*Unpolished* 1989 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 years. In 1954, the year following the release of the Rolex 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 unpolished case features sharp chamfers and strong factory finishing with uniform lug holes and honest signs of use. The original black bezel insert is in excellent condition, showing only a slight fade and very minimal signs of use, the bezel retains its pearl at the 12 o'clock position and it no longer contains tritium. The case retains its original Rolex signed trip lock crown. The case back features all of its factory markings in perfect condition.
The matte black dial is in flawless condition, exhibiting no blemishes or age. The tritium lume plots have a light eggshell patina and remain bright, under U.V. light inspection the lume plots exhibit no degradation. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and display no degradation when inspected under U.V. light.
None. The watch is keeping time and functioning perfectly, previous service history is unknown.