Tudor Oyster Prince Tuxedo
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
Why We Love It
"We're getting a computer. It's gonna do lots of magical things, like make Harry Crane seem important." - Roger Sterling, MadMen.
The iconic character of Roger Sterling on MadMen, epitomized his era and strolled through 60s New York City with dry wit worthy of the 'Ad Man' his was. The Tudor 'Tuxedo' Ref. 7967, was the watch on his wrist. While the screen-worn version was sold by Christie's in 2015, this example can be had now, and for much less.
This particular tuxedo boasts a beautifully glossy gilt dial, and particularly attractive patina to the lume and the outer chapter ring. A svelte 34mm case means that it would slip easily under the French cuff of a suit, but the curves lugs make is wear much larger. While many people associate this 'Tuxedo' dial with the Universal Geneve Polerouter, these Tudor 'Tuxedo's' are far rarer - just imagine the sighs of delight when the cuff slips up and that rose on the dial is revealed.
Roger Sterling would be proud.
When Rolex launched the Tudor Oyster Prince in the 1950s, founder Hans Wilsdorf (who also founded Rolex) intended the watch to be worn by the everyman.
Before the watch’s release, Tudor subjected six Oyster Princes to a “Trial of Destruction” in which a construction worker wore them—one after the other—while operating a jackhammer. After passing each trial, the Prince was heralded with ad campaigns showing construction workers and miners hard at work with watches proudly strapped to their wrists. The watch also saw real-world experience in the harsh environs of the Arctic, with the British North Greenland Expedition, drawing the “extreme admiration” of the men who wore them.
If that isn’t a ringing endorsement, we don’t know what is.
Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
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.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
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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.
Tudor Oyster Prince Tuxedo