Rolex Cosmograph Daytona - Daytona vintage poussoirs vissés-screwed pushers (6240-6263-6265)

  • Year of manufacture 
    1986
  • Location
  • Watch type 
    Other

Description

SERIAL : 9.46mo - Full steel, rare silver "Floating" "Big Red" dial, "T Swiss T", chronograph, 3 black subdials, small second, applied stick index, screw down crown and pushers, bakelite bezel, folded Oyster bracelet (78350), plexiglass, hand wound movement, caliber 727. The ultimate 6263!

In the early 70’s – at the end of the production period of the 6262/4 – Rolex introduced their new models, the 6263 (and 6265) which featured an evolution of the screw-down pushers introduced on the 6240.
The main goal was of course to obtain a better waterproofness but some esthetics’ details were also modified which globally changed the design of the watch – the “impression” made by a 6263/6265 is more muscular, more present than the one given by a push-down model, although the case diameter are identical.
The watch seems to be bigger and more modern. This last generation of screw-down Daytona were the longest produced and the most popular, with continued success until the late 80’s.