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HODINKEE Takes a Retrospective Look at the Rolex "Paul Newman" Daytona

Starting from trading cards to sneakers and beyond, surely this audience is familiar with how ostensibly small objects can form an entire subculture. Within these subcultures rest the ‘holy grail’ items – the Concords, the signed Mickey Mantles, etc. – rare and definitive pieces that set the standard for everything thereafter. In such watch collecting circles, there’s the Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona, a rare series of watches produced between the mid 1960s and early 1970s, as chiseled and handsome a watch as the icon it shares its nickname with. Benjamyn Clymber and HODINKEE took the opportunity to speak with expert collector Andrew Shear, who walks us through the history of the watch’s production. An interesting piece altogether, immerse yourself in the Rolex Daytona niche marker with the above video.

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