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Ok, i have always had a soft spot for Tissot's and I've been looking at this one for some time now and may just spend some hard earned pocket money on its purchase! So the question is what value would you place on it? it looks very original, but is it? I have found some information on the watch and believe it's from the mid 1970's. So should i buy it? i need someone to push me either way.....there's also a nice 5717 for sale, mmmmmm what should i do. ???
 

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Ok, i have always had a soft spot for Tissot's and I've been looking at this one for some time now and may just spend some hard earned pocket money on its purchase! So the question is what value would you place on it? it looks very original, but is it? I have found some information on the watch and believe it's from the mid 1970's. So should i buy it? i need someone to push me either way.....there's also a nice 5717 for sale, mmmmmm what should i do. ???
No clue on the value, but if it's priced right I'd buy it. Looks like a nice piece.

Cheers!
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As the crown doesn't look original for me (photo is quite small, so I'm not sure), I'd ask the seller, if the quickset (pressing the crown) works.
And I'm always careful, if the outside of an watch (incl. dial and hands look better than the inside).
Tissot made so many different watches, that it's hard to tell, if the watch itself is legit, but I would guess so.
The watch should be younger than 1971 (as the medallion with the serial was introduced in 1972). If you could read the serial number there, you could better date the watch with that table:
http://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?p=566750#poststop

Personally I would not be interested in that watch, as there are variants with cases I like more, but I'd say $50-100 will not be a steal, nor a rip-off.

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Thanks gentleman for the wonderful replies, I was not expecting much in that area, being a Seiko/Citizen forum. But, from the information provided I've gleamed that the movement was made from 1972-1980 and is [size=medium]equivalent to Omega 1481 :eek: the only other photo i could find was this one, which shows a different crown, larger, although it doesn't look to be all that well fitting, with a large gap behind the crown (required for the quickset???) AND this one on the Bay 280525817839, which is the same watch!! The owner wants $330US for the one i found and the Bay-boy wants $450, It is hard to get a realistic value with only two examples!


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