One of the things that makes vintage watches potentially so much more interesting than comparable new watches, is that they so often come with a story. In this case, the watch in question is a Tudor Submariner reference 7928 that was issued to a U.S. Navy SEAL team member as a duty watch during his training in the notoriously brutal BUD/S training course (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEALS).
The original owner says, in part: “During the training in BUD/S we were issued our Tudor watches, black face for enlisted and blue faced for officers and these went with us to our next duty station…I did two tours in ‘Nam.'”
More on this slice-of-all-too-real-life Tudor that worked for a living (to put it mildly) here, from battlefieldmuseum.org.
For a deep dive, as it were, into vintage Tudor Subs, check out our Visit To The Tudor Archives.