Tudor / Rolex Prince Oysterdate Ref. 7966 stainless steel vintage wristwatch, dated 1962
A stainless steel automatic centre seconds wristwatch with date
This Tudor model has a stainless steel Rolex Oyster case with an unusual and distinctive, polished and fluted bezel. The screw-down case back is detailed with the typical Rolex legend reading ‘Original Oyster Case by Rolex Geneva‘; the Oyster crown is of the standard screw-down form and features the standard embossed Rolex crown emblem. 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 9pm and midnight until the desired date is shown. There is a small scratch to the dial just to the right of centre but the dial is in otherwise good overall condition.
This watch has been fitted with a handmade Christopher Clarke for Black Bough traditional stirrup hide leather strap in chocolate brown. As part of this watch’s service and overhaul it has been pressure tested for water-resistance for depths up to 100 metres.
[M] Tudor finished ETA calibre 2462 automatic movement, lever escapement, 25 jewels, compensation balance, 18,000 BPH, Kif shock absorber [D] silvered satin finished dial, applied faceted baton indexes with luminescent dots above, luminescent Alpha-shaped hands (please note that luminescence will have naturally dulled with age) aperture for date, outer black minute/seconds track, centre seconds [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: 10mm
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.