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

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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: 

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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. 

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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

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Rei November 1st, 2019-05:30
Wow, very heartwarming story on your Tudor I believe it's meant to stay with you. Take good care of it 👍 It's a rare watch
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amanico November 1st, 2019-05:32
Rare by all meanings, indeed. Thanks, Rei.  
Watcholic_id November 1st, 2019-06:23
Wonderful story 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
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amanico November 1st, 2019-08:45
That's the perfect insert, other than the original with the red triangle. Merci, mon ami.  
sc16 November 1st, 2019-07:00
I can sense the emotion In this story... beautiful! I sometimes miss it in the write-ups posted... This was wonderful... thank you!
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amanico November 1st, 2019-08:58
Thanks for these very kind words, sc16. Much appreciated.  
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Sportster November 1st, 2019-07:16
They age nicely sometimes! Looks awesome, Nicolas. Enjoy in good health!
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amanico November 1st, 2019-08:59
Yes, that's the magic of these vintage. They have Soul.  
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keks November 1st, 2019-07:30
What a journey you had with this one  Spectacular piece at that! Simply sublime! Please show it more often here...
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amanico November 1st, 2019-08:59
I will, my friend, I will! Thank you.  
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