Hi everyone, I have this Tudor Oysterdate ref.7970/1 and I’ve not been able to find anything about it. Literally anything.
Long story (kinda) short: this watch was bought by my father from one of Milano’s (Italy) most famous Rolex dealers, in 1974. Serial number 68xxxx dates this watch to 1969, so far so good. Now, I know that gold capped Tudors are not common but can someone please enlighten me about why on earth a dealer would sign the certificate paper with another reference (see attatched images, ref on it is 9090)? Also, the dial itself looks reprinted to me, it’s not sharp at all, small rose doesn’t look good, plus I’ve never seen that “rotor” logo nor the “oyster-date” lettering with a dash in the middle. Again, my father assured me that the watch was bought brand new, used it for a couple of years and then stored it in a drawer since then. Never serviced too. It came with its gold plated bracelet, now I’ve put it on a leather strap to let my gf enjoy the watch anyway, it’s too small for my wrist at 31,5mm w/o crown. My father is not a watch guy so he’s not very helpful a part from the details he told me.
So, does anyone have anything to share about this case? I might send in to my watchmaker to have it serviced in the next future but in the meantime it seems to be pretty accurate (+30 sec per day) so I’m not really bothered until I will find out more details about it.
Thanks in advance to anyone who is going to share his knowledge/experience with me.