Tissot ‘Oversized’ Ref. 6740 -1 steel & chrome vintage wristwatch, circa 1957
A superb over-sized steel and chrome manually wound wristwatch with two-tone dial
Measuring 37.5mm in diameter, this is a very large watch for the period of production and is in outstanding original condition. The silvered dial has a fantastic lustre with strong two-toning and a combination of silver foiled Arabic numerals at the quarters and raised dagger indexes at the intervening hours. Chromed cases have a bright finish and can display, as in this instance, interesting yet subtle tonal variations as the light changes, from pure silvery tones to hues that have a hint of metallic blue. The case retains clean definition to its angles and edges, with a classically chamfered bezel and lugs which have a downward facet to their outer edges, there are light scuffs to the surface. A really great looking vintage wristwatch, this model is powered by Tissot’s 16 jewel calibre 27B-21.
This watch has been fitted with a handmade Christopher Clarke for Black Bough traditional pig skin leather strap.
[M] Tissot manually wound calibre 27B-21 movement, lever escapement, 16 jewels, compensation balance, 18,000 BPH, Incabloc shock absorber [D] silvered two-tone dial, silver foiled Arabic numerals and raised dagger indexes, inner minute-seconds ring, feuille hands [C] chromed upper case with chamfered bezel, down-turned lugs with faceted edges, snap-on satin finished steel case back [S] case, dial and movement signed
Diameter excluding winding crown: 37.5mm
Length including lugs: 46mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 10mm
Lug gauge/strap width: 19mm
All our watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. This watch is accompanied by a Black Bough fitted presentation box.