1960s Tudor Date Day Oyster 7017/0
Case: Stainless steel, scewback, thick case, plexi glass
Dial: matte black dial
Dimensions: 38 mm excluding crown
Caliber: A. Schild 1895
Strap: Oyster 7836
Accessories: No box or papers
The Tudor Day Date was essentially Tudors version of the Rolex 1802 but instead of using a precious metal case, and making it heavier, Tudor decided to use a large full stainless steel 39mm case. This made a more versatile, functional tool watch for everyday.
The example we have available here is a reference 7017/0 with silver sunburst dial, exposing all the dial elements, like the facetted hour markers a with even luminous across the dial and a subtle hint of patina.
Finding these examples in good condition is not easy, and seldom will you find one with a case that is pretty close to NOS, brushed sides and tops on lugs and razor sharp facets, it could of been made yesterday!
The watch has a sporty appeal, yet can be dressed under a work shirt cuff and provide a versatile, understated and cool clean look on the wrist. The larger 20mm lugs would pair on many variety of calf grain or taupe strap!
The smooth bezel of the case provides an elegance, and the Spanish date is also really cool and unique.
The case has only micro scratches but overall I would call this one excellent.