How to find year of manufacture for Tissot, Edox, Rado?

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    How to find year of manufacture for Tissot, Edox, Rado?

    I've recently gotten into vintage watches and have a couple each of Tissot, Edox, Rado, and Omega, plus a Longines and a Accutron that I'm certain are all at least 30 yrs. old-- thus, they're "vintage", rather than just "old"
    Now the Omega's, Longines and Accutron were easy to date via serial numbers-- heck, Bulova's are probably the easiest of all watches to date-- they've got the year of manufacture code right on the outside caseback. I haven't been able to find a resource for dating Tissot, Edox or Rado watches, though. Can anyone help?
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    Re: How to find year of manufacture for Tissot, Edox, Rado?

    There's a serial movement number list in the Tissot-Book from Estelle Fallet.
    Check your PN.

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    Re: How to find year of manufacture for Tissot, Edox, Rado?

    Thanks Axel, that information was very helpful. I've dated this Tissot PR 516 with a Tissot 2481 auto movement to 1972. I have another Tissot PR 516 with a Tissot 781 hand wind movement that I will have to open the caseback on in order to date.
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    Re: How to find year of manufacture for Tissot, Edox, Rado?

    Quote Originally Posted by Axel66 View Post
    There's a serial movement number list in the Tissot-Book from Estelle Fallet.
    Check your PN.

    Cheers,

    Axel
    Hi Alex,

    That's sounds like very useful reference, I'd love to date my Tissonic and Navigator Seastar could you forward the list to me please. The book sounds good too, is it still in print and do have any more info, publisher etc?

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    Re: How to find year of manufacture for Tissot, Edox, Rado?

    Sorry, for not posting the list, but I don't want to violate the copyright.
    You have a PN, Gary.

    Cheers,

    Axel

    Btw: would be also against the copyright to publish the list in a different format (not as pic7scan but typed table)? If it would be written text, for sure it would still viaolate, but can I post the movement numbers related to the year of production when I quote the source?

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