|Title:||Tissot Vintage Golden Watch|
|Date/Era/Period:||Between 40's and 50's|
|Description:||A vintage Tissot golden watch|
|Condition:||Working fine, one side button missing(i believe it is the cronograph buttom), the main buttom is not original but also gold made.|
|Origin:||My grandfather did buy it brand new on the shop, the shop does not exists anymore and no paper from the watch has been found at home.... my grandfather past away 39 years ago.|
|Provenance:||I don't know if it is true but my 89 years old grandmother says that this watch was a very expensive limited series one at the time my gradfather did buy it.|
|Appraised By:||George Smith|
|History Of The Item:||Your Tissot wristwatch is quite a good piece and is actually quite rare...the case is 18K gold which is signified by the numerals .750 which is the decimal equivalent of 18/24...Your watch is a 3 chapter chronograph and not many were made with 3 chapters and especially in gold...Most were 2 chapter stainless steel or gold filled....the roots of this company go back to the mid 1800's and this superb watchmaking company was founded by Charles Tissot at that time..|
|Appraiser Tips:||it would be worthwhile to have this watch serviced including replacing the upper push button used to activate the chronographic features..a good clean and time is essential for the continued functioning of this piece as if it is allowed to dry out and lose it's lubricants, it can suffer serious damage...be prepared to spend in excess of 100 dollars for a professional job and make sure the watchmakers knows what he is doing..|
|Research Sources:||decades of exposure to fine vintage wristwatches as well as referencing to all of the dealer guides and watch books..|
|Appraiser Comments:||Everything you were told in respect of this watch is true....it is a limited edition in that very few were made and even less survived...this watch is not readily replaceable and is one of the nicest examples I have seen in quite quite a while..the dial is considered to be in excellent condition and with the exception of the missing pusher and a required servicing, I would rate your watch quite high...A real class timepiece...|
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