Bad paintjob on a 1950 Tissot Pointer?

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    Bad paintjob on a 1950 Tissot Pointer?

    Hello!
    I came around this Tissot Pointer (1950 probably) on a Swedish auction site, looking nice except the numbers and hands. Could the colour on the numbers and hands be original or is it more likely to be bad paintjob?


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    Re: Bad paintjob on a 1950 Tissot Pointer?

    That's the first Tissot pointer I've seen. Its a very nice watch. But I think you are correct - bad paint job. There are one or two Tissot lovers in here that might just have another for comparison.

    Here's one pinched from a dealer's site:
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    Re: Bad paintjob on a 1950 Tissot Pointer?

    It looks like a bad paint job to me. The hands I believe are incorrect. I have a Tissot Pointer Date at home and the hands are similar to the picture posted by Marrick and the dial is to dark. I believe it's a bad refinish.
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    Re: Bad paintjob on a 1950 Tissot Pointer?

    Quote Originally Posted by stening View Post
    Hello!
    I came around this Tissot Pointer (1950 probably) on a Swedish auction site, looking nice except the numbers and hands. Could the colour on the numbers and hands be original or is it more likely to be bad paintjob?
    It's a bad paint job and the whole dial was likely redone. On close inspection the lettering and markers will show similar problems.

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    Re: Bad paintjob on a 1950 Tissot Pointer?

    ahh ok, thats to bad.. destoying a watch like that

    i will now have to look for another one, wouldnt you guys even buy it for 50EUR?

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    Re: Bad paintjob on a 1950 Tissot Pointer?

    Quote Originally Posted by stening View Post
    ahh ok, thats to bad.. destoying a watch like that

    i will now have to look for another one, wouldnt you guys even buy it for 50EUR?
    I'd have a look at the movement. If you really want the watch and can either live with the appearance or are willing to pay for the repairs, then go for it.

    There are enough other good used watches that would catch my eye.

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    Re: Bad paintjob on a 1950 Tissot Pointer?

    Well we don't do valuations. But the one in the picture I posted is on sale for just under £1000 - not that that is a definitive value. So I suppose its a matter of what you would do with it if you bought it.
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    Re: Bad paintjob on a 1950 Tissot Pointer?

    Quote Originally Posted by stening View Post
    ahh ok, thats to bad.. destoying a watch like that

    i will now have to look for another one, wouldnt you guys even buy it for 50EUR?
    If the movement is in good condition and original I personally would buy the watch. I could have it serviced and professionally restored, correctly I might add, for about $350. In the end it would be definitely worth it for myself.
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    Re: Bad paintjob on a 1950 Tissot Pointer?

    I'm no expert, but the lume on the hands doesn't seem appropriate for the age of the watch IMO~Cheers!

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    Re: Bad paintjob on a 1950 Tissot Pointer?

    I am guessing they are guilded under that modern paint. I would buy it for 50 euros like a shot and have a go at redeeming the hands. They also look like they would take lume, which they currently do not have. Odd thing to do to a fundementally wonderful watch.

    I don't know if the dial was originally available in that colour, seems in rather suspiciously good condition.

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