Tissot Seastar Ref. 44834, vintage wristwatch, circa 1974
An unusual stainless steel automatic centre seconds wristwatch with two-tone dial and date
Whilst a sense of panic spread throughout the traditional Swiss watchmakers as the invasion of the quartz watch gathered pace during the 1970s, the period also saw the Swiss introduce some incredibly inventive and unusual watches in an attempt to fight back. Made in 1974, this watch is unique to its period with a design that would have been unthinkable a decade before. The fancy two-tone dial has a black gloss body and two elliptically shaped, silvered, satin finished sectors which reflect the watch’s bracelet and case design. There are applied indexes which have stepped centres with white inserts to match the elongated white printed track for minutes/seconds. The large stainless steel elliptically shaped case has a matching integrated cuff-form brushed steel link bracelet with adjustable folding clasp. Automatically wound, the Tissot calibre 2481 movement also has a practical date advance facility. Whilst the date will change each day at midnight, when required, the date can be quickly advanced by pressing in the crown towards the case.
[M] Tissot finished ETA calibre 2481 automatic movement, lever escapement, 24 jewels, mono-metallic balance, 21,600 BPH, Incabloc shock absorber [D] two-tone dial, black gloss body with two elliptically shaped silvered sectors, applied polished indexes with stepped surfaces and white inserts, luminescent dots above, elongated white markers for seconds/minutes, luminescent baton hands (please note that luminescence will have naturally dulled with age), aperture for date, Tissot crown with quick date change facility, screw-down satin finished case back [S] case, dial, movement and crown signed [B] stainless steel satin finished cuff-form link bracelet with adjustable Tissot signed folding clasp
Width excluding crown: 37mm
Length including lugs: 43mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 12mm
Maximum bracelet length: 190mm
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