*Mint* 1990 Tudor Two-Tone Prince Oysterdate (Ref. 74033) 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.
This Tudor Prince Oysterdate ref. 74033 is a particularly special example given its exceptional overall condition, likely only worn a handful of times and never polished, this two-tone beauty of a wristwatch also comes with its original guarantee papers. The ref. 74033 also utilizes the ETA 2824-2 quick-set date movement, which is also seen in the sought-after Tudor Submariners of the same era.
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|Tudor 6248-19 "Rolled-Link" Jubilee Bracelet W/ 597 End Pieces
The unpolished case is in exceptional condition, likely only worn a few times the case exhibits minimal signs of previous use. The unpolished solid yellow gold fluted bezel is crisp and has achieved a beautiful rosy patina from age. The case retains its original Rolex signed gold crown. The case back retains its original factory stickers. The original gold plated and stainless steel Tudor 6248-19 "rolled-link" Jubilee bracelet with 597 end pieces is in excellent overall condition retaining all 18 of its original links and almost no stretch.
The champagne dial is flawless, showing no blemishes or age. The tritium lume plots have taken on a lovely creamy ivory coloration and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands are in perfect condition and display no degradation under U.V. light inspected. The metallic gold date wheel is original to the watch.
The watch comes with its original Tudor guarantee paper. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.