Thursday, December 12, 2013

Tissot Visodate Seastar

Mechanical Seastar: Tissot Visodate

Back in the 1950s, Tissot celebrated its centenary with a series of innovations – one of which was the integration of a date function to the mechanism in a watch called Visodate. 
I have here in my collection a 1950's, or 1960's Tissot Visodate Seastar.


This is a simple looking classic watch with round stainless steel case. The case is measuring 34mm excluding its crown.


The white dial has discoloured gracefully. There is a silver T emblem just underneath the 12 o'clock marker. The dial is decorated with silver match stick hour markers. The dial is protected by a dome shaped acrylic crystal. I believe the crystal is a replacement as it has a cyclop that is somewhat out of place to highlight the date. 


Matching this white dial classic watch with a black leather strap really bring up its class. 


I am not sure whether this a generic crown or original...... This crown is unsigned and is consider large.


The backcase is screw in type with a very special decor. Hahahaaaaaaaaaaa I have a hard time to figure up whether is a sun or a starfish. But from the name Seastar I am putting my money on the star fish. 



This watch is powered by 782-1 hand winding movement. It is a 17 Jewels with an amplitude of 18,000 bph.



The Tissot Visodate is a very successful..... it is an ongoing Tissot's product line even until today...... Below is a photo of Contemporary model of Tissot Visodate. 





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