ORIGINAL VINTAGE RARE BIG RECTANGULAR TISSOT-OMEGA TANK WRIST WATCH, C.1940'ies
Omega-Tissot Art