Tissot Ref. 6076 / 6072 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1944
A steel mid-sized manually wound wristwatch supplied to the British Civil Service in India
The inside case back of this watch is stamped beneath the reference number with the coding CS(I) denoting that this watch was supplied to the British Civil Service in India. A mid-sized model, the watch has a two-piece case with solid upper body, moulded bezel and screw-down back. Interestingly a very similar model made by Omega, the Ref. 2165, was also supplied to the British Civil Service in India. In 1930, Tissot and Omega had merged, forming an alliance under the banner of the SSIH. The collaboration enabled Tissot and Omega to pool resources and explains the close similarities between the Omega 2165 and this model – the dials are almost identical and the cases of both models, which share the same proportions, were made by the same case maker. The main difference between the Tissot and Omega models lie with the bezels: the Tissot has a scooped bezel whilst the Omega 2165 has a chamfered bezel.
The surface of the case has light scuffs throughout and there is patination and some scuffing to the dial.
[M] Tissot calibre 27 PC manually wound movement, lever escapement, 15 jewels, compensation balance, 18,000 BPH, ‘Shock Resist’ setting [D] silvered dial, black Arabic and baton numerals, black outer minute track, engine-turned subsidiary seconds [C] steel circular two-piece case, scooped moulded bezel, screw-down case back, the down-turned lugs with faceted edges, replacement winding crown [S] case, dial and movement signed
Diameter excluding crown: 30.5mm
Length including lugs: 38mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 10mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 16mm
This watch has been fully serviced and overhauled and is sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate.