1990 Tudor Prince Oysterdate (Ref. 74010) Silver Linen Dial W/ Guarantee Paper
The Rolex/Tudor relationship dates back to 1926 when Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex SA, acquired the Tudor company in an effort to create a more affordable alternative to the flagship Rolex name. Producing wristwatch models with similar likeness side by side, both Tudor and Rolex are revered for their quality in craftsmanship and brand integrity. Because Tudor has always been seen as the more-consumer-oriented little brother to Rolex, there is a vast value proposition when buying into the Tudor name, with the likes of very interesting and collectible timepieces with design elements not dared to attempt by the Crown.
The ref. 74010 emulates the look and feel of the classic Rolex Date, however, the Pince Oysterdate stands on its own thanks to Tudor's design nuances. Featuring a stunning dial that consists of a prominent linen texture, along with the unique Tudor Jubilee bracelet and engine-turned bezel the ref. 74010 offers a sophisticated yet versatile aesthetic that bodes itself perfectly for everyday use. The ref. 74010 also utilizes the ETA 2824-2 quick-set date movement, which is also seen in the sought-after Tudor Submariners of the same era.
|Bracelet||Tudor 6248-19 "Rolled-Link" Jubilee Bracelet W/ 597 End Pieces|
The excellent case has been previously lightly polished and retains thick and symmetrical lugs that show light signs of honest use. The stainless steel engine-turned bezel is in wonderful unpolished condition. The case retains its original Rolex signed twin-lock crown. The original Tudor 6248-19 "rolled-link" Jubilee bracelet with 597 end pieces is in excellent overall condition retaining all 18 of its original links that show some stretch from use.
The gorgeous silver "linen" dial is simply a work of art and remains in lovely vintage condition, showing minimal signs of age. The tritium lume plots all remain fully intact when inspected under U.V. light and have achieved a handsome ivory patina. The original tritium hands have aged to a darker patina and display no degradation when inspected under U.V. light inspection.
The watch comes with its original Tudor guarantee paper. The watch is keeping time and functioning perfectly, previous service history is unknown.