2.0224 Tissot Seastar Quartz, Swiss, 1980

£160.00

Vintage 1980’s Tissot Seastar quartz wristwatch. Gold-plated, 34mm case with tool-watch style 12-sided bezel. Features new, sapphire glass for better scratch resistance, gold-tone dial with applied indexes and day-date aperture, and original signed winding crown. Movement checked and approved in our Bristol workshop. Comes with a new, two-tone black and orange 18mm genuine leather strap, and a 6-month warranty.

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Key Features

Vintage Tissot Seastar quartz wristwatch which, according to the Tissot serial number identification tables, was produced in the year 1980. This watch has not been serviced by us, but we have checked it and approved that it’s in good condition and fully functional. The day-date functions are working as they should, and so we offer a 6-month guarantee for the movement. New, sapphire glass has been mounted for better scratch resistance, and a new battery and new strap have also been fitted. The movement is a fairly early quartz type, with a blue tone circuit board with soldered components – top-notch technology for its time.

The watch features a perfect gold-tone dial with applied indexes and day-date aperture, and a shiny gold plated case with an interesting 12-sided bezel, giving the timepiece a tool-watch vibe – a fun and desirable style today. The original winding crown is quite worn but fully functional, we can replace it with a new, unsigned crown but prefer to keep it original.

About Tissot

Tissot SA is a Swiss luxury watch brand, founded in Le Locle, Switzerland by Charles-Félicien Tissot and his son, Charles-Émile Tissot, in 1853. In 1858 Charles-Emile Tissot travelled to Russia, where he succeeded in selling and popularising the company’s Savonette Pocket Watches across the Russian Empire. In 2021, Tissot SA is marketing the Le Locle Powermatic 80, which has a watch face designed to mimic the clock tower in its founding city of Le Locle.

Tissot merged with watch company Omega SA in 1930, forming SSIH (Société Suisse pour l’Industrie Horlogère), and Tissot-Omega watches from this era are much sought after by collectors. Tissot is an official timekeeper for the world championships in cycling, motorcycling, fencing and ice hockey, and was also a sponsor for the Formula One car-racing teams Lotus, Renault, and Sauber.

Tissot watches have been worn by the likes of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, Grace Kelly, Elvis Presley and Nelson Mandela.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly. There is a 6-month guarantee, subject to the usage and care guidelines. The watch comes with an 18 mm genuine leather strap.

Overview

Case and Strap

  • Tonneau style case with 12-sided bezel.
  • Gold-plated case body.
  • Sapphire crystal.
  • Stainless steel snap caseback.
  • Two-tone black and orange genuine leather strap.
  • Original signed winding crown.
  • Dustproof/rainproof.

Dimensions:

  • Width w/o crown 34.5 mm.
  • Width w/ crown 35.8 mm.
  • Full height 38.4 mm.
  • Thickness 7.3 mm.
  • Strap width 18 mm.

Dial and Hands

  • Original gold-tone dial.
  • Applied indexes.
  • TISSOT” signature below numeral 12 position.
  • Day-date aperture over 3.
  • Stick style hands with lume.

Movement

  • Swiss-made movement.
  • ESA/ETA 955.121 caliber.
  • Quartz.

Testing Results

  • Testing duration: 1 week cyclic test.
  • Average timekeeping range: 2 – 5 sec/day.

Servicing and Guarantee

Links and Resources:

Other Tissot Timepieces Available in Our Collection.

Tissot Serial Number year Identification.

Movement Details and Specs. 

Tissot Official Website.

Tissot Official Website Company History. 

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Case material

Gold plated

Dial tone

Honey/gold

Origin

Swiss

Size grade

32-35 mm

Year approx

1980