1965 Tudor Oyster Prince (Ref. 7995) Black Gilt 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.
|2pc Handmade Leather Strap
The lightly polished case is in strong condition, showing full and even lugs that show light signs of use. The smooth stainless steel bezel shows minimal signs of use. The case back shows some light signs of use. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The glossy dial with silver-gilt text has gracefully aged to display a lovely speckled grey and black patina, with a charming dark brass coloration developing on the right side of the dial in certain lights. The small tritium lume plots at the top of the block markers all remain intact, though they do display some minor degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium alpha-style hands have aged to a darker patina and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light.
None. The watch has been recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, back by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.