Tissot was founded in 1853 by Charles-Félicien Tissot and his son Charles-Émile Tissot in the Swiss city of Le Locle, in the Neuchâtel area of the Jura Mountains. Charles-Emile Tissot left for Russia in 1858 and succeeded in selling their savonnette pocket watches across the Russian Empire. Fast forward to 1930 and Tissot merged with Omega, this sparked huge growth for the company from the post-war era starting from 1945. Because of the merger with Omega some Tissot watches feature Omega parts but rebranded under Tissot.
This 1971 Seastar comes in full stainless steel with a gorgeous brushed steel dial. Its time-only function is manually wound powered by Tissot's in-house caliber 781-1. Running at 18000bpm with 17 jewels and a power reserve of 49 hours. The 35mm diameter by 9mm thickness allows this watch to work with a range of wrists as its slim profile will be able to hug firmly. In outstanding condition with a lightly polished case.
Tissot is a historical brand that values high quality watchmaking. Often you'll find newer Seastar's associated with Tissot's diving watch range but the rich vintage history this line carries started with humble dress watches for working class men and women like this very watch. This particular Tissot Seastar is our under $1,000 bargain especially due to its tremendous condition.