Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
Many people search for a steel Rolex Day-Date only to realize that there is no such thing. If you want a steel Day-Date in an Oyster case, you have one option, and it’s a rare bird: the Tudor 7020/0 Oyster Prince.
The Tudor Day-Date Oyster Prince was only made for a few years between the late 60s to early 70s, and it’s one of the few vintage Tudors that has managed to slip under the radar of vintage Rolex/Tudor enthusiasts. This is likely due to the watch’s rarity; the production run is only a fraction of those of the Subs and Oyster Dates. The watch's relative obscurity is certainly not due to its style or features, as the watch ticks about every box that vintage collectors could imagine.
First off, the case is 39mm, about the same size as a Submariner. Many would consider that to be the perfect “Goldilocks” size, not too big, not too small - just right. It gives the watch a modern vibe without compromising the vintage bona fides.
The Rolex Day-Date is a classic and its style, history and quality is unimpeachable, yet if were to nitpick, the only thing we’d change is to make it available in steel. In the past half-century that Rolex has been producing the model, it has never sold one in a non-precious metal, much to the chagrin of budget-minded collectors. Considering that the Rolex is closer to a dress watch than a sports watch, it’s pretty remarkable the Tudor, under Rolexes stewardship, created the sporty 7020/0 with Rolex’s signature complication.
The icing on the cake is the rotating steel bezel, another sporty flourish that complements the case size and ties the 7020/0 to the range of Rolex sports pieces, most of which feature a functional bezel.
All in all, this is fantastically versatile and unique Tudor. It’s a little sporty, a little dressy, just about the perfect do anything, go anywhere daily wearer. If you want something that dresses up better than a Submariner but still works for casual wear, the Tudor Day-Date is the perfect watch.
These don’t come around very often, so don’t miss out on a fantastic Tudor!
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Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.
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Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns+
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.
Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.
We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.
We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.