I'm posting this thread in the hope someone reading this might be interested in this watch. I've managed to find out a few things about the Tudor, reference 7021/0. Purchased new in 1972, Geneve, International Hotel, Rolex AD. Serial # 7393xx. Original dial, hands, bezel and crown. Crown is worn, literally beveled. Original plastic crystal is replaced, have original. It has a roulette date wheel, alternating red or black numbers. Watch serviced and oiled. Head only, pictured bracelet is aftermarket. This watch has been in the Family since its purchase date.
I'm aware many of these watches are affected by the dreaded "dial rot". My cousin is positive the dial, hands, crystal, bezel and crown are as purchased. To preserve this timepiece it's in the process of a service by a professional watchmaker whom I have entrusted for years. At this time have replaced the crystal with a NOS crystal while keeping the original crystal. It's my hope i haven't affected the originality of the watch by replacing the crystal, it was so damaged and worn I was concerned about it breaking and affecting the dial or hands.
I believe it was manufactured in 1968 or 69 caseback stamped 1V / 68, is a 25 jewel movement as opposed to the 17 jewel movement Submariners sold in Canada during this time period. The owner is here in Canada for a few more days, if anyone can think of any information I should gleam from him prior to his departure please drop me a line. It's not often we have the opportunity to get information first hand on watches nearing the 50 year anniversary.
Thanking in advance anyone who can shed a little more light on this Tudor and conversely, wish any of the above listed information is a help to other collectors.