Tudor Submariner Blue Dial 79190

  • Condition: Good
  • Model: 79190
  • Movement: Automatic
  • Strap Length: 175mm
  • Scope: Box & Papers
  • Year: 1997
  • Case Width: 40mm
  • Listing ID: SD031793
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This watch is in very good condition, with some light scratches throughout the case and bracelet. There are some dents on two of the links. The dial and hands have some light patina, and the bezel insert is missing the lume pip.

This watch is not water resistant.

Comes with booklet, dated guarantee document, hang tag and Tudor branded anchor.

The Submariner might be the watch you most strongly associate with Rolex, but the iconic watch was also offered by Tudor for over three decades.

The Tudor Submariner takes most of its visual cues from its older sibling, the Rolex Submariner. More than that, many components, such as the crown, caseback and bracelet are marked with Rolex branding. While this may seem unusual and unprofessional in today's day and age, it was probably a benefit to have its more illustrious sibling's name on as much of the watch as possible - as if to remind purchasers that owning a Tudor was a mark of pride, not shame.

Tudor's Submariners were also sometimes more adventurous than Rolex, such as by offering a smaller 37mm size. They were also available with a blue dial and bezel, and with the brand's signature 'snowflake' hands. This offers collectors the chance to own something recognisable, yet still clearly unique.


For most of its history, Tudor was seen as Rolex's little brother. Today, Tudor may still be part of the same family, but the little brother has now grown into a full-fledged watchmaking powerhouse in itself.

Tudor originated as a sub-brand for Rolex, using most of the same parts but equipped with a cheaper bought-in movement. For most of its existence, it closely followed Rolex's designs, producing Submariners , Day-Dates and Datejusts (called the Prince Date).

By the late 90s and early 2000s, Tudor had gained a reputation for being a "poor man's Rolex". However, this changed after the 2009 brand relaunch, where Tudor came out with distinctive new designs. After Rolex's switch to ceramic bezels for its sports models, Tudor stuck with its guns and began offering a new modernised dive watches in the form of the Pelagos and Black Bay. These new watches, combined with the "warmer", retro-inspired aesthetic retained by Tudor, meant that it developed a distinct identity from Rolex.
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