Rolex Cosmograph 6238 Pre-Daytona

rare watch in top condition - Valjoux 72

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The Rolex reference 6238 is referred to as the "Pre-Daytona" due to the fact that it was the last chronograph model before the legendary Daytona Reference 6239 was introduced. Therefore Rolex Cosmograph 6238 marks a milestone in the long history of the Rolex chronograph. This model was produced for a short period between 1960 and 1967.

This particular example has the serial number 1.166.xxx and dates back to 1965. The Pre-Daytona has a smooth bezel and a tachometer scale on the dial. While the Cosmograph Daytona was produced with two-tone dials, the reference 6238 was offered exclusively with a monochrome dial. This little detail makes the Pre-Daytona a popular watch among Rolex enthusiasts.

The silver dial is in excellent condition and offers clean aesthetics. The inscription "T-SWISS-T" at 6 o'clock indicates that tritium was used for the luminescent hands and the hour markers.

The stainless steel case has sharp edges. Overall, the watch is in a very honest and authentic condition. Under the hood of the Pre-Daytona is the famous manual chronograph movement Valjoux 72. The movement works properly, the chronograph starts, stops und resets perfectly.

This Pre-Daytona 6238 with its greatly preserved condition is an undisputable must for a sophisticated Rolex collector.

Serial number: 1.166.xxx (1965)

Int.Exe.: 1702150

Classification by Watchpool Condition System

Vintage (1940 - 1980) - 8 - worn regularly - unpolished or light polished

Features

Manufacturer: Rolex

Model: Cosmograph

Reference: 6238

Functions: chronograph - small second - screw-down crown - luminous hand - tachymeter - screwed-on caseback

Material: Stainless steel

Dial: silver

Watch glass: plexiglass

Bracelet: stainless steel

Type of clasp: deployant buckle

Diameter: 36mm

Caliber name: Valjoux 72

Movement type: manual wind movement

Year of Manufacture: 1965

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