Tudors: "Manufactured under strict Rolex supervision and bear the Rolex label of guarantee." - Quote from a vintage advertisement in Britain's Horological Journal
Many collectors are not especially 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.
One such watch from the Tudor line was the Prince Oysterdate. It was patterned after the Rolex Datejust, the company's most famous model. In its early days the Tudor Oysterdate earned a name for itself as essentially a more affordable version of its sister watch. Possessing the same features and conception, it was cheaper and thinner than its Rolex sibling.
Today's offering showcases this Tudor Prince Oysterdate. It is part of a large collection that we are now selling for a pediatrician.
The Tudor dial has been previously refinished in a so-called "California" Rolex style with mixed Arabic and Roman numerals. It originally would have been printed "Tudor Prince Oysterdate."
Its stainless steel Rolex Oyster case is in excellent condition. And its automatic Tudor movement with quick-setting date movement winds smoothly.
Included with the purchase is a 90-day international warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Model: Prince Oysterdate, Ref. 90520
Serial no.: 976,576
Year built: c. 1983
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Quick-Set Date, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (outside): Original Oyster Case by Rolex Geneva - Rolex coronet logo
Case condition: Excellent condition with light remnants of wear especially on the back. Presents very nicely on the wrist.
Dimensions: 34mm diameter excluding crown
Dial: Yale blue, mixed Arabic and Roman numerals indexes, outer minute/seconds divisions, apertures for the date, original dial previously custom refinished. It originally would have been printed "Tudor Prince Oysterdate."
Hands: Previous replacements, steel "Mercedes"
Movement type: Cal. 2784, self-winding, rhodium-plated, decorated rotor, 25 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring
Jewels: 25 rubies
Band: Louisiana alligator, fully stitched, padded, moderately worn, serviceable
Crystal: Acrylic, vintage, excellent condition
Warranty: 90-day international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. 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 experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
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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.
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and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
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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.