VAUGHAN, START. – The mobsters began to get irritated exactly at 9:00 pm. Last Friday, when the police crashed into several gambling houses north of Toronto, seizing equipment, documents, money. Then the rumor spread among the smartest gangsters that even mafia members' homes were raided, their friends took away the handcuffs. And then the big […]
What are G-Shocks good for, and what aren’t they good for? With over 330 variants to choose from, what is the best Gshock anyway? For this G-shock review, I’ll do my best to answer those questions without mincing words. We’ll be taking a broader look at the whole G-shock range along with some specific recommendations […]
Formula 1 has today announced that the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix will continue to be held in Melbourne until at least the end of 2025. The agreement between Formula 1 and the Australian Grand Prix Corporation has been recently signed in London. Australia has an impressive motorsport history and has hosted a round of […]
Follow the money. That was done by the regional police of York. They have arrested and charged with Angelo Figliomeni – the alleged leader of the Figliomeni family, who has been working in Woodbridge for three decades – and eight others allegedly under his leadership after an 18-month investigation into illegal games known as the […]
Although this is Episode 2 of our podcast, it’s actually the first proper episode. Episode 1 was just a trial to see what the workflow was like and to get all the accounts set up. This episode I catch up with newly retired UK watch dealer Paul Thorpe. We discuss his life as a dealer, […]
Rolex stainless steel Daytona ref 6265 serial # 5.5 million circa 1978. Featuring 36mm diameter Oyster case with original (not service replacement) screw down chronograph pushers, original 200 mph tachometer bezel, and with very pleasing original matte black “Big Red” dial with intact luminous dots, contrasting white registers and correct hands. Powered by calibre 727 manual wind movement. Inner caseback shows prior repair by Rolex. With Rolex stainless steel heavy Oyster 78350 bracelet with 571 end pieces. Very pleasing example of this iconic vintage Rolex Daytona.
It’s no secret that over the past two decades, one watch has dominated both the hearts of thousands of collectors, and the watch market as a whole. The Daytona began production in 1963 and has been worn by childhood heros the world over ever since. Though even within what is such a beloved model, some specific references begin to rocket ahead of the rest. And over the past 5 years we have seen the absolutely meteoric rise of one such reference, the 16520.
The ref. 16520, or the “Zenith” Daytona, so named for it’s use of the famous Zenith El Primero caliber, was introduced in 1988. This A serial Daytona dating from 1999 is even unique inside of what is already a special reference. Starting in 1998 Rolex used Luminova as its luminescent material, switching over from the long used tritium. But with the introduction of the in house movement Daytona, the ref. 116520, in 2000, that left the Luminova dial Zenith Daytonas with only a two year run. The rarity here cannot be overstated.
On par with the rarity, is the condition this Zenith Daytona is in. The watch is in completely NOS unworn condition, with all stickers and hang tags still on, having never once been removed and including the red sticker under clasp never removed, and plastic bezel protector removed for photos. According to the papers (and the original purchase receipt) this watch was purchased in 2000, it was then left in its box and put in a safe, never leaving until being offered here at WBAW?.
Featuring an updated 39mm case, for the first time with crown guards, and also a first for the use of a sapphire crystal on a Daytona.The bezel of the 16520 is a stainless steel tachymeter, ushering in nearly 30 years of the same. The Daytona wouldn’t see another black bezel, like on the 6263, until the release of the ref# 116500 in 2016. The dial is a beautiful enamel white, with three awesome contrasting black subdial rings.
The further value to collectors is that this example includes the original inner and outer box, the Rolex Oyster and Rolex Daytona booklets, the chronometer hang tag and the serial numbered matching hang tag, and original plastic bezel protector. Even included in this full set is the original sales receipt. Also offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate timekeeping and operation.
Ben Maher and Explosion W (Photo credit: Tiffany Van Halle) The first Rolex Grand Prix qualifier, the Turkish Airlines-Prize of Europe, provided thrilling entertainment for the packed crowds at CHIO Aachen. The nail-biting jump-off saw Great Britain’s Ben Maher take the top prize following a tightly fought contest, with Eduardo Alvarez Aznar and Daniel Deusser […]
What might IMSA’s GT Le Mans class look like when we rock up to Daytona in early January for the Roar Before the 24? The upcoming unveiling of Corvette’s new C8 super car is likely a fine indicator of where GTLM 2020 is headed. Compared to Corvette’s current C7.R GTLM product that races into Lime […]
James Kraus Once upon a time, there were few things more romantic and alluring than the moon, that mysterious glowing orb seemingly just out of reach and occasionally rumored to contain copious amounts of fromage vert.
Follow the money. That’s what York Regional Police did and a result they have arrested and charged Angelo Figliomeni — the suspected boss of the Figliomeni crime family operating in Woodbridge for three decades — plus eight others allegedly under his direction, after an 18-month-long illegal gaming investigation known as Project Sindacato. “We detected a […]
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If I had a time-travelling DeLorean and could go back to 1985 and tell the Coca Cola company that their infamous marketing disaster “New Coke” would become a popular because of a streaming service … they’d probably ask what a streaming service was. Nevertheless, here we are. It is 2019 and we are in a […]
Rolex Daytona Watch Model no. : 116515LN Year : 2017 Movement : Automatic Casing : Rose Gold Glass : Sapphire Glass Dial : Cream Diameter : 40 mm Bracelet : Rubber Strap Condition : Excellent Accessories : Box and Papers All weights […]