Today's offering showcases this classic and striking Tissot Seastar. A chronograph with robust water-resistance when it was made, the Seastar allowed active men to now enjoy their diving activities to an even greater degree.
Besides being a watch that looks great - tastefully using color in the dial and hands to give a distinctive look, even more so now that the luminous has toned; and showcasing an interesting dial design and pure case with a well-made movement - it makes the watch a bit of a bargain.
Measuring 44mm in diameter without the crown, it has much presence on the wrist although the dial makes it wear a little smaller than 44mm in my opinion.
Powering this gem is the Lemania Caliber 873 movement, the sister movement of Omega's famous caliber 861 found as many of you know, in the Speedmaster. Mechanically, it is the exact same movement so it is easy to maintain and highly reliable.
It is fully original and comes on its original Gay Freres signed bracelet. For those not familiar, Freres made bracelets for some very high-end makers including Patek, AP, and Rolex when it was independent and was ultimately acquired by Rolex. It has a more compact "Oyster" style that fits the watch well.
Our watchmaker has just freshly serviced the movement. It is very clean. Please ask us if you would like inside photos.
We have not polished the case since we acquired it. If you would like us to satin finish the bezel to match the bracelet, please ask us.
Included with the purchase is a full one-year warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to the watch's performance.
Since 1853, the Swiss watchmaker Tissot & Co. has been building quality timepieces, driven by an innovative spirit and a focus on highly skilled craftsmanship. In 1925, Tissot began an important association with Omega. Shortly thereafter (in 1930 to be exact), the SSIH Holding Company (Societe Suisse pour l'Industrie Horlogere) was founded with Omega and Tissot as its first members. In the 1930's the two company's even sold certain watches branded both Omega and Tissot.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year built: c. early 1970's
Model: T12 Chronograph
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Chronograph, Subsidiary Seconds, Waterproof (originally)
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (inside): Acier Inoxydable, Ch. Tissot & Fils
Case condition: Better than excellent, high polish finish
Crown: Original signed Tissot, waterproof o-ring sealed
Dial: Signed Tissot, 1/5 second markings, auxiliary dials for the seconds and 60-minute register, and 12 hour register, original, near mint
Hands: Original, steel "batons" filled with luminous material
Movement type: Lemania Caliber 873, sister movement of Omega's 860/861 chronograph movements, manually wound, shock-resistant, cam lever
Movement markings: Ch. Tissot & Fils, Seventeen Jewels, 873
Jewels: 17 rubies
Band: Original, signed Tissot and made by Gay Freres, sized to fit a wrist up to approx. 8 inches, better than excellent with fairly mild stretch
Crystal type: Acrylic, vintage, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, freshly serviced.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized watch system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email email@example.com for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.