Tudor / Rolex Prince Oysterdate Ref. 7966 vintage wristwatch, dated 1964
A stainless steel automatic centre seconds wristwatch with date and linen finished dial
This is a rare version of the Tudor Oyster Date Ref. 7966 with a most unusual ‘linen’ finished, textured dial. The surface of the dial is in excellent condition with a metallic sheen and silvered finish with a finely cross-hatched texture. The case features a distinctive polished and fluted bezel and typical screw-down Rolex crown and case back. Automatically wound, the watch is powered by the Tudor finished ETA calibre 2462 which also has provision for semi-quick date change. Whilst the date will change each day around midnight, the date can be manually advanced when required by repeatedly moving the hands backwards and forwards between 8pm and midnight until the desired date is shown.
As part of this watch’s service and overhaul it has been pressure tested for water-resistance for depths up to 50 metres.
[M] Tudor finished ETA calibre 2462 automatic movement, lever escapement, 25 jewels, compensation balance, 18,000 BPH, Kif shock absorber [D] silvered ‘linen’ finished textured dial, applied indexes with black inserts and luminescent dots above, luminescent Alpha hands, outer minute/seconds track [C] stainless steel Rolex Oyster case with polished finish, the tops of the lugs and centre of the case back with satin finish, fluted bezel, screw-down Rolex crown and case back [S] case, dial, movement and crown signed
Diameter excluding winding crown: 34.5mm
Length including lugs: 41mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 10.5mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 19mm
All our watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. This watch is accompanied by a Black Bough leather watch pouch and card outer box.