1992 Tudor Submariner (Ref. 79090)
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 Rolex's release of the 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. The Tudor submariner 79090 uses the 2824-2 quick set movement which makes adjusting the date on the fly easy! 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.
|Bracelet||Tudor 9315 Oyster bracelet with 380B end links|
The well preserved and thick case retains subtle chamfers and is believed to have been only very lightly polished in the past, showing light signs of honest use. The original bezel insert is in excellent condition with minimal signs of use and retains its tritium pearl at the 12 o'clock position which has aged to a charming creamy patina. The case retains its original Rolex signed trip-lock crown. The original Tudor 9315 folded-link Oyster bracelet with 308B end pieces retains 10 links that show some light stretch from use and comes with 2 additional links.
The matte black dial is in lovely condition, there is one minor spot on the dial to the top right of the "200" in the depth rating however it is only visible under microscope magnification. The tritium lume plots have achieved a handsome ivory color and show no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly with no degradation present under U.V. light inspection.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.