|Item Number:||116342 x|
|Condition: (What's This?)||Vintage|
|Serial/Year:||1,2XX,XXX - 1966|
|Features / Movement:||Valjoux caliber 72 movement (manual wind), chronograph, water resistant case, acrylic crystal|
|Case:||Excellent case which has been lightly polished in the past, however remains thick and even and has some wear from use. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined. The caseback is stamped 6238 C.R.S 2. Undoubtedly one of the cleanest examples of a 6238 available.|
|Dial:||Excellent T Swiss T silver chronograph dial with all lume plots intact except for the 3 o'clock which is partially flaked. The handset matches nicely.|
|Bracelet:||Slightly newer Stainless steel bracelet with 22 links. Bracelet has average stretch.|
|Comments:||This reference comes w/ Rolex Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty
By Paul Altieri
The reference 6238 marks the adoption of the clean, contemporary aesthetic that became the foundation for the design of the modern Daytona Rolex. The reference 6238 was fitted with a monochromatic dial in either black or silver, with faceted hour markers, and baton-style hands. Although the tachymeter scale was still printed on the dial rather than being engraved on the bezel, Rolex eliminated the telemeter scale entirely from the reference 6238, giving the watch a more modern and less cluttered overall appearance.
The present reference 6238 is a very pleasing watch in overall excellent condition with a sharp bezel, strong definition to the lugs, crisp numbers in between the lugs and an excellent silvered dial, which gives the watch a vivid modern appearance. The hands and luminous plots have turned a striking dark cream adding a touch of color to the monochrome dial. This Pre-Daytona Chronograph reference 6238 is a beautiful example of the quality and timeless design of Rolex's complicated watches.
*All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. All watches are shipped to fit the average size wrist (7 1/4" - 7 1/2" for men and 6 1/4" - 6 1/2" for women). Additional links can be purchased if needed.