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Rolex Daytona

  • History & General Rolex Daytona Information

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Daytona was introduced in 1963.  The Cosmograph Daytona is designed chronograph that was designed for the demands of professional race car drivers.  Timing of average speed is done via the tachymeter on the bezel.  This watch is famous for it's exotic dials such as the "Paul Newman".   The Daytona has housed some of the most reliable chronograph movements throughout it's existence.  Vintage models of this watch are quite collectable and often faked, we would recommend that you contact us for a quick quote or a professional appraisal if you own one of these watches.

Elite Timepieces specializes in Rolex Daytona watches.  We buy, sell and offer written market and insurance appraisals on these fine timepieces.  If you would like to get a quick offer to sell your Rolex or a written appraisal of your watch click below.

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  • Various Rolex Daytona Examples

  • Various Vintage Rolex Daytona Examples

  • Rolex Daytona Market Sales Trends

  • Vintage Rolex Daytona "Paul Newman" Exotic Dial Cross-Reference

  • Ref. # Case Type Bezel Type Pushers Dial Caliber
    6239 Regular Steel Pump 3 Color Non Oyster 722
    6241 Regular Black Acrylic Pump 3 Color Non Oyster 722
    6262 Regular Steel Pump 3 Color Non Oyster/2 Color Non Oyster White 727
    6264 Regular Black Acrylic Pump 3 Color Non Oyster/2 Color Non Oyster White 727
    6265 Oyster Steel Screw Down 2 Color Oyster/3 Color "ROC" Black 727
    6263 Oyster Black Acrylic Screw Down 2 Color Oyster/3 Color "ROC" Black 727
  • How to Find Your Rolex Daytona Reference & Serial Number

1. Remove your watch band & bracelet.

2. Look between the lugs for the reference/model number and serial number.  Refer to the diagram below.

  • Common Rolex Daytona Reference Numbers

116599, 116598, 116589, 116528, 116523, 116520, 116519, 116518, 116515, 116509, 116505, 16528, 16523, 16520, 16519, 16518, 16515, 6265, 6264, 6263, 6262, 6241, 6240, 6239
  • Rolex Serial Number Date Ranges

DATE SERIAL # DATE SERIAL #  DATE  SERIAL # DATE SERIAL # DATE  SERIAL # DATE  SERIAL # DATE SERIAL #
1937 99,000 1949 608,000 1961 1,480,000 1973 3,741,000 1985 8,815,000 1992.25 C000,00l 2007 M000,001
1938 118,000 1950 673,500 1962 1,557,000 1974 4,002,000 1986 9,292,000 1993.75 S000,001 2008 V000,001
1939 136,000 1951 738,500 1963 1,635,000 1975 4,266,000 1987 9,765,000 1995 W000,001 2009 G000,001
1940 165,000 1952 804,000 1964 1,713,000 1976 4,538,000 1987.50 R999,999 1996 T000,00l 2010 G000,001
1941 194,000 1953 950,000 1965 1,792,000 1977 5,005,000 1987.75 R000,001 1997.75 U000,00l
1942 224,000 1954 999,999 1966 1,870,000 1978 5,481,000 1988 R999,999 1999 A000,00l
1943 253,000 1955 200,000 1967 2,164,000 1979 5,965,000 1989 L000,001 2000.50 P000,001
1944 285,000 1956 400,000 1968  2,426,100 1980 6,432,000 1990 L999,999 2001.50 K000,001
1945 348,000 1957 600,000 1969 2,689,000 1981 6,910,000 1990.50 E000,001 2002.75 Y000,001
1946 413,000 1958 800,000 1970 2,952,000 1982 7,385,000 1991.25 E999,999 2003.75 F000,001
1947 478,000 1959 1,100,000 1971 3,215,000 1983 7,860,000 1991.50 X000,001 2005 D000,001
1948 543,000 1960 1,401,000 1972 3,478,000 1984 8,338,000 1991.75 N000,001 2006 Z000,001

 

  • Rolex Bracelet Clasp Numbers

(Clasp codes indicate the estimated year of manufacture of the bracelet.  These codes are found on the clasp of the bracelet.)

