Steel Tudor / Rolex Prince Oysterdate Ref. 7996 vintage wristwatch, circa 1969
A stainless steel automatic centre seconds wristwatch with date and sprung Rolex Oyster bracelet
This is a great example of the Tudor Prince Oysterdate Ref. 7996. The dial has a satin silvered finish and applied steel indexes, the numeral at 12 carries the engraved ‘Rose’ emblem of the Tudor brand. Faceted blackened hands contrast with the dial’s surface and numerals to increase legibility. The stainless steel Rolex Oyster case retains excellent definition and is fitted with an immaculate, detachable, Rolex Oyster sprung link bracelet that is date stamped for 1969. The watch is powered by the Tudor finished ETA calibre 2462 with 25 jewels and semi-quick date change. Each day the date will change automatically around midnight but can be manually advanced when required by moving the hands backwards and forwards between 10pm and 2am.
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 automatic calibre 2462, lever escapement, 25 jewels, mono-metallic compensation balance, 18,000 BPH, Kif shock absorber [D] silvered satin finished dial, applied baton indexes, twin baton numerals at 6 and 9 o’clock with black inserts, broad baton at 12 o’clock with Tudor Rose emblem, luminescent dots above the numerals, magnified aperture for date, blackened luminescent faceted hands [C] stainless steel Rolex Oyster case with polished finish, smooth chamfered bezel, the tops of the lugs and centre of the case back with satin finish, screw-down Rolex crown and case back [S] case, dial, movement and crown signed [B] stainless steel satin finished Rolex Oyster bracelet, sprung riveted links with capped end pieces, adjustable folding clasp
Diameter excluding winding crown: 34mm
Length including lugs: 41mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 10.5mm
Lug gauge/strap width: 19mm
Maximum bracelet length: 207mm
All Black Bough watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. This Tudor watch has been serviced by a Rolex trained and accredited watchmaker and is accompanied by a Black Bough leather watch pouch and card outer box.