A gentleman’s stainless steel wristwatch, by Tudor, circa 1950s, the signed cream dial with applied gilt Arabic numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, the jewelled movement signed, the stainless steel case signed ‘Rolex, R.W.C.’, to a later expanding bracelet strap, dial diameter 28mm. £100-£150
The Tudor trademark was registered in 1926, on behalf of Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex watches. In 1936, Wilsdorf took it over himself, and went on to found the company Montres Tudor SA in 1946. The aim of the Tudor brand was to offer a more affordable watch that would preserve the Rolex reputation for quality.