This full set Tudor by Rolex gold watch is not something we can find very often in this condition. Original signed crown and buckle!
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the supplied paperwork serial number on the case back we can accurately date this watch to being presented in November 1957.
It was not unusual for gold watches to be given for long service awards, but they are mainly for 25 years. In order to get such a nice watch T.H. Squires had to work for London Transport for 45 years.
So we can see that Rolex made the case, crown, buckle and the box and papers both shout about the link to Rolex as Tudor’s parent company. So why is it not a Rolex? The movements Tudor used were good quality but bought in ready made, whereas Rolex would normally make their own calibres. This reduced the cost price and now has the advantage of being cheaper to service, as Rolex restrict access to their parts but you can get bits for the FEF 290 fitted in this case freely. As well as the rarity of finding the box and papers, the dial on this watch is in superb condition. It all suggests this watch was not worn much at all by Mr. Squires, or subsequently. Everything is running as it should, and the Condor calf leather strap is nearly new.
This watch will be supplied with the original presentation box, guarantee papers, a hang tag which has unrelated numbers on the rear and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 31.8 mm
Width without crown 33.4 mm
Between lugs 16 mm
Lug to lug length 38.9 mm
Case Thickness 7.9 mm
All sizes are approximate.
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