*Unpolished* 1986 Tudor Submariner (Ref. 76100) "Lollipop"

The Rolex/Tudor relationship dates back to 1926 when Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex SA, wanted to create a more affordable alternative. Tudor manufactured Submariners adjacent to the Rolex submariner for many many years. In 1954, the year following the release of Rolex's Submariner, Tudor released their first Submariner as an affordable alternative that didn't lack in quality or craftsmanship yet leveraged a non-inhouse Rolex movement. 

Although Tudor made Submariner references containing the "Snowflake" dial well into the mid-1980s, in 1978 Tudor introduced a new dial format of the Oyster Prince Submariner which included round and triangular indexes as seen on the ref. 76100 and the subsequent ref 79090. Ultimately this new dial format would replace the "Snowflake" configuration and would last well into the late 1990s on the Tudor Submariner line of timepieces. 

This would make a great addition to a growing collection or be a great first piece as it retains the classic and timeless look of the Submariner while being unique as a result of the original Tudor design elements.

Stock # TDRSUB76100-4
Brand Tudor
Style Submariner
Model 76100
Serial .7XXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Matte Black
Millimeters 40
Bracelet Tudor 9315 Folded-Link Oyster Bracelet W/ 380 B End Pieces


The crisp and strong case is believed to remain unpolished and remains in excellent condition showing light signs of honest use with prominent chamfers present down the lugs and crown guards. The original black bezel insert is in superb condition, showing almost no signs of use or fading, and retains a tritium pearl which matches the dial patina perfectly. The case retains its original Rolex signed trip-lock crown. The case back retains all of its factory markings in crisp and visible condition. The original Tudor 9315 folded-link Oyster bracelet with 380B end pieces retains 10 links that show light stretch and will fit up to an 7-inch wrist.


The original matte black dial is in virtually perfect condition with no damage and age present. The tritium lume plots have achieved a charming eggshell patina with no degradation present when inspected under UV light. The original tritium hands have aged one shade more creamy than the dial, under UV light inspection the hour hand exhibits some superficial cracking, but no actual degradation and remains stable, which is extremely common in this reference. The minute and seconds hands are fully intact.


None. The watch is keeping time, but the service history is unknown. A movement service can be provided upon request.

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