1989 Big Block Chronograph Ref. 79170

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  • The Tudor story is one of a quiet younger sibling that grew into a rock star to rival all other pretenders to the throne of ‘coolest watch’. Conceived by Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf in 1926, Tudor was originally launched as an accessible way to own a Rolex quality timepiece at a more affordable price point. The watches were effectively Rolex pieces in many ways, sharing the same cases, bezels, crowns and crystals as their coroneted cousins. But quickly the brand developed its own unique identity that was both daring yet reliable; flamboyant yet sophisticated and the stealthy choice of the knowing watch collector. Now firmly out of the shadow of Rolex, vintage Tudor is now a serious proposition for watch connoisseurs and collectors of timelessly cool wristwatches.


    This Big Block is in excellent condition. The case is strong in all areas and the dial is in beautiful original condition. The solid link bracelet is in good, tight condition and is fitted with the correct 589 endlinks. Our pictures are an important part of the condition report – please scrutinize them in detail and feel free to ask any questions.

  • Model: Big Block Chronograph
    Reference: 79170
    Year:  1989
    Box/Papers: No
    Functions: 12-hour chronograph stopwatch and 12-hour bi-directional bezel
    Material: Stainless steel
    Dimension: 40mm case width
    Dial: Silver with black subdials
    Case: Stainless steel
    Movement: Tudor modified Valjoux
    Lume: Tritium
    Water Resistance: No waterproof guarantee is offered with vintage watches
    Strap: Steel Rolex 78360 Oyster Bracelet
    Lug Width: 20mm
    Manufactured country: Switzerland

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