Tissot Ref. 6453 -1 retailed by Galli Zurich steel and chrome vintage wristwatch, circa 1946
A steel and chrome manually wound wristwatch
A rare and most attractive vintage Tissot model, this wristwatch has a lovely silvered dial with pink metallic foil Arabic numerals and matching pink gilded hands. The dial features the name of the original retailer beneath the Tissot brand which shows that this watch was originally sold at Galli in Zurich. Galli has been retailing watches in Zurich for more than 125 years and remains an official retailer of Tissot timepieces to this day. The dial is in good original condition with a rich lustre, only minor oxidation and two or three small scratches to the centre.
Relatively large for the period of production, this watch has a diameter of 35.5mm and the slim, rounded bezel acts to further accentuate the size of the dial. The horn-shaped lugs are stepped and gently flared.
[M] Tissot calibre 27 manually wound movement, lever escapement, 15 jewels, compensation balance, 18,000 BPH [D] silvered dial, pink metallic foil Arabic numerals, large engine-turned subsidiary seconds, pink gilded feuille hands, black outer minute track [C] steel satin finished case back, chromed upper case with rounded bezel and flared stepped lugs [S] case, dial and movement signed
Diameter excluding winding crown: 35.5mm
Length including lugs: 44mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 9mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 18mm
This watch has been fully serviced and overhauled and is sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. A Black Bough fitted box will accompany this watch.