Tudor Rolex Oyster Elegante 1963

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About this watch

This all-original 1963 Tudor Oyster Elegante ref. 7960 features waterproof oyster case, crown bearing Rolex logo, Tudor manually wound calibre 2402 movement, original silver dial with applied baton indexes. Rolex Oyster riveted link bracelet and folding clasp.

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.

Technical details

Case size

35mm

Caliber number

2402

Year

1963

Movement

Mechanical: Hand-winding

Dial

Original, Stamped

Condition

Pre-Owned