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 wrist watches. Between 1920 and 1977, Tissot produced its own movements.
In 1953, Tissot celebrating its 100th birthday decided to launch a number of watch innovations. The most noteworthy was the integration of a date function into the automatic mechanism of a watch. The brand dubbed this creation the Tissot Visodate, the first automatic watch with a date window.
Our Tissot Visodate has a 34mm tonneau stainless steel case. The curved lugs have a lug to lug length of 41mm for a very comfortable fit on your wrist. Satin brushed surfaces have crisp edges. On the right side, a signed crown. A domed crystal protects a silver dial. Applied Baton indexes mark the hours. At 3 o’clock a framed date window. Baton hands alongside a tapered sweeping centre seconds hand. On the reverse a screw-down case back. Inside an Automatic Tissot Cal. 784-2, 21 Jewels, 18,000 beats per hour. Fitted on an original 18mm stainless steel Tissot bracelet with a Tissot clasp.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original Tissot box or Tissot papers. The watch comes paired on a very nice Tissot bracelet with a Tissot signed clasp. The watch is from Circa. 1970 and is in worn, vintage condition as you can see from the photos. Overall, however, the watch is very good for its age and the dial is completely original and never touched. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
These Visodate's are amazing value for money, especially when you consider that you get a true vintage Swiss watch from a great brand, automatic, stunning dial, on a bracelet and a unique case shape... It doesn't get much better than this!