2.0327 Tissot Visodate Seastar PR516 Automatic, SWISS 1969

£300.00 (incl. VAT)

A handsome 70s icon, the cool blue dial takes on a volcanic ash tone in certain light and is in terrific condition, and the patently robust steel case (PR literally stands for ‘Particularly Resistant’) is a very wearable size and thickness! Comes with a brand new grey calf leather strap.

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Key Features

The patented PR (Particularly Resistant) 516 Tissot is precisely that; a sturdy automatic timepiece ideal for daily wear. This model bears all three attractive marks on the dial: VISODATE calendar complication, SEASTAR denoting a sea-friendly waterproof class of watch, and of course the PR516 Particulary Resistant case. The dial is in near-perfect condition. Applied steel indices sit on a wicked cool blue dial that in the right light takes on an almost volcanic ash tone. The automatic movement is a reliable AS 2066 calibre Swiss made automatic movement, and the serial number points to a 1969 production date.

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.

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. Make sure to follow the usage and care guidelines.

Overview

Case and Strap

  • Robust solid steel case
  • Screw down steel caseback
  • Signed winding crown
  • Acrylic domed crystal
  • 18mm grey calf leather strap

Dimensions:

  • Width w/ crown: 36.7mm
  • Width w/o crown: 33.6mm
  • Height: 41mm
  • Thickness: 11.7mm
  • Strap: 18mm

Dial and Hands

  • Metallic blue dial
  • Chunky applied steel indices
  • Baton style hands with thin needle base
  • Date indicator at 3 position
  • Signed ‘Tissot’ below 12 position

Movement

  • Swiss made movement
  • AS 2066 calibre
  • Automatic
  • 21 jewels
  • 46hr power reserve
  • Quickset date
  • Sweep seconds

Testing results:

  • Testing duration: 1 week cyclic test
  • Average timekeeping range: 15-30 sec/day

Servicing and Guarantee

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