We have here a 1962 Tudor Oysterdate Big Rose model 7962 with a 34.5mm stainless steel Oyster case produced by Rolex. A lug to lug length of 41mm and a thickness of 8.5mm ensures a comfortable fit on your wrist, and while the watch is 34mm, it wears larger. A signed screwed-down crown with the Rolex logo on the right side. The slim polished bezel holds a domed crystal above a silver dial. Applied bullet-shaped indexes mark the hours. At 3 o’clock, a framed date window with cyclops magnification on the crystal. Elegant dauphine hands are complemented by a tapered sweeping seconds hand. At 12 o’clock, we have the applied Tudor Big Rose with Tudor Oysterdate printed underneath. On the reverse, a coin-edged screw-down case back. Inside a manually-wound ETA 2403, fully serviced by us and running strongly.
Just after the Second World War, Hans Wilsdorf, founder of Rolex, knew that the time had come to expand and give the Tudor brand a true identity of its own. He created the “Montres TUDOR S.A.” company on the 6th March 1946, specializing in models for men and women. Rolex guaranteed the technical, aesthetic, and functional characteristics, along with the distribution and after-sales service.
In 1947 Tudor introduced the Oyster, their first waterproof watch, building on the success of the Rolex Oyster of the same period. In 1952, 26 Tudor Oyster Prince watches were included in the British scientific expedition to Greenland, organised by the Royal Navy and sponsored by The Queen. This showed the world how robust Tudor Oyster watches were.
This watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with a 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.
What we think
The Tudor Big Rose has always been a fan favorite and we can see why. These Oyster cases really do wear larger than their dimensions would have you believe and with this model being manually wound it sits incredibly low to the wrist and is just perfect! The simplicity of the dial allows for a huge array of strap choices so don't be shy, throw an interesting colour on the watch and have fun!
Age : 1960/1969
Specific Age : 1964
Case Size : 34.5mm
Case Thickness : 8mm
Lug to Lug : 41mm
Lugs : 19mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof service cover