The Submariner undoubtedly stands as one of the most popular and instantly recognizable sports watches of all time. Rolex first introduced the renowned diver in 1953 under the reference 6204. The release was a major accomplishment, as the new Submariner became the first consumer watch to possess a water resistance of up to 100m. Just one year later, Rolex’s sister company, Tudor, unveiled a more affordable version of the Submariner under the reference 7922. While the movement and dial branding were different, the two watches mirrored each other in almost every other aspect, and would continue to do so for the next 15 years.
Tudor eventually began innovating on the classic Submariner design with distinct variants of its own, starting in 1969 with the iconic 7016 “Snowflake” and continuing in 1984 with the more understated 76100 “Lollipop”. The latter represents a transitional model, featuring an hour hand adorned with an uninterrupted luminescent dot resembling the confectionery treat from which it draws its nickname. The 76100 remained in production for a brief span of 4 years before conceding to the final generation of Tudor Submariners, which returned to the original "Mercedes" hour hand design. While the "Lollipops" are considerably rarer than their "Snowflake" predecessors, they’ve been relatively under appreciated over the years and remain a great buy for collectors seeking a unique and playful take on the world’s most beloved watch.
Stainless steel bracelet with 380B end links and L2 clasp code
Max Wrist Size:
8in (13 links)
Hand model has a wrist size of 6.2 in
UNWORN: Case is pristine with no signs of use. Original stickers may still be present. Dial, hands, and lume have no imperfections and may show natural, even aging.
MINT: Case has only a few superficial hairlines. Lugs are thick, full, and sharp with superb finishing. Dial, hands, and lume may have micro imperfections visible only with a loupe.
EXCELLENT: Case has very light scratches or nicks. Lugs are thick, full, and well-defined. Dial and hands may have imperfections visible upon close inspection. Lume is fully intact and may show slight discoloration.
VERY GOOD: Case may have a few moderate scratches or nicks. Lugs are thick and full but may have softened edges. Dial and hands may have light stains or marks. Lume may have cracks or discoloration.
GOOD: Case has many scratches and nicks. Lugs may show signs of moderate polishing with worn edges. Dial and hands may have noticeable stains or marks. Lume may be damaged or show significant discoloration.
Case: The case is squeaky clean with only a few very small hairlines present throughout. The lugs are thick and sharp with crisp chamfers. The case back is nearly spotless with clear engravings and wonderful contrast between brushed and polished surfaces. The black bezel insert shows no marks and is about as mint as you will see for this reference.
Dial, Hands, & Crystal: The dial is mint condition with perfectly preserved tritium lume plots. The metal frames of the minute and hour hands show signs of oxidation, but the tritium lume within remains creamy, clean, and consistent with the rest of the dial. When exposed to UV light, neither the dial, hands, or bezel lume plot exhibit any glow. The acrylic crystal is strong with virtually no scratches and plenty of life left to give.
Bracelet/Strap: The fully linked stainless steel bracelet shows no stretch and practically no signs of wear with a sharp Tudor stamp at the clasp. The clasp code of L2 matches the year of the case number. The end links are stamped 380 B. It's worth noting that the typical 9315 reference marking found underneath the first link at 12 o’clock is not present, indicating that the links were likely replaced at some point. The diver's extension is branded Rolex instead of Tudor.
Functions: All functions including the crown winding, time setting, date setting, and bezel rotating are working as expected.
Service History: Unknown.