On the surface, this is an extremely nice Tudor Submariner. It’s an early example of the Ref. 7928, and it’s been well-equipped with not only pointed crown guards and a chapter ring, gilt dial, but an underline marking, as well. Although the watch has visibly aged, it’s aged in one of the best ways possible – on the wrist of a U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander, who spent some 34 years in the service. While captain of the USS Chickasaw (TF-83), Charles L. Smith was gifted this watch by the ship’s salvage divers. Smith saw action in the Second World War, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, making him, by all definitions of the term, a certifiable, card-carrying badass, who’ll be forever remembered for surviving Kamikaze attacks, taking up sky diving in his late ’60s, and later climbing the Great Wall of China at age 75. As I said, certifiable, card-carrying badass.