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Up for grabs is a rare Rolex Daytona, the Reference 6240. The Reference 6240 is the first Daytona to transition from pump pushers to the still-used-today screw-down pushers, making it the first real waterproof Daytona. The 6240 was produced for a short time and only in steel, with a “Bakelite Bezel”, and is the first Daytona to use the inscription of “Oyster” on the dial. This example is an early 6240, from the first year of production, and dates to 1965 (1.2m serial).
This Rolex Daytona is in good vintage condition. The case has been previously polished, but the lugs are thick and even. The dial shows some light wear and aging, and is still very attractive. The original tritium lume is still present on both dial and hands, with only minor loss to the 3 and 6 o’clock plots. The pushers are service replacements.
The watch comes fitted on a 7205/57 rivet bracelet, with 13 full links and light stretch.