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Old 8 December 2016, 01:50 PM   #121
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Old 8 December 2016, 02:27 PM   #122
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The Tudor Black-Bay ancestor

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To late they already changed the whole bezel insert and cant get the old one back from rolex they are sorry i thought they would just put in a pearl for 85 dollars !!! not !!!


My heart was just ripped out.

I am sure it will look great, but my gosh.


On a lighter note I am hopeful that the wife will get me the Tudor book for Christmas but it is an expensive bugger. But hours of leisure reading.


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Old 6 January 2017, 01:17 AM   #123
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Hi, sorry if I finish in Off Topic, I am the owner of this minisub ref. serial B527xxx 75090 year 1993, sapphire glass and for this reference I read that would be made of plexiglas.
Can anyone tell me if it is correct I was replaced later?
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Old 11 January 2017, 12:23 AM   #124
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Hi, sorry if I finish in Off Topic, I am the owner of this minisub ref. serial B527xxx 75090 year 1993, sapphire glass and for this reference I read that would be made of plexiglas.
Can anyone tell me if it is correct I was replaced later?
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Off topic but this is an interesting topic! Generally it's accepted that 75090 = plexi and 75190 = sapphire. However, others on the forum have posted their 75090's with sapphire. It's possible that there was a transition period between the 2 references.
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Old 3 February 2017, 04:31 AM   #125
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Adding another to the mix

Wanted to add mine to this thread for those interested. Originally purchased by my father in Honolulu, got it back from servicing a little while ago :)
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Old 8 March 2017, 10:52 PM   #126
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Hello guys, I'm going to update this thread about round marker snowflake subs and add mine to your count.
It has the same serial number range as mine is 887XXX.
I found a beautiful example that needed little repair. I sent it to Mr Dominique Wieland for an overhaul. The only things that got replaced were the crystal, crown and tube. I left the case unpolished. I also have the original box, receipt and warranty document.
I am very happy with this and it's by far my favorite Snowflake sub I've owned. And so far it's +3 seconds/7 days since serviced.

Before service-


That looks great!

Movement, it's 25 rubies-



And after-






That looks really great!
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Old 3 June 2017, 03:30 PM   #127
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the info in this thread is why i love this forum.

i have my own story about how i recently came into possession of one of these rare examples. pics attached.

i had always heard that barn finds could be found in pawn shops, but never actually went to one. well that changed when i decided to go visit one near my work at lunch.

i had a good feeling about the place as i had previously found the shop on craigslist when they advertised a used rolex sub, at what i recalled was a very fair price.

so i walk in and a a nice older lady helps me. i ask her if they have any vintage watches. she's like: "you like vintage watches, heh?" and leads me toward the back of the shop. there, she shows me 2 watches. one is a vintage breitling that i knew upon first glance was too small for my wrist. the other watch was this tudor...

i knew within 5 secs of seeing the watch that i was going to buy it.

the dial on the watch looked great. i couldn't see any defects as far as i could tell. the case looked to be in original vintage condition. maybe polished but i'm no expert on those sort of things.

the caseback was the one negative-- it had a bunch of dents and scratches. i couldn't figure out how it could get so damaged...until i read this thread which now i'm learning was common for these military watches because the cases were used as hammers?! incredible.

the last thing that sealed the deal for me was the serial number. it is 88888x. literally one sequential number away from being an infinity tudor.

the woman quoted me a price that was about 500 off the sticker. not a steal but i would say a very fair non-dealer price. and i walked out the store with the watch probably 30 mins after i entered it with my newest acquisition.
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Old 6 July 2017, 12:35 AM   #128
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Tudor 7928 with Swiss-T<25 on dial

Hello all,

Thinking of picking up this watch from a local dealer but I am having an issue with the authenticity of the dial. I am not sure if it is an original dial, replacement dial or even aftermarket. Can anyone shed some light on this. I would really appreciate any feedback.
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Old 6 July 2017, 12:39 AM   #129
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Tudor 7928 with Swiss-T<25 on dial

Here is a better picture.
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Old 19 July 2017, 08:34 AM   #130
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Old 1 August 2017, 04:00 AM   #131
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Beautiful!
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Old 11 August 2017, 02:19 PM   #132
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the info in this thread is why i love this forum.

i have my own story about how i recently came into possession of one of these rare examples. pics attached.

i had always heard that barn finds could be found in pawn shops, but never actually went to one. well that changed when i decided to go visit one near my work at lunch.

i had a good feeling about the place as i had previously found the shop on craigslist when they advertised a used rolex sub, at what i recalled was a very fair price.

so i walk in and a a nice older lady helps me. i ask her if they have any vintage watches. she's like: "you like vintage watches, heh?" and leads me toward the back of the shop. there, she shows me 2 watches. one is a vintage breitling that i knew upon first glance was too small for my wrist. the other watch was this tudor...

i knew within 5 secs of seeing the watch that i was going to buy it.

the dial on the watch looked great. i couldn't see any defects as far as i could tell. the case looked to be in original vintage condition. maybe polished but i'm no expert on those sort of things.

the caseback was the one negative-- it had a bunch of dents and scratches. i couldn't figure out how it could get so damaged...until i read this thread which now i'm learning was common for these military watches because the cases were used as hammers?! incredible.

the last thing that sealed the deal for me was the serial number. it is 88888x. literally one sequential number away from being an infinity tudor.

the woman quoted me a price that was about 500 off the sticker. not a steal but i would say a very fair non-dealer price. and i walked out the store with the watch probably 30 mins after i entered it with my newest acquisition.


INCREDIBLE!!!
Love the story and very jealous!

I need to visit some shops....
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Old 23 September 2017, 08:48 PM   #133
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Love the bezel colour. Looks much better than the ones on the new BB but i gotta say, they are both beautiful :D
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Old 26 September 2017, 10:04 AM   #134
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the info in this thread is why i love this forum.

i have my own story about how i recently came into possession of one of these rare examples. pics attached.

i had always heard that barn finds could be found in pawn shops, but never actually went to one. well that changed when i decided to go visit one near my work at lunch.

i had a good feeling about the place as i had previously found the shop on craigslist when they advertised a used rolex sub, at what i recalled was a very fair price.

so i walk in and a a nice older lady helps me. i ask her if they have any vintage watches. she's like: "you like vintage watches, heh?" and leads me toward the back of the shop. there, she shows me 2 watches. one is a vintage breitling that i knew upon first glance was too small for my wrist. the other watch was this tudor...

i knew within 5 secs of seeing the watch that i was going to buy it.

the dial on the watch looked great. i couldn't see any defects as far as i could tell. the case looked to be in original vintage condition. maybe polished but i'm no expert on those sort of things.

the caseback was the one negative-- it had a bunch of dents and scratches. i couldn't figure out how it could get so damaged...until i read this thread which now i'm learning was common for these military watches because the cases were used as hammers?! incredible.

the last thing that sealed the deal for me was the serial number. it is 88888x. literally one sequential number away from being an infinity tudor.

the woman quoted me a price that was about 500 off the sticker. not a steal but i would say a very fair non-dealer price. and i walked out the store with the watch probably 30 mins after i entered it with my newest acquisition.
Congrats great story
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