RARE Tissot watch Nonmagnetic solid gold wrist watch vintage 1943 with a Swiss movement and English case hallmarked to indicate 14K gold. Manual wind. The watch face is a 1.25 inch cushion square with round dial. Arabic numerals, sweep second dial. The crystal has acquired the patina of age but to the naked eye is quite clear - the photographs are highly magnified. The back of the watch is inscribed and dated 1943. The band is a new nylon replica of the original red band which is 9.25 inches long. The watch has been professionally cleaned and is in good working order. It is very rare to find a Swiss Tissot watch with an English gold case. A collector's item.
Tissot is a luxury Swiss watchmaking company favored by celebrities which was founded in Le Locle, Switzerland by Charles-Félicien Tissot and his son Charles-Émile Tissot in 1853. Tissot merged with the Omega watch making family in 1930 and Tissot-Omega watches from this era are sought after by collectors. Tissot is an official timekeeper for the world championships in cycling, motorcycling, fencing and ice hockey, and was used for the Davis Cup in 1957 and Downhill Skiing in Switzerland in 1938. Tissot was also a key Sponsor for the Formula one teams Lotus, Renault and Sauber. Tissot's first engagement as an official timekeeper was in 1938 where they timed a series of Ski races in Villar, near the company's home town in the Jura mountains.
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