Steel Tudor / Rolex Oyster Prince Ref. 7965 vintage wristwatch, dated 1959
A stainless steel automatic centre seconds wristwatch with unusual Rolex tile link bracelet
This Tudor wristwatch has a handsome, silk matte, silvered dial with a combination of raised arrow-head numerals which are interspersed with Arabic numerals at the quarters. The robust stainless steel Rolex Oyster case has a polished chamfered bezel and screw-down Rolex crown. The watch is fitted to a most unusual, stainless steel, Rolex tile link bracelet – the bracelet itself was manufactured in England and is signed: “Rolex Made in England”. During the time that this watch was made, it was not unusual for Rolex or Tudor watches to be sold in the UK with bracelets that Rolex had manufactured locally. The bracelet is detachable, allowing the watch to be worn with a traditional leather strap if preferred. Reference 7965 incorporates the excellent Tudor finished, ETA calibre 2461 with 25 jewels.
Tudor calibre 2461 automatic movement, lever escapement, 25 jewels, mono-metallic compensation balance, 18,000 BPH, Kif shock absorber; silvered dial, raised Arabic and arrow head shaped numerals with luminescent dots above, luminescent Alpha shaped hands (please note that luminescence will have naturally dulled with age), centre seconds; polished stainless steel Rolex Oyster case, the tops of the lugs with satin finish, screw-down Rolex crown and case back
Diameter excluding winding crown: 34.5mm
Length including lugs: 41.5mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 10mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 19mm
All Black Bough watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee. A Black Bough leather watch pouch and card presentation box are included with this wristwatch. This Tudor watch has been serviced by a Rolex trained and accredited watchmaker.