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Why We Love It
While "Snowflake" dial Tudor Submariners from the 1970s and early 80s are incredibly cool, the earliest versions are 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 from 1962, this is an early execution "MKI" dial, with gilt markers and chapter ring and full gilt script. The 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), well, you know what we're about to say. Not only is this Mk I 7928 an incredibly beautiful and historical piece in its own right, but it offers a tremendous value proposition when stacked against a Rolex version.
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 Submariner. 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.
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 1962.
Overall condition: Case is in excellent condition overall, showing light signs of wear consistent with use and age, but no major glaring marks or damage. Dial and handset have an incredible patina. VERY light clouding on glossy finish in places.Gorgeous faded bezel insert with intact luminous pip. Signed crown and case back.
Includes later 7206/80 rivet Oyster Bracelet with Rolex signed clasp dated 1/69
Analog/Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
We back each Analog/Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states. We are happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
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