I cannot tell you the number of times I’ve nearly purchased an Oyster Prince. The range offers value, diversity, slim proportions, water resistance, and, in this case, gilty-waffle-goodness. Tudor’s ‘Oyster Perpetual’ equivalent began humbly in the 1950s but eventually went the distance, picked up by Arctic explorers before the explorer.
The texturized dial and rose logo make for a truly understated dress piece, something just slightly more nuanced than say the smaller OP or vintage Air King. The lugs were designed to be especially robust and as a result the case proportions still look somewhat modern. The original brevet crown makes an appearance also. The automatic 390 movement is signed Prince, the brand-equivalent analog to Rolex’s Perpetual moniker.
This example has its original crown and a strong case. If I didn’t have Neanderthal’s wrist, I’d be all over this immediately. The dial is the strong suit to this example both in spec and condition. Its case shows surface wear but the lugs still retain proportion. It comes on a Forstner rivet stretch bracelet.
Find this Waffle Oyster Prince here from The Time Curator for 6900 USD.