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NEW Is Happy Day! Tudor Oyster Prince Day-Date 7019/4 Watch Honeymoon
avatar April 10, 2017 11:26AM
Before I was a “watch guy” (or before I realized I was a watch guy) I used to wear a Jules Jurgensen Day-Date watch with fluted bezel. It was a quartz homage to the Rolex. I loved that watch, but it has long been out of my collection. I have now filled that hole in my collection with a 7019/4 Tudor Prince Day-Date, that much like myself, was manufactured in 1969. It's on its original Rolex Swiss made 7206 riveted oyster bracelet with 82 endlinks constructed in the fourth quarter of 1969. The case and bracelet were polished, but not too much. It’s not easy to find a 47 year old watch that hasn’t been polished. Inside is a Tudor branded A. Schilds 1895 calibre movement. The crown is signed by Rolex. During one of its services the Tudor crown was replaced with a Rolex crown because, as I understand it, Rolex in the U.S. did not carry Tudor engraved crowns at that time. It's known as the “jumbo” because at 38mm, it was very big for a watch at that time. According to my ruler it’s closer to 37mm, but what’s a millimeter between friends. It’s 48mm lug-to-lug and wears more like like a 40-41mm on my lithe wrist. I brought the Tudor to my watchmaker who demagnetized it and regulated the movement. On the timegrapher the amplitude was an okay 230 to 250. My watch guy polished the scratches out of the replacement acrylic crystal. The silver dial has a little bit of patina on it. You really can’t see the patina unless looking at the dial from a steep angle. Looking directly at the dial, it looks perfect. It was pressure tested but has no water resistance whatsoever which was expected on this 47 year old time piece that may have been last serviced 30 years ago. It’s in remarkably good condition for its age, and I am am lucky to have scored this piece. This is a keeper and will hold a dear place in my collection.

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NEW Is Happy Day! Tudor Oyster Prince Day-Date 7019/4 Watch Honeymoon Jpeg Attachments JohnSNY 395 April 10, 2017 11:26AM
Thumbs Up Looks great. A classic. Applause (n/t) PN 180 April 12, 2017 12:18PM
Thank you. (n/t) JohnSNY 154 April 12, 2017 01:18PM
Congratulations John, you are on a roll... solex 222 April 12, 2017 11:34AM
Thanks Dan. JohnSNY 179 April 12, 2017 01:17PM
WOW, what a beautiful Classic style! Congratulations! Cool (n/t) EdH 135 April 12, 2017 06:59AM
Thanks Ed. (n/t) JohnSNY 158 April 12, 2017 01:16PM
Sweet - it's a beautiful vintage classic! Thumbs Up Congrats! Cheers! (n/t) Mike D 133 April 12, 2017 06:47AM
Thank you Mike. (n/t) JohnSNY 153 April 12, 2017 01:16PM
Damn fine addition, congrats! Dre 179 April 12, 2017 05:44AM
Thank you Andrej. Good luck with your search. (n/t) JohnSNY 164 April 12, 2017 01:15PM
Oh, I missed this one, congrats John! Cheers! (n/t) James T. Kirk© 193 April 12, 2017 01:28AM
Thank you Captain. (n/t) JohnSNY 175 April 12, 2017 09:21AM
Oh, that R O C K S ! Is Happy Day! Caveman 168 April 10, 2017 05:01PM
Thanks Ricky. (n/t) JohnSNY 196 April 10, 2017 05:32PM
Thumbs Up Woo-hoo! Birth-year watch in the house! Nice one too. Smile (n/t) BF Hammer 168 April 10, 2017 03:10PM
Classic! Thumbs Up Congratulations! Cheers! (n/t) Zeb 129 April 10, 2017 02:50PM
Thank you Dan. (n/t) JohnSNY 167 April 10, 2017 02:57PM
This is a great watch. zekeryan56 147 April 10, 2017 12:52PM
I would expect a lot of conversations similar to this... Video Attachments BF Hammer 166 April 10, 2017 03:08PM
Rolling on the floor (n/t) JohnSNY 174 April 10, 2017 03:16PM
Thanks. I might say that it is. It's triple signed by Rolex. (n/t) JohnSNY 143 April 10, 2017 12:54PM
Re: Thanks. I might say that it is. It's triple signed by Rolex. zekeryan56 148 April 10, 2017 12:55PM
Super Cheers! (n/t) Ethan Mack 139 April 10, 2017 12:36PM
Thanks. (n/t) JohnSNY 145 April 10, 2017 12:54PM
Very nice! Thumbs Up (n/t) jhargrave 147 April 10, 2017 12:08PM
Thank you. (n/t) JohnSNY 174 April 10, 2017 02:57PM
Re: NEW Is Happy Day! Tudor Oyster Prince Day-Date 7019/4 Watch Honeymoon Hemel 152 April 10, 2017 11:48AM
Thank you. (n/t) JohnSNY 137 April 10, 2017 12:01PM

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