VINTAGE 1973 TUDOR PRINCE OYSTERDATE AUTOMATIC WATCH FULL SET WITH ORIGINAL BOX PAPERS & PURCHASE RECEIPT

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VINTAGE 1973 TUDOR PRINCE OYSTERDATE AUTOMATIC WATCH FULL SET WITH ORIGINAL BOX PAPERS & PURCHASE RECEIPT

Vintage 1973 Tudor Prince Oyster-Date automatic watch ‘full-set with original box, papers & purchase receipt. 

The Tudor watches which have always been the budget range by Rolex have seen an immense surge of popularity over the last ten years or so and this lovely 1970’s model is a prime example. Bought new from Rundle’s ltd – Tasmania in January 1974, but manufactured in 1973.

This model 7996/0 prince oyster-date has everything that you would want in a vintage Tudor. One of the first of the new range of Oysters from Tudor with a fresh new look and logo, much more akin in looks and size to their Rolex date-just cousins.

Measuring 34.5mm across the bezel, not including the crown and 41mm tip-to-tip. The case is in superb condition with no dings or scratches and just a little light rubbing to the back commensurate with very minimal use.

The starburst silvered dial is in outstanding original condition, i have never seen a better one than this. Signed ‘Tudor Prince Oyster-Date’ and ‘rotor self-winding’ below.

The luminous dots are all still present and in perfect condition. The polished baton numerals and Tudor shield compliment the silvered dial perfectly, with matching luminous filled hands (which no longer glow unfortunately).

The movement really is in exceptional condition. eta calibre 2784 automatic with quick-set calendar and hacking seconds, very nicely finished . The rotor swings nicely, hands set correctly and the date clicks over swiftly at 12 as it should.

The original crown screws down tightly and unscrews as it should. With inscription for the new owner ‘B. Holmes’ 7th January 1974, the back locates nicely on it’s thread, screwing down and unscrewing perfectly. There are no service-marks what-so-ever scribed inside the back, which is very unusual to find and it is possible that the watch had never previously been opened.

This was a leather strap model from new, but the buyer looks to have purchased a steel ‘expanding’ oyster bracelet upon purchase which looks to have cost just over twelve Australian dollars (the original card-tag is included).

We will however include a new, quality alligator-grain leather strap to the buyer along with the watch should they wish to change it.

The watch comes complete with the original Tudor presentation box, guarantee papers, plastic wallet and original purchase receipt. Costing one hundred and twenty seven Australian dollars when new, plus the cost of the bracelet.

This is a wonderful early 1970’s ‘full-set’ Tudor in exceptional condition which looks fabulous on the wrist, not many left like this.