Ladies 1960s Rolex Tudor Oyster Date Princess Stainless Automatic Vintage Watch
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Ladies 1960s Rolex Tudor Oyster Date Princess Stainless Automatic Vintage Watch:
Of all the watches that I collect or sell, this is perhaps the only firm that needs little introductionÃ¢â‚¬Â¦having built its business over the last century on high quality, innovation and style. The Rolex Watch Co. of Switzerland was founded in 1908 by Hans Wilsdorf of Germany and brother-in-law Alfred Davis, first setting up shop in London.
The early firm of Wilsdorf & Davis dealt primarily with the watch manufacturer Hermann Aegler to supply its mechanisms, but by 1919 Wilsdorf had established Manufacture des Montres Rolex, a time when the mechanisms were crafted in Bienne and the watches were hand-finished in Geneva. On average, more than 200 technicians are involved in producing a single Rolex wristwatch, quite remarkable.
I am pleased to offer for sale the following original ladies timepiece from the firm, a stainless steel cased, automatic winding Tudor Oysterdate Princess model from 1968. This reference model 7576 is in excellent, original condition, my photos do not do it (or its beautiful steel blue dial).
Quadruple-signed for Rolex and/or Tudor (case, crown, dial and mechanism, it measures 28mm end to end and 22.5mm in width (25.5mm with original Rolex-signed screw-down crown). This works out to be 1-1/8 inches long by 7/8 of an inch wide, not counting the crown. It is powered by its original 17 jewel, Auto-Princess mechanism (caliber 2555) that winds and sets smoothly while keeping accurate time.
The 100% original steel blue (or midnight blue) dial is in pristine condition, guaranteed untouched since it left the Rolex factory. It features a 60 second outer track border, applied silver hour markers, original silver steel hands with tritium fill, semi quickset date window at the 3 position and sweeping original silver steel seconds hand. Signed TUDOR PRINCESS OYSTERDATE below the raised Tudor Rose trademark and ROTOR SELFWINDING above the 6 marker. It is further signed T SWISS T at the base of the dial.
The original and genuine Rolex hardened acrylic domed crystal is clear and in excellent condition. The case is solid stainless steel and in excellent PLUS shape with absolutely no wear, truly pristine. It is stamped with model ref. number 7576/0 between the top lugs and serial number #676,310 between the bottom lugs. The original screw-down Rolex Oyster-signed crown is stainless steel and in excellent shape, operating as it should.
Turning the watch over I note that the back lid is milled (coin) edged and in excellent condition, stamped Original Oyster Case by Rolex Geneva.
Peeking inside I find a fully signed and beautiful Rolex Tudor 17 Jewel movement, signed TUDOR AUTO PRINCESS- SEVENTEEN 17 JEWELS, SWISS. Next to the balance wheel it is stamped with caliber number 2555. The inside of the case lid is fully stamped and hallmarked MONTRES TUDOR, SA, GENEVA SWITZERLAND, PATENTED, STAINLESS STEEL, IV.68. The last stamp indicates the watch was made in the fourth quarter of 1968.
This fine timepiece has been cleaned, oiled and regulated to ensure it winds and sets smoothly while keeping accurate time. It comes fitted on a new 11mm black Kreisler lizard (grain) calf leather strap with matching steel buckle so it's ready to be worn and enjoyed. All in all a quality watch that will last a lifetime while also proving to be a great investment.
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- Watch sizes: I provide exact case measurements in millimeters (the watch industry standard) and inches, and include a U.S. quarter in one photo as a size reference. Draw the measurements on paper to help visualize the watch on your wrist. Remember, watches for men made from the 1910s to 1970s were noticeably smaller than what is considered normal today.
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- If you like unique and collectible vintage or antique wristwatches, add me as one of your favorite sellers. I specialize in American and Swiss timepieces from the 1900s to the 1970s. My selection changes weekly, and is comprised of manual wind and automatic watches from the following categories: WWI trench; WWII; military; fancy case, art nouveau; art deco; mid-century modern; stainless steel; sterling silver; white, yellow and rose gold; solid gold; platinum; and diamond, ruby and/or sapphire ladies cocktail watches.
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Our sister store, Holben's Fine Watch Bands, offers an extensive selection of straps including Bonetto Cinturini, deBeer, Di-Modell, Hadley-Roma, Hirsch and Staib; deployment clasps and buckles; metal bracelets; German military Bunds; UTC ballistic nylon G10; open-ended; James Bond striped, leather and woven NATOs; WWII canvas military; genuine and silicone rubber divers; carbon fiber; Kevlar; LORICA; Cordura; GT rally tropic perforated; alligator-, crocodile-, lizard-, ostrich-, shark- and buffalo-grain; chrono sport; riveted; waterproof / water resistant and woven/braided.