Watch for Sale: Tudor Rose Logo Hand Wind ca. 1960, Rolex Crown in excellent condition, ca. 85% overall, Tudor Caliber 1166, 21 Jewels

Why I think this watch is interesting:
A great witness of horological history. An original Tudor with Crown button, Case and Case Back by Rolex and signed accordingly. Dial is Silver

Please read the comments about the condition of the watch below. As always I try to describe the watches as they are, not hiding anything.

And I am as always very open and straight: this is a Handwind with Screw-Down crown. The power reserve (measured is about 48 hours), that means you will have to open and wind the watch every second day. To me that is a pleasure, I love to wind watches. I just want to make sure you understood that before ordering the watch and not be disappointed afterwards. The threads on the crown tube and crown of that Tudor are like new and Tudor guarantees that you can use that watch for a very long time and that whether the thread nor the crown will quickly wear out. And if it does one day, it is really very simple to replace that threaded stem tube.

Details about this Watch

Price: Is firm, my margins are very small, no additional discounts sorry. See the TUDOR overview table for the price please.
Watchbox and Papers
: No papers, comes in nice Sandoz box like in picture below. Comes with a great looking and matching Jean Simone genuine leather strap with Croco texture.

Watch Description and Condition
: As you can see from the very big enlargement of the spotted area on the dial, this is the "cosmetic" error already. The watch is otherwise in very good condition. There is a small nick in the case (also to be seen in the very large detail photo of the dial), but otherwise the watch is in good condition and the movement is in top shape (please see the power reserve below!). There is a service mark inside on one of the lug horns dated 1964, that was probably the first service of the watch. This is in my opinion the most beautiful watch of those 3 watches aquired in June 2003, all in orginal condition, with original hands and dials. And this one is older and has a more precious movement in stunning condition. I have deducted USD 20 for those spots on the dial. The previous Caliber 1166 sold at USD 399 and this movement is even in better condition! Thus I found I made a fair compromise taking into consideration those spots on the dial. Once more, if your love is not with the movements, then you might want to stay away from this watch. Am I a bad business man or not? Seriously, I am just trying to give you as much information as possible upfront, I really do like satisfied customers, that satisfaction is also my "job satisfaction".
Measured Power Reserve 54 hours (dial up), I conclude this watch has been serviced very recently, otherwise this power reserve would not be possible and I have measured it twice!
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Dimensions (mm):
Case diameter (excl.crown): 34
Height: 11.5 only because it is Hand wind
Lug to Lug: 41
Lug width: 19
Beautiful Black "Jean Simone" leather strap with Alligator pattern


Digital cameras tend to enhance spots a lot. I have added below a shot of the area that looks like there was an exposure to humidity. I am not quite sure, it seems that the previous owner did only service the movement, but did not make an attempt to clean that dial. It looks to me, that if one uses a fibre glass brush (from Bergeon or A&F) and brushes following the radial sunburst pattern, that dial would be actually quite easy to be cleaned.


Also this Movement really is in great shape! Again, the beauty of this watch lays inside I do not recommend this watch for people which have no love for movements. All the new Tudors bought in June 2003 are actually carrying their real beauty inside and I would suggest that only a watch idiot savant (WIS) with a feel and love for movements would buy those watches. I am sure there are a lot of watches around with rebuffed dials and cases that look like new, but sometimes those "marvels" come with so called "butchered" movements. For myself, I prefer the beauty to be inside and I do not care that much about the exterior.


 


I will throw in a Sandoz Box, so this watch has a decent home again. Of course without the Sandoz guarantee.