1971 Tissot T12 Navigator Classic Mens Extra Large Retro Compressor Divers GMT Watch - Stainless Steel


Item No. 5820

Today's offering showcases this classic and striking Tissot Navigator, considered by some to be the crown jewels of Tissot's 70's watches, in gorgeous original condition.

A dual crown watch with full compressor level water-resistance, this watch allowed active men to now enjoy their diving activities to an even greater degree.

It's a really cool looking watch and has the distinctive but tastefully done yellow hands, originally designed for maximum visibility under water. Coupled with its revolving bezel, it could be used track dive times, 24-hour military time, or as a GMT with second time zone.

With an interesting dial design, pure case and automatic movement, it a watch that's a bit of a bargain for under $1300 given all of its features and from a solid brand.

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.

Powering this gem is Tissot's caliber 788 automatic movement with date.

It is fully original and comes on its original Gay Freres signed bracelet. Freres bracelets are very collectable as he made bracelets for some very high-end makers including Patek, AP, and Rolex when it was independent. The company was ultimately acquired by Rolex. The bracelet jas a bit of an Omega Speedmaster look to it.

It presents in mint original condition. It is fully original down to the dial, hands, and crown.

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.

A great addition to a fine divers collection!

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.

  • Manufacturer: Tissot
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 1,313,1149
  • Year built: 1971
  • Model: T12 Navigator
  • 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: Just short of perfect mint condition with light signs of polishing
  • Crowns: Original signed Tissot, waterproof o-ring sealed
  • Dial: Signed Tissot, outer second markings, inner 24 hour marking, original, inner revolving graduated bezel, aperture for the date, mint condition
  • Dimensions: 44mm diameter (excluding crown and pushers)
  • Hands: Original, steel "batons" filled with luminous material
  • Movement type: Tissot 788, rhodium plated and decorated, shock resistant, self-winding, micrometer regulator
  • 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, original, excellent condition with very slight wear visible only with magnification
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly serviced by a Master Watchmaker.
  • 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 international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.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.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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