1993 Tudor Submariner (Ref. 79090) W/ Box & Papers
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 first, Tudor released their first Submariner as an affordable alternative that didn't lack in quality or craftsmanship yet leveraged a non-in-house 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 Folded-Link Oyster Bracelet W/ 380B End Pieces|
The previously polished case retains symmetrical lugs that are even in presence. The original bezel insert retains its tritium pearl at the 12 o'clock position which has faded to an excellent blue/grey coloration with light signs of use. The case retains its original Rolex signed trip-lock crown. The original Tudor 9315 folded-link Oyster bracelet with 380 B end pieces retains 11 links and shows light stretch from use, which is common for this style of bracelet.
The matte black dial is in immaculate condition, showing no blemishes or imperfections. The tritium lume plots and tirtium filled hands have taken on a charming creamy patina and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light.
The watch comes complete with its original inner and outer Tudor boxes, Tudor warranty paper, serialized hangtag, Tudor booklet, and Tudor leather wallet. The watch is keeping time and functioning perfectly, previous service history is unknown.