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Tudor Reference Numbers: An Extensive Guide

Tudor 79220B

Tudor is a watch company with a long and rich history, yet one that is many many times underestimated. Tudor was founded by Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex. Originally, Tudor watches were, to a large extent made using the same parts as Rolex, only fitted with different off-the-shelf movements, and this has also contributed to making Tudor’s vintage watches highly sought-after collection pieces which have skyrocketed in value over the years.

On the web, we saw a huge lack of resources of Tudor reference numbers, and this is why we decided to take it upon ourselves to create our own extensive resource of Tudor reference numbers.

This list of Tudor reference numbers won’t focus on each and every single model made by Tudor, but instead, it will focus on some of the most iconic and important models of Tudor, such as their collection of vintage (and new) chronographs, their modern Black Bay collection, their modern Pelagos collection, and maybe most importantly, their vintage Submariners.

As such, this list of Tudor reference numbers will list both vintage and new models, these are the models that have been most important for Tudor and the watches that have contributed to making Tudor a popular and prestigious watch brands among watch collectors and individuals passionate about watches alike.

Tudor Black Bay Harrods 79230G

Tudor reference numbers vs Tudor serial numbers

Tudor reference numbers are used to define Tudor’s models, and each and every model of Tudor have, apart from a reference number a unique serial numbers. Serial number is therefore not to be confused with reference number. The Tudor reference numbers have been used for their old models as well as their new models, and for the models that are built on previous models, you can see similarities between the old and new reference numbers. For a guide on Tudor serial numbers, please read the linked article.

Tudor reference numbers: Chronographs

  • 79280
  • 79260
  • 79260
  • 9430/0
  • 9430/0
  • 9420/0
  • 79160
  • 7169/0
  • 7149/0
  • 7031/0
  • 7032/0
  • 7033/0
  • 70330N
  • M70330B-0001
  • 79350
  • 79363N Basel 2019 novelty
  • 42000CR

Tudor reference numbers: Submariners

  • 7016
  • 7021
  • 9401/0
  • 79090
  • 79190
  • 7922
  • 7924
  • 7928
  • 7923
  • 75090
  • 94110
  • 9411/0
  • 94400
  • 75190
  • 76100

Tudor reference numbers: Black Bay

  • 79220B
  • 79220R
  • 79229N
  • M79230R
  • M79230N
  • M79230B
  • M79030N
  • M79580
  • M79580
  • M79500
  • M79500
  • M79540
  • M79540
  • M79830RB
  • M79350
  • M79730
  • M79733N
  • M79250BM
  • M79230DK
  • 70150 Basel 2019 novelty
  • 79250BA Basel 2019 novelty
  • M79580
  • M79580
  • M79500
  • M79500
  • M79540
  • M79540

Tudor reference numbers: Pelagos

  • 25500TN
  • M25610TNL
  • M25600TB
  • M25600TN

Tudor reference numbers: Ranger

  • 7992
  • 7934
  • 7995
  • 7965
  • 90330
  • 90220
  • 7964
  • 7966
  • 7990
  • 7996

Please note that this Tudor reference numbers resource is continuously and regularly updated with new information regarding the Tudor reference numbers as new models are added to the Tudor lineup. If you have any questions, we welcome you to leave a comment below and we will help you.

2 thoughts on “Tudor Reference Numbers: An Extensive Guide

  1. Hi,
    I have a Tudor Submariner marked 7016/0 which is not on your list. Can you tell me anything about this.


    1. Hi David!
      Congratulations on a lovely timepiece.
      “Tudor changed to ETA’s 2483 movement for the new references 7016 (and later 7021) around 1968-1969. Rumor has it that the new type of hands were also introduced with this model – they are called snowflake by collectors – were requested by the French Navy (Marine Nationale Francé). The company had to come up with a variation that would be easier to see under water. Tudor changed the design and it determined the look of their Submariner models for the coming years. Not only the hands were changed, the indexes became square (previous ones were round), and the dial was now also available in blue. The case and bezel stayed the same as it was on the Tudor Submariner 7928. Shortly after the introduction of the reference 7016, Tudor introduced the Tudor Submariner reference 7021, which was identical to the previous model but had a date feature at 3 o’clock. Characteristic of these models is the fact that many models have damaged dials. In many cases the lacquered dial started to flake or bubble up after a while due to the combination of lousy quality of manufacture and lack of proper care.”

      Hope it helps!
      Kind regards,
      Millenary Watches

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