TUDOR PRINCE DATE SUBMARINER 79190
TUDOR SUBMARINER 79190
WHY THIS WATCH - FULLY SERVICED, GREAT CONDITION, ORIGINAL BOX AND ACCESSORIES, RARE POLISHED STEEL BEZEL
THINGS TO MENTION - REPLACEMENT HANDS
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 great condition, with a very late and rare gloss dial, polished steel bezel combination. The case is thick and full and shows minimal signs of polishing. The bracelet is in excellent condition. Two areas to note are a small scratch on the left hand side of the dial (this is very hard to find and our camera cannot pick it up) and the replacement hands that still possess some luminous glow. The ETA 2824-2 movement has been fully serviced prior to sale, and the movement is running strong and accurate. There are original papers, however the original box and accessories are included. The H1xxxx serial shows this example to be one of the very last of the Tudor Submariners ever made in the final production year, 1998.
- 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
- Polished steel bezel, gloss black dial with applied markers
- Tudor signed crown and caseback
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