1965 Tudor Oyster (Ref. 7984)"Manual Wind" W/ Box
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.
|Style||Oyster "Manual Wind"|
|Bracelet||2pc Handmade Leather Strap|
The excellent case is believed to remain unpolished, displaying strong lugs and factory finishing throughout with light signs of use. The smooth stainless steel bezel shows light signs of use as well and remains unpolished. The case retains its original Rolex signed twin-lock crown. The original case back engravings remain deep and crisp. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The vertically brushed silver "small rose" dial is in beautiful vintage condition, showing light signs of age around the markers. The tritium lume plots have achieved a lovely creamy yellow patina, under U.V. light inspection there is degradation in some of the lume plots. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light.
The watch comes with its original inner and outer Rolex boxes signed which include the box's original reference tags. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, back by a 1-year warranty of accurate timekeeping.