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    Recomend a strap for my Tissot Visodate Seastar Mechanical watch

    Hi all. I picked up a vintage Tisso Visodate Seastar with a black military style dial from the bay. The case measures 34mm, and the lug size is 17mm (could be 18mm, not sure). It's currently on a nice black leather strap. Does anyone have any suggestions for a watch like this with silver case and black dial other than a black strap?
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    Re: Recomend a strap for my Tissot Visodate Seastar Mechanical watch

    Here is one I sold 2014, I have another band like this on my Sicura alarm watch.




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    Re: Recomend a strap for my Tissot Visodate Seastar Mechanical watch

    For a watch like that an obvious choice would be a black strap with contrasting white stitching. This would pick up the dial colour and detail. As it's not a large watch the strap needs only moderate padding so that it not too thick. Calf would do the job well.
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    Re: Recomend a strap for my Tissot Visodate Seastar Mechanical watch

    Nice Bobbee! What an awesome watch, and I'm digging that band. Might have to look for something like that. Thanks for posting the photo.
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    Re: Recomend a strap for my Tissot Visodate Seastar Mechanical watch

    That's a great idea Gumby992. I think that would look really good. have to do some searches to see what I can find. Thanks!
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    Re: Recomend a strap for my Tissot Visodate Seastar Mechanical watch

    The watch in the first post is a horrible redial. Tissot never made a Visodate Seastar like that in the 1950s! And truth be told, they didn't make one like that at all.
    The red date indicates, that it used to be a first generation Visodate from ca. 1957. Probably never was a Seastar on top of that.
    The dial, obviously a copy of a later version of the Omega Seamaster 300, plus the Rolex-style hands, lead me to a conclusion, that it's most likely a Bombay Special, since the "creators" of these redials seem to have an unusual fondness for copying the Omega SM300/Railmaster/Ranchero dial design.
    The case looks like a 1950s Tissot design alright. Therefore, I think that it's just an irreversibly damaged specimen of one of the more collectible Tissot watches out there.
    That's how the watch would have looked, if some "restorer" wouldn't have made a rubbish redial out of it:
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    Re: Recomend a strap for my Tissot Visodate Seastar Mechanical watch

    Thanks for the photo and info mkws. I thought that might be the case since I couldn't find this model anywhere on the internet. I did a lot of searching too. But......even so, I still like the look and for such a small case it has a nice feel and presence. I don't know a lot about vintage watches although I do have a few handed down from relatives. Ya have to start somewhere and I guess I have a lot to learn!
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    Re: Recomend a strap for my Tissot Visodate Seastar Mechanical watch

    I have a new(er) Visodate on a black Hirsch leather band. Looks more classy that way. I don't think this watch is to be worn like a sporty/dive watch. Name:  1455003441039344412721.jpg
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    Re: Recomend a strap for my Tissot Visodate Seastar Mechanical watch

    I have this cheap tissot on the way to practice on with Swiss tropic band which really does not suit so am thinking of trying out the ss bracelet from my tissot regate which is a work in progress in restoring.
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    Re: Recomend a strap for my Tissot Visodate Seastar Mechanical watch

    Beautiful watchMonas001, and the strap is awesome! Another one to look into.

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