Tudor / Rolex Prince Oysterdate Ref. 7966 steel vintage wristwatch, dated 1959
A stainless steel automatic centre seconds wristwatch with date
A handsome example of a late 1950s Tudor Oysterdate, this watch is date stamped to the inside case back for the year 1959. The silvered dial has a circular satin finish with applied, faceted spear-shaped indexes at the quarters and slim baton indexes at the intervening hours. Cased in stainless steel, the Rolex Oyster case has a screw-down crown and case back. An automatic model, this watch is powered by the calibre 2462 which has provision for semi-quick date change – whilst the date will change each day at midnight, it can be manually advanced, when required, by moving the hands repeatedly between 9pm and midnight.
[M] Tudor finished ETA 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 spear-head indexes with luminescent dots above, luminescent baton hands (please note that luminescence will have naturally dulled with age), red centre seconds, black outer track for minutes/seconds [C] stainless steel Rolex Oyster case with smooth 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: 34.5mm
Length including lugs: 41mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 10.5mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 19mm
Total watch weight: 43g
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 leather watch pouch and card outer box.