Steel Tudor / Rolex Prince Oysterdate Submariner Ref. 76100 vintage wristwatch, made circa 1986
A stainless steel automatic centre seconds diver’s wristwatch with date, bracelet, original presentation cases, guarantee, instructions, swing tag, receipt and folder
This Tudor Submariner is in superb condition and is complete with all its original documentation, presentation cases and numbered swing tag. The watch’s serial number places the year of manufacture to 1986 and it was purchased new by the previous owner from Boodle and Dunthorne in Chester on 21st April 1988, the sale is recorded on both the original receipt and guarantee paper.
The Tudor Submariner takes many of its design elements from the Rolex Submariner, from fonts and calibrations to the Rolex Oyster case with ‘Triplock’ crown. The diver’s Oyster bracelet has a twin-lock safety clasp and retractable extension link that can be used to comfortably fit the bracelet over a diving suit. The first Tudor Submariner was created in 1954, coinciding with the introduction of the Rolex Submariner which was officially launched in the same year at the Basel Fair. Reference 76100 was introduced by Tudor around 1984. Today, the Submariner is seen as one of the most iconic of all vintage watch designs. A lavishly illustrated history of the Tudor Submariner can be found in Isnardi, A., Tudor Anthology, 2013, pp.4-123 where copies of original advertisements for this and other models can be found.
Incorporating a 25 jewel automatic movement with provision for fast date change, the watch also has a hack feature which stops the seconds hand whilst the time is being set, thereby allowing easy synchronisation to a time signal.
As part of this watch’s service and overhaul it has been pressure tested for water resistance at depths up to 200 metres.
Tudor finished ETA calibre 2824-2 automatic movement with hack feature, lever escapement, 25 jewels, mono-metallic balance, 28,800 BPH, Kif shock absorber; black matte dial, luminescent dot and triangular numerals, luminescent hands, outer white minute/seconds track, aperture for date; large stainless steel Rolex Oyster case with polished finish, the tops of the lugs and centre of the case back with satin finish, large screw-down Rolex Oyster trip-lock crown, screw-down case back, bi-directional black bezel calibrated for 60 minutes; case, dial, movement and crown signed; with original stainless steel Tudor Oyster model 9315/380B diver’s bracelet with twin-lock safety clasp and diver’s extension link
Diameter excluding crown: 39.5mm
Length including lugs: 47.5mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 12mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 20mm
Max bracelet length (excluding diver’s extension link): 208mm
All our watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. This watch has been serviced by a Rolex trained and accredited watchmaker.