Tissot nine carat solid gold gents manual watch dating to 1957, manufactured for the European market and cased in Birmingham, England. Tissot was bought by Omega many years ago but the company still produces watches under its own name. Now part of the Swatch Group, you can still see Tissot watches for sale today in jewellers' windows. In great overall condition, the case and dial present very well and the freshly oiled and adjusted movement is running perfectly and keeping time. The watch is signed in four places, on the dial, case, crown and movement.
Case: nine carat solid gold measuring a little over 31mm across, excluding the signed crown and 38 mm from lug to lug. In very good condition, the case shows the expected signs of use over the years but absolutely no signs of abuse, dents or scratches of any significance that I could see to draw to your attention. The inside of the rear cover is signed by A.L. Dennison, the licensed case maker for Omega and Tissot and hallmarked as 9 carat solid gold with a Birmingham Assay.
Dial: signed "Tissot Swiss", finished in satin silver. The hours are marked by gold coloured batons and Arabic numerals. The crystal is clean and clear. The dial is in very good condition showing just a hint of patina as do the hands.
Movement: Tissot 16 jewel movement, freshly oiled and adjusted, running strongly and keeping time.
Strap: fitted with a brown leather generic strap and buckle, which attached to the watch measures approximately 216 mm from buckle tip to last hole.