The Swiss luxury watch company Tissot from Le Locle, Switzerland, was established in 1853 by Charles Félicien Tissot and his son Charles-Emile. Under Charles-Emile’s direction, they manufactured pocket watches with parts from Russia and the United States. In 1915, the company began producing wristwatches. In 1930 Tissot created the world's first Non-Magnetic wristwatch. Between 1920 and 1977, Tissot produced its own movements. In 1930 to survive the 1929 crash and economic crisis they entered into an agreement with Omega to form the SSIH Group which 53 years later became the Swatch Group. In 1954 the Visodate was created.
Our 1960s Tissot Visodate Seastar Seven has a 34mm gold plated case with straight lugs. A polished gold plated bezel supports a domed crystal. The silver sunburst dial radiates the light in a pleasant way. Applied black baton indexes have gold edges marking the hours, at 3 o’clock a date window. Elegant gold fence hands with a sweeping second hand, the text is printed in black a nice contrast to the silver that completes the dial. On the reverse a screw-down case back. Inside an Automatic Tissot 784-2 caliber, 21 Jewels, 18,000 beats per hour. Fitted on an 18mm leather strap.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original Tissot box or original Tissot paperwork. The watch comes paired on an aftermarket leather strap. This watch is from Circa. 1960s and is in worn/vintage condition, with some signs of wear and some areas where the gold plating is fading/coming away as you can see from the photos, but overall very good condition for its age and the fact it is gold plated. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof warranty.
I always believe in having a few very affordable vintage options in the shop that are still fantastic pieces and offer a huge amount of value, that is exactly what this Tissot is! Perfect for the new collector or the seasoned veteran, just an overall great looking timepiece for not an awful lot of money.