Tudor Watches Los Angeles
The Tudor watch is among the most valuable collectors watch brand names, especially for those looking for a worthy timepiece at a fraction of the cost of Rolex timepieces. The brand is an offshoot from the parent name, Rolex, being registered for founder Hans Wilsdorf in 1926. Some of the first watches began to use the name “Tudor”, then in 1946, the name was given a brand of its own. The “Montres TUDOR S.A.” company was born, specializing in mens and womens watches.
In the early 1950s, the first TUDOR Oyster Prince watch debuted. It accompanied a British scientific expedition to Greenland organized by the Royal Navy, this was a tremendous boost to the prestige and capability of the watch. During this time, the Oyster Prince series began to be promoted by the parent company, Rolex.
The next line of series came in the form of the Tudor Oyster Prince Submariner. Over the next 45 years, the brand would undergo many changes in styles and functionalities to adapt to the challenges the waters of the sea have to offer. The Submariner became the first of the series to sport a manually-wound movement, highlighting it as a flat divers’ watch.
The rest of the 1950s saw the introduction of more rare and limited produced models, including one of the thinnest models at 6mm thick, which saw only small numbers produced from 1957 to 1963.
The Oyster Prince Submariner took on another development in 1964. It featured rounded crown guards, and the dial became discolored to protect from exposure to UV rays. Capping off the 1970s, Tudor produced their first chronograph, which featured a manually-wound Valjoux mechanical calibre 7735 and cam mechanism chronograph.
The history of Tudor watches continues to fascinate and the brand is not done innovating. With recent watches beginning to feature in-house movements, including the Pegalos and Black Bay series. For Tudor watches available online, see the button below: