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Bob's Watches
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At Bob's Watches, your trust is very important to us. We believe that buying a pre-owned Rolex watch online should be simple, honest, and straightforward. To that end, we guarantee that every Rolex watch on our site is 100% authentic, comprised entirely of Rolex parts. Our mission is to be the leading trusted online source for selling and buying authentic pre-owned Rolex watches. We stand behind this authenticity guarantee with a full money back refund on any watch not found to be completely genuine.

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VINTAGE ROLEX CHRONOGRAPH 6238 STAINLESS STEEL

A rare and "fresh-to-market" Rolex Chronograph in stainless steel
VINTAGE ROLEX CHRONOGRAPH 6238 STAINLESS STEEL
Auction Ended
$25,700
5 Bids
Reserve Met
Auction Ended On
June 15, 2020
Lot 11
Starting Bid: $23,000
Estimate: $23,000 to 35,000
Manufacturer: Rolex
Year: Circa 1966
Model Name:
Chronograph
Reference: 6238
Case Serial Number:
1,2XX,XXX
Condition: Excellent condition. 
Material: Stainless Steel
Dimensions:
36mm
Bracelet: Stainless steel oval jubilee bracelet. 
Item Number: 132623
Movement:        Cal. 722, manual-winding, 17 jewels.
Signed Case, dial, movement, and bracelet.

Rolex chronograph 6238 Stainless Steel

Bob's does NOT charge a buyer's premium – what you bid is what you pay.

Condition Report

Dial

Excellent original stunning silver tritium dial with markers that have aged to a creamy hue. The hands have aged slightly lighter than the dial and has a creamy hue. The 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, lume plots have flaked off the dial. All lume glows brightly and at the same rate when exposed to UV then falls off rapidly.

Case

Excellent origina stainless steel case which has previously been polished in the past. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined. Inner caseback is stamped 6238 C.R.S 2. 

Bezel

Excellent original smooth stainless steel bezel has very light wear. 

Bracelet

Excellent original oval jubilee link bracelet with 20 links and 49 end links. Bracelet has moderate stretch from use. 

Box and Papers

Bob's presentation box, Certificate of Authenticity, and warranty card. 

Catalog Essay:

The Rolex reference 6238 is known as the ‘Pre-Daytona’ among collections, as it represents the turning point in Rolex’s history, where the brand’s watches first started to establish the hallmark traits that would go on to characterize Rolex chronographs for more than the next half century. Visually distinct from both its predecessors and successors, the Rolex ref. 6238 Pre-Daytona stands out as being the crossroads between the brand’s vintage chronograph models and the now-iconic Rolex Daytona collection.

The estimated production window for the ref. 6238 Pre-Daytona spans approximately 1962 to 1968, meaning that it actually existed alongside the very first Daytona for several years. During this time, it is estimated that somewhere in the neighborhood of 2,000 to 2,500 examples were produced, including all dial and case variations, making the ref. 6238 both rare and highly desirable due to its important role in Rolex’s history and the development of the Daytona.

This particular Rolex ref. 6238 Pre-Daytona is crafted from stainless steel and has an estimated production date of approximately 1966. Additionally, the watch features its original silver dial with black text and tritium lume that has developed warm creamy patina. While the dial of the Rolex Pre-Daytona largely resembles the overall design of its later era counterparts, the absence of a tachymeter bezel provides the ref. 6238 with a significantly different and more refined overall aesthetic.

The ref. 6238 was the last Rolex chronograph to feature its tachymeter scale printed along the periphery of the dial, and all subsequent models have featured tachymeter bezels, including the modern Daytona watches that Rolex produces today. Despite this key design difference, the ref. 6238 was the first Rolex chronograph to introduce the clean modern design that has served as the template for all Rolex Daytona dials ever since.

SPECIAL NOTICE

MOVEMENT: Chronograph is functioning. Watch comes with a Bob's Watches one year warranty. 

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