A nice ladies Tudor solid gold, hallmarked watch with matching bracelet.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
The hallmarks on the inside of the caseback are from Chester for 1949 (Chester stopped being an assay office in 1962). The bracelet is hallmarked for Birmingham 1950, and it is therefore likely the watch was completed in 1950.
Tudor watch company can be traced back to 1926, but in 1946 Rolex’s founder, Hans Wilsdorf, took it back under his own control. Shortly after this the logo changed, and the shield around the Tudor rose was deleted. This ladies Tudor watch has the shield on the logo, so it is very early. For many years Tudor watches were predominately Rolex cases, crowns and bracelets with movements made by other companies to reduce the price. This is what we have here. The inside of the caseback tells us it was made by Rolex Watch Co., and the double snake chain bracelet is stamped ROLEX on the inside of the clasp. The 17 jewel movement is stamped Tudor, but will likely be made by an FHF131 by another name. It is nicely finished, and this running well. The intricate bracelet is in very good order and has ladder adjustment on the clasp to allow this to fit most wrists. The case has a few marks, but they are easier to see on the enlarged photos than in real life. For a 70+ year old watch the dial is in great condition, and has not been refinished.
This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 22.6 mm
Width without crown 21.4 mm
Lug to lug length 28.0 mm
Case Thickness 8.2 mm
Bracelet will fit a wrist size between 170 and 185 mm. The bracelet can be sized smaller by your local goldsmith if required.
All sizes are approximate.
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