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Tudor 7924 BC US Navy

7924USN-Groot

ULTRA RARE Tudor Big crown Military, used by the US Navy. Reference 7924 is virtually the same watch as the Rolex 5510/6538 BC but much more affordable and the same watch as Sean Connery wore in the early James Bond movies. This example is in 100% original condition with large 27mm original gilt dial (most have a changed smaller 26mm dial from a 7928) which is becoming tropical. It also retains the original gilt hands and rare lollipop second hand. The original bezel still has the rare red-triangle insert which is a bit worn but indicates the military use. The case in in amazing condition with fat lugs and sharp edges. The caseback has a USN engraving + serial number (276XXX) from 1958. The Tudor Cal 390 movement is also in perfect shape. Attached is a nice leather band with a super rare Tudor clip. The watch will also come with a new Corvus NATO strap as worn by james Bond (green/red/gold stripes). Sofar this is the only US Navy Tudor BC I’ve ever seen, together with it’s originality makes this one of the rarest Tudors ever made.

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Tudor 7928 USN Military Tropical

Tudor-USS-Groot

One of the rarest Tudor Sub’s in existence, this US Military Sub comes straight from my private collection. It was issued to a US navy vessel, the USS Nereus AS-17. This was a Fulton-Class Submarine tender in the United States Navy and launched in 1945. The watch is a rare first series pointed crownguards #7928 from 1962. It’s got a killer Tropical dial which is all original incl. the hands. The faded bezel really complements the dial and gives the watch an awesome presence. The caseback is engraved with: Prop: USS Nereus. Movement is Tudor/Rolex cal. 390 and working perfectly. Attached is a nice suede strap and it also comes with a large poster of the USS Nereus. This is the only one I’ve ever seen and a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire one of the rarest military Subs.

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Tudor 'Snowflake' Marine Nationale

 

Tudor-MN-Groot

Tudor Submariner ref. 9411/0 aka ‘Snowflake’ from the Marine Nationale. This is one of the nicest French Military Tudor Sub’s I’ve seen, amazing patina on both the original dial and on the faded bezel insert. It has serial 934xxx which dates it to 1980 (matches the MN 80 engraving on the caseback) and it also falls within the serial numbers supplied to the MN. The case is in great condition and as it should be does not have any bracelet marks (these MN Subs were not supplied on a steel bracelet). Attached is a super nice dark-blue suede strap with aftermarket Rolex buckle. It also comes with a new Tropic rubber strap. One of the nicest around!

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Tudor #7149 Monte Carlo MK1

Beautiful Monte Carlo Chronograph in the most desirable configuration; with backelite bezel and MK1 pushers. Classic Tudor chrono with nice original dial with aged indexes first year of production from 1972. Nice thick case (hardly polished) with serial 775xxx which is clearly readable. Attached is the original #7836  folded Rolex bracelet with 380 end-pieces. Movement is the manual Valjoux 234 which is working perfectly. Rare first edition Monte Carlo for a special price.

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Tudor 7924 Big Crown Mint

Tudor Submariner Big Crown # 7924 with original large gilt dial. Extremely rare Submariner model from IV 1958 made for the Marine Nationale. Similar to the Rolex 5510 & 6538 but much rarer, only about 2-300 were known to be made. The first batch serial 27xxxx for the Marine Nationale & serial 29xxxx for civilian use (with steel bracelet). The first ones were delivered with 100m dial like this one. Most 7924’s have had their dials changed, one can see this by the small gap between the case & dial. This dial is absolutely original, mint and large. The thick steel screw-back case measures 38mm without the original Big Rolex crown and is still very sharp & fat. Movement is Tudor A390 Automatic and it works perfectly. Attached is a new brown croco band with Rolex buckle, just like Sean Connery wore his in the 007 film Dr. No (albeit a Rolex 6538). Great piece for half the price of a Rolex BC and in minty condition.

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