stainless steel, 14k yellow gold, or 18k yellow gold, and is powered by the famous manual-wind Valjoux 727 chronograph movement – high-quality Swiss ETA Movement.
Brand New Rolex Daytona 6263 Bezel
A notable feature of the Rolex Daytona reference 6263 is its black acrylic bezel with a tachometer scale (the Daytona 6263 is a reference of the same level, and the Daytona 6265 has a metal bezel). The ref. 6263 on the black acrylic bezel is a vintage design element, you won’t find any fashionable Daytona watches; however, some collectors say that it serves as the black ceramic bezel behind the inspiration, and modern stainless steel Daito can be found Accept the watch.
The Dial of the Clone Rolex Daytona Ref. 6263
There are more than 15 years of production, the ref. 6263 provided a variety of different dials. Stainless steel examples are usually equipped with black or silver dials, while gold variants are equipped with black or champagne dials. In addition, the Rolex replica also produced the Daytona 6263 with an “Exotic” dial (now called the Paul Newman dial), which is characterized by unique Art Deco style numerals. Although there are many varieties, the basic layout of the Cosmograph Daytona remains the same – three registers at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock, as well as the central hour, minute, and chronograph seconds hands. Of course, there is no date window.
Sigma Dial of the Copy Rolex Daytona Ref. 6263
Known as the sigma dial among vintage watch collectors, this unique variation includes two lowercase Greek sigma letters (σ) next to the signature “T SWISS MADE T”, which is on the bottom part of the dial, at the 6 o’clock hour marker. The Sigma symbol indicates the use of solid gold to create the hour markers – according to the specific version of the Daytona reference 6263, it can be white gold or yellow gold.
The Sigma dial is available on different kinds of Rolex replica models from the early 1970s to the second half of this century, including the Cosmograph Daytona ref. 6263 for sale online. Although it is easy to overlook a detail at first glance, these small sigma symbols on the Rolex Sigma dial are indeed rare and coveted, so they have a place on the market of vintage watches.
Why People Like To Buy Rolex Daytona Ref. 6263 – ‘Big Red’
Interestingly, the early version of the imitation Rolex Daytona reference 6263 did not actually include the now-famous Daytona signature on it – only the name of the “Cosmograph”. Remember, the Cosmograph Daytona is the full name of Rolex Daytona. Since the “Daytona” part was added later, most of the early examples of Rolex’s iconic chronograph watches did not have the legendary “Daytona” name. However, around 1975, Rolex began to use the Daytona name on most reference 6263v watches. The stainless steel dial is always indicated by red letters. The black and silver dials of Daytona (the ref. 6263) have the name “Daytona”, which is arched above the sub-dial at 6 o’clock, and the position is exactly the same as today.
Remember, there are Big Red Daytona and Small Red Daytona watches on sale for gents and ladies, as their name indicates, they have different sizes of red ‘Daytona’ printed on the dial. In addition, the placement of the red Daytona text relative to the 6 o’clock subdial is also slightly different. Compared with other versions, the Daytona print of the so-called Big Red Floating dial is farther from the sub-dial.
The various red Daytona dials have very different values. We have already seen some examples, starting at $75,000 and extending to the six-figure area (however, Paul Newman’s personal “Big Red” Daytona ref. 6263 was amazingly impressive at an auction in December 2020. $5.48 million sold). In addition, the Big Red Sigma Daytona dial with red text and sigma symbols is a particularly rare, coveted, and valuable variant that often appears at the top watch collectors’ wish lists.
Swiss Luxury Rolex Daytona Ref. 6263 – Paul Newman
Finally, at the top of the vintage Daytona chronograph, there is undoubtedly an example of a dial that Rolex once called an “Exotic” dial, but is now commonly known as the Paul Newman Daytona dial, since the legendary Hollywood actor was discovered since wearing the dial on the cover of an Italian magazine.
These unique exotic Paul Newman dials carry their signature design logo, which sets them apart from a handful of standard Daytona dials. First, there are the Art Deco style numerals on the registers. There is also a square end on the hash mark on the register, and the 9 o’clock sub-dial contains 15, 30, 45, and 60 numerals, not just the 20, 40, and 60 of the standard Daytona dial. Finally, the register is always on the main dial of contrasting colors, whether it is a panda white dial with black register or a black dial with white register (or black and champagne on the yellow-gold edition of brand new Paul Newman Daytona 6263).
