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Tudor Heritage Black Bay 36 Ref. 79500


Pre-Owned Tudor 36mm Heritage Black Bay, Black Dial, Stainless Steel Bracelet, Ref. 79500

The Black Bay 36, introduced in 2016, expanded Tudor’s popular Black Bay line beyond dive watches to include vintage-inspired timepieces. With its 36mm steel case and vintage diver-inspired dial, it appealed to enthusiasts for its accessible price point. Positioned just before the Black Bay Fifty-Eight, the Black Bay 36 was Tudor’s first smaller watch catering to those seeking the brand’s distinctive design. Retaining the classic Black Bay style with its downsized case and lacking an outer rotating dive bezel, it’s designed for a more formal focus than its sportier sibling. The dial features applied hour markers, the “Smiley” script near the six o’clock position, and snowflake hands, all powered by a Tudor-modified ETA caliber 2824 with 25 jewels, a frequency of 28,800 vph, and an approximate 38-hour power reserve. This watch from 2020 includes its box and papers.

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Stainless Steel

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Box and Papers

Box and Papers




ETA 2824

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Stainless Steel

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35mm – 39mm


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Item ID0006590
Model #79500
Model NameHeritage Black Bay 36
Year Producedca. 2020
Serial NumberIXXXXXX


Since 1936 when Hans Wilsdorf acquired the Tudor name, Tudor watches have been associated with Rolex.  Even with the launch of Tudor as a separate company in 1946, Rolex continued to play a major role that reflected Hans Wilsdorf’s vision of a brand that would be more modestly priced than a Rolex but still maintain the high standard of dependability.  Tudor’s first models, such as the 1952 Oyster Prince had features unique to the Tudor brand but still were based on Rolex components, primarily the Oyster case.  This successful relationship continued with the Tudor Advisor alarm watch and the Tudor dive watch that was introduced only a few months after the introduction of the Rolex Submariner.

With the second generation of the Tudor dive watch, Tudor began to further define itself as a unique brand.  The French Navy requested a modification to enhance underwater legibility, which led to the now-iconic “snowflake” hands, with a larger square on the hour hand to easily distinguish it from the minute hand.  Also, the logo was changed from the previous Tudor Rose to the Tudor Shield that we recognize in a modern Tudor watch.  Around this same time, Tudor introduced its first chronograph named Oysterdate, which had a strong graphic and unique design, which still attracts fans with the modern reissued watch.

Near the beginning of the new century, Tudor ceased sales in the USA due to a lower demand.  When Tudor returned in 2013 with design elements from their historical models that also included larger cases, in-house movements and modern materials, watch aficionados embraced Hans Wilsdorf’s founding desire, to manufacture an affordable watch with high standards.   Tudor continues to be associated with Rolex, but with its own unique collections, Tudor has made a place of its own among watch enthusiasts.