Of all vintage Rolex watches, the various hand-wound Daytona models of the first generation are often regarded as the most valuable, desirable, and collectible. However, not all vintage Daytona watches are considered the same, some are simply more highly regarded than others, and the reference 6263 has always been one of the most coveted vintage Daytona watches.
Part of the reason the 6263 model is so popular is that it was the last iteration of the first generation of hand-wound Daytona watches, before self-winding movements, sapphire crystals and large 40mm cases with crown protectors were introduced to the line. This means that these Rolex Daytona replica watches are the last true vintage Daytona models and represent Rolex’s ultimate vision for its manual-winding chronographs.
It is also worth noting that the Daytona 6263 is generally taken to be more valuable than the ref. 6265. Aside from the difference in the bezel, these two vintage Rolex Daytona watches are virtually identical, but the black acrylic bezel on the Daytona 6263 makes it significantly more valuable than the otherwise identical ref. 6265, especially the black acrylic insert is in perfect condition and free of any cracks, chips, and scratches.
When all is said and done, as is the case with almost all vintage Rolex Daytona models, the 6263 is a joy to wear and own, regardless of the type of dial. While their values may vary, each has its own character and appeal, all of which makes for one of the most desirable vintage Rolex timepieces in the world.
That’s my point of view. Now, before I go on a rant like Zach and I did last time, let me say that I prefer my Sub bracelet. It actually is a great combination. However, I also really like the way it looks on my rubber strap – in this case, the black “Rubber B” strap that uses the factory Glidelock buckle. For me, this combination gives me a break from the more conservative original pairing, while maintaining a really solid look and feel.
The rubber combo also adds a more casual, low-key vibe – more sweatpants and sneakers than shorts and loafers. That’s not to say you can’t use it with a more sensible casual outfit the 1:1 replica watches. The Aquanauts and Yacht-Masters of the world look great with anything – I’d be happy to bring Everose Yachty on Oysterflex to the next black-tie event. In a way, it’s an evolution of pairing submarine and Seamaster straps with suits, which has become standard practice, despite our past protests.