Movement : Electronic Tissot Cal. 2010 (ESA 9162)
Age : 1971/1980
Specific Age : Circa. 1973
Case Size : 38.5mm
Case Thickness : 11mm
Lug to Lug : 42mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : None
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original Tissot box or paperwork. The watch comes paired with an original Tissot 19mm stainless steel bracelet that has an attractive pattern that flows over your wrist for a comfortable fit secured with a signed flip clasp, this bracelet is 1mm too small for the watch but works beautifully and is secure. The watch is from Circa. 1973 and is sold in worn, vintage condition. The watch comes with our 12-Months Non-Waterproof Warranty.
Here we have a 1973 Tissot Tissonic Electronic F300Hz with a 38.5mm stainless steel rectangular TV-shaped case. Brushed and polished surfaces softly transition and curve towards the recessed lugs, a lug-to-lug length of 42mm and a case thickness of 11mm ensure a comfortable fit on your wrist. On the right side is a signed crown, a slightly domed tv-shaped crystal sits proudly above a striking blue dial with a texture that has horizontal lines and geometric shapes that play with the light as you rotate your wrist plus an outer minute track has chamfer-edged baton indexes marking the hours. At 3 o’clock a framed date window, long steel baton hands have lume at their tips and are complemented by a tapered sweeping second hand. At 12 o’clock we have an applied Tissot motif and at 6 o’clock “Tissonic Electronic” in white print and just underneath “F300” in red. On the reverse is a screw-down case back, inside an electronic Tissot Cal. 2010 (ESA 9162) has an electrically controlled tuning fork. The movement was produced from 1973 until 1977. F300 Hz is considered one of the very best tuning fork movements. Designed by Max Hetzel, who had previously worked for Bulova; he was also responsible for the Accutron 214, which was released In May 1972. This is the same movement that is used in the Omega f300 tuning fork watches. The watch comes fitted on an original Tissot 19mm stainless steel bracelet that has an attractive pattern that flows over your wrist for a comfortable fit secured with a signed flip clasp, this bracelet is 1mm too small for the watch but works beautifully and is secure.
This dial will draw anyone in, regardless of how into 70s design you are, there's no denying the attraction and beauty of such a unique dial, very much of its time but in my humble opinion, it looks just as good today as it would have in 1973 when it left the factory! The size and shape work incredibly well too, if you have a smaller wrist you'll get on fine with this and if you have a larger wrist it'll work too!
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 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.