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Picked this up recently. Vintage Tissot Antimagnetique. Still trying to date it but loved the dials peachy/copper color. This watch reminds me that in this hobby, we should all be looking for and acquiring things that we like regardless of what is hot and exciting on the market. 

What are some of your recent pick up that are out of the main stream? 

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Based on the Arabic numeral style and applied lume I would place it between1948 and 1958. Most brands moved away from numerals in the mid-50's.  The movement will be a tell and will give you a range.  If you have time and access to print ads that will be your best bet at getting a firm date.

Very nice tropical dial.

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Aurelian

Based on the Arabic numeral style and applied lume I would place it between1948 and 1958. Most brands moved away from numerals in the mid-50's.  The movement will be a tell and will give you a range.  If you have time and access to print ads that will be your best bet at getting a firm date.

Very nice tropical dial.

Thank you for the insight! That is good to know a date range at least to start with. I don't have access to print ads at this time. Where would one go about finding print ads to get a firm date? 

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Bmaj1856

Thank you for the insight! That is good to know a date range at least to start with. I don't have access to print ads at this time. Where would one go about finding print ads to get a firm date? 

Tissot may be an issue because I don't know where they advertised.  Ebay has lots of print ads.  Niche Bulova sites inventory them.  One guy has every Zodiac ad behind a pay wall.

Internet search is all that I can say.  This is invaluable:  http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&2&2uswk 

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Aurelian's take starting circa 1948 is spot on 👍.

He pointed out the Arabics for that time period ✔.

The Syringe style hands suggest the late 40's as well. If the case is a full SS case and not base metal (brass plated in chrome) this brings us into the early 50's since stainless steel was no longer nearly exclusive to the War effort.

If the movement inside is a ''Fifteen 15 jewels CHs Tissot & Fils Swiss'' it's from the 1950's.

No matter what the exact date, you have a very historically significant piece. The earlier Tissot antimagnetique came out during the 1930's before the Milgauss, Ingenieur and Railmaster 💪.

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SimplyVintageWatches

Aurelian's take starting circa 1948 is spot on 👍.

He pointed out the Arabics for that time period ✔.

The Syringe style hands suggest the late 40's as well. If the case is a full SS case and not base metal (brass plated in chrome) this brings us into the early 50's since stainless steel was no longer nearly exclusive to the War effort.

If the movement inside is a ''Fifteen 15 jewels CHs Tissot & Fils Swiss'' it's from the 1950's.

No matter what the exact date, you have a very historically significant piece. The earlier Tissot antimagnetique came out during the 1930's before the Milgauss, Ingenieur and Railmaster 💪.

Sounds like we are getting close to an answer! Here is a photo of the movement from the seller that might help. It looks like it says "CHs Tissot & Fils Swiss" and "Fifteen Jewels" which sounds like we are in the early 1950s. 

Also, thanks for the info @SimplyVintageWatches! I didn't even realize it came out before a lot of other brands pushed out their antimagnetic ref. Excited to have a historically significant piece. 

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SimplyVintageWatches

Aurelian's take starting circa 1948 is spot on 👍.

He pointed out the Arabics for that time period ✔.

The Syringe style hands suggest the late 40's as well. If the case is a full SS case and not base metal (brass plated in chrome) this brings us into the early 50's since stainless steel was no longer nearly exclusive to the War effort.

If the movement inside is a ''Fifteen 15 jewels CHs Tissot & Fils Swiss'' it's from the 1950's.

No matter what the exact date, you have a very historically significant piece. The earlier Tissot antimagnetique came out during the 1930's before the Milgauss, Ingenieur and Railmaster 💪.

http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&&2usau&1375887600

Follow the link.

1948

If you want to dive into vintage watches, Roland Ranfft's site has to saved in your search engine.  

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Aurelian

http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&&2usau&1375887600

Follow the link.

1948

If you want to dive into vintage watches, Roland Ranfft's site has to saved in your search engine.  

On the dot Brother ⌚ 💯🤜🤛😀.

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SimplyVintageWatches

On the dot Brother ⌚ 💯🤜🤛😀.

@Aurelian and @SimplyVintageWatches  You guys are the best! Thank you. I have a good amount of vintage already but usually am able to find information a little bit easier or they are Gruen watches which are pretty much untraceable. 

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There is an engineer in Germany who is active in other forums who has an encyclopedic knowledge of Gruen.

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Based on the movement's serial number, this watch is from 1947. But that's not to say it was released in 1948 as @Aurelian stated. This is an interesting piece. You did well in acquiring it @Bmaj1856.

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santiago

Based on the movement's serial number, this watch is from 1947. But that's not to say it was released in 1948 as @Aurelian stated. This is an interesting piece. You did well in acquiring it @Bmaj1856.

Thanks @santiago! I think even having it narrowed down to 48-47 is helpful. 

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One of the fun parts of vintage collecting is the detective work.  @santiago has narrowed down the movement.  The watch in the link that I sent you had a cut-off 6 and numbers in the sub-second.  Yours does not.  These are clues.  I just don't know what they mean, if anything.

The cut-off 6 has always bothered me.  It was, and still is, common.  I will bet that yours was at the end of the run of this model rather than at the beginning.  The dial is the easiest thing to change.  Dials tended to simplify over time.

If I had to bet, I would say yours is a 1950 watch with a 1947 movement (a perfectly ordinary occurrence).

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Aurelian

One of the fun parts of vintage collecting is the detective work.  @santiago has narrowed down the movement.  The watch in the link that I sent you had a cut-off 6 and numbers in the sub-second.  Yours does not.  These are clues.  I just don't know what they mean, if anything.

The cut-off 6 has always bothered me.  It was, and still is, common.  I will bet that yours was at the end of the run of this model rather than at the beginning.  The dial is the easiest thing to change.  Dials tended to simplify over time.

If I had to bet, I would say yours is a 1950 watch with a 1947 movement (a perfectly ordinary occurrence).

@Aurelian I agree completely. The fun is in the exploration and community that comes with that. I have found similar dial renditions but have yet to find another with a sub dial without numerals so I am still on the lookout. 

The cut-off six is hit or miss for me. If you can barely see it, I don't mind it as much but when they try to keep a good amount of the six it looks too disrupted. 

I think you are right about the dial movement combo and would track. 

@Aurelian @santiago @SimplyVintageWatches Thanks for your help!

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That's a beautiful vintage piece! You could order a Tissot Extract of Archives too. 

https://www.tissotwatches.com/en-us/customer-service.html