Lot 967
  • 967


40,000 - 60,000 USD
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  • Rolex
  • stainless steel
  • diameter 37 mm
• cal. 727 manual winding movement, 17 jewels • silvered sunburst dial, applied faceted baton indexes with luminescent dots, Obélisque hands, black steel chronograph hand, black engine turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minute, and 12 hour registers, outer minute divisions • stainless steel Oyster case, black acrylic bezel calibrated for 200 units, screw down crown, pushers, and solid case back • case, dial, and movement signed • with a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp


The movement is running at time of cataloguing, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement. Case in overall good condition with signs of polishing, wearing and scuffing consistent with age and use. Signs of polishing on the lugs. Some heavier areas of scuffing and markings to the upper right lug band. Acrylic bezel is likely replaced. Chronograph pushers are replaced. Dial in overall very good vintage condition with attractive grey tropical subsidiary dials. Heaviest areas of oxidation to the 12 hour register. Some oxidation to the luminescent dots, especially at 5, 6, 8, 9. Some light surface dotting and debris. hands with some like markings. Chronograph function working properly. Movement in overall excellent vintage condition.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome). Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species. Please be advised that wristbands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS (ONLINE ONLY).

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by a Rolex warranty, two Rolex service warranties respectively dated 1992 and 1996, associated service receipts, a stainless steel case bezel, an additional link, a factory service booklet, an instruction booklet, information tags, a suede pouch, and a presentation box with outer packaging.

The Ref. 6263 began production in the early 1970's, fitted with a black acrylic bezel, screw down chronograph pushers, and a larger winding crown. 

For further illustrations of this model, please see Paolo Gobbi & Filippo Vinardi, I Cronografi Rolex: La Leggenda, 2004, pp. 328–335.