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    Tissot Visodate Seastar Seven (also my first post!)

    Hi guys!

    This is my first but certainly not my last post here since I picked up my interest in vintage watches again
    I started with a purchase of a Tissot Visodate Seastar Seven (manual) but I can't seem to fin any info on this build.
    It is completely gold plated and has a gold dial and I can't seem to find any other like it.
    The only completely gold, plated or solid, watches I can find seem to be automatics and not manuals.

    When I get the change to open the case for the S/N I will of course but right now I only have pictures.
    Is there anyone that can point me into the right direction? I am looking for as much info I can find.

    Thanks in advance for your help!
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    Re: Tissot Visodate Seastar Seven (also my first post!)

    Looks like a mid 1960s piece, with a top-loader case (movement has to be taken out through the front - if you haven't got the right tools, don't try opening it yourself, have a watchmaker do that).
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    Re: Tissot Visodate Seastar Seven (also my first post!)

    Quote Originally Posted by mkws View Post
    Looks like a mid 1960s piece, with a top-loader case (movement has to be taken out through the front - if you haven't got the right tools, don't try opening it yourself, have a watchmaker do that).
    Thanks! The back indeed recommends opening with a 295T!

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    Re: Tissot Visodate Seastar Seven (also my first post!)

    Quote Originally Posted by mkws View Post
    Looks like a mid 1960s piece, with a top-loader case (movement has to be taken out through the front - if you haven't got the right tools, don't try opening it yourself, have a watchmaker do that).
    Don't understand the marking to use a key 295T, can't be screw off...
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    Re: Tissot Visodate Seastar Seven (also my first post!)

    Mistake, sorry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Border-Reiver View Post
    Mistake, sorry!
    Haha thanks for the info, love these stories and details I could never find on my own!
    I will definitely not screw around and try to open this case

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    Re: Tissot Visodate Seastar Seven (also my first post!)

    Sorrry for the confusion, had the wrong watch in mind. Everything comes out through the front.

    The key 295T is not a t wrench, it's an indication what size to use to remove the crystal. A normal, modern craystal remover will do the job even better. The watch has a split stem which you also have to tear out (I use a pair of pliers to do that) and I do that before removing the crystal as everything is still fixed inside. I also have to old type crystal remover somewhere in the workshop but never use it anymore.
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    Re: Tissot Visodate Seastar Seven (also my first post!)

    This is the old version of the crystal remover. The picture of the back is not the best one and might be misleading, does it perhaps like this one (from another visodate)? In this case, it is a screw an/off back and everything comes out as normally done. It is very difficult to see on the gold tone back.
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    Re: Tissot Visodate Seastar Seven (also my first post!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Border-Reiver View Post
    Sorrry for the confusion, had the wrong watch in mind. Everything comes out through the front.

    The key 295T is not a t wrench, it's an indication what size to use to remove the crystal. A normal, modern craystal remover will do the job even better. The watch has a split stem which you also have to tear out (I use a pair of pliers to do that) and I do that before removing the crystal as everything is still fixed inside. I also have to old type crystal remover somewhere in the workshop but never use it anymore.
    Oh nice, that's a lot better! I have a friend watchmaker so I'll ask him to open it. Can't wait to see what's inside. Thanks for all this great help!!

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    Re: Tissot Visodate Seastar Seven (also my first post!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Border-Reiver View Post
    This is the old version of the crystal remover. The picture of the back is not the best one and might be misleading, does it perhaps like this one (from another visodate)? In this case, it is a screw an/off back and everything comes out as normally done. It is very difficult to see on the gold tone back.
    Thanks! No it's a smooth back and really seems to be front loader. I'll post a few better shots later!

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