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Tudor has been hitting it out of the park these past few years with their modern line and return to the US Market, and appreciation for their vintage models continues to swell. Particularly desirable amongst the vintage offerings is their Submariner line, which ran alongside their siblings - the iconic Rolex Submariners. Tudor Subs feature the same cases, crowns, and build quality as their "Big Brother" Rolex models, but were fitted without the in-house movements that gave Rolex their price tag.
While Tudor Submariners from the 1970s and early 80s are incredibly cool, here's something earlier and even more impressive: A Reference 7928 Tudor "Rose" Submariner with a gilt dial, chapter ring, and pointed crown guards...the kind of timepiece that melts souls and makes the knees of grown men go all wobbly.
Dating from1963, this is an early execution "MKII" dial, with gilt markers and chapter ring and silver script. The original dial and hands have a patina that will make you swoon. And those pointed crown guards...oh lawdy lawdy, is it getting hot in here?
The bottom line is that if this piece were a Rolex Submariner with the same attributes (Gilt, Chapter Ring, PCG), it would be pushing past the $20K mark...so this is an incredible opportunity to pick up something truly special for a fraction of the price.
We first sold this watch to a client a couple years ago, and part of what we love about this business is that some of the coolest watches have a habit of finding their way back to us as clients go through the process of consolidation and upgrading. Our relationships with our clients are our number one priority, and that’s how we end up with a great situation like this! If you were one of the many who missed this tremendous piece on its first go around, don't hesitate this time - there's no telling when or if it might be back!
More info on these great pieces can be found HERE, at Tudor Collector!
Steel Oyster Case is approximately 39mm (excluding the crown). Tudor Reference 7928. Circa 1963.
Overall condition: Case is in very good condition overall, showing light signs of wear consistent with use and age, but no major glaring marks or damage. The piece has been previously polished lightly, but retains fat lugs and traces of its original beveling. Undersides of the lugs have been scored lightly where a bracelet was once fitted. Dial and original handset have an incredible patina with no signs of wear, rubbing, or spotting. Gorgeous faded bezel insert with pearl intact. Original signed crown and case back.
Includes distressed brown leather strap and two 20mm Crown & Buckle Nylon Straps
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