We have here a 1968 Tudor Oysterdate with an incredible metallic electric blue original dial! The dial also has a red/black roulette calendar wheel! Lumed baton markers and stick hour, minute and central seconds hands sit on the dial, alongside the Tudor shield logo at 12 o'clock. This really is one the best examples we have had the privilege to own and offer.
The 34.5mm, stainless steel, Oyster case (produced by Rolex) has a polished bezel that draws the eye through the cyclops glass and to the dial. 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. On the reverse, a coin-edged screw-down case back. Inside a manually-wound ETA 2423, fully serviced by us and running strongly. We've kept the watch on its original stainless steel, Oyster bracelet but it looks just as swish on leather too.
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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
We love a blue dial and we love a Tudor so we were very excited to get this watch in stock! The perfect watch for him or her and in the sporty category. Great for a vintage watch newbie and a must have in any collection! As good as its Rolex counterpart and half the cost. Something to think about.
Age : 1960/1969
Specific Age : 1968
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