1960s Tissot Seastar Chronograph (Ref. 40502-6X)
In 1853 Charles-Félicien Tissot founded Ch. Félicien Tissot & Fils in Le Locle, Switzerland, with his son Charles-Emile Tissot, a watchmaker. Tissot began as a comptoir d’établissage, which was a network of independent craftsmen who were highly specialized in producing a variety of watch parts, sold to be assembled by various watch companies and then retailed. Tissot’s initial specialty was a focus on luxurious pocket and pendant watches, predominantly destined for the United States market. In 1930, Tissot and Omega merged to form the first Swiss watchmaking association, the SSIH (Société Suisse pour l’Industrie Horlogère). Today, Tissot is under the umbrella of the Swatch Group.
Tissot is one of the world’s most prominent official timekeepers for sports, naturally offers a range of classic sports watches, including the Seastar, a fantastic entry-level collector’s piece for those looking to score a classic dive watch that won’t break the bank.
|Dial||Matte Black W/ White Sub-Dials|
|Bracelet||2pc Handmade Leather Strap|
The wonderful Seastar case has been lightly polished in the past and retains excellent vertical brushing on top of the case, the lugs remain symmetrical and show minimal signs of use. The case retains its original Tissot signed crown and pump pushers. The case back features a faint engraving "Bill Kennedy, 1969". The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The matte black dial with white sub-dials is in very impressive condition, showing no imperfections to the dial itself, the 9 o'clock sub-dial shows some light marks most likely from a previous service. The tritium lume plots have aged to a lovely yellow coloration and show no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly, under U.V. light inspection the hands exhibit no degradation.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time and functioning perfectly, back by a 1-year warranty of accurate timekeeping.