If you’ve read our Reference Points on the Rolex Replica Paul Newman Daytona Watches, you will understand that dial printing for the Daytona was a slow, evolutionary process. They began one way, then, when the name “Daytona” was assigned, developed from there. Then, when the “Oyster” case was provided to Rolex’s brand-name chronograph, they evolved yet again. And this all happened within a few years, so in many cases, you might see a dial that was born one way, with a single word being added later – such as those found in the incredibly early Oyster Paul Newmans called the “RCO” or “Oyster Sottos.” These terms, of course, indicate the word “Oyster” is added below the words “Rolex Cosmograph” as something of an afterthought.
The world of Cheap Fake Rolex Daytona Black Bezel Watches are filled with “missing-link” dials – those that feature some traits of a certain accepted dial type and others from another – and they very likely could be correct. There are double Swiss dials, double Swiss underline dials, and double T-Swiss-T dials, all within a very small range of serial numbers, for example.
Now all full-spec 6240s should have the MK1 bezel and MK0 brass pushers seen below – but the vast majority of 6240s have lost one or the other. To me, like I said with the early 6239’s, there is no point in buying a 6240 unless it features the traits that define it – so without the MK0 pushers, I would personally have little interest in a 6240.
I would venture to say that dial correctness for the 6240 is about as murky an area as one could possibly imagine, even in the often opaque world of vintage Limited Edition Rolex Fake Watches UK collecting – which brings us to the watch at hand; the 6240 “Solo.”
We’ve seen so far that dials can be born with and without different lines of text, in particular in the early 1960s Daytonas. The most minimal of all Daytona dials is what you see here – the so-called “Solo” dial. All you have on these dials is the word “Rolex.” Nothing else. The story goes – and the term “story” is used here in the literal sense because, as with any old Rolex, the firm will neither confirm nor deny the origins of these dials – that the very earliest 6240s could have been born with these dials. The market now accepts seeing these Solo dials on 6240s with serial numbers in the 1.2 to 1.4 range. They’ve been popping up from time to time for a few years, but few really paid attention to them.