Tissot Stylist Cal.791 18ct 1968 – Mint Condition

£1,750

100% Genuine & All Original

Fully Inspected, Serviced & Guaranteed

A Carefully Owned ‘New Old Stock’ Example

Gentleman’s Tissot Stylist in 18ct Yellow Gold

Beautiful, Original and Unrestored Silver Vertical Grain Dial

High Grade 34mm, Tissot Signed, Swiss Made Watch Case

High Grade Tissot Cal.791, 17 Jewels, Hand-Wound Movement

All in Absolutely Top Grade & Simply Stunning, Mint Condition

New Tissot Strap with Gold-Plated Buckle

Presentation Box Included, as Shown

VGWL 12 Months’ Written Warranty Included*

VGWL Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee

Free Worldwide FedEx Delivery

Free UK Special Delivery

VGW Reference: T1003
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Tissot

Tissot was founded in 1853 by Charles-Félicien Tissot and his son Charles-Émile Tissot in the Swiss city of Le Locle, in the Neuchâtel area of the Jura Mountains. In 1925, Tissot entered into a commercial partnership agreement with Louis and Gustave Brandt, directors of Omega in Bienne. This is the original partnership that led to the 1930 creation of the Société Suisse pour l’Industrie Horlogère (SSIH). Merger associations with Omega and Lemania benefitted all concerned as they came under the SSIH umbrella. Tissot is famous for creating the world’s first non-magnetic wristwatch and its association with Omega and Lemania has led to the production of some superb watches, such as the one you see here.

Description

A classic, elegant gentleman’s hand-wound dress watch in 18ct gold in ‘New Old Stock’ (almost brand new) condition.  This is a good sized watch at 34mm, excluding the Tissot signed crown. The Tissot Stylist is a slim watch at 7mm with bold roman numerals and thin black ‘Index’ hands. This watch has a particularly interesting bezel with a radial relief, which catches the light wonderfully.

The Dial

The silver-white dial carries roman numerals, matched with black ‘Index’ hands. Very clean, simple and elegant. The classical, timeless design.

This dial has no seconds hand, following Patek Philippe’s signature Calatrava style. Simple, beautifully symmetrical and beautifully balanced and proportioned.

The dial carries a light vertical grain which catches the light beautifully, as we have tried to demonstrate in the photographs.

This is the original dial which is unrestored and yet in immaculate condition. It is as fine an example of an original as you are likely to see.

The Movement

The Tissot Calibre 791 movement has just completed a full restoration by our vintage specialist watchmaker. The movement is in sparkling clean condition and working perfectly following a thorough overhaul and service. This involves dismantling the watch to all its component parts, careful inspection under high magnification, replacement where necessary with only genuine Tissot parts, then careful reassembly and adjustment before final testing and calibration in 5 positions. The watch winds, sets and runs accurately and reliably and is now running strongly and accurately within +5 seconds/day. This is outstanding for a watch movement of this age and has been confirmed on our electronic timegrapher. The watch also has a power reserve of 42 hours.  We therefore have no hesitation in offering this watch with our 12 months warranty*.

The movement is signed ‘CHS TISSOT & FILS’, ‘Swiss’, and ’17 Jewels’ with the Calibre number 791 along with serial number 10143747 which dates this watch to 1968.

*Please note – our 12 months’ warranty is only applicable if the list price is paid.

The Case

The totally immaculate 18ct yellow gold case carries an attractive radial relief on the bezel. The case is of an elegant two-piece design and only 7mm in depth, including the lens, making this a very slim and elegant watch.

The case measures 34mm in diameter, excluding the crown. The case is in immaculate ‘as new’ condition leading us to believe this watch has very possibly never been worn.

Inside the case-back, the markings are all correct and signed ‘CHS TISSOT & FILS’, ‘Swiss’ along with the case serial number R41420672 and Swiss 18ct hallmarks. The case serial number dates the watch to 1968.

Please note, as ever our standard advice applies: Vintage watches should be kept clean and dry at all times.

The Strap & Buckle

The original Tissot plain black leather strap is fitted, along with a gold-plated buckle. Please note, we feel this strap matches the watch nicely, however, if a different colour or style of strap is preferred, please let us know and we will do our best to oblige, free of charge. We carry tan, conker, dark brown and black in stock in plain padded leather, crocodile skin or lizard skin, and we can obtain most other types and colours at short notice.

The Box and Papers

Although there are no original papers with this watch, all the numbers and markings on the watch are correct, dating the watch to 1968.

A separate insurance valuation for the replacement value of this watch will also be provided at the time of sale, along with our unique ‘Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee’ which states: “If at any time, this watch proves to be anything less than totally authentic, or not as described, Vintage Gold Watches of London will offer you a full refund at any time”.

The presentation box shown in the photographs is included with this watch.

In Conclusion

A wonderful vintage gold dress watch from Tissot, a brand with a fine watchmaking heritage and tradition. An excellent investment as well as something to wear, use treasure and enjoy. It will make an excellent evening wear dress watch, as well as a practical, accurate and reliable timepiece to use on a day to day basis if you wish.

This will make an excellent investment and family heirloom piece. As each year passes and the world market for vintage watches expands, availability will become more limited so prices are surely destined to climb ever higher!

A word about our prices – We always try our hardest to acquire the very best quality watches we can find before restoring these to the highest possible standards. We then offer these at the fairest prices we can, taking into account our pre and post-sales care and service. This approach inevitably means we will never be the cheapest, but nor will we be the most expensive. Indeed there are a number of well known stores in West London which are very successful, charging between two to three times the price you see here. We therefore consider our prices to be fair, given the quality of watches we have to offer.

We are happy to accept PayPal as this is the quickest method of payment. However, if you wish to pay by bank transfer, we will be pleased to pass on a 3% transaction saving to you. Similarly, if you wish to pay by International SWIFT or International Bank Wire Transfer, we will provide you with our BIC / Swift number and our IBAN number.

Please note, we welcome part exchanges and if you have a watch or small collection for sale, please contact us as we will be happy to discuss this.

We will be happy to service, repair or restore your watch, all at ‘sensible’ prices. Please see here.

If you have any questions we will be delighted to receive your call at 020 7727 7095. If calling from overseas +44 207 727 7095.

We will be happy to answer any questions and offer advice about this or any of our watches listed for sale. If you would like some general advice regarding any aspect of vintage watches including buying, selling, or collecting, we will also be very happy to hear from you. We await your call!

Finally, please enjoy some time spent viewing our other fine vintage gold watches.

Thank you.