More and more collectors are becoming acquainted with watches from Rolex's Tudor brand, creations which have become increasingly more collectible. Watches in the Tudor line, apart from the fact that they utilize ebauche movements, are similar to those of Rolex in design and construction.
When Rolex launched the Tudor brand in 1945, they strongly intended that the public perception of its quality had to equal that of Rolex. To achieve this lofty aim, until the mid-1990's, Tudor watches featured Rolex cases and crowns, and, until 1971, Rolex bracelets.
An advertisement in Britain's Horological Journal in vintage times stated that Tudor's were, "Manufactured under strict Rolex supervision and bear the Rolex label of guarantee."
Today's offering showcases this Certified Pre-Owned Tudor Prince Oysterdate ref. 7966 in gorgeous restored condition. It has our favorite bezel from Tudor - one that we wish came on more Tudors, and we wish had been offered for Rolexes. It's just wonderful.
Patterned after the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date, one of the company's staple and respected models, it possessed the same features and conception - it was thinner and a bit more affordable than its Rolex sibling and shared the same diameter. It also has a semi quick-setting date, something that its more expensive sibling didn't even have.
Our Prince Oysterdate has all of its original parts. It has just finished a true expertly done restoration and presents as 9.7 or 9.8 out of 10. Our photos couldn't begin to do it justice.
Its original Rolex Oyster case presents in mint condition. Its original dial has been meticulously restored - the printing could pass as Rolex factory done to the naked eye. Its original hands has been previously refreshed and glow brightly.
A Master Watchmaker has freshly overhauled the watch. It continues to keep very accurate time nearly on par with a new Rolex.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new leather strap and aftermarket Rolex style buckle and meticulously detailed it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a full-page custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Model: Prince Oysterdate, Ref. 7995/0
Serial no.: 492,734
Year built: c. 1966
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Semi Quick-Setting Date, Automatic, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (outside): Original Oyster Case by Rolex Geneva - Rolex coronet logo
Case condition: Presents as mint
Dimensions: 34mm diameter excluding crown
Dial: Black, signed Tudor Prince Oysterdate, applied steel baton indexes, outer minute/seconds divisions, restored to mint condition
Hands: Original, steel batons
Movement type: Original, Cal. 2462, self-winding, rhodium-plated, decorated rotor, 25 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring
Jewels: 25 rubies
Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with aftermarket Rolex style buckle We also carry vintage styled Horween type leather straps and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, styles, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Crystal: Acrylic, mint condition
Servicing: A Master Watchmaker has freshly overhauled the watch.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It continues to keep very accurate time nearly on par with a new Rolex.
Warranty: 1-year C.O.T. international warranty. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.