24 Jul '13, 12am

Not just a baby Rolex, the Tudor Submariner is a timekeeping icon in its own right.

Not just a baby Rolex, the Tudor Submariner is a timekeeping icon in its own right.

One way to view the relationship between the two brands would be that of Rolls-Royce and Bentley, with the latter being marketed as a less pricey, less ostentatious version of the former. Indeed, as with certain Rolls-Royce models from back in the day, it would be hard for the untrained eye to separate say, a Rolex Submariner from a Tudor Submariner, never mind that the differences are there if you know what to look for. The cases and bracelets of these early Tudors were manufactured by Rolex, and indeed, for a time bore the trademark Rolex crown, while their movements were sourced first from Fleurier, and later from Ebauches, SA, which is more commonly known today as ETA. It’s this latter bit that has some Rolex snobs looking down their noses at Tudor, since they swear up and down by Rolex’s in-house manufactured movements, but fortunately we suffer from no such elitist a...

Full article: http://gearpatrol.com/2012/04/18/timekeeping-icon-volume-...

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