Tudor introduced the Ranger in the 1960s, and it would be offered by the Swiss firm until the late 1980s. Tudor reintroduced the Ranger in 2014 in a larger 41mm case, with design cues directly inspired by the watch's original appearance. The original Ranger was cased in a fairly-thin 34mm Oyster case without a date function and was manually wound. Tudor eventually updated the Ranger to have an automatic movement, either with or without a date. The version we have here today has the date. These automatic date versions add a useful complication and a self-winding movement for easy wearability. This example is one of the earlier Ranger Date models that utilizes a roulette date wheel, in which the date alternates in red and black text.
The Ranger features a Rolex-signed case, crown, and bracelet, with a Tudor-signed dial and movement. It was common for Tudor to use Rolex-branded parts, other than the dial and movement, until the 1990s. The bracelet on this Ranger is super comfortable, and the same reference of bracelet can be found on many 1970s Rolex Daytona watches.
Measurements include a 34mm oyster case and 19mm lug width. It's on its original Tudor Oyster bracelet that fits up to an 7.5 inch wrist.
Time and quickset date function at 3 a clock. White dial. Smooth steel bezel. Arabic numerals with silver arrow hands. Matching silver hands and black hour markers. Lume in both the hands and lume plots are still a crisp. Drilled lug holes. Comes with its original papers that dates it to 1997. Steel case and caseback. All parts are original including the signed Tudor crown, caseback, dial, and movement. Both the dial and case are in great cosmetic, perfect condition.
BRAND : Tudor
MODEL : 74000
Dial colour : White
COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE : Switzerland
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE : 1997
CASE MEASUREMENT EXCLUDING CROWN : 34mm
Movement : ETA2834-2
CRYSTAL : Sapphire
BAND TYPE : Stainless steel
SCOPE OF DELIVERY : Original box and paper