Tudor Oyster 34 Prince 1954

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About this watch

This all-original 1954 Tudor Oyster ref. 7909 features waterproof oyster case, crown bearing Rolex logo, Tudor automatic wound calibre 390 movement (the same movement that powered early Tudor Submariners of the period), original dial with silver batons. We have paired it with a new Crocodile band. The piece is in original condition and keeps very good time.

A little history: Tudor, a sister brand to Rolex, was launched by Hans Wilsdorf in 1949. Viewed historically as a more affordable alternative to Rolex, the marque still managed to exhibit the high quality expected of the original. Indeed, during the golden era when the Tudor Oyster-Prince was launched in 1952, the watch was seen as a direct parallel to the Rolex-branded Oyster Perpetual – even featuring that Rolex branding on the crown and case – and the two marques appeared alongside each other in advertising etc. However, compared with a Rolex Oyster Perpetual of the same vintage, this exemplary timepiece represents exceptional value.

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Mechanical: Automatic