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Tudor Submariner 7924 Big Crown. The first pictures I took and a story about this watch.

 
 By: amanico : November 1st, 2019-05:06

I found the very first pictures I took when I finally convinced the owner to sell this Tudor 7924 to me. And immediately, the feelings resurfaced and also the story behind  it.

I remember how I harassed him for months before he decided to let it go. And how excited I was to finally get it! Can you imagine? There were not that many made, in 1958, which is the only year of production, in the last quartal, moreover. Some say that only 200 were made, I rather think 400 or 500 is more correct, and much less all correct are still alive, nowadays. And I just managed to get one of these holy monsters! I did it!

The pictures of my 7924 in October 2010: 






It was in the middle of October 2010...

There is a story with that watch... When I was burglarized in January 2011, the burglars didn't have the time to take more watches, and, lying on the ground, there was this  Tudor, a true survivor... You can imagine how I felt, and as it was not far from the others which were stolen, I asked to my family if this watch had gone or not... They told me that it was not stolen, but on the floor... It was just three months I had it with me! 

A miracle. 

I told the previous owner my sad experience, and the first thing he asked me was: " Is the Tudor 7924 away? ". And he sold me several watches, but in his heart, this Tudor had and still has a special place.

A few months later, a good friend gifted me a more appropriate insert. The insert I kept with that watch. 


Since then, I always have a special feeling for this Tudor. Mainly because of its beauty, its strength and charm, this watch is just incredible. 

A special feeling also because of the story I told you. A survivor.

9 years have passed since the first day I could proudly say it is mine. I still feel how lucky I am to own it. 

No wonder why it is a keeper, for me. 

Best,

Nicolas

Wow, very heartwarming story on your Tudor

 
 By: Rei : November 1st, 2019-05:30
I believe it's meant to stay with you. Take good care of it 👍 It's a rare watch

Rare by all meanings, indeed. Thanks, Rei. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : November 1st, 2019-05:32
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Wonderful story

 
 By: Watcholic_id : November 1st, 2019-06:23
of a fantastic watch!
And the faded insert just take this watch to another level, IMHO.
Thanks for sharing the story & those superb pics.
You're very lucky, my friend smile

That's the perfect insert, other than the original with the red triangle. Merci, mon ami. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : November 1st, 2019-08:45
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I can sense the emotion

 
 By: sc16 : November 1st, 2019-07:00
In this story... beautiful! I sometimes miss it in the write-ups posted...
This was wonderful... thank you!


Thanks for these very kind words, sc16. Much appreciated. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : November 1st, 2019-08:58
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They age nicely sometimes!

 
 By: Sportster : November 1st, 2019-07:16
Looks awesome, Nicolas. Enjoy in good health!

Yes, that's the magic of these vintage. They have Soul. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : November 1st, 2019-08:59
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What a journey you had with this one

 
 By: keks : November 1st, 2019-07:30
Spectacular piece at that! Simply sublime! Please show it more often here...

I will, my friend, I will! Thank you. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : November 1st, 2019-08:59
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This is a wonderful watch with an awesome story behind. That makes it unique indeed and it is easy to understand your love for this piece Nicolas!.

 
 By: Subexplorer : November 1st, 2019-07:49
You call it "The Survivor" and it is a fitting name for this piece.

May you keep loving and enjoying so much this beauty in the best of good health my friend!

Thank you for sharing these beautiful shots and story with us!

Abrazos amigo mio!
Afectuosamente, Abel.

Yes, Survivor is a good word. It crossed the years, and it is still here, despite this " event ". Muchisimas gracias, Amigo Abel. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : November 1st, 2019-09:00
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Asi es amigo Nicolas! I´m sure it will keep being a beautiful company on your wrist. All the best, Abel [nt]

 
 By: Subexplorer : November 1st, 2019-12:59
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And you didn't see all... ;) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : November 1st, 2019-13:18
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Ohh My!!! Something big is waiting for me to view in Paris!!😱😱 [nt]

 
 By: Subexplorer : November 3rd, 2019-04:58
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Yes and I want you to be the first to see it. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : November 3rd, 2019-07:16
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Thank you my dear friend!! It will be a real privilege! Appreciate that so much!! (PS: will take my pills of course!!) Abrazos amigo mio! [nt]

 
 By: Subexplorer : November 3rd, 2019-08:13
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You'd better not forget your pills... ;) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : November 3rd, 2019-09:20
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Ha ha ha!! I surely won’t forget!! Lol!! [nt]

 
 By: Subexplorer : November 3rd, 2019-12:04
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;) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : November 3rd, 2019-12:04
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☺️☺️ [nt]

 
 By: Subexplorer : November 3rd, 2019-12:05
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A sweet and sour story...

 
 By: FlyingSnoopy : November 1st, 2019-11:18
A survivor but it also reminds you the horrible experience of the burglary.
I sincerely hope that you do not experience this again...
Enjoy your watch, it’s a beauty!
Cheers 

I hope, too. Still, life is good. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : November 1st, 2019-11:20
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:) [nt]

 
 By: FlyingSnoopy : November 1st, 2019-11:23
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A beautiful watch. Sublime. [nt]

 
 By: nasseriq : November 1st, 2019-11:39
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Merci! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : November 1st, 2019-11:45
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Oh this love watch... [nt]

 
 By: tombub : November 2nd, 2019-16:37
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Really? :)))) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : November 3rd, 2019-01:37
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Great watch and story!

 
 By: Mary Anny : November 4th, 2019-02:00
It is so fortunate when you can follow the fate of Rolex/Tudor old submariners. So many have been stolen, lost, or deadly restored... 

That one is in good hands.


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