The American public television station PBS has a popular program called “Antiques Roadshow.” It is to help identify whether the items are valuable treasures for free. You can participate in everything from porcelain to paintings and calligraphy to all kinds of messy small items.
In one episode, a Rolex Daytona sold for US $ 345 that year was valued at US $ 500,000-700,000, approximately RMB 3.5-4.85 million. It has appreciated nearly 2,000 times in 40 years!
The American veteran introduced the origin of the watch. In 1971, he was drafted into the army and was initially engaged in bomb clearance work. Then, from 1973 to 1975, he was sent to the Thailand base to assist in the operations of American Airlines. During this period, he contacted pilots and found they were all wearing Rolex watches. He became interested in watches but did not buy them because of the high price. Rolex replica watches.
The American veteran subsequently participated in underwater missions and learned that Rolex is also very good at waterproofing, which deepened his “poisoning.” Finally, in November 1974, he ordered a Rolex Daytona from the base store, which arrived in April of the following year.
At that time, the price of this Rolex Daytona was around US$385, with a 10% discount, and the final transaction price was US$345.97. This cost him one month’s salary, which was already a considerable sum.
Generally speaking, as long as you bought a Rolex sports model decades ago, it is worth a lot of money now. But there are two critical reasons why this American veteran’s watch has appreciated nearly 2,000 times in value, and the premium is astonishing!
First, he confusedly bought a Rolex Daytona series that was “unsalable back then but is now the most popular,” it was also in the “Paul Newman” style.
In the mid-1960s, Rolex released a type of Daytona called “exotic dials.” The most apparent difference between this kind of dial and ordinary dials is that there are small squares at the end of the small chronograph dial scale. At that time, the Rolex Daytona could not compete with the Omega Speedmaster that successfully landed on the moon, so it was unsalable for a time and could not be sold at all. Second-hand watch dealers were unwilling to recycle it. Hublot replica.
In the mid-1990s, the Italians hyped Daytonas with “exotic dials” because of their rare sales and unique styles, and their prices rose rapidly. Because it was once worn by the famous American actor and philanthropist Paul Newman himself, it is commonly known as the “Paul Newman” Daytona.
“Paul Newman” Paul Newman is not a separate series under Rolex but refers to several unique models in the Rolex Daytona chronograph series. These include Ref.6239, Ref.6241, Ref.6262, Ref.6264, Ref.6265, and Ref.6263. These six models all use “exotic dials” style dials.
The starting price of ” Paul Newman” Daytona on the market is RMB 1 million +, and the authenticity and condition cannot be 100% guaranteed. However, this American boss bought Ref.6263 with a waterproof lock handle. The market price is US$400,000, which is approximately RMB 2.8 million!
Second, this Ref.6263 is complete with accessories and “NOS.”
According to this American veteran, when he bought this Rolex Daytona, he just tried it on and put it in the safe. The original reservation receipt, sales voucher, birth certificate, warranty certificate, instruction manual, watch box, and even the outer packaging of the watch box are entirely preserved.
In nearly half a century, he only took it out of the safe three or four times to play with it and appreciate it. In antique bezels, there is a term called “Nos,” the abbreviation of “New Old Stock” in English. It is translated as “inventory” in Chinese. It refers to old watches that have not been used or have slight signs of trial wear. They are often discontinued. Style. After many years, the number of watches in Nos condition is rare and non-renewable. Therefore, compared with the same model used, the price will overflow a lot or even double.
The American veteran’sveteran’s Rolex Daytona Ref. 6263 belongs to ”NOS”. Even the bottom film on the back cover of the case has not been removed, and it is in excellent condition.
As a result, its price has been estimated to be 500,000-700,000 US dollars, approximately RMB 3.5-4.85 million, and has appreciated nearly 2,000 times in 40 years!
Band Width: 20mm
Engine: Rolex Calibre 7750/Mingzhu Engine
Band Color: Silver-tone