Small Rose Designation on Tudors

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Small Rose Designation on Tudors

#1 Post by 3whiterag » Sat May 27, 2017 10:29 am

What is the meaning of the small rose designation compared to the larger rose on Tudor watches? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Small Rose Designation on Tudors

#2 Post by JerseyMo » Sun May 28, 2017 7:50 am

The Rose was the symbol of the Tudor dynasty and you may find more information here -
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Re: Small Rose Designation on Tudors

#3 Post by Movintage » Mon May 29, 2017 5:58 pm

I could be mistaken but I believe the difference is not in the size of the Rose but between the early Tudor Rose & Shield emblem and just the later Rose emblem without the shield.

When "The Tudor" brand was transferred back to Hans Wilsdorf in 1936, the Tudor Dynasty Rose within a shield was inscribed on the watch dials as it signified the invincible union of strength. About 10 years later, the Rose and Shield was replaced with just the Todor Rose.

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