RADICAL~70s TISSOT NAVIGATOR LEMANIA CHRONOGRAPH

RADICAL~70s TISSOT NAVIGATOR LEMANIA CHRONOGRAPH

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FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IS A FUNKY EARLY 70s TISSOT LEMANIA CHRONO WITH SOME GNARLY TROPICAL PATINA.

 

  • CASE:  C-SHAPED ALL STEEL CASE IN SHARP CONDITION.  NICE AND CHUNKY 38.5mm CASE NOT INCLUDING CROWN WHICH WEARS EVEN BIGGER DUE TO THE BIG 22mm LUG SPACING AND THAT EXTRA WIDE DIAL. 

 

  • DIAL: SOME GOOD OLD FASHIONED TISSOT AWESOMENESS WITH THAT CLASSIC RACING STYLE BI-COMPAX LAYOUT. IT'S REALLY ALL ABOUT THE GRADIENT BROWN DIAL WHICH FADES TO BLACK AT THE PERIPHERY WITH A TOUCH OF TROPICAL STARRY-NIGHT PATINA. MAJOR HOTNESS ON TAP WITH THOSE STEALTHY BLACK MARKERS WITH THE LUMED TIPS. THE TRITIUM ON THE DIAL MATCHES NICELY WITH THE AGED LUME ON THOSE WHITE/BLACK MILITARY STYLE HANDS. I LOVE THAT POP OF ORANGE ON THE CHRONO SWEEPER AND THE MINUTE TOTALIZER HAND.

 

  • MOVEMENT: THIS DUDE IS POWERED BY A LEMANIA CAL. 872 17J CHRONOGRAPH MOVEMENT, WHICH I BELIEVE WAS ONLY USED IN TISSOT WATCHES BUT IS THE 2 REGISTER VERSION OF THE OMEGA 861(USED IN THE SPEEDY PRO).  WATCH WAS SERVICED 3 YEARS AGO AND IS RUNNING LIKE A TOTAL CHAMP. WATCH IS KEEPING STRONG TIME WITH GOOD AMPLITUDE ON THE TIMEGRAPHER. CHRONO ACTION IS SNAPPY AND EVERYTHING ZEROS OUT AS IT SHOULD ON THE CHRONO.

THIS NAVIGATOR IS JUST SO DAMN COOL. THAT'S REALLY ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT. THIS ONE HAS A TON OF PEDIGREE WITH ITS LEMANIA 872 MOVEMENT WHICH IS CLOSELY RELATED TO THE LEMANIA 861 THAT POWERED THE OMEGA SPEEDMASTER PROFESSIONAL. IF YOU CONSIDER HOW EXPENSIVE VINTAGE SPEEDMASTERS HAVE BECOME, THESE LEMANIA POWERED TISSOTS ARE A TOTAL VALUE PROPOSITION AND JUST AS COOL AND CLASSIC. THIS IS A GREAT SUMMER CHRONO WITH SOME KILLER RETRO VIBES. 

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