Tudor Submariner. 1996. 40mm. Ref 79190. Box and papers. Nice original condition


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Very good
(Worn with little to no signs of wear)

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Original box, original papers


Men's watch/Unisex


United Kingdom, Hertfordshire



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40 mm

Water resistance

20 ATM

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Sapphire crystal



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No numerals

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Fold clasp

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Greetings. Thanks for looking at this watch. We are a 5-star seller on both Chrono24 and Trustpilot with hundreds of watches sold and delivered around the world.

Presenting a beautiful 40mm Tudor Submariner 79190 from 1996.

This example is in decent condition for its age and comes complete with original box and Guarantee certificate dated 1996 that are in superb condition.

This model was introduced in 1995, as a replacement for the previous iteration 79090, and proved to be the last in the line of Tudor Submariners, with production ceasing in 1999.

The 79190 had a couple of notable upgrades over the previous model that was nicknamed the “Top Hat” because of the tubby acrylic plastic crystal. With this model the high crystal is replaced with flat, scratch-resistant Sapphire. This made the 79190 noticeably slimmer than its predecessor.

This crystal enhancement also resulted in the upgrade of the previous bezel, with a larger, uni-directional ratchet unit fitted, rather than the previous smaller, bi-directional friction type.

These changes elevated the 79190 to be Tudor’s closest ever equivalent to the Rolex Sub 16800/16610 in terms of both look and function.

The case is in great condition with only a few small signs of its pre-owned wrist time. The original matte dial and hands are clean and unblemished and the tritium matches perfectly. The watch also has its original bezel with Tritium pip which, again, is in excellent condition showing minimal signs of its 25 years wear.

The watch is also still on its original folded link bracelet that displays an acceptable amount of stretch. These are now difficult and expensive to source in their own right.

The watch keeps excellent time running strong, and all functions work as they should.

All in all, one of the best examples of a very wearable vintage classic, which will almost certainly appreciate in value over time due to the demand and scarcity of this discontinued reference as well as the increase in interest in Tudor as a brand and a manufacturer.

What makes this watch super special is the sharpness of the box and the paper set as well as the freshness of the watch itself making in an excellent collection and investment piece as well as a daily wear watch.

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Marcelo – Prestige Watches UK

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