1956 Tudor Oyster-Prince 34 (Ref. 7909)
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.
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CASE & BRACELET
The case has been lightly polished in the past and retains full and even lugs that show gentle signs of use. The smooth stainless steel bezel also remains in excellent condition and shows light signs of use. The case back retains its original serial and reference number engravings in clear and visible condition. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
DIAL & HANDS
The originally matte white "small rose" Tudor Oyster-Prince dial with gold markers and hands has taken on a beautiful salmon coloration through age. Under U.V. light inspection the radium lume is for the most part missing from the dial. The original gold dauphine hands have taken on a nice dark patina, which is common for this era, under U.V. light inspection the radium lume of the hands shows some light degradation but for the most part remains intact.
None. Watch is running and keeping time perfectly, previous service history is unknown.