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    Tissot serial numbers by year!

    The vintage forum just produced a post that gives a table of serial numbers by year... valuable information.

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    Re: Tissot serial numbers by year!

    I'm copying the original post here so I can stick it for future reference. Thank you to JimH who originally posted it on the Vintage & Pocket Watch Forum.

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    Attached is a table of Tissot serial numbers versus manufacturing dates.

    The serial number on the poster's watch (2943525) dates the watch to 1953.


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    Re: Tissot serial numbers by year!

    Nice work guys, thanx
    Appreciate your time

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    Re: Tissot serial numbers by year!

    Any SN# after 1983, the last year posted in your report?

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    Re: Tissot serial numbers by year!

    Another watch enthusiast and I own Tissot Seastars with Lemania movements.
    Mine's a 3 register with a A Lemania 1281 (Tissot 871) 17 jewel hand-wound movement.
    Clearly a 70s era watch. but the 7 digit serial, 239xxxx indicates 1951.
    My friend with the later model PR516 with LWD 873 has a 7 digit starting with 270 (also 50s).
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    Re: Tissot serial numbers by year!

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsnak View Post
    Another watch enthusiast and I own Tissot Seastars with Lemania movements.
    Mine's a 3 register with a A Lemania 1281 (Tissot 871) 17 jewel hand-wound movement.
    Clearly a 70s era watch. but the 7 digit serial, 239xxxx indicates 1951.
    My friend with the later model PR516 with LWD 873 has a 7 digit starting with 270 (also 50s).
    Any thoughts on this?

    Sounds unusual!!

    I've only dated a few of mine so far, and they seem about right.

    I've got a Seastar with a Lemania 1277 & 2 registers, and I'm certain that's from the 60's, but the only one's I remember them making in the 70's with Lemanias were the Navigators with the 1341 mov't?!!

    Can you post up some pics in the Vintage Tissot thread........I'd love to see your watches

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    Re: Tissot serial numbers by year!

    How to locate this number? Do they all have it written on case back?

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    Re: Tissot serial numbers by year!

    Quote Originally Posted by ferroburak View Post
    How to locate this number? Do they all have it written on case back?

    Nope.....you'll have to get the back off and find it on the movement.....use a loupe (magnifying glass)

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    Re: Tissot serial numbers by year!

    What this means "L. 387" ?
    it is ritten on the back of my tissot watch, it is the only code, the same code is present under the dial along with "swiss-t"!!?

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    Re: Tissot serial numbers by year!

    Quote Originally Posted by nmbcatega2 View Post
    What this means "L. 387" ?
    it is ritten on the back of my tissot watch, it is the only code, the same code is present under the dial along with "swiss-t"!!?

    Not too sure what that means?? Have you got any pictures of the watch??

    The serial number to date it will be on the movement!!

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