Tissot Seastar 1970


The Tissot of the 60’s and 70’s was the poor man’s Omega. The brand was in fact part of the same company although Omega and Tissot products had nothing in common with each other.

This was a workman’s watch, water resistant, tough with a big crown that made it easy for a big bloke to wind.  And, at a time when people only had one watch, it was also nice enough to wear out.

The style is square 1970, square hands, square and thick index markers, bulky case with sharp edges…….and yet, it still manages to be stylish. The dial is beautiful.

The nicely finished 781 was a great movement and, in this watch, is clamped into the case, a rare feature but adding to it’s resistance to hard knock. It was the workhorse of the Tissot and Lanco brands from the early 60’s through to the mid 70’s.

Very nice Watch

About robswatches

I’m a horoligical “petrol head”! I love classical mechanical watches, not because they tell me the time, I can get the time from cheap quartz watches, my computer, phone, microwave or just about anywhere. I’m interested in the movements of watches, the aesthetics of case design and their construction, the history and the simple thrill of watching tiny, beautifully finished wheels, pinions and other parts turning and oscillating and marvelling at the craftsmanship that created it.
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