My kind of piece unique
22 May 2022
Here we have an example of Tudor Prince Oysterdate from the 1970s. A quick search on chrono24 and you will find many like it. With a budget as low as 2k USD, you will have no trouble acquiring one, probably in even better condition. So why bother writing about it one might ask. Well, because this one is special. Like Paul Newman’s Paul Newman Daytona, or Marlon Brando’s Self Engraved GMT Master, this particular watch is one with provenance. Well, maybe not of a legendary movie star or racing driver, but of my grandfather, who I might argue is even more legendary but I would probably be biased.
This gold tone Tudor Prince Oysterdate has been my grandfather’s daily wearer for more than 30 years. Passed down to me when he passed away in 2019. It now serves as a totem to remember the times we shared together, a ticking talisman of our bond. To me, it is priceless.
For my readers, I hope this shows the reason why I think anyone can enjoy watch collecting. You don’t have to spend multi million dollars in auctions to acquire the ultra rare Patek 1518 in steel, or enroll in watch making school to perfect the best finished movements. In order to own a truly collectible watch, all you have to do is to buy a watch that you enjoy wearing, and then just go live life. Spend time with loved ones, do things that matter. One day, it might be worth more than you could ever imagine, a true unique piece to a special someone who you hold dear to your heart. You just don’t know it yet.