This Swiss Tissot Seastar has the strong look of gold dial on golden case, and is running nicely. Model reference 44661-4X
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the serial number on the case back we can accurately date this watch to being made in 1973. The papers are stamped by the selling jeweller, but they did not complete the reference nor serial number. They state a selling date of January 1975, and we have no reason to doubt they were not always with this watch.
This watch was originally on a very tired elasticated bracelet, but the switch to this new rally style leather strap is very successful. Tissot used this style of strap in their PR516 ranges, so it is correct for the period too. The 20 micron gold plated case does have some marks, and the original signed crown has lost some plating too. However the crown still operates all functions well, including the push button method of setting the date. The movement is Tissot’s 2481, which along with Omega’s 1481 version of this movement the push crown quick set date is their achilles heel, often failing. Not in this watch. The movement is running nicely too in all other aspects. The acrylic crystal appears to be new, but sits just under the bezel rather than parallel. The dial has a couple of raised spots and a scratch near the date window, but the hands are excellent. The box hinges are a little weak, and there are signs of wear and tear too. This may not be the very best example, but it is very wearable and excellent value for money for a vintage Swiss automatic Tissot Seastar.
This watch will be supplied with the original presentation box, papers and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 39.5 mm
Width without crown 36.9 mm
Between lugs 18 mm
Lug to lug length 41.3 mm
Case Thickness 11.9 mm
All sizes are approximate.
Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses. If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries. Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us. Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal. The guarantee would not cover the date mechanism, as this is a known weakness on this movement. However it is working now, and has worked for the past 45 years, so it would be unlucky to fail in the first three months of your ownership!
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