Tudor Prince OysterDate 1988
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About this watch
This all-original 1988 Tudor OysterDate ref. 74000 features waterproof oyster case, crown bearing Rolex logo, Automatic ETA calibre 2824 movement, original tapestry white dial, centre sweeping seconds and original date disc. Rolex Oyster bracelet no. 7835 with folded links will fit a 7.5” wrist.
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.