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#TBT Tissot Navigator Yachting - BeforeOur host with, Mike is on a break now so he offered the torch with this week's #tbt. However as you can expect while i are able to do this occasionally while it's always a bit unexpected. As several of you would possibly remember I already wrote about it model over a year ago. That had been among my 1st articles published on Fratello Watches about Cool and cost-effective Vintage Pieces. Immediately We've Part 1 of your project that will be followed by Part 2 using some months' time . We've got a before report on a watch I bought to get a project that can optimistically obtain a full spa treatment accessible back looking young and refreshed. Let's stay with the details now and take a look with this week's topic; the Tissot Navigator Yachting.Tissot Navigator YachtingFirst off, the name. While it's obvious until this model is really a Tissot Navigator, since it is written within the dial, there isnt much proof that it's also a Yachting model. Collectors have a tendency to it is known as like that as a result of obvious 15-minute countdown yachting bezel, precisely the same Omega's version has. That watch bears the Omega reference 176.010 which is indeed officially called Omega Yachting. However we have little or no info on the Tissot model therefore we can only assume that ever since the external (and basically the inner) features are extremely like the Omega Yachting, that it is not only just any Tissot Navigator but a Navigator Yachting. No vintage adverts or old catalog images are known - at the least to me - and then we is only able to work together with what's available on the web along with printed publications. So let's take the watch apart and pay attention to what should be carried out with it but most importantly what cool features it bears. Believe me that is one interesting timepiece. CaseWe are coping with a fairly large higher watch. The watch head only is near 100gramms in weight, which if you ask me is actually comparatively hefty. The C case is 43mm excluding the crown yet it is not merely wide but additionally pretty thick too at 15.5mm. The pushers should not be noticeable with the case an excessive amount so I reckon only the bottom one is original, at least that's nearer to the way it supposed to look anyways. The crown actually may be the original one as, unlike Omega, Tissot wouldn't sign the crown in the Yachting also it feels matching to your case. Should you have the watch from new you'll have probably witnessed the gorgeous sunburst finish along with the truth, the perimeters are brushed and the thin streak relating to the top and also the side must have mirror finish. Trying the truth back you can see that, again unlike the Omega, this isn't signed or inscribed. Juts a clear and simple large screw down case back. MovementPop imitation rolex watches true open and let's look inside belly of the beast. The very center and soul in the Tissot Navigator Yachting could be the Lemania caliber 1341 renamed by Tissot to caliber 2170; a 17-jewel, automatic, chronograph movement. Derivative with the one Omega uses of their Yachting but additionally in several other models. The two movements usually are not entirely exactly the same; while Omega's version is the Lemania 1340 as Omega caliber 1040, Tissot's version could be the 1341. The main difference is the added 24-hour indicator at 9 o'clock that Omega models have but Tissot models lack. This became a typical and widespread caliber by not just Omega or Tissot but will also Lemania itself in their own personal models. Wakmann, Enicar, Sinn, Hamilton or Bucherer among all kinds of other companies equipped their timepieces using this type of Lemania caliber over the a great deal of production (between 1972-1980). The serial number on the rotor (17 mill.) places the watch to roughly 1974. The same as the dial or the movement the truth back is additionally signed with "Chs. Tissot and Fils". but not only this company and also many watchmakers have gone their marks upon it and shortly another master will join these phones leave his signature there. Rapidly overall look of the watch the movement is running and keeping time, the chronograph function is working as it needs to though the pushers along with the crown are stuck, both your hands to not reset time for zero entirely and it is obvious which the whole watch really needs efforts and spent in the spa. hublot bigger bang watches DialLast however, not least the most important part, the face with this ugly duckling, the dial is really what we have to mention a little. According to my knowledge the Tissot Navigator Yachting was produced with 2 dial colors; fast this also bronze/gold toned one. I know of a few examples with red dial on the other hand doubt they left the factory achievable dial along with the yachting bezel. I will be wrong though if anyone has any facts about this topic, please kindly let us know. Whatever the hue of the dial the yachting bezel was completely black with all the grey-blue-red regatta scale. Sometimes you could find these replica watches with the same bezel however in bronze instead of black. It will be the same bronze as my Tissot's dial. It's not original to your Tissot model, but something would get in the Omega Yachting's gold version. Another yachting, Tissot or Omega, which was not cased within a gold plated version, must have the black regatta bezel. As you can tell in the pictures my bezel is finished on account of water damage but I been able to source a NOS Omega bezel. Yes, Omega which is no problem. Since Lemania wouldn't only provide the movement for companies however the cases as well, they may be identical and lots of parts between the 2 brands are interchangeable. So much so that actually when new the Tissot Navigator Yachting premiered with the Omega crystal, where the 惟 symbol was inscribed down the middle of the acrylic. The dial layout is actually comparatively simple; at 3 there is an quick-set date, at 6 the 12-hour counter to the chronograph and also at 9 the continuous seconds counter. The chronographs second-hand and the 60-minute hand are placed center using the hour- and minute-hands. The indexes are painted and coated with luminova, just like the minute-hand along with the hour-hand. The emblem name is underneath the 12 with "Swiss" beneath it and also the model name "Navigator automatic" is between your core of the dial as well as the date window. The entire dial has this shiny effect where it gets brighter to your center. From certain angles it seems bronze but business angles more like golden. ValueIt is actually not easy to tell industry value on these replica watches. Naturally the price with this you might not reflect industry value having said that i got it want ., replica watches I've always aspired to have Tissot Yachting b, it appeared to be a doable project and c, it absolutely was cheap replica rolex submariner date price watches . I would say fair price is around 鈧?00-800 to get a serviced, in great for great condition Tissot Navigator. These Yachting models tend to fetch a tad bit more and they're considerably more scarce than your average white dialed chrono version especially the metal versions, as you would imagine. They turn up on eBay and watch forums frequently so look along with a fantastic price you can obtain a fine chronograph which has a legendary movement. EpilogueI believe it is safe to assume that this watch is at such a state there is certainly only one opportinity for her to travel and that's up. Aside from well-known tasks like changing the bezel, replacing the crystal, seeking the fitting chrono pusher(s) the watch case demands a thorough cleaning and, when a lapping machine is within hand, refinishing. The movement has to be completely stripped in the case, cleaned, oiled, assembled and regulated. That's not me a specialist by any means so they are only my remarks that i'm sure a qualified watchmaker would convey a number of points to my list. An expert requires a skilled and well-trained horologist but also in a couple of weeks or months time Lets hope this little passed chrono could be brought back your for a lot of more years into the future. Now all I have to do is to look for the right man for the task and make certain that after the project is fully gone I most certainly will execute a Part 2 with plenty of after photos.