Rolex ref' 6240 Daytona.

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tripdog

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Dec 22, 2018
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The first automobile races were organized on the beach at Daytona, FLA in 1902. In 1959 that the race was run on an asphalt track - the newly opened Daytona International Speedway.


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Rolex first served as the Daytona race track official timekeeper in 1962, one year before launching the Cosmograph Reference 6239.


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This model was conceived expressly for race car drivers -the tachymeter scale on the bezel is significantly larger than its counterparts on most other watches.


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Initially produced as a prototype in 1965, the 6240 stands out from previous Daytona models by featuring screw-down pushers - this made it the first really water resistant Dayton.


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The model was only produced in steel, and with a Bakelite bezel.


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It was produced in very limited numbers due to the fact that it was still a prototype, and also due to the modest success it generated.


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Spec's on this build:

Reworked Vietnam case.
Phong MKI bezel.
Phong MK I chrono pushers.
Phong hands.
MQ dial.
Rolex 702 crown.
V72 movement.
Rolex 78350 bracelet and clasp.


Thanks for looking !
 

ROXOLO

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Awesome build. I was really sure you were actually presenting the gen watch, until I reached the bottom of your post. I really wish I manage to have some similar skills someday - very attracted in building watches! The first difficulty I'm coming across right now is to NOT buy that next expensive rep and buy TOOLS instead. ^^
 
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