NEAR MINT~70s TISSOT PR516 LEMANIA 873 CHRONGRAPH~SERVICED

NEAR MINT~70s TISSOT PR516 LEMANIA 873 CHRONGRAPH~SERVICED

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FOR YOUR EYES ONLY IS A SEXY 70s TISSOT PR516 CHRONOGRAPH IN NEAR MINT CONDITION RUNNING ON THE FAMED LEMANIA 873(OMEGA CAL.321). THIS BEAUTY IS SIGNED 4X AND HAS BEEN RECENTLY SERVICED.

 

  • CASE: CLASSY CUSHION GOLD PLAQUE CASE IN NEAR MINT CONDITION.  SHE MEASURES A NICE 36.2 NOT INCLUDING ORIGINAL SIGNED CROWN BY 43mm LUG TO LUG.  THIS ONE REALLY WEARS VERY NICE AND MUCH LARGER THAN THE DIMENSIONS WOULD SUGGEST DUE TO THE THIN BEZEL AND LARGE DIAL.  THE CONDITION ON THIS CASE IS REALLY SPECTACULAR. THERE ARE A FEW MINOR TARNISH MARKS ON THE CROWN SIDE, BUT EVERYTHING IS REALLY SHARP AND THE ORIGINAL BRUSHED FINISH ON THE CASE TOP IS FANTASTIC.  THE PUSHERS AND CROWN ARE ALSO IN EXTREMELY MINTY SHAPE.  THE MOST NOTE-WORTHY ELEMENT OF THIS CASE IS THAT MINTY CLEAN BAKELITE RED/WHITE TACHY/PULSATIONS DIAL.  THIS MIGHT BE ONE OF THE SEXIEST BEZELS I'VE EVER SEEN ON A SPORTS WATCH.

 

  • DIAL: TISSOT KNEW HOW TO DESIGN A WILD DIAL BACK IN THE EARLY 70s.  IN MY OPINION, THIS PR516 MULTI-COLOR DIAL MAY TAKE THE CAKE.  CHECK OUT THAT SQUEAKY CLEAN MATTE BLACK DIAL WITH GORGEOUSLY AGED APPLIED LUME MARKERS.  THE CHRONO DIALS ARE THE SHOW-STOPPERS ON THIS MODEL.  I LOVE ALL THOSE CRAZY COLORS WITH THE RED AND BLUE ON THE MINUTES TOTALIZER AND THAT 2-TONE GREY/RED MOTIF ON THE HOUR TOTALIZER.  SUCH A BAD-ASS HANDSET ON THIS ONE WITH THOSE MINTY SYRINGE MILITARY WHITE HANDS AND THAT BLACK/ORANGE CHRONO SWEEPER. BETWEEN THE DIAL, THE HANDSET, AND THAT BEZEL....THIS IS QUITE A BIT OF OUTLANDISH FLAMBOYANCE RIGHT HERE.  

  • MOVEMENT: THIS PR-516 IS POWERED BY A LEMANIA 873 TICKING UNDER THE HOOD.  ALL FUNCTIONS WORK PERFECTLY AND WATCH HAS BEEN KEEPING TIME.  WATCH WAS SERVICED IN 2016 AND IS IN TIP-TOP RUNNING ORDER.  THE LEMANIA 873 WAS SHARED WITH TISSOT'S PARENT COMPANY, OMEGA, USING THE SAME MOVEMENT IN THE OMEGA SPEEDMASTER.

 

THIS TISSOT IS MOUNTED ON A NEW OLD STOCK VINTAGE RUBBER DIVE STYLE STRAP WHICH LOOKS TOTALLY RAD ON THIS PR-516.  IF YOU ARE A SERIOUS VINTAGE WATCH COLLECTOR, YOU NEED THIS IN YOUR COLLECTION.  IT HAS EVERYTHING: SHARP AND FUNKY CASE, BAKELITE BEZEL, FUNKY DIAL, AND LEGENDARY 3-REGISTER LEMANIA MOVEMENT.  I THINK OF THIS ONE AS A SPEEDMASTER ON ACID.  THIS IS A COLLECTORS GRADE EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE WILDEST CHRONOS OF THE 70s