Tudor Oyster – Shock-Resisting
Manual – Anno 1956
a rare Tudor with honey comb dial & legendary movement
- Model: Tudor Oyster
- Case: Stainless steel – Acier Inoxydable
- Case ref: # 7934
- Case number: # 242.474
- Caliber: 1182
- Year of production: 1956
- Size: 34 mm. (ex. crown)
- Crown: Original
About Tudor wathes:
- Tudor is a brand descending from an essential horological DNA string.
- In 1905 Wilsdorf started producing high quality watches in England and in late 1908 he officially registered the brand “Rolex” in La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland. The company remained located on English solid until in early 1920s where the production was moved to Geneva. In 1946 Hans Wilsdorf launched a new watch brand, which he called Tudor, which according to Wilsdorf was a name chosen in honour to the Tudor period of England.
- A Tudor watch has an icon, which in 1946 obviously was a small Tudor Rose – the heraldic emblem of England and which origins from the Tudor dynasty. Around 1960 the iconic Tudor Rose was scaled up and took the place of index number 12 on the dials of Tudor watches. The icon was changed again in the end of the 1960’s converting it from it original rose into a shield, as we know it today.
- The main difference between Rolex and a Tudor watch is the movement. The general design, case, screw in crown, dial, hands etc. is more or less identical though the movements are different. Rolex use an in house produced Rolex movement where as the Tudor watches was supplied with a movement manufactures by Ebauches SA, ETA or Valjoux.
- The success of Tudor watches reflects the direct connection between Rolex and Tudor. Hand in hand they developed to perfection but some how it is impossible not to note that in fact Tudor was a baby brother to Rolex a fact which improved Tudor sales radical. In addition to Tudor was conceived as a “second” brand from the very beginning and which was to be sold at more moderate prices than its bigger brother – Rolex.
Tudor Oyster – HoneyComb – Anno 1956:
- This specific Tudor Oyster is a very early example and an iconic watch for collectors. It was made only 10 years after the brand Tudor was founded and has rare honeycomb dial and a very special movement.
- The dial, which is a honeycomb edition, was classy in the mid 1950’s and especially seen on the high-end models on exclusive watches. It has a depth like no other dial and was only produced in limited numbers.
- The movement in this watch is an 1182 with its frequency of 18,000 beats per hour is an extremely stabile and precise manual movement. A movement also was used in the very first produced Tudor Submariner ref. 7923 from 1954.
- The French Navy used Tudor Submariner watches for its divers. It was purchased to military service by the Marine Natioinale in the late 1960`s. In addition, the US Navy used the very same model for its UDT and the Navy Seals.
- Even when it has an aristocratic name of its own, a Tudor still remains a Rolex.
- Case: 6
- Caliber: 6
- Dial: 6
Terms and conditions:
*Terms and Conditions apply, according to the Danish Sales of Goods Act (and the CISG).
(Guarentee certificate). For WC classification the following applies:
10: LNIB 9: Mint – 8: Near Mint 7: Excellent 6: Very good 5: Good 4: Fair
To read a closer description visit our website on www.wristchronology.com, grading system)
*In accordance with the Danish Sales of Goods Act we offer 14 day sale or return on used items. However, Wrist Chronology is well aware of the investment involved in acquiring a vintage watch. Thus, we would like to inspire a more secure and trusting experience upon purchasing a vintage time piece.
That is why we, unless otherwise noted, offer a full 1-year (mechanical) warranty on all of our watches.
- The right to complain covers malfunction (the clock stops running) due to clockwork error.
- However, the right to complain does not cover malfunction caused by miscarriage or damage.
- Upon mechanical malfunctions, the watch is to be handed in / sent to our workshop, where we will carry out the necessary repair this as soon as possible.
- For tolerance connected to mechanical watches, the following values normally apply:
- +/- 10-30 seconds per day comprising watches both above in and the ‘excellent’ category.
- For waterproof watches the warranty does not cover water damage, as vintage mechanical watches are exempted from being actually waterproof due to date.