It has been said many times before that, of all the six references provided by Paul Newman dials, Daytona reference 6263 Paul Newman is the most sought after by vintage collectors. The market for Paul Newman Daytona watches is currently very active and the value is steadily rising. The price of top fake Rolex Daytona 6263 watches with Paul Newman dials began to far exceed the six-digit most affordable example, and increased from there, depending on factors such as age and overall conditions.
Where To Buy Grade AAA+ 1:1 Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona 6263
When people talk about Paul Newman’s personal Rolex Daytona, they are most likely referring to his reference 6239 watches with the ‘Paul Newman’ dials. This is exactly the watch that sold $17.8 million in 2017; however, Paul Newman owns many Rolex Daytona replica watches in his private life, including a “Big Red” watch ref. 6263 with a classic black dial.
Just like his other Daytona watch, Paul Newman’s reference 6263 is a gift from his wife Joanne. Just like his other watch, his Daytona 6263 also has the feature of a case-back engraving. Although Paul Newman’s Paul Newman Daytona will always be the watch most closely associated with the legendary Hollywood actor and racing driver, he is likely to wear his Rolex reference 6263 more frequently because in 1984 his Paul Newman Dial Daytona was given to his daughter’s boyfriend. Although there is no Paul Newman dial was fitted with, Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona 6263 watch was still sold at an auction in December 2020 at a high price of $5.48 million, making it one of the most expensive Rolex watches ever.
The Ultimate Dream for The Rolex Daytona 6263’s Collectors
Among all the vintage Rolex watches, the first generation of various Daytona watches is generally considered to be the most valuable, popular, and collectible. However, not all vintage Daytona references are considered equal, some are just in higher priority than others, and the reference 6263 is always ranked among the most vintage references available in Daytona.
Part of the reason why the ref. 6263 is so ideal is that it is the last iteration of the first-generation manual-wind Daytona watches, with automatic winding movements, sapphire crystals, and the case of a large 40mm with crown-guards were introduced to the collection. This means that these counterfeit Daytona watches are the last true vintage Daytona models which are popular with young men and women in the UK and represent the ultimate vision of Rolex replicas, with its manually-wound chronograph watch. It is much more perfect than the reference 6265.
In addition, it is also worth noting that copy Rolex Daytona 6263 is generally considered more preferable than the ref. 6265. Except for the difference in the bezel, these two vintage Daytona watches are almost the same, but the black acrylic bezel of the Daytona 6263 makes its value much higher than the reference 6265, especially if the black acrylic insert. The price of Rolex Daytona 6263 will be higher than the ref. 6265 if the parts are in good condition without any cracks, chips, or scratches.
Investment Value Of The Top Rolex Daytona 6263 Replica Watch
As we all know, the investment in Rolex watches is very substantial – arguably better than any other replica luxury watches – and the vintage Daytona watch is one of the most valuable Rolex watches in existence. Any Rolex Daytona reference from the first generation of manually-wound watches will be regarded as one of the most collectible vintage Rolex references available, but the Daytona 6263 reigns supreme and is often valued higher than some references are technically less common production numbers alone.
You can see the prices for vintage stainless steel Rolex sports watches continue to rise every year, although it takes a lot of money to get a Daytona 6263, especially if your eyes are fixed on a watch with a Paul Newman dial, then they can easily become one of the safest bets in the luxury watches world. All Rolex Daytona watches are one of the most popular watches in the world, and even the current production version is priced two to three times higher than the original brand new retail price. When it comes to ultra-collectible vintage models, such as the reference 6263, the sky is limited in terms of price, and these iconic chronograph watches will only become harder to find and more expensive to buy every year.
When all this is said and done, almost any vintage Rolex Daytona Reference 6263 is a joy to wear and own, no matter the dial variant. Although their value may be different, each has its own characteristics and appeal. They are one of the most popular and classic Rolex vintage watches in the world. The popularity of the Daytona 6263 doesn’t look like it will be slowing down anytime soon. There are more and more people who would like to buy Rolex Daytona watches on the replica watches UK online shop. If you are lucky enough to have one in your collection, then you will be happy to know that their value is also developing in the upward direction!