TUDOR PRINCE DATE SUBMARINER 79190
TUDOR SUBMARINER 79190
WHY THIS WATCH - ORIGINAL PAPERS, FULLY SERVICED, NEAR MINT CONDITION
THINGS TO MENTION - N/A
The Tudor Submariner began its life just one year after the Rolex Submariner in 1954 with the introduction of the 7922. A 37mm wide oyster case with no crown guards, matte dial with a rose logo and high grade generic movement that was more affordable than what its big sister Rolex all came together to form the foundation of what was a very successful line for Tudor. As the 7922 propelled the Tudor Sub off the ground, the 79190 guided it safely back down and into retirement after a 44 year lifespan. It can be said then that the most applicable, adaptable and hardwearing of the Tudor Submariners was the 79190 given its the amalgamation of all its predecessors. The 79190 is very similar to the Rolex 16800 and should really also be called the 'transitional' model. Both the 79190 and the 16800 held a large oyster case, with a 20mm lug width and a 12mm height and moved their respective models from a 'vintage' watch with a plexi crystal and a matte dial into a 'modern' watch with a sapphire crystal and a gloss dial. The comparative price of the latter 76100 / 79090 / 79190 is the cheapest amongst the model line so offers the best value if you are searching for a Tudor Sub. You can be hard pushed to find 'investment' Tudor's but the Submariner is without doubt THE investment Tudor.
This example is presented in excellent, near mint condition. The case is near perfect, with thick chamfered lugs and original brushing/polishing. The bracelet is also in excellent, near mint condition. The dial, hands and bezel are all original and are starting to show some early signs of patina. The ETA 2824-2 movement has been fully serviced prior to sale, and the movement is now running strong and accurate. The original papers are included, dating from 1998. The B9xxxx serial shows this example to be one of the very last of the Tudor Submariners ever made in the final production year, 1998. This watch, in this condition, with papers, is an extremely rare find indeed.
- 1998 B9xxxxx reference number.
- 39mm wide polished and brushed stainless steel case, 12mm height
- 20mm brushed stainless steel oyster bracelet
- ETA 2824-2 movement, date display, 38 hour power reserve
- Black Aluminium bezel, matte black dial with painted markers
- Rolex signed crown and Tudor signed caseback.
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