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. Between 1920 and 1977, Tissot produced its own movements.
Our Tissot Seastar Chronograph has a 41mm brushed stainless steel case. The gently curved sides seamlessly incorporate the lugs. A lug to lug length of 43mm and a thickness of 13.5mm gives the watch impressive wrist presence. Along the right side, pump pushers and a signed crown. The Tachymeter bezel insert has faded over time but can still be read easily. A domed crystal sits above a black textured dial with even patina. An outer minute track with applied baton indexes filled with tritium evenly aged. At 3 o’clock, a 30-minute register with a splash of blue indicating the first 5 minutes. At 9 o’clock, 60 seconds register. The date window sits at 6 o’clock. Steel baton hands with luminescence infill and a tapered chronograph seconds hand complete the dial. On the reverse, a plain polished case back inside a Manually Wound Valjoux 7734, 17 jewels, 18,000 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on a 20mm leather strap.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Tissot box, no original Tissot paperwork is provided. The watch comes paired with a nice fitting and well-suited leather strap. The watch is from Circa. 1974 and is sold in worn, vintage condition, but overall fair and honest condition as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
A watch that is absolutely awesome on the wrist, the case shape and overall look are very 1970s and those who know me, know I absolutely love that! The patina on this dial won't be for everyone, but that's ok, I like to stock things that are slightly different from the norm and the patina on this model lends it to that!