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Rolex Ref. 6238 Pre-Daytona

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The Rolex ref. 6238, known as the "Pre-Daytona," is an attractive and highly sought-after chronograph. Crafted in a stainless steel water-resistant case, this model features a sturdy three-part construction with a screw-down crown and back. The rounded pushers for the chronograph functions enhance its classic appeal. Its elegant silvered dial, adorned with three counters and black graphics, exemplifies the refined design that preludes the iconic Daytona series. The ref. 6238 is a testament to Rolex's timeless craftsmanship and a prized addition to any vintage watch collection.

The watch is accompanied by our certificate of authenticity and legitimate provenance

Technical Card

Brand: Rolex

Reference: 6238

Material: Stainless Steel

Movement: Manual winding, Cal Valjoux 72

Model: Pre-Daytona

Series: N/A

Year: 1960

Function: Chronograph

Case Diameter: 36 mm

Case Thickness: 12 mm

Bracelet: Oyster Steel Bracelet

Conditions: Very Good

Attractive silver color, black graphics and three counters, steel baton indexes and tritium dots, baton steel and tritium hands, black central chronograph hands. Outer tachimeter scale.

The Chronograph Pre-Daytona

Rolex Chronograph Pre-Daytona

Before the Daytona's launch within the early 1960s, Rolex had been creating chronograph observes with water resistant case screw back and crown and rounded pusher without graduated bazel that laid the foundation for the iconic Daytona series.

The early Rolex chronographs from the 1940s and 1950s, regularly referred to as "Pre-Daytona" models, were instrumental in shaping the design and functionality of afterward Rolex chronographs.

The advancement of these early chronographs played a significant part within the development of the Rolex Daytona, which officially debuted within the early 1960s and picked up gigantic popularity as a sports chronograph.

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