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dannyt
10-02-2016, 09:23 AM
Hey WIT,


Been a while since I posted. Not enough hours in the day these days it seems. Also have been relatively quiet on the watch buying front as well, so nothing really new to share. But recently the vintage watch bug bit me again. Was hunting for nothing in particular, then came across this one that caught my eye. I decided WTF I'm gonna go for it. Price was right after some negotiation and if I don't end up liking it when it arrived I could probably sell it for what I paid. It's also not a dive watch and something that really will add a new dimension to my collection.


So this arrived on Friday and I have to say, I REALLY REALLY like it! It is small but wears beautifully. Unlike most watches (which appear larger in photos) this one actually is the opposite and appears smaller in photos than in the metal. It's a great suit/formal/business watch and easily would fit under a shirt cuff when the time to dress up is required.


The watch is a 1979 Tudor Ranger II Ref: 9111/0S2 Oyster Prince.


Make: Tudor
Dial: Original champagne dial
Hands: Original hands
Case: 36mm without crown, 38mm crown included. Oyster style case with screw down back and screw down Rolex crown
Serial number: 920,xxx
Model number: 9111/0S
Bracelet: Rolex 9585 (stamped)


It's a beautiful, classy watch and oozes Rolex pretty much throughout. The fluted bezel really adds a vintage pop and the elegant champagne dial is subtle yet formal. The smooth sweep of the ETA 2784 Movement is excellent and holds time superbly and is bang on to my iPhone since yesterday which is amazing considering its almost 40 years old. The lume on the hands does show patina and I will be leaving it that way.


Watch was serviced Sept 2015.


What do you guys think ? Definitely not something I usually post, but it's a keeper for sure. I have another vintage incoming (a la 1973) which I will share when it arrives this coming week.




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gman66
10-02-2016, 09:31 AM
Very cool pick up, Danny. Clean & classy. You found a good one.
Congrats, thanks for the pics, and enjoy! :up:

pacco17
10-02-2016, 09:48 AM
Nice classic Tudor Danny. Enjoy

timetraveler
10-02-2016, 10:14 AM
Sweet, Sir! Very sweet!!!

spell12
10-02-2016, 10:21 AM
Slick watch Danny! Thanks for sharing!! Good to hear from you Bruh!!

kudo
10-02-2016, 10:39 AM
Looks great on your wrist - congrats & enjoy!

daycoo2
10-02-2016, 03:54 PM
A big congratulations on a marvelous addition to the collection, Danny! Handsome, dignified, and refined. A cultured presentation on the wrist, with what ever attire it's matched with. Looking good, 360, my friend. ENJOY!:up::applaud:

ACE
10-02-2016, 04:45 PM
Its a great looking vintage piece. Small with character to make it a few mm's bigger :)

pacerguy
10-02-2016, 04:52 PM
Besides the watch, the bracelet and clasp look great.

chptrk67
10-02-2016, 05:24 PM
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Great Piece To Have In The Collection, Congrats!

surelyuknow
10-02-2016, 06:03 PM
Very nice pick up, classy as all get out... and besides, it's a Tudor... what's not to like about that?

bigben54
10-02-2016, 08:42 PM
Pure class on the wrist, congratulations. (Thanks for the great photos too.)

ftrez
10-03-2016, 06:54 AM
Congratulations on a great watch!

Ronkoman
10-03-2016, 07:53 AM
What's not to like Danny? A classy clean looking watch. I really like the inner chapter ring & outer bezel & enjoy.

prodiver5438
10-03-2016, 08:30 AM
That's awesome. I love vintage! I'm thinking of heading in that direction. Congrats!!!

bevhillstrainer
10-03-2016, 12:52 PM
Funny, I've been playing with the idea of a small watch lately, I like it! Of course that vintage watch thing can be dangerous :)

dmccartney
10-03-2016, 01:15 PM
Congrats man! That is a great looking watch! Enjoy it!

neil1969
10-03-2016, 01:29 PM
Mad congrats Sir .

gregg
10-03-2016, 01:39 PM
Danny, this is where small is big. I think this Tudor plays nicely on your wrist.
The bezel sets the tone and being a classic tree-hand auto, with a perfectly styled
bracelet, just is da bomb.

dannyt
10-03-2016, 08:37 PM
Thx folks. I'm really liking it a lot. Wore it again today and man it's holding time solid !

bigbasshunter
10-04-2016, 02:39 PM
Good looking vintage piece, enjoy

Islesfan
10-05-2016, 09:01 PM
Besides the watch, the bracelet and clasp look great.

Was just thinking that myself. That is a full package classic, love it, enjoy!

dannyt
10-06-2016, 02:38 PM
Thanks again folks.....just got PART 2 in today to keep this one company :)

New thread coming up