For sale we have an appealing ladies Tissot, dating to 1960. It has a 9ct yellow gold Dennison case, which is hallmarked by Birmingham assay office. It has a silver satin dial, with applied Arabic and arrow alternating hour markers. The Tissot signing is stylish with elongated T. The watch is presented on a period gold plated Bonklip bracelet. Inside is the calibre 13.6 movement, which is manual wind, with shock proofing. It is keeping time to within 60 seconds a day.
The case is circular, with a slight curve to bezel, leading into the flat case sides, before neatly rounding into the flat case back. It has a polished finish which is good and original. The lugs are tricky to find bracelets for due to the unusual design. The Bonklip strap is original to the watch and blends seamlessly with the case design. This gives the watch much more of a complete and luxurious look on the wrist. The Bonklip bracelet can easily be sized to any wrist, with its clip in design. The case is 9ct gold, by Dennison, whilst the Bonklip bracelet is gold plated but only has slight wear to the plate.
The movement is in good condition for the age and has the benefit of shockproofing. It is manual wind and is a good-looking calibre, with the reliability that Tissot in-house movements offer.
This is a watch that looks slightly older than its age. It is much more reminiscent of 1940s design in terms of the case and bracelet. Yet with its stylish arrow and Arabic alternating markers, it is elevated to a more mid-century modern styling.
Overall, this is a sweet little ladies watch that has the luxury of a gold case, with the less costly but still luxurious look of the gold plated Bonklip bracelet. This is a lovely pairing and elevates this watch.
Full condition report below. Please see the images as these compliment and aid the description provided below.
The dial is original and is in good condition. It is a silver satin tone which is good and even. It has gold tone applied numerals which are in good condition. The Tissot signing is clear.
The hands are original and are of swordstyle. They are in very good condition and are a gold tone. The tone has some slight corrosion with age.
The acrylic crystal is in good condition.
The case is 9ct gold and is in good condition. It has the original polished finish, with light surface scratching. The lugs are good are sturdy.
The case back is formed of 9ct gold. It is in good condition with only light surface scratching. It has not been polished.
The watch comes on a period gold plated Bonklip bracelet. It has some slight wear to the plate.
The movement is a Tissot calibre 13.6. It is manual wind, with shock protection and a jewel count of 15.
The service history is unknown, but the movement is in good condition cosmetically and functionally. It’s keeping time to within + 60 seconds a day, with an amplitude of 210 degrees and a beat error of 1.7m/s.
Case width: 21.25mm
Case width with crown: 23mm
Case length: 21.5mm
Case length lug to lug: 25.5mm
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