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FS: Tissot Yachting Navigator, tropical stardust + blue dial

Here comes the ideal vintage chronograph for both, tropical summer vibes as well as the "golden hour":

I am offering this Tissot vintage Yachting Navigator, ref. 45503 from around the mid 1970s. It’s a massive watch with automatic winding (movement: Tissot 2170 = Lemania 1341). The diameter is a 43mm (without crown), the lug width is 22mm. The watch comes on its highly desirable original stainless steel bracelet in more than sufficient length (on my 18cm wrist there are still four positions in the clasp adjustment, as well as an additional two disassembled links for further extension).

The special feature of this example is the exceptionally aged dial (aka tropical stardust dial), which makes the watch a unique piece and absolute eye-catcher. It was originally blue and has taken on a spectacular dark purple hue with orange colour sprinkles due to natural influences. Additionally, a never used blue dial (new old stock with light storage marks) is included so that the new owner can always have the watch restored to its original configuration.

The case shows the usual signs of wear of a gladly worn but well cared for 70's watch, it remains unpolished with nice bevels and the original finishing still preserved. The acrylic crystal is also very clearly contoured with no cracks or distracting scratches. The entire handset and the unsigned crown are 100% correct for this reference.

The movement basically works (as well as the date mechanism including quickset and the chronograph functions start, stop, restart and reset). However, since the watch runs too fast or stops every now and then, a movement service is required. This has already been taken into account in the pricing.

Price: EUR 980,-, international insured shipping included

Eventually, here come the pics (all unedited, please click to enlarge).

The watch is located in Austria (EU) and so am I. I do have plenty of international references from various watch enthusiasts (also known here), so please feel free to ask for them.

Just for the records: I am a private collector and, therefore, the watch comes without any personal guarantee given by me. Nevertheless, I am offering to give a full refund less fully insured shipping expenses in case the piece sold would not be as described by me (within an inspection period of three days and to buyers from within the EU only due to the complex customs procedure in case of an overseas deal).

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Kind regards,

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