1957 Oysterdate Ref. 7919
Rare oversize Tudor Oysterdate with original gilt dial and all-red date wheel. This is the Tudor equivalent of the 1950s Rolex Datejusts, with striking red fonts on the date wheel and 20mm lug width. The gilt dial is in original condition, with a cool patina.
WATCH CONDITION REPORT
This oversize Oysterdate has an all-original gilt dial in fantastic condition. The new Cyclops-free crystal reveals a beautifully clean all-red date wheel. The case is in good condition with well-balanced lugs that have softened over the decades. The bezel has strong edges and the caseback teeth are still crisp. Our pictures are an important part of the condition report – please scrutinise them in detail. For any questions, please contact us at: email@example.com.
Model: Oyster Reference: 7919 Year: 1958 Box/Papers: No Material: Stainless-steel Function: Hours, minutes, seconds Dial: White Tapisserie Case: Stainless-steel Dimension: 34mm Movement: Manual-wound Strap: Leather strap Water Resistance: No waterproof guarantee is offered with vintage watches Lug Width: 20mm Manufactured Country: Switzerland
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The Tudor Oyster is the genetic heart of the brand’s watches. They first started to appear in 1946 and were housed in 34mm steel Oyster cases. In 1952, the “Oyster Prince” was introduced. Prince signified the presence of an automatic movement and was Tudor’s equivalent of Rolex’s “Perpetual”.
The name Oyster is inspired by the shellfish that lives its life underwater and Wilsdorf designed a system that would hermetically seal the movement inside the case. This was achieved by two main principals — screws and seals. He developed a winding and setting crown that screwed down against the side of the case, making the traditionally vulnerable stem hole impervious to moisture.
This 'Oversize' Oyster is a rare example and the larger size also gives the watch a more contemporary presence on the wrist.
The all red date wheel is a lovely original touch - as is the window around the date aperture.