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Rolex Daytona 6263

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  1. 635CSI

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    6263’s are the minefield of Rolex collecting. There are more fakes, or watches with some fake parts on them, out there than any other model. Tread VERY carefully.
     
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    Let's say aftermarket parts... Rolex has always kept their spare parts channel relatively tight, as a result, in addition to a watch that needs regular servicing, is delicate, was once not worth a lot, has a modified Valjoux movement, and has lived a long life: at some point the temptation was too great to use non original parts to repair or service the watch. Unfortunately, Rolex used to have a habit of issuing some harsh declarations when a watch arrived for service with non original parts. With the current value of 6263s, it's probably worth it to buy and to replace parts with the correct parts from Rolex and compared with the cost of the watch, not too costly (depending on the part, of course.)
     
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    As I originally stated, I was referring to fake parts. Definition? A part presented or signed by Rolex that wasn’t actually made or sold by them, rather some sweatshop in Vietnam. There are a TON of them out there. Take a look at Phong’s, Yuki’s, or MG’s sites and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
    6263’s are the number 1 fake on the market today. The scary thing is, thanks to advancements, it is getting really tough to tell them apart. 2 famous auction houses have been duped just this year.
     
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    Understood, but I think in the Rolex world, a lot of watches have been branded "fake" without sinister intent. I.e. non-original parts rather than counterfeit.
     
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    When it comes to Rolex signed parts for 6263’s, there is only factory original Rolex parts, or “sinister intent” .
     
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    There are only a few parts signed Rolex on a 6263 (I could probably name them from memory,) and I think the term fake is used when aftermarket is more appropriate in most cases, but it sounds like you disagree.
    Nevertheless, your warning is valid, but I think it's more nuanced that you may.
     
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    Doesn’t matter I still enjoy a conversation with you.

    The subway in Montreal still as nice as it used to be? Haven’t been there in years.
     
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    hmmmm, nice.... it has it's moments. Most notably, under Drapeau, artists and architects were commisioned to design individual and therefore unique stations.
     
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    I looked at that listing on the 6263 a few weeks ago.

    May or may not be a Frankenstein-watch (pushers are service for sure)...the condition report tells you all you need know (which is more than likely understated t the auction house as to what they really found).

    Run...don’t walk.

    Just for good measure, I had mine serviced last year. Very reasonable $2900 from an expert. That included a movement service, Rolex/period tube and crystal.

    If you need to replace parts like bezels, pushers, hand sets, etc good luck.

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    Bob Ridley?
     
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    I’m guessing Beau in LA.

    ... let’s see who guessed right.
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    “Is this thing on? Hello Chris?”
     
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    Correct.

    For vintage movement work...Bob and or Phillip Ridley.

    FYI...Phillip now has his own company.



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    I like Beau and the guys at LA. Beau may be the best case work guy in the country,

    But they have gotten so busy, service is less personal and lead times longer,

    And sorry...but it was Daytona’s and Tiki bars with the wife last night.

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