BY: ROCK SCARFONE 2012
Tissot was a Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches founded in 1853 in Le Locle, Switzerland.
Tissot introduced the first mass-produced pocket watch and the first pocket watch with two time zones in 1853 and the first anti-magnetic watch in 1929–30. Charles-Emile Tissot left for Russia in 1858 and succeeded in selling their savonnette pocket watches across the Russian Empire. The Tissot company was also the first to make watches out of plastic (IDEA 2001 in 1971), stone (the Alpine granite Rock watch in 1985), mother of pearl (the Pearl watch in 1987), and wood (the Wood watch in 1988). Tissot merged with the Omega watch making family in 1930 and Tissot-Omega watches from this era are sought after by collectors. Tissot’s parent company The Swatch Group define Tissot as a “mid-range” brand.
Still based in Le Locle, Switzerland and marketed in 160 countries around the world, Tissot has been a member of The Swatch Group Ltd., the largest watch producer and distributor in the world, since 1983.
TISSOT FAMOUS ILLUMINATED MILITARY WATCHES
Tissot is an official timekeeper for the world championships in cycling, motorcycling, fencing and ice hockey, and was used for the Davis Cup in 1957 and Downhill Skiing in Switzerland in 1938. Tissot was also a key Sponsor for the Formula one teams Lotus, Renault and Sauber. Tissot’s first engagement as an official timekeeper was in 1938 where they timed a series of Ski races in Villar, near the company’s home town in the Jura mountains.
TISSOT BUILT MANY VERSIONS OF WATCHES
INCLUDING CHRONOGRAPHS, MILITARY, ALARMS
DATERS, WORLD TIMERS, AVIATORS & MORE!
THEY BUILT BOTH SUB SECOND
AND SWEEP SECOND VERSIONS
TISSOT GAVE OMEGA A RUN FOR THE CASH
BY MERGING WITH THEM IN 1930!
HENCE THE SEA STAR ACTUALLY BEGAN WITH TISSOT
1930/80 MODELS ARE COLLECTOR MODELS!
NAVIGATOR MODELS 24 hour time zone
with a crown to adjust the various cities to zones
wow how about the world timer can we say rare
in super excellent condition
YES TISSOT DESIGNED AND OFFERS LADIES VERSIONS ALSO
ABOVE ARE THE CLASSIC MODELS IN EXTRA HIGH DEMAND
FIND ONE AND GET IT RESTORED NOTE THE TW0 TONE DIAL???
TRIPLE REGISTER CHRONO
ROCK’S QUARTZ GOLD FILLED TISSOT THAT DENISE INVESTED IN
HE WORE IT FOR 7 YEARS AND THEN SOLD IT FOR 475.00!
IT REMAINED IN MINT CONDITION
EVEN THE BRACELET BACK WAS MINT
THAT IS WHAT QUALITY GETS YOU!
AN AUTOMATIC TISSOT FROM THE 1950’S
RARE 24/12 HR MILITARY FLIGHT TIMER
LINDBERG HOUR ANGLE ROCK RESTORE
READ ABOUT THIS WATCH
ANOTHER AUTOMATIC WITH AWESOME
RESTORED DIAL. MY DESIGN! NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT
DO NOT LET PEOPLE TELL YOU A DESIGN LIKE THIS CUSTOM MAKE IT WORTH LESS
THE ADDED “FLAVOR” SURELY MADE HER A STAND OUT!
1980’S YOU NOTE THE HEAVY CASE DESIGN NICE!
KARAT GOLD CASED SUB SECONDS REGISTER
BE SURE YOUR WATCH GUY KNOWS WHAT HE SHE IS DOING HERE
IT IS PERFECTLY OK TO RESTORE DIALS FOLK!
ONLY ON RARE TIME PIECES DO YOU NOT WANT TO DO IT
SAY ON A OLD ROLEX CHRONO THEN YOU SAVE THE WORN OUT DIAL AND
YOU GET YOUR WATCH PERSONA TO RESTORE A OLD BLANK DIAL
THAT WAY YOU HAVE A NEW DIAL RESTORED PLUS THE OLD O
ANOTHER WELL KEPT BEAUTY
THE SEVENTIES SAW THESE STYLES
YUP! RAISED ILLUMINATED EVERYTHING
WE ARE TALKING RADIUM!
THE CRAZE WAS ON!
1940 THROUGH 1950
MORE OF THAT RAISED EVERYTHING
1930 THROUGH 1950
NOTE THE LONG TEE???
STYLING THE LONG TEE WAS GONE AND
THE POUTER RINGS WERE CHANGED TO
A BOLD COLOR WITH RAISED MARKERS
NOTE DATE WINDOW AND THE BLOCKED “T”
CLASSIC STYLING WITH THE DATA!
LUXURY MATCHING CARTIER AND OTHERS
A CHRONO WITH THE LUXURY PORTFOLIO
THESE QUARTZ TIME PIECES WERE BUILT WITH
TOP OF THE LINE SWISS GOLD PLATED QUARTZ MOVEMENTS
ONLY THE BEST FOR TISSOT
MANUAL WIND IN A GOLD PLATED CASE
WHICH HAS SEEN LOTS OF WEAR
YET THE TIME PIECE ENGINE
HUMS LIKE NEW!
