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Old 12 July 2019, 01:59 AM   #1
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Help with 6241 Daytona

The brother of a close friend of mine passed away recently and he left this Daytona. From what I've been told it was his from new (papers haven't been found though), and they are struggling to determine an approximate value for it. I am not very versed on Daytonas, and I know prices are all over the place, but if you could comment on the watch itself, potential values or ways to find out what it might be worth I'd appreciate it.

They are currently cataloguing his items and haven't determined if they want to sell or not but an approximate valuation would be the first step.

Serial number is 237****

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Old 12 July 2019, 02:03 AM   #2
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You inbox is probably full...

I am not an expert this looks really nice. Pretty sure later bracelet but that is no big deal.

Value is significant. I won't speculate you tend to see these listed for sale north of 50k.
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Old 12 July 2019, 02:23 AM   #3
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if it's true careful with it. value could be huge especially if full kit is found.
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Old 12 July 2019, 02:35 AM   #4
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Assuming the kit is found, would you venture to put a number to huge?

checked inbox and seems fine...
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Old 12 July 2019, 02:40 AM   #5
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Haha, sometimes people are looking to message you to purchase the watch that has been uncovered.

https://www.chrono24.com/rolex/dayto...id10474111.htm

The asking price on this example is 97k
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Old 12 July 2019, 04:09 AM   #6
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Haha, sometimes people are looking to message you to purchase the watch that has been uncovered.

https://www.chrono24.com/rolex/dayto...id10474111.htm

The asking price on this example is 97k
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One think I've noticed is that most of the 6241s I've seen with this dial configuration have the DAYTONA inscription in black, whereas this one is in red. Is that good, bad or makes no difference?
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Old 12 July 2019, 04:32 AM   #7
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I believe the red daytona text are later models from what I understand.

I really know more about subs and gmts, Daytona's have always been beyond my grasp to afford in the vintage world and I don't know nearly as much about them, but I do know you have a hellofa watch on your hands.
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Old 12 July 2019, 04:39 AM   #8
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One think I've noticed is that most of the 6241s I've seen with this dial configuration have the DAYTONA inscription in black, whereas this one is in red. Is that good, bad or makes no difference?
The dial was definitely replaced at some point. The watch now has a Daytona service dial, aka "Little Red." Bracelet is later too (much more minor).

Still a very nice/cool Daytona, but value-wise it takes a big hit because of the service dial.

To find a value, you can peruse the sales sections here and over on VRF, archives of well-known dealers, Chrono24 and even eBay, just to get an idea. The tricky part will be finding an example with a service dial, of course.
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Old 12 July 2019, 05:11 AM   #9
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Thanks Swish, I was pretty sure the "Big Reds" were not 6241's. To the OP, still a hechuva watch, but the service dial will be an impediment to some collectors. Still an awesome watch in my honest opinion.
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Old 12 July 2019, 05:14 AM   #10
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Thanks guys

Would you say the replacement dial takes away 20%? Or would it be more significant?
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Would you say the replacement dial takes away 20%? Or would it be more significant?
Hard to say for sure, but probably closer to 50 percent. In the vintage world, it's virtually all about the dial and originality.
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Old 12 July 2019, 05:59 AM   #12
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It's not even a good choice of replacement dial given that it's from an Oyster ie. screw down pusher watch which a 6241 isn't. It needs another dial...



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Old 12 July 2019, 06:12 AM   #13
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It's not even a good choice of replacement dial given that it's from an Oyster ie. screw down pusher watch which a 6241 isn't. It needs another dial...

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Not sure Rolex gives you a choice, assuming the service and installation of the service dial was done at a Rolex Service Center. That would have been the "correct" service dial.

Here is what the original dial would have looked like, presumably.
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Old 12 July 2019, 06:21 AM   #14
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Hard to say for sure, but probably closer to 50 percent. In the vintage world, it's virtually all about the dial and originality.
I would agree with Swish. Finding a nice original dial would not be easy as well as being expensive.
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Old 12 July 2019, 06:35 AM   #15
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Not sure Rolex gives you a choice, assuming the service and installation of the service dial was done at a Rolex Service Center. That would have been the "correct" service dial.

Here is what the original dial would have looked like, presumably.
Or a Newman dial. All of at least a dozen I've seen in 237xxxx range had a Newman dial.


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Old 12 July 2019, 06:43 AM   #16
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Thanks to all of you, very informative
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Old 12 July 2019, 10:51 AM   #17
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Or a Newman dial. All of at least a dozen I've seen in 237xxxx range had a Newman dial.


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Wow so this could,ve had Newman dial & someone let them switch it out ,if only they knew what we know now
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Old 16 July 2019, 09:09 AM   #18
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Not sure Rolex gives you a choice, assuming the service and installation of the service dial was done at a Rolex Service Center. That would have been the "correct" service dial.

Here is what the original dial would have looked like, presumably.
Would this be the correct dial then?
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Old 16 July 2019, 12:49 PM   #19
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Would this be the correct dial then?
What’s that selling for?
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Old 16 July 2019, 01:10 PM   #20
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Sotheby's, Christies or Bonhams could give you a rough estimate of what you could expect the watch to go for at auction . To me this is a better indicator of value or what something is worth. Than looking at a retail price on a website.
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Old 17 July 2019, 12:01 AM   #21
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Sotheby's, Christies or Bonhams could give you a rough estimate of what you could expect the watch to go for at auction . To me this is a better indicator of value or what something is worth. Than looking at a retail price on a website.
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What’s that selling for?
Asking $24K
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