1969 Vintage Rolex "Paul Newman" Daytona 6239 with "Barbara" Aviation Documents and Photographs
|Dial||Black Paul Newman|
Case & Bracelet
Excellent case that shows some wear from use. The case has some light spotting from age. The stainless 200 UPH bezel is in excellent condition and shows light wear from use. The inner case back is stamped 6239. The outer case back has a personal engraving.
Excellent Rolex Oyster flex bracelet with 12 links and matching end links. The clasp is stamped 7-70.
Excellent and very clean matte black dial. The outer ring has aged to slightly creamy hue and shows some light spotting between the 2 and 3 o’clock markers, and around the 5 o’clock marker. The lume plots have aged to a light creamy hue and the hands are matching. The 3 o’clock marker is partially missing. All lume glows brightly when exposed to UV then falls off rapidly at the same rate.
This watch comes with documents and photographs showcasing the aviation career of the original owner of this watch.
This is not a Paul Newman Daytona this is a Barbara Daytona. Let me tell you about Barbara. When she was asked by her principle as a student conference meeting what she wanted to do she said, “I’m going to be a fighter pilot”… Her mom who was embarrassed apologized but Barbara never did. She went on to race planes around the world, become an airplane mechanic, work in air search and rescue, work on the Polaris A-2 Missile program tactical thrust vector control system… basically she shattered any box anyone put her in. “Sometimes on solo flights I would fly 20-30 feet above the ocean and push the plane as fast as possible, let go of the controls, and scream at the top of my lungs!” - Barbara (while wearing the exotic Dial Rolex Daytona)
The watch was serviced at HQ Milton in January 2019 and is running at COSC spec.
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