1945 Tissot Caliber 33.3 Jumbo

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Rare and highly collectable Tissot chronograph sharing the very same movement with Omega 33.3 and Lemania 15 TL. Apparently it was one of the most notable movements representing cutting edge technology and precision of that era.

This particular piece is notable for an oversize 37 mm case with attractive stepped bezel and charismatic silver dial with blue and red scales. Tons of charm and very wearable design. 

Professionally serviced in December 2017. Technical warranty: 1 year.

Case:

  • Chrome-plated 3-body case with snap-on stainless steel caseback.
  • Professionally restored and replated. Excellent overall condition. 
  • 37 mm (without crown) / 44 mm (lug-to-lug) / 20 mm (between lugs)
  • Original steel fluted crown and "coffin" pushers.
  • Service acrylic crystal
  • Serial number: n/a
  • Reference number: 795/3

    Movement:

    • Manual-winding chronograph
    • Legendary Cal. 33.3 (Based on Omega 33.3 and Lemania 15 TL), signed "Tissot"
    • 17 jewels, 18000 A/h, 40 hours of power reserve. 
    • Excellent overall condition
    • Professionally serviced in December 2017.

    Dial:

    • Original and untouched multi-scale silver dial in good condition. Showing uniform ageing on the outer perimeter.
    • Signed "Tissot" at 12 o'clock.
    • Original unrestored hands showing uniform aging from original blue-steel color

    Delivery set:

    • The watch with handmade dark brown calfskin strap.
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

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    Collections: Chrono 33.3, Watches

    Category: Tissot


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