THE SEA STAR REMAINED THE DOMINANT
HEAVY DUTY LUXURY TIME PIECE
THIS BEAUTY IS ONE OF THE EARLIEST TISSOT TIME PIECES
AN EARLY TISSOT DATER
WITH SUB SECONDS DIAL
NOTE THE USE OF COLOR
WHEN YOU SEE THE LONG “T” YOU KNOW YOU
HAVE AN EARLY ORIGINAL MODEL
LATER QUARTZ VERSION OF TISSOT
THOSE RARE MODELS INTRODUCED
AS SPORTS MODELS THAT RESISTED WATER
A FINE EXAMPLE OF THE EARLY RAISED RADIUM
MODELS OFTEN SEEN FROM LATE 1920 THROUGH THE 1950’S
THOUGH IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT RADIUM WAS BAD FOR THE HEALTH AS EARLY
AS 1930! I WOULD STATE THAT THE LONG “T” COMBINED WITH THE RAISED
NUMBERS AND THE RAISED OUTER BUTLERS RING OR “SECONDS” CHAPTER
PLACES HER RATHER TO 1930/40 AS A COLLECTIBLE FOR SURE
ONCE WHITE DIAL WITH CLASSIC RAISED AND OUTLINED NUMERALS. THE DIAL
DEMONSTRATES THE FACT IT HAS TURNED YELLOW FROM THE RADIUM MARKERS
THAT OVER TIME DISINTEGRATED AND BURNED IT’S SELF AND THE DIAL!
TRY AND STAY AWAY FROM RESTORING THIS DIAL!
A MILITARY TWO BUTTON TISSOT CHRONO/STOP WATCH
WRIST WATCH DUAL REGISTER SECONDS/MINUTES
WITH RAISED ILLUMINATED NUMERALS AND ILLUMINATED HAND
Ulysse Nardin TISSOT MOVEMENT
TISSOT CHRONOGRAPHS WERE AWESOME CAME IN ALL SORTS OF
THEN TOP END DESIGNS
YET EVEN THE SIMPLE DESIGNS WARRANT
DISPLAY AND WEARING
YET ADDING AN AQUA SPORT TO YOUR COLLECTION IS A MUST
IF YOU CAN FIND ONE
AND IF IT IS IN DECENT SHAPE!
DO DELIVER IT TO A RESTORATION PRO! IF YOU FIND ONE!
YES A SEA STAR CHRONOGRAPH!
And a collectors golden nugget!
and yet another tissot top line chrono!!!!
yet rock like to complete the golden top t!
this dater is the bomb!
to be followed up once more with a chrono!
flightmaster at that!
and another t pointer!
with an automatic sea star!
oldi but goodies!
yup two of these are tissot!
this is a restoration w/class
this is one needing it
and this was a left in the safe for 2 decades!
the restored again to remind you
later model 1980
many seastars later
these lasted decades quartz
these were made in the early decades manual
raised radium collectors wwii
wow inner bezel turns with crown to set city zones note the floating numbers
the night and day dial TISSOT made some cool watches that were spur of the moment time pieces i would love to have had this one.. but you know i would have eventually sold it or traded it to invest in some other oddity excuse the misspellings…
seamaster seven dull boring
fantastic chrono again
another changing of the guard
which brings us to one of the greatest pieces!
the inner crown turning world timer bezel
you rotated the inner bezel with the second crown
to set world cities time zones on this 24 hour time piece
and to a tissot that bags the omega
some of rock’s best of the best includes two tissot!
the very best
raised illuminated outlined numbers
a touch of military class w/red 24hr time
sweep seconds with outer chapter
yup here she is w/o crystal
can rock say a wwi trench proudly sporting a tissot movement!
a half mimo and half tissot
sorry this is a ladies tissot lost the upper pic!
it is some where in the 160,000 pics online
similar to rocks quartz gold filled tissot
he sold for 475 after wearing for 7 years
original early auto tissot
tissot tv design
tissot timer time zone
with inner rotating bezel
uses second crown to set time zones per city
classic tissot “t” date pointed
classic tissot sea star in stainless
classic early “T” tissot date pointer
classic early “T”tissot date pointer
RARE 24/12 HR MILITARY FLIGHT TIMER
see also ALPINA EIGENTUM-DER-FLIEGERTRUPPEN
see also LINDBERG HOUR ANGLE ROCK RESTORE
t tissot date pointer
tissot later automatic
tissot 3 register chrono
early sub sec reg raised radium “T” dialed
earliest version with wwi style outlined raised radium numerals w/24hr
first major design with day pointed
first casual in black sub sec reg illuminated radium markers hands
first dress style triple tone sub sec reg radium roman numerals
first dress style two tine sub sec reg radium numerals
1950’s working man dress style mass made and sold
ALL WATCHES GSW RESTORED
US GOV ISSUE VIETNAM WATCHES
CONVERSIONS AND TRENCH WATCHES
NON ISSUED AMERICAN WWII MILITARY WATCHES
INTRODUCTION TO ISSUED GERMAN MILITARY WATCHES
INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE MILITARY WATCHES
INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH WWI WWII MILITARY WATCHES
INTRO DUCTION TO KOREAN WAR GLYCINE AIRMAN
A HISTORY OF AVIATORS WATCHES