Tudor Oyster Date Ref. 7962 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1965
A stainless steel manually wound centre seconds wristwatch with date
Ref. 7962 is a slim Oyster model and is similarly proportioned to the Ref. 7960 ‘Elegante’. During the period of this model’s production, Tudor’s parent company was also offering the Rolex Oyster Ref. 6512, which they called the “Oyster Veriflat”. The “Veriflat” was reputedly only available in gold and the proportions of its case (most notably its depth) appear to be very similar to those of the Tudor Oysters 7960 & 7962. As the 1950s advanced towards the 1960s, slim dress watches were becoming increasingly popular and these slim Oyster models offered the option of a classic model with a slimmer profile, yet with all the advantages of the robust and iconic Oyster case.
In good condition, this Tudor wristwatch has a smart silvered dial with applied wedge shaped indexes at the quarters with finely satin finished surface; the intervening baton numerals are centrally faceted with polished surfaces.
[M] Tudor calibre 2403 manually wound movement, lever escapement, 21 jewels, compensation balance, 18,000 BPH, Kif shock absorber [D] silvered satin finished dial, applied faceted baton indexes, the quarter hours with finely ribbed surfaces, Alpha shaped hands, centre seconds aperture for date [C] stainless steel Rolex Oyster case with polished finish, smooth chamfered bezel, the tops of the lugs with satin finish, screw-down Rolex crown and case back [S] case, dial, movement and crown signed
Diameter excluding winding crown: 34.5mm
Length including lugs: 41.5mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 8mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 19mm
All our watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. This watch is accompanied by a Black Bough leather watch pouch and card outer box.