Tudor / Rolex Oysterdate Ref. 7966 steel vintage wristwatch, dated 1959
A stainless steel automatic centre seconds wristwatch with roulette red/black date
This is an early example of the Tudor Oysterdate Ref. 7966. The watch has a silvered dial with an unusual circular satin finish and combination baton and multi-faceted dagger numerals. The Alpha hour and minute hands are typical of the 1950s period and the calendar aperture has a ‘roulette’ disc which alternates between red and black dates. Cased in stainless steel, the robust Rolex Oyster case has the typical screw-down crown and case back. There is tarnishing and oxidation to the dial’s surface.
[M] Tudor calibre 2462 automatic movement, lever escapement, 25 jewels, mono-metallic compensation balance, 18,000 BPH, Kif shock absorber [D] silvered dial with circular satin finish, applied baton and faceted arrow-head numerals with luminescent dots above, luminescent Alpha shaped hands (please note that luminescence will have naturally dulled with age) [C] stainless steel Rolex Oyster case with polished chamfered bezel, the tops of the lugs with satin finish, screw-down Rolex crown and case back [S] case, dial, movement and crown signed.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 34mm
Length including lugs: 41mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 10.5mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 19mm
This watch has been fully serviced and overhauled and is sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. This watch is accompanied by a Black Bough fitted presentation box.