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Rolex
PRE-DAYTONA, REF 6238 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET CIRCA 1965
Dial: silvered
Calibre: 
cal. 72B manual winding, 17 jewels
Case: 
stainless steel, screw-down crown and back
Case number: 
1'226'514  
Closure:
stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp, 
Dimensions:
36mm, bracelet circumference approx. 190 mm
Signed:
case, dial and movement
Accessories:
none
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Catalogue Note

The reference 6238 is referred to by collectors as the "Pre-Daytona", since it is immediately followed by the reference 6239 that marks the first Cosmograph Daytona ever released. It is an important model in the history of Rolex as it marks the turning point in the transition from the older classical chronographs to the modern ones. The "Pre-Daytona's" were only produced for a short period of time during the 60s and therefore quite rare. 

Important Watches

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