The Swiss movement fake Rolex Daytona is THE watch that everyone seems to be lusting for – vintage and modern alike. Today, you can’t even walk into a Rolex Authorized Dealer and buy one; you would need to get on a list, and who knows when or if the call would come in. Rolex has come out with many variations and references of the Daytona over the years since the model’s 1963 inception, but it all started with the ref. 6239. The defining characteristics of the ref. 6239 are the pump-style pushers and steel bezel. Rolex even made a few variations of the 6239 before coming out with later Daytona references.
The example we have today is circa 1967 and features one very special detail: The “Daytona” text is in red above the hours register. This detail is not typical for the best quality copy Rolex Daytona ref. 6239; it’s more commonly found on the later Oyster-cased Daytonas, like the “Big Red” 6263s and 6265s, and can still be found on Rolex’s signature chronograph to this day. Rolex has done an amazing job staying true to the original design over the years (for the most part), and it’s fun to look at a modern watch, see some details, and know exactly where they came from.
We recently offered a Daytona ref. 6263 “Big Red” in the Shop, and this luxury Rolex fake watch gives me all those feels, except in a slightly stealthier way. The steel bezel really tones it down, allowing one to fly under the radar. One thing I really like about the ref. 6239, and this specific watch, is that even though many people know what a “Daytona” looks like, it’s not always obvious when it comes to vintage ones, which is something I personally appreciate.