my vintage watches

The 30-second summary.

This is the quintessential vintage chronograph - an aged cream dial with lovely patina spread inconsistently across the its two-register face, long thin lugs to fit the modern wrist, and a superbly working movement that will tick on for time to come.

 

What's so special about the watch?

Oh, patina... what are we collectors to do without you? Your presence makes all the difference, and that's the troubling part. If done well the age spots and marks on a dial can make it legendary, otherwise it's one of those "only a mother will love them" situations. 

 

Thankfully the signs of aging have been kind to this one - its face riddled with perfectly inperfect blemishes  as a result of the fifty-odd years it's been in existence. 

 

Get past the patina and you're greeted with a fastastically symmetrical dial layout, with long slender hands and indices finishing the touch. This watch is a true gentleman.

 

What are the functions of the watch?

Time only, with a 30-minute chronograph.

 

Let me tell you about the case...

Slender is the look we're going for here. The thin bezel, lugs and case gives the dial more prominence and lets the watch wear larger than expected. A comfortable (and less annoying) 18mm lug width does nothing to hamper how up to date this guy is with the style.

 

And now the dial...

Spots, spots, oh glorious age spots. If you're the kind that adores the faint tanning of random portions on a cream dial, then this is it. Every corner of the two-register dial is covered with the signs of good aging, making this a absolute joy to look at in the sun. The printing on the dial remains nice and clear, down to the ones in the sub dials. 

 

Let's not forget the hands...

Long, slim, and slender. The all silver hands complement the cream and stainless steel on the case, leaving you all alone with the patina and the deep black printing on the lovely dial.

"Homer" - 1960s Tissot Lemania 871 Manual Wind Chronograph

$1,650.00Price
  • Specifications

    • Stick hour and minute hands
    • Central chronograph seconds with 30-minute register
    • Patina cream dial with applied indices
    • Chrono start/stop pusher at 2'O, reset pusher at 4'O
    • 33mm stainless steel case 
    • 40mm lug-to-lug
    • 18mm lug-width
    • Lemania 871 manual wind chronograph movement @ 18,000vph
    • Acrylic crystal
    • Aftermarket grey leather strap
     

    This is a consigned watch. This watch will be shipped via FedEx International Door-to-Door.

     

    This is a vintage timepiece. Please expect signs of ageing and wear. Watch is checked to be in working condition when shipped. International sales are final; buyers are advised to ask all questions before purchase. Accuracy of watch cannot be guaranteed and there might be unexpected issues due to its age; servicing is recommended for practical everyday use.
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