Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Tissot presentation box but NO paperwork. The watch is paired with its original 19mm Tissot strap and signed buckle. The watch is from Circa. 1972 and is sold in worn, but fair condition, as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
The Swiss 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 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.
Here we have a 1972 Tissot New Timer Automatic Jump Hour with a 40.5mm high polished stainless steel tonneau case. The gentle curve of the case sits on the wrist like a cushion. A lug-to-lug length of 44.5mm and a case thickness of 11.5mm ensures a comfortable fit. On the right side is a signed recessed crown. An oval crystal sits above a black oval dial. The crescent sides and horizontal lines of the dial draw the eyes into the centre where we find the framed hour window next to the minute window. The rotating disc smoothly changes with every passing minute and jumps the hour. At 6 o’clock a framed date window perfectly balances the dial configuration. At 12 o’clock the Tissot motif and “Newtimer” are printed underneath. On the reverse a polished and brushed case back. Inside an Automatic Tissot Cal. 2581, 21,600 beats per hour. The movement has a quick-set date by repeatedly pushing on the crown. This movement was in production from 1972 until 1979. The watch comes fitted on its original Tissot 19mm leather strap with a Tissot buckle and also comes with its Tissot presentation box.
Another rare oddball watch added to the KibbleWatches website, we really have been busy getting as many incredible 1970s watches in as we can, especially as it's a personal passion of mine and I really believe there is still so much untapped value in this era! Can you imagine a watch brand producing anything evenly remotely similar to this? We could look at MB&F, but definitely not a mainstream brand and that is what amazes me with 1970s watches, we have the brands that rarely dare to change a dial colour today making the most insane watches you can imagine back in the 70s!