Sunday at the car boot sale...

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    Sunday at the car boot sale...

    Hi there, I got toguether with my friend Carl this morning for a coffee and a chat and while waiting I managed to pick a couple of nice things...

    A nice 50's/60's Tissot Camping ( actually I got this one last week... ) and a nice no name Tank from the 30's ?? both working nicely...

    Sorry about the pics, but a crap camera and poor light don't go very far...







    A close up of the Tissot...



    Does have anyone any info on this paeticular Tissot model ? thanks in advance...and have a nice day, M.
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    Re: Sunday at the car boot sale...

    Very nice, Mario.
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    Re: Sunday at the car boot sale...

    What's the movement in the Tissot? Based on the dial and Tissot logo I would guess the watch to date from the 40's to middle 50's. But the movement will provide more detail.

    I assume it says "Camping Antimagnetic" on the dial... I can't read it.
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    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Sunday at the car boot sale...

    I'll try to get some pics of the movement...
    The dial actually says "waterproof" as in the back, maybe that's where the "camping" name comes from...
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    Confused Re: Sunday at the car boot sale...

    Older watches were usually named "waterproof", but were at some point, late 70's, early 80's they began to label as water resistant. This is coming from my child memory so could be way off but I think it was because it was found that it is not possible to make a watch waterproof. I'm just looking into some vintage lately and it brought a few memories back. I remember a couple waterproof watches displayed in fish tanks...

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    Re: Sunday at the car boot sale...

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelPedersen View Post
    Older watches were usually named "waterproof", but were at some point, late 70's, early 80's they began to label as water resistant. This is coming from my child memory so could be way off but I think it was because it was found that it is not possible to make a watch waterproof. I'm just looking into some vintage lately and it brought a few memories back. I remember a couple waterproof watches displayed in fish tanks...
    There was a long discussion about this on the usenet horology newsgroup a couple of years ago. Apparently, the US Federal Trade Commission banned the use of the description waterproof sometime around 1970. Some watches can be fully waterproof when new; but may not be a few years later - so its all round safer not to use 'proof' when 'resistant' is available.

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    Re: Sunday at the car boot sale...

    I don't know about the rest of the world, but here in Oz the woring "waterproof" vanished in the early 70's.
    It was upheld in law that if a watch was marked waterproof by the maker, then that is what it is.
    No qualification could be made re case service & testing to maintain the sealing or only for a certain period of time.
    The owner had the right to insist that the watch be repaired to as new condititon if it EVER was damaged by water, no matter what the cause or however old the watch was.

    SO, quick smart, all watches became "water resistant" the better ones to a stated number of feet, metres or atmospheres.
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    Re: Sunday at the car boot sale...

    Regarding the "tank" watch, it looks from the writing in the back that it probably came from Germany, which is a first for me...
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    Re: Sunday at the car boot sale...

    They're both really nice. If you have the serial number from the Tissot, JimH posted a table which will let you date it:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...66750#poststop

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    Re: Sunday at the car boot sale...

    Hello Mario,

    Neil.C to you.

    Stop showing off.

    I've always liked Camping as well.

    Cheers,
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