The present watch is an attractive and well preserved example of the classic 1950s Oyster chronograph series. Made at a time when the Cosmograph and Daytona family were not yet introduced, it epitomizes the sporty timing instrument for the gentleman. An interesting feature worth mentioning is the case back still displaying the finely engraved "STAINLESS STEEL" around the edge - an inscription often lost after the first or second polishing. The fact that it is still visible shows how little the case back was exposed to careless wear and refinishing.
Different examples of reference 6234 are illustrated in 100 Superlative Rolex Watches by John Goldberger, pp. 120-127, and in I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp. 254-276.