Tudor is one of the hottest current watch brands, and it’s not just because of its close relationship to Rolex (though this definitely doesn’t hurt). Modern Tudor watches offer great value, the brand has a storied history, and the many cool Tudor watches from decades past offer a look at another side of a brand that is today largely associated with sport watches — here are three beautiful examples.
Tudor Oyster Ref. 7934
What we like: This is a handsome Oyster-cased (à la Rolex) Tudor from the 1960s, with the same charming rose logo and “shock resisting” on the dial as the field watch below. A screw-down crown gives it increased water-resistance, which was the Oyster case’s landmark contribution to watchmaking. Also take note of the cool “alpha-style” handset. With a manually-wound Tudor movement inside and a case diameter of 34mm, this Oyster watch features classic looks, and is a cool piece of Tudor history.
From the seller: In great condition overall. The dial shows heavy patina throughout with some small scratches towards center. Case doesn’t show any signs of over-polishing and has some superficial scratches on sides. The movement runs very well and keeps accurate time.
Tudor Oyster Military Ref. 4463
What we like: This Tudor Oyster from the 1940s is representative of the type of military-style field watches that might have been worn by soldiers during the Second World War. Its steel case is 34mm wide and “waterproof,” though water-resistance had different standards than it does now, and a vintage watch like this should be kept dry. Inside is the Tudor calibre 59 SC manually-wound movement which, as the dial charmingly notes, is “shock resisting.” Note, also, the elegant vintage Tudor rose logo.
From the seller: The luminous dial is all original, and the watch retains its original Rolex Oyster crown, which is significant since these are often replaced.
Tudor Advisor Alarm Watch
What we like: An example of a watch that’s still being made today (albeit in an updated form), this Tudor Advisor from around the 1950s features a mechanical alarm. It is less well-known than slightly earlier alarm watches like the Vulcain Cricket and is the only model with this function that Tudor ever produced. With a distinctive dial design, this Tudor Advisor should wear comfortably at 34mm wide.
From the seller: Case is in very good condition overall, showing some signs of use and wear. Dial is in very good condition showing signs of age, including patina throughout.
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