It is no secret that the popularity of the Tudor brand is reaching stratospheric levels as of late. After decades of neglect, Rolexes' sibling brand has caught on in an epic fashion, due in no small part to the tremendously desirable and popular line of modern Heritage Collection timepieces that has swept the industry over the past few years.
Vintage Tudor timepieces have similarly "caught on" and many nearly forgotten wristwatches have been pulled from drawers and brought back into the well-deserved limelight. While the greatest attention is being paid to the sports models, there are also a number of terrific casual and formal dress pieces being "found" and brought back to life.
This Tudor reference 7962 is sized at 34mm, perfect for a slimmer wrist. It features the same Genuine Oyster Case design as its Rolex contemporaries, but is fitted with a manually-wound 17 Jewel movement with date function. The cake topper on this beauty is the rare and lovely "Big Rose" Tudor logo at 12, a stunning and intricate applied element which was literally downsized in subsequent models.
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- minor swirlies on the case and bracelet. Possibly refinished dial. Great vintage presentation on your wrist
- We consider this watch, as shown in the pictures, as Excellent to Near Mint
- as seen in the photos
In-House Test Results**:
Bench-run for at least 24 hours. All watch functions tested and operable.
Observed rate: keeps good time at -21s/d
Bracelet Sizing: up to 7.75 inches
Last Service: Unknown
*Photographed watch is the actual watch for sale - we do not use stock photos. Photos are part of the description. Grades are the listing text and pictures summarized into a simple-to-understand score, not to be confused with TZ or other grading systems.
**Instantaneous measurements using a timegrapher (not the same as average timekeeping over time tests). Use only as a baseline. Test conditions and wearing habits will affect your results. Unserviced watches are not tested for WR or PR. Bracelet size measured using a ruler or mandrel. A comfortable bracelet size may vary from your measured wrist size. No explicit or implied warranties.
Model: Oyster Date Big Rose Vintage
Case Material: stainless steel
Case Diameter: 34mm
Case Dial Color: Black
Condition (C24 Scale): mint
With Box?: N
With Papers?: N