YEAR CLASP CODE YEAR CLASP CODE YEAR CLASP CODE YEAR CLASP CODE
1976 A 1986 K 1996 V 2006 OP
1977 B 1987 L 1997 Z 2007 EO
1978 C 1988 M 1998 U 2008 PJ
1979 D 1989 N 1999 X 2009 LT
1980 E 1990 O 2000 AB 2010 RS, E6R
1981 F 1991 P 2001 DE
1982 G 1992 Q 2002 DT
1983 H 1993 R 2003 AD
1984 I 1994 S 2004 CL
1985 J 1995 T 2005 MA

 

  • Various Rolex Movement Caliber Numbers

CALIBER #  WATCH REFERENCE NUMBERS MOVEMENT USED IN
1565 1500, 1501, 1502, 1503, 1504, 1505, 1506, 1507, 1508, 1509, 1510, 1600, 1601, 1602, 1603, 1604, 1605, 1607, 1610, 1611, 1625, 1675
1575 1500, 1501, 1502, 1503, 1504, 1505, 1506, 1507, 1508, 1509, 1510, 1511, 1512, 1513, 1514, 1530, 1550, 1600, 1601, 1602, 1603, 1604, 1607, 1610, 1611, 1625, 1630, 1655, 1665, 1675, 1680
3035 15505, 16000, 16200, 16003, 16008, 16009, 16013, 16014, 16018, 16019, 16030, 16078, 16250, 16253, 16258, 16600, 16660, 16800, 16803, 16808
3135 15200, 15210, 15223, 15238, 16200, 16220, 16203, 16233, 16234, 16238, 16248, 16250, 16263, 16364, 16600, 16610, 11610LV, 16613, 16618, 16622, 16628, 116138, 116139, 116188, 116189, 116201, 116203, 116208, 116231, 116233, 116234, 116238, 116261, 116263, 116264
1560 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1016, 1018, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1035, 1036, 1039
1520 5500, 5501, 5504, 5513, 5520, 5552, 5590
1570 1002, 1003, 1005, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1016, 1018, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1027, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1035, 1036, 1038, 1039, 5512
3000 14000, 14010, 14060, 14270
3130 14000M, 14010M, 14060M, 14203M, 14208M, 114270
3055 18026, 18028, 18029, 18038, 18039, 18046, 18048, 18049, 18078, 18079
3155 18308, 18946, 18948, 18956, 18958, 118205, 118206, 118208, 118209, 118235, 118238, 118239, 118296, 118338, 118339, 118346, 118348, 118366, 118398, 118399
1575 1655, 1675
3075 16750, 16753, 16758, 16700
3085 16550, 16760
3185 16570, 16710, 16713, 16718
3186 116718
4030 16515, 16518, 16519, 16520, 16523, 16528, 16568, 1658
4130 116509, 116518, 116519, 116520, 116523, 116528, 116589, 116599, 116598, 116599
2035 6824, 6825, 6827, 6828, 6829, 6830, 6831, 6832, 6833, 6835, 6838, 6839, 6900, 6901, 6902, 6903, 6904, 6905, 6906, 6907, 6913, 6914, 6916, 6917, 6919, 6920, 6921, 6924, 6927, 6929, 6933
2135 68240, 68273, 69160, 69163, 69173, 69178, 69190, 69174, 69178, 69623, 69240
2235 76188, 76198, 76243, 77080, 77014, 77483, 77518, 78158, 78159, 78238, 78240, 78248, 78266, 78268, 78273, 78274, 78278, 78279, 78286, 78288, 79068, 79078, 79079, 79089, 79126, 79136, 79138, 79158, 79159, 79160, 79163, 79166, 79173, 79174, 79178, 79179, 79190, 79238, 79240, 79288, 80298, 80299, 80318, 80319, 80328, 80329, 80359, 81209, 81339, 168622, 168623, 168628, 169622, 169623, 169628, 178238, 178288, 178158, 178279, 178239, 178159, 178243, 178246, 178296, 178286, 178245, 178274, 178275, 179136, 179138, 179158, 179175, 179178, 179179, 179239, 179160, 179165, 179166, 179168, 179173, 179298, 179368, 17945
2030 6706, 6707, 6710, 6711, 6712, 6713, 6715, 6717, 6718, 6719, 6720, 6721, 6723, 6724, 6744, 6745, 6747, 6748, 6749, 6751, 6753, 6754, 6757, 6771
2130 67180, 67480, 76030, 76080, 76094, 77014, 77080
2230 76080
3187 16570

 

Elite Timepieces specializes in Rolex Daytona watches.  We buy, sell and offer written market and insurance appraisals on these fine timepieces.  If you would like to get a quick offer to sell your Rolex or a written appraisal of your watch click below.

 

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