ROLEX | Pre-Daytona, Ref 6234 A Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Bracelet 1959
Pre-Daytona, Ref 6234
A Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Bracelet Circa 1959
Caliber: cal. 72 manual winding movement, 17 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw down back
Closure: stainless steel rivet Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp
Dimensions: 36 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
The dial housed within the 36mm Oyster case of the Pre-Daytona Rolex 6234 provides a wealth of information to the wearer, but its design is beautifully balanced for a watch face that’s harmonious rather than busy. The date is indicated by the outer track of blue Arabic numerals while the day and month are read off two windows flanking the Rolex coronet. The three subsidiary dials are embellished with engine-turned motifs and sit the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions around the luminous hands.
This ref. 6234 Pre-Daytona chronograph dates back to approximately 1959. The original dial has developed a slight patina and shows minor signs of age. The watch is free from significant marks and damage, with only slight blemishes and scuffs to the case and bracelet being the only visible signs of wear and use.