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For sale we have a 1953 Tissot Stainless Steel cased, gents “Cat Ear” lug watch. It is the reference 6746-1 and it has a beautiful silver dial with engine turned finish, applied logo and hour markers. Inside it has a calibre 27B-21 movement, which is manual wind, with a sweep central second. It has been recently serviced.


The dial is the party piece of this watch, alongside its lug design. It has a silver satin finish, with a raised sector to the centre. This has the Tissot logo applied in a gold tone. It is thick, with a mirror polished finish that adds a pleasing texture and depth. The outer sector of the dial has an engine turned finish, with further eye-catching applied arrowhead markers. They are mirror polished and play with the light. It bounces off the watch as you turn your wrist. There are raised gold dot minute/second markers which further add to the texture of the dial. It is signed Swiss Made to the base below 6 O’clock. The facetted Dauphine style hands were very commonly used on dress pieces of the 1950s. They are an elegant design, which catch the light with the facetted centre. The sweep central second hand is neat and straight.


The case is Stainless Steel and has a diameter of 32mm x 32mm. Its lug design is eye-catching and adds to the watch’s presence with a measurement of 38.5mm. At 10mm deep it is a comfortable watch to wear, sitting flush to the wrist. The lugs have a slight taper downwards to accommodate the snug fit to the wrist.

It is a clean and considered case design with the polished notched bezel, sitting proud above the lugs. The lugs are notched outward from the top and bottom of the case, with the unusual and attractive “cat ear” triangular styling. They have a sharp curve which makes them appear less sharp than the inner angle appears. To the right-hand side is the original crown which is of a domed design with a coin edge band around the base.

To the rear is the screw back which has neat engraving of the Tissot name, boasting its anti-magnetic, waterproof and shock resistant properties. Inside it is signed with the Tissot name and marked as Stainless Steel. It has the reference 6745 6746-1 engraved too.


Inside is the Tissot calibre 27B-21 movement. It is manual wind, with a jewel count of 16. It has a frequency of 18,000 BPH and a 44-hour power reserve. It is a very accurate and reliable movement. Having been serviced, It’s keeping time to +12 seconds a day.


A very pleasing and unusual Mid-Century watch from Tissot. It has the subtle design cues that remind us why we love vintage watches. The creative flair of a given period creates horological works of art that we can enjoy today, transporting us to another era.


Full condition report below. Please see the images as these compliment and aid the description provided below.



The dial finish has been re-stored to the centre. It had wear, which seemed like the finish had been somewhat stripped. The finish to the centre is now bright and even. The Tissot applied logo is good, bright and original. The outer section has the original engine turned finish with gold tone applied diamond arrow markers and applied gold dots. It is signed Swiss Made to the base.



The hands are original, in a gold tone. They are in good condition with no bending and only some light surface scratches.



The acrylic crystal is a correct style armoured replacement with silver chapter ring. It is in perfect condition.



The crown is original and is in good condition with neat coin edge finish.



The case is Stainless Steel and is in good, unpolished condition. It has a polished finish with light surface scratching associated with ageing. The drilled lugs are good and without wear.



The case back is formed of steel and is in average condition for the age. It is a snap on back, which seals tightly. It has light surface scratching consistent with age, and some deeper scuffs to the edges from poor opening.



The watch comes on a new genuine leather strap.



The movement is a Tissot calibre 27B-21. It is manual wind, with a jewel count of 16. It has a frequency of 18,000 BPH and a 44 hour power reserve.


The movement has been recently serviced. It’s keeping time to +12 seconds a day, with an amplitude of 305 degrees and a beat error of 0.0 m/s.


Case dimensions:

Case width: 32mm

Case width with crown: 34.5mm

Case length: 32mm

Case length lug to lug: 38.5mm

Case Depth: 10mm

Lug width: 18mm

1953 Tissot Steel Gents Cat Ear triangular lug watch ref 6746-1 cal 27B-21

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