1968 Tudor Submariner (Ref. 7016/0) Semi-PCG Case
The Tudor Submariner Ref. 7928 was first introduced in 1960. The Ref. 7928 is like the little brother to the Rolex 5513/5512 references as they share a lot of the same exact parts and although different they do share a lot of similar design elements. An interesting fact is that the Rolex Submariner and the Tudor Submariner were actually developed at the same time and launched just a few months apart from each other. The Tudor Submariner Ref 7928 is just as handsome as the big brother Rolex 5512/5513 references but again possess a unique charm and feeling that is uniquely Tudor!
The Tudor Submariner Reference 7016/0 was introduced in 1968 with quite a few changes compared to its predecessor reference 7928. Not only did the 7016/0 bring us the famous "Snowflake" dial and hands configuration, and the movement was upgraded to an ETA 2483, but the case was changed as well. The early 7016/0 Tudor subs feature was is known among collectors as a Semi-PCG or semi pointed crown guard case, this is in reference to the very different crown guard shape produced for the 7016/0 in the early half of 1968, the crown guards are not necessarily "pointed" like early PCG cases for both Rolex and Tudor, however they do have a much more slender appearance to the more modern style seen after and are sloped up to a smaller rounded point, hence the Semi-PCG name. These cases are only produced in a short range of serial numbers as the Semi-PCG case production was short-lived ard were replaced at the end of 1968.
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The case shows signs of a previous polishing yet the lugs and case remain thick and full overall. The long 5 fat font insert remains in excellent condition showing very slight wear from use. The Rolex "U.S.A. Made" C+I Oyster rivet stretch bracelet was sourced with the watch and is stamped 7-66 and remains in excellent condition showing no stretch from use.
The dial remains in flawless condition showing no marking or scratches. The tritium lume on the dial has taken on a wonderful creamy patina and when inspected under UV light shows no lume degradation. The original tritium filled hands match the dial perfectly and remain flawless showing no lume degradation which also.
None. The watch is keeping time at spec, previous service history is unknown.