Steel Tudor / Rolex Oyster Ref. 7803 vintage wristwatch, circa 1950
A stainless steel manually wound centre seconds wristwatch with ‘honeycomb’ dial
Dating to circa 1950, the styling of this watch is still very much influenced by watch designs of the 1940s, notably the feuille or leaf-shaped hands and the softened combination Arabic and baton indexes. The stainless steel Oyster case is also of modest, 1940s proportions. The handsome textured dial has a ‘honeycomb’ finish which was in vogue for a short period of time in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
Tudor finished ETA calibre 1182 manually wound movement, lever escapement, 17 jewels, compensation balance, 18,000 BPH, shock absorber; cream coloured ‘honeycomb’ textured dial with raised gold coloured Arabic and dagger numerals, feuille hands, blued steel centre seconds; polished stainless steel two-piece Oyster case, the tops of the lugs with satin finish, polished chamfered bezel, screw-down case back and Oyster crown; case, dial, movement and crown signed.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 32mm
Length including lugs: 38.5mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 11mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 17mm
All Black Bough watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. This watch has been serviced and overhauled by a Rolex trained and accredited watchmaker and will be accompanied by a Black Bough fitted presentation box.