Steel Tudor / Rolex Oyster Elegante Ref. 7960 vintage wristwatch, dated 1963
A stainless steel manually wound centre seconds vintage wristwatch
This handsome Tudor Oyster wristwatch has a satin finished dial and applied baton indexes. The robust Rolex Oyster case has relatively slim profile and a classic smooth polished bezel.
The Tudor ‘Elegante’ was available with a variety of different dial designs. A Rolex catalogue printed in 1963, the same year as the present watch, described this model as follows: “Tudor Oyster ‘Elegante’. The latest addition to the Tudor Oyster range. Very slim, wrist-fitting stainless steel Oyster case made to the same exacting standards of all Rolex Oyster cases.” The model was available with either a stainless steel bracelet or a leather strap. The 1963 Rolex catalogue lists the price of this model as £31 with a leather strap; it is interesting to note that the equivalent Rolex Oyster model in the same catalogue was £37.
Tudor calibre 2402 manually wound movement, lever escapement, 21 jewels, compensation balance, 18,000 A/h, Kif shock absorber; silvered dial, applied baton indexes, ‘Alpha’ shaped hands, centre seconds; polished stainless steel Rolex Oyster case with chamfered bezel, the tops of the lugs with satin finish, screw-down Rolex Oyster crown and case back; case, dial, movement and crown signed
Diameter excluding winding crown: 34.5mm
Length including lugs: 40.5mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 8mm
Lug gauge/strap width: 19mm
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