Tissot Chronograph

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SKU AS00921
SKU AS00921

Why We Love it

Whatever you think you know about Tissot, forget it.

The Tissot of today is one of the Swatch Group’s more accessible brands, but the Tissot of yesteryear produced watches of the highest caliber. Founded in 1853 and in nearly continuous production ever since, Tissot is one of the oldest surviving watch manufactures, sporting a back catalog replete with highly collectible wristwatches.

In the minds of many collectors, the golden age of Tissot was during the mid-20th century, shortly after the company merged with Omega and Lemania to form the partnership Société Suisse pour l’Industrie Horlogère, or SSIH. This partnership lasted until 1983, when SSIH and other watchmakers were brought together under the umbrella of the Swatch Group.

During the 1930s, 40s and 50s, Omega and Tissot were producing some of the finest chronographs available on the market. Taking full advantage of Lemania’s expertise in producing chrono calibers, Omega and Tissot were able to meet the public’s growing desire for chronograph wristwatches. We’ll forgive you if you aren’t familiar with the excellent Tissot chronos of this era, but we bet you’re well acquainted with Omega’s Caliber .321, which powered the Speedmaster Moonwatch. Yup, that was a Lemania movement, produced while the brands were wedded together as part of SSIH. To sum it up, any chronograph sold by Omega or Tissot between 1930 and 1980 was a fantastic watch.

This watch, circa 1950, is a beautiful example of mid-20th century chronograph design. Featuring the two-register layout typically found in Omegas and Tissots of the era, this is a handsome and classic watch that shows its age with patina, not dated aesthetics. The white dial with Arabic numerals and gold hands are as classic as they come, and pair perfectly with the gold case.

Tissot may not have as much name recognition among the masses as Omega, but savvy collectors wouldn’t have it any other way. Tissots remain a bargain compared with their Omega cousins, and it’s hard to find a better vintage chronograph for the money.

To learn more about Tissot, visit our friends at Worn & Wound, HERE.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Tissot Chronograph

Tissot Chronograph

Sold
Sold
Tissot Chronograph

Why We Love it

Whatever you think you know about Tissot, forget it.

The Tissot of today is one of the Swatch Group’s more accessible brands, but the Tissot of yesteryear produced watches of the highest caliber. Founded in 1853 and in nearly continuous production ever since, Tissot is one of the oldest surviving watch manufactures, sporting a back catalog replete with highly collectible wristwatches.

In the minds of many collectors, the golden age of Tissot was during the mid-20th century, shortly after the company merged with Omega and Lemania to form the partnership Société Suisse pour l’Industrie Horlogère, or SSIH. This partnership lasted until 1983, when SSIH and other watchmakers were brought together under the umbrella of the Swatch Group.

During the 1930s, 40s and 50s, Omega and Tissot were producing some of the finest chronographs available on the market. Taking full advantage of Lemania’s expertise in producing chrono calibers, Omega and Tissot were able to meet the public’s growing desire for chronograph wristwatches. We’ll forgive you if you aren’t familiar with the excellent Tissot chronos of this era, but we bet you’re well acquainted with Omega’s Caliber .321, which powered the Speedmaster Moonwatch. Yup, that was a Lemania movement, produced while the brands were wedded together as part of SSIH. To sum it up, any chronograph sold by Omega or Tissot between 1930 and 1980 was a fantastic watch.

This watch, circa 1950, is a beautiful example of mid-20th century chronograph design. Featuring the two-register layout typically found in Omegas and Tissots of the era, this is a handsome and classic watch that shows its age with patina, not dated aesthetics. The white dial with Arabic numerals and gold hands are as classic as they come, and pair perfectly with the gold case.

Tissot may not have as much name recognition among the masses as Omega, but savvy collectors wouldn’t have it any other way. Tissots remain a bargain compared with their Omega cousins, and it’s hard to find a better vintage chronograph for the money.

To learn more about Tissot, visit our friends at Worn & Wound, HERE.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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