Tudor | Submariner, Reference 7928, A stainless steel wristwatch with bracelet, Circa 1958 | 帝陀 | Submariner 型號7928 精鋼鏈帶腕錶，1958年製
Submariner, Reference 7928
A stainless steel wristwatch with bracelet, Circa 1958
Calibre: cal. 390 automatic, 17 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw down case back
Case number: 379'965
Closure: stainless steel Rolex rivet bracelet and folding clasp
Size: 40 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 175 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The plexi glass with surface wear throughout, only visible under a strong loupe. There is a minor indentation at 11 o'clock towards the edge. The dial is nice and clean, however the lumes with minor spotting. All lumes have aged consistently throughout and react under UV. The hands have been changed during a service. The insert with light surface wear throughout. The case with minor polishing, light surface wear and minor pinhead dings. The bracelet with light surface wear and is stamped for 1977. The case back with light surface wear throughout that can be seen with the naked eye. The end links to the bracelet with light wear and the end link at 12 o'clock with a small area of repair.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."
Tudor launched in 1926 as its own company with the mission of creating highly dependable watches at a more affordable 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 manufacturer launched their most recognizable Submariner variation, the reference 7928 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.