TUDOR | REF 7928 SUBMARINER, A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTER SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1960 | 帝舵 |7928型號「SUBMARINER」精鋼自動上鏈鍊帶腕錶，年份約1960
12,000 - 18,000 USD
12,000 - 18,000 USD
REF 7928 SUBMARINER
A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTER SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET
Dial: black, red meters first
Caliber: cal. 390 automatic movement, 17 jewels
Case: stainless steel, personally inscribed screw-down case back
Case number: 379725
Closure: stainless steel Rolex rivet bracelet, endlinks 80
Size: diameter 40 mm, bracelet circumference approximately 175 mm
Signed: case signed Rolex, dial and movement signed Tudor
Case with wear, scuffing and nicks throughout consistent with age and use. Lugs with nicks, scratches and visible wear throughout. Left side lugs with a more pronounced chamfer appearance. The case back is signed "Original Oyster Case By Rolex Geneva," and personally inscribed "1 Aug 93 friends forever love Dad."
Bracelet with wear, scuffing, and stretch consistent with age and use. The face of the folding clasp with heavier scratches. Glazing with some wear and scuffs.
Lumes to the dial and hands with even aging. Minute hand with some heavier losses and discoloration. The Luminescent dot at 6 with heavy wear and loss. Dial with even and attractive aging overall.
The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.
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Tudor was launched in 1926 as its own company with the mission of creating highly dependable watches at more attractive price points than their big brother counterpart, Rolex. When the first Tudor Oyster-Prince Submariner, reference 7922, debuted in 1954, it looked almost identical to the Rolex models 6200, 6204, and 6205, which launched just months prior.
The firm launched their most recognizable Submariner variation, the reference 7928, as seen here, in 1960. This 4th generation Tudor Submariner looked very similar to the Rolex references 5512 and 5513, featuring a rugged and sizable 40 mm case with protective crown guards. Just like Rolex models, the reference 7928 went through many crown guard variations from square, to the pointed crown guards seen here, to the rounded crown guards we see popular today.
Only produced for about eight years, the reference 7928 was enthusiastically received as a modestly priced alternative to the famous Submariners sported in the early James Bond franchise. The present example features an extremely attractive and well preserved chapter ring dial with gilt printing. The meters first line in red is a particularly rare feature which has faded to a muted pink over time. It is also interesting to note an exclamation mark at 6 o'clock, likely signifying a lower amount of radium in the luminescent material to the dial.
Preserved in honest and original condition, the present lot is affectionately inscribed to the case back from father to son.