Tudor Oyster Prince Ref. 7965 steel vintage wristwatch, dated 1960
A stainless steel automatic centre seconds wristwatch
Dating to 1960, this Tudor wristwatch has a silvered dial with unusual circular satin finish. There are applied arrow head indexes at the quarters and baton numerals at the intervening hours. The robust stainless steel Rolex Oyster case has a polished chamfered bezel and typical screw-down crown and case back. Dating to 1960, this is one of the first Tudor models to feature the engraved detailing to the outside case back reading: “Original Oyster Case by Rolex Geneva,” prior to this period, the outside case backs were plain.
As part of this watch’s service and overhaul, it has been pressure tested for water resistance for depths up to 100 metres. This watch has been fitted with a handmade Christopher Clarke for Black Bough traditional wild boar leather watch strap in chocolate brown.
[M] Tudor calibre 2461 automatic movement, lever escapement, 25 jewels, mono-metallic compensation balance, 18,000 BPH, Kif shock absorber [D] silvered dial, applied arrow head and baton numerals with luminescent dots above, luminescent Alpha shaped hands (please note that luminescence will have naturally dulled with age), centre seconds, black outer minute/seconds track [C] stainless steel Rolex Oyster case with polished finish, chamfered bezel, the tops of the lugs and centre of the case back 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: 41mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 10mm
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.