Tissot

Tropical 1960s Tissot Seastar Chronograph (Ref. 40508-4X)

$ 2,150

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. 

SPECS

Stock # TSTSS40508
Brand Tissot
Style Seastar Chronograph
Model 40508-4X
Serial N/A
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Tropical
Millimeters 38mm
Bracelet 2pc Handmade Leather Strap

CASE & BRACELET

The stainless steel case is in good vintage condition, showing minimal signs of wear. It is believed to be unpolished. The original tachymetre bezel remains deep black and shows appropriate signs of use. All markers remain clear and visible. The case retains its original crown and pump pushers. Watch comes on a two-piece handmade leather strap.

DIAL & HANDS

The matte burgundy dial and white subdials are gorgeous in color and in superb condition, showing virtually no signs of age. The tritium lume plots are all fully intact and reveal no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The plots are starting to develop a dark gray patina around the edges. The original tritium hands show substantial patina and are aging to a dark gray, almost black coloration. The contrasting red seconds hand shows no signs of age. 

ACCESSORIES 

None. The watch is keeping time and functioning perfectly, previous service history is unknown.