Vintage Tissot Navigator Chronograph - Eastern Hill General Supplies


Vintage Tissot Navigator Chronograph

During the late 1960s into the 70s, Tissot had a range of chronograph models, named Seastar or Navigator (or both) featuring a variety of calibres, with the earlier models featuring hand would movements (Lemania cal. 873, Valjoux 7733/4) and later models featuring automatic movements (Lemamnia cal. 134x, cal. 5012). This vintage Tissot Navigator Chronograph, ref. 45501 belongs to a good group of sport genre of watches from that golden era (1960s- 1970s) of wonderful sport watch examples. This Tissot Navigator features an automatic movement, Lemania cal. 1341.

This watch is part of a selection of time pieces available for purchase in store.

Black Tissot-signed dial in great condition, with original minute, hour and second hands, with 2 Chronograph sub dials. Date - at 3 o’clock position functions as intendedWinder at 3 o’clock position, with Chronograph pushers positioned at 2 and 4 o’clock, that facilitates the starting, stopping and resetting of Chronograph functions. Clean patina-ed lume plots that do not illuminate following exposure to strong light.

The movement in this watch is a Lemania cal. 1341, an automatic 3-register, cam lever Chronograph. It is interesting that the minute register for the chronograph is not presented in a sub-dial, but instead as a separate minute hand that sweeps around the dial. The sub-dial in this calibre are an hour recorder at 6 o’clock and running seconds at 9 o’clock. Cal. 1341 is a simplified version of Cal. 1340 (introduced in 1972) and presents 17 Jewels instead of the 22 Jewels consistent with Cal. 1340 releases.

Stainless-steel case measuring 38mm (without crown) or 41mm (with crown) x 44mm, showing no evidence of machine polish. Please note light wear that is consistent with Vintage of this age. 

Dome shaped Hardlex crystal, bearing no scratches.

Original Tissot signed stainless steel bracelet, with a clasp close.