This is one of the earliest Tissot LCD watches, with Calibre 2040, and is in good condition.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the serial number on the movement we can accurately date this watch to being made in 1977.
We have found some production numbers for Tissot that show how technology was changing so fast in the 1970’s during the Quartz crisis. In 1975, all 805,541 watches made by Tissot were mechanical. One year later, sales had fallen to 645,075 and 47,972 of these were LED, and just 6,106 were LCD. By 1977, the year this watch was made, sales were down to just 417,683. Just 689 were LED, as this had quickly fallen out of favour, and 23,034 were like this watch LCD.
The watch has the earlier type of LCD, with visible lines that had been eliminated on the next models. The case is stainless steel, with black coating to the rear and stepped part of the case. The watch display is good, with no bleeding and all seconds reading perfectly, but the light that should be operated by the bottom left button doesn’t work. These were never very bright anyway. The bracelet, which is unusual in that it is screwed tot he case, has been cleaned in our ultrasonic bath and is full length. It has the original signed clasp that can be slid and locked in place without using any special tools. Both batteries have just been replaced.
This watch will be supplied with our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with pushers 37.8 mm
Width without pushers 33.0 mm
Between lugs N/A
Lug to lug length 39.0 mm
Case Thickness 8.9 mm
Bracelet will fit a maximum wrist size of 205 mm
All sizes are approximate.
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