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Old 9 November 2014, 02:55 AM   #31
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Wow. That s great. Good for you. Looks nice on the green strap!
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Old 9 November 2014, 02:57 AM   #32
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I'm in love with that hand dial combo. I bought a black bay to keep my watch fever on check, but I need one of these too!
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Old 9 November 2014, 03:26 AM   #33
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Old 9 November 2014, 05:03 PM   #34
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Movement, it's 25 rubies-



And after-




Awesome example of a watch with the correct serial number range of production and featuring a 25 jewels 2776 movement's watch that proves it has been sold within Europe, Switzerland, as the original papers show it.

This is the first example of such a watch I see that was sold in Europe, featuring a 25 jewels movement. Congrats.

This is definitely a rare (but still very affordable) bird, I have seen less than 10 of these 9401 round markers dial/snowflake hands for the last five years on the Internet.

I wrote to Tudor Geneva to ask some more info about my watch's history, and I received a letter that stated that, I quote, "for strict confidentially reasons, they were not willing to confirm or infirm if my watch,belonged to this special batch ordered by the Canadian Navy"

So I suppose that:

-They have the info and when they refer to "this special batch ordered by the Canadian Navy", it gives a clue....

What was a bit surprising is that the letter was signed by the Tudor CEO himself (!!!) (Philippe Peverelli), not only by a lower hierarchy executive of the consumer's service department.

That means someone did not want to take any risk and asked at the higher level if these kind of informations should be available for the Tudor's collectors and fans that we are... And the answer is surprinsigly a big NO, although brands like Omega, Patek or Breguet are not reluctant to provide vintage fans and collectors some extracts or their Archives that relate the entire history of their watches....



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Old 10 November 2014, 01:06 AM   #35
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Movement, it's 25 rubies-



Thanks so much for posting this--my 94010 has this same movement, but I rarely see it documented. Here's mine (with luminova replacement hands):



And a much-less-pretty shot of the movement, before I had it serviced:

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Old 10 November 2014, 03:15 AM   #36
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You should source some Snowflake hands, so the watch will be in its original configuration.
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Old 10 November 2014, 04:53 AM   #37
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You should source some Snowflake hands, so the watch will be in its original configuration.
Maybe someday! Though I like how it looks with the mercedes hands.
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Old 10 November 2014, 07:18 AM   #38
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That looks very nice, congrats
Thanks for the kind words guys. I am very happy with this piece and I know that I am extremely lucky to find the whole set together in its original beauty



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Wow. That s great. Good for you. Looks nice on the green strap!
Yes, the OD green Gnomon strap is what I wear with it most of the time, the second being the "Blue Bond" strap from the same site. They look and feel great.
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Old 10 November 2014, 07:19 AM   #39
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I'm in love with that hand dial combo. I bought a black bay to keep my watch fever on check, but I need one of these too!
Yes, grab one if you can find it and don't look back!
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Old 10 November 2014, 07:27 AM   #40
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Awesome example of a watch with the correct serial number range of production and featuring a 25 jewels 2776 movement's watch that proves it has been sold within Europe, Switzerland, as the original papers show it.

This is the first example of such a watch I see that was sold in Europe, featuring a 25 jewels movement. Congrats.

This is definitely a rare (but still very affordable) bird, I have seen less than 10 of these 9401 round markers dial/snowflake hands for the last five years on the Internet.

I wrote to Tudor Geneva to ask some more info about my watch's history, and I received a letter that stated that, I quote, "for strict confidentially reasons, they were not willing to confirm or infirm if my watch,belonged to this special batch ordered by the Canadian Navy"

So I suppose that:

-They have the info and when they refer to "this special batch ordered by the Canadian Navy", it gives a clue....

What was a bit surprising is that the letter was signed by the Tudor CEO himself (!!!) (Philippe Peverelli), not only by a lower hierarchy executive of the consumer's service department.

That means someone did not want to take any risk and asked at the higher level if these kind of informations should be available for the Tudor's collectors and fans that we are... And the answer is surprinsigly a big NO, although brands like Omega, Patek or Breguet are not reluctant to provide vintage fans and collectors some extracts or their Archives that relate the entire history of their watches....



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Thank you so much for posting about the movement differences. I had no clue. Of course the government tried to get a cut! No surprises there. That is very interesting indeed- and your response from Tudor is pretty cryptic. Its pretty odd that they keep that sort of thing under wraps when its common to have Navy Seals spill all the beans in a book just years later!
I do think from your posting and others I've seen that a batch was produced for the Canadian military. I know the old story about how they wanted hands that were more readable or something so they opted for snowflake handset. Maybe the whole batch was made exclusively for them?? And mine, from Europe and maybe others were the result of them not fulfilling a full order.... who knows. Very interesting. I would love to know the exact roots of mine. I bought it from a jewelry store that specializes in trade-ins.

PS- Id love to have one of those Tudor books but I've only seen them for sale for around $500. Do these get sold on the forum or somewhere else for a better price?
thanks!

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Old 12 November 2014, 04:54 AM   #41
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PS- Id love to have one of those Tudor books but I've only seen them for sale for around $500. Do these get sold on the forum or somewhere else for a better price?
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Old 13 November 2014, 01:56 AM   #42
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Old 13 November 2014, 02:03 AM   #43
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Amazing pictures and info! Thanks for posting!
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Old 16 November 2014, 08:36 AM   #44
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Old 17 November 2014, 03:40 AM   #45
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Very nice! What a beauty
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Old 17 November 2014, 04:55 AM   #46
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Wow! Canadian navy reference is interesting. Here is a pic of a "decommissioned " cdn navy sub


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Old 17 November 2014, 06:13 AM   #47
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/\ .. Great Sub...and love its history...
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somebody just scored one of these beautys on Ebay. if only it was for sale in the US
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Old 20 November 2014, 12:31 AM   #49
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Old 20 November 2014, 02:59 AM   #50
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Lucky man. That's a great watch.
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Old 20 November 2014, 06:05 AM   #51
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Thank you! Adding to the lore the sellers ebay store was only selling Canadian military paraphernalia.

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Old 23 November 2014, 06:39 AM   #53
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Received today, totally thrilled all looks good 887xxx serial!
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Old 23 November 2014, 11:58 AM   #54
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Wow, gorgeous watch, congrats.
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Old 23 November 2014, 12:08 PM   #55
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Received today, totally thrilled all looks good 887xxx serial!
wow that was fast. Sorry i cost you a few hundred bux on that auction lol


Stunning watch. i would of went higher but i have never bought a watch outside of the States so i backed off. Huge congrats
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Stunning watch. i would of went higher but i have never bought a watch outside of the States so i backed off. Huge congrats

Thank you! It was a nail biter waiting for customs to clear. No worries, I actually paid my max to the dollar it was close!
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Thank you! It was a nail biter waiting for customs to clear. No worries, I actually paid my max to the dollar it was close!
was he the original owner? i tried to get info from him but he was short with answers and not exactly friendly. that was another reason i backed off.


its a great looking watch. glad it went to a fellow member
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was he the original owner? i tried to get info from him but he was short with answers and not exactly friendly. that was another reason i backed off.


its a great looking watch. glad it went to a fellow member
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was he the original owner? i tried to get info from him but he was short with answers and not exactly friendly. that was another reason i backed off.


its a great looking watch. glad it went to a fellow member
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Thanks guys! The watch was inherited by the seller then it sat idle for a long while. It may have had multiple owners prior to the seller. No origin story on this one.
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