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    My latest Tissot

    I really have enough of these old Tissot watches just waiting to be restored but I couldn't resist this one.

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    What a face and it's almost like it's from a comic book. I believe it's an old redial but as I own the watch it must be original.

    The diameter is 32mm not counting the crown so it's of good size considering the time period it's from.


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    The serial number dates it to around 1935. A little dirty but this is one of those movements that just starts running at the slightest touch

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    It has a non original crown but I'll forgive it...

    So have anyone seen one like it or am I just falling head over heals over a cheap redial?

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    Re: My latest Tissot

    Hi.
    Seems dial has lumed dots while hands have no lume.
    Usually points to a redial or replacement hand.

    Its a nice re-dial if it is.
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    The lume is totally dead so it must have been done a long time ago and the hands really fit the design very well so it was professionally done. But as you say the hands are probably swapped out for new ones. It could have been a radium watch and maybe the owner wanted to get rid of the radium.

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    Re: My latest Tissot

    Nice!

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    Re: My latest Tissot

    My gut feel.
    Redial and replacement (similar style) hands at same time. 15- 30 years ago??
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    Re: My latest Tissot

    Very nice!
    Is Tissot and Mathey Tissot one in the same?

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    Here one can see some patina so I think it could be a 1960's redial

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    Here it looks like it's hand painted round the sub dial but it's so well done I only could wish for a steady hand like that.

    Sorry no Tissot and Mathey are not related.
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    Re: My latest Tissot

    Re-looking
    If reworked, it is amazing job.
    So 'original' and replaced hands.
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    Could well be and I think I'll keep the hands as the lume is dead anyway.

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    Re: My latest Tissot

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    Could well be and I think I'll keep the hands as the lume is dead anyway.
    Absolutely. And unless you can find an advert showing the original hands, what to choose?
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