Steel Tudor / Rolex Oyster Prince Date + Day Ref. 94500 vintage wristwatch, circa 1984
A stainless steel automatic centre seconds wristwatch with day and date indication, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, original guarantee certificate, instruction booklet, presentation case and card outer box
Tudor introduced their Date + Day model towards the end of the 1960s, a decade after its parent company, Rolex, had released the iconic Rolex Day-Date. The Tudor Date + Day was available in steel or bi-metal versions whilst the Rolex Day-Date was only produced in gold or platinum. Although stylistically giving a clear nod to the Rolex Day-Date, the Tudor Date + Day’s steel casing lends the watch a more sporty feel.
This Ref. 94500 Tudor Date + Day has a steel Rolex Oyster case with smooth polished bezel with typical screw-down crown and case back and is fitted to the original stainless steel Rolex Oyster riveted link bracelet with folding clasp. The watch is powered by a Tudor finished ETA calibre 2834-1. The day and date automatically change at midnight and the movement also has provision for quick day and date adjustment via the crown – when the crown is pulled out to the first setting, rolling the crown towards you advances the day, whilst rolling away from you forwards the date. The movement has an additional hack feature which stops the seconds hand when the crown is pulled out to adjust the time, thereby allowing easy synchronisation to a another time keeper or timing signal.
Made in circa 1984, this watch is accompanied by its original guarantee paper which is stamped by the retailer Ernest Jones in Doncaster and shows the date of purchase just over 2 years later in February 1987. The original Tudor booklet, which also accompanies the watch, has instructions for both this Date + Day and other Tudor models. Complete with its original maroon covered Tudor presentation case with wooden and velvet lined interior, this wristwatch also retains its original outer card Tudor presentation box.
Tudor finished ETA calibre 2834-1 automatic movement, lever escapement, 25 jewels, mono-metallic balance, 28,800 BPH, Kif shock absorber; silvered dial, raised baton indexes centrally set with black inserts and with luminescent dots above, luminescent hands (please note that luminescence will have naturally dulled with age), centre seconds, outer black minute/seconds track, apertures for date and day indication; polished stainless steel Rolex Oyster case with screw-down Rolex crown and case back, chamfered bezel; case, dial, movement and crown signed; set to a detachable stainless steel Rolex Oyster riveted link bracelet with adjustable folding clasp.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 35mm
Length including lugs: 44mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 10.5mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 20mm
All Black Bough watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. This Rolex watch has been serviced by a Rolex trained and accredited watchmaker.