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Tissot ‘Tropical’ Radium

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THE NITTY GRITTY

Maker: Tissot
Model: –
Functions: Time only
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Width: 35mm
Case Thickness: 11mm
Crystal: plexiglass
Lume: Yes, radium
Lug Width: 18mm
Box/Papers: N/A
Year: 1952

CONDITION REPORT

The case is sharp, and to our eyes, unpolished. Movement is clean and has been throughoughly checked, although not serviced. The dial, that was initially matte black, is turning to a dark chocolate brown (that can be seen under harsh sun light); it has some radium burns on the dial, most likely because the watch was stored in a drawer for a long time without winding it. All about this watch is original, except for the crystal which we can’t confirm (and strap/buckle, of course).

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FROM THE CURATOR, PERSONAL NOTE

This really represents a value proposition. Tropical radium dial with all correct features for just a really affordable price. Also, the in-house movement is something we shouldn’t forget about. Tissot, one of the most prestigious affordable watchmakers of the XXth century, really did something incredible here.

Grab it before it’s long gone. These don’t come often with this dial configuration.