1967 Tudor Prince Oysterdate (Ref. 7966/0) "Matte Black Rose Dial"
The Rolex/Tudor relationship dates back to 1926 when Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex SA, wanted to create a more affordable wristwatch alternative that still maintained a high quality of craftsmanship. Tudor manufactured wristwatches adjacent to Rolex for many years, which featured more affordable non-inhouse Swiss movements, whilst still utilizing Rolex's case designs and manufacturing processes. Even though Tudor shares a lot of similarities with its older brother Rolex, Tudor's designs tended to differentiate from the Rolex formula to make for some uniquely cool timepieces in their own right.
|Bracelet||Rolex 7835 Folded-Link Oyster Bracelet W/ 257 End Pieces|
The strong case is lightly polished and retains very full and symmetrical lugs that display light signs of honest use. The unique engine turned bezel is in excellent condition and exhibits only minimal wear from use. The case retains its original Rolex signed "twin-lock" crown. The case back retains all of its factory markings in factory markings. The serial and reference numbers between the lugs exhibit bracelet wear, but remain slightly visible. The Rolex 7835 folded-link Oyster bracelet with 257 end pieces retains 13 links that show light stretch from use.
The matte black "small rose" dial is in exceptional condition, remaining very clean with the only signs of age being around the most outer edge of the dial and not visible to the naked eye. The tritium lume plots all remain intact and have achieved an attractive golden color, under U.V. light inspection the 3 o'clock plot shows some degradation which is common, all the other lume plots are fully intact. The original tritium hands match the dial nicely and display no degradation when inspected under U.V. light.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time and functioning perfectly, back by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.