Paul Alteri from Bob’s Watches, an online exchange for used Rolex watches, would like to introduce you to his two favorite Rolex models at the moment: the Rolex Daytona and the Rolex President.
In today’s world, the Rolex watch is a commodity that continues to grow in value on a variety of levels. The cost of new Rolex watches continues to rise by 5 to 7 percent each year, which in-turn increases the value of pre-owned Rolex watches. Two such models that have caught the eye of Rolex collectors around the world are the Rolex Daytona "Paul Newman" and Rolex President. They are without a doubt two of the hottest models on the pre-owned Rolex market for women, with their classic yet innovative styling. Because of their versatility and unforgettable designs, tennis players and fans have had a love-affair with both Rolex watches both on and off the court. Many women can now be seen wearing men’s watches like the Men’s Rolex Daytona in Rose gold as worn by tennis great Ana Ivanovic.
It was around 1937 that the Rolex Company introduced its chronograph models. Unlike any other watch on the market, the chronograph featured Valjoux movement and a time-measuring function that is very similar to that of a stopwatch. The second hand could be started and stopped via the push of a button. In 1961, Rolex released the Rolex Daytona 6241, which was named after Daytona Beach, Florida due to the city’s tie to many of the world’s greatest racecar drivers.
At that time, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona caught the attention of a select few Rolex watch enthusiasts. Early versions of the watch featured exotic dials, such as a black dial with white registers or create with black registers. Also, the innovative Rolex featured all-new square markers within the registers. Because demand was quite limited, the Rolex Company limited the number of watches produced. This has fueled the current value of pre-owned Rolex Cosmograph Daytona timepieces in today’s world.
The "Paul Newman" Rolex was coined after the actor’s wife presented him with the watch in 1972. He then wore his Rolex Daytona 6263 with pride as he began his professional racing career. His first Daytona Rolex featured a handsome black dial with white registers. When the 80s and 90s rolled around, Newman sported a Rolex Daytona 6239 with an exotic cream dial, black registers, and a rugged black leather strap. Racing enthusiasts paid attention and liked what they saw. Read more »