*Unpolished* 1992 Tudor Submariner (Ref. 79090) W/ Guarantee Paper
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.
|Tudor 9315 Oyster Bracelet W/ 380B End Pieces
The case is in impressive unpolished condition, boasting extremely crisp chamfers and broad dimensions throughout with gentle signs of use present. The original black bezel insert is also in very presentable condition, apart from a subtle chip between the 11 o'clock and top triangle there is no major damage or signs of use, and the insert remains deep black with the original tritium pearl intact. The case retains its original Rolex trip-lock crown. The original Tudor 9315 folded-link Oyster bracelet with 380B end pieces retains 11 links that show very minimal stretch and will fit up to a 7 1/2-inch wrist.
The matte black dial is flawless, showing no age or damage at all. The tritium lume plots have achieved a charming eggshell color with no degradation present under UV light inspection. The original tritium hands are a shade more creamy than the dial, under UV light inspection there is nominal cracking present in the second's hand and it remains stable, the hour and minute hands exhibit no degradation.
The watch comes with its original Tudor guarantee paper. The watch is keeping time, but the service history is unknown. A movement service can be provided upon request.