*Unpolished* 1990 Tudor Submariner (Ref. 79090) W/ Papers


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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 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.

Stock # TDRSUB79090-9
Brand Tudor
Style Submariner
Model 79090
Serial B3XXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Matte Black
Millimeters 40
Bracelet Tudor 9315 Oyster bracelet with 380B end links



The unpolished case retains its factory chamfers and finishing with honest signs of previous use. The black bezel insert is in exceptional condition showing no fading or major signs of use and retains its tritium pearl at the 12 o'clock position. The case retains its original Rolex signed trip-lock crown. The unpolished case back retains all of its factory engravings in deep and crisp condition. The original Tudor 9315 folded-link Oyster bracelet with 380B end pieces is unpolished as well and retains 13 links that show some stretch from use.


The matte black dial is immaculate, showing no age or imperfections. The tritium lume plots have taken on a handsome creamy ivory patina and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands match the dial nicely, under U.V. light inspection the hour hand exhibits some light cracking and remains stable, the minute and sweep-seconds hands show no degradation.


None. The watch was recently service and is keeping time perfectly and is backed by a 1-year warranty of accurate timekeeping.