What a wonderful find! This is a classy ‘Seastar’ Ref. 46900-2 Day & Date steel dress watch by Tissot (Swiss) that has been professionally inspected inhouse by Localtime.
Nothing really to mention on this watch, other than a few tiny hairlines from sitting around. The large 38mm solid stainless steel case(40mm including the branded crown at 3h) is imposing on the wrist. The grey linen dial is just beautiful and, combined with the steel indices, steals the show from all angles. The day and date window is located at 3h and the language of the day wheel is Italian. Its carrying a fantastic ETA Cal. 2571 and is wearing one of my own Cordura & Lorica straps in grey, made in Italy (you can see the entire line of these lovely straps in the last photo and they are also listed separately in the store).
As with all the watches we handle inhouse, the listed buy-it-now price includes a 6-month written warranty from the time of purchase. Do not hesitate to contact us for any further information you might need.
Important Note: Sometimes I am asked what I exactly mean with ‘professionally inspected by Localtime’. Here is my theory on vintage watches: as a purveyor of vintage watches, my effort is to always do only what is needed to the watch. I do not buy ‘junk’ watches to resell. I am choosy with my purchases and always sell watches that are, to my knowledge, authentic and in good condition. I first inspect the watch, both visually (cosmetically) and then mechanically. If I judge that the watch is not yet in need of a full service then I do not put the watch through a service which, by the way, entails a lot of risks too. Instead, I give it what I call my ‘Spa’ treatment which will include a cleaning, changing of gaskets, oiling, lubricating and mechanical testing. If the plexi is heavily scratched or discoloured and it can not be cleaned, I change it. If the crown is wrong or worn, I also change it. Now, if the watch is in need of a full service, then my ‘professionally inspected’ description becomes ‘professionally serviced’. In both cases, I mention what has been changed (if anything) on the watch and I include a written warranty with my listed price.
Important Note On Straps/Bracelets: The straps I use on my watches (leather, canvas, suede, rubber) are always brand new, unless otherwise mentioned and, in most cases, I also sell them separately in my store, in different colours and sizes. In the case of metal bracelets, if the watch is NOS, the bracelet is also unused. If the watch is pre-owned with its original bracelet, then the bracelet is also pre-owned, unless otherwise mentioned. Either way, if in doubt, please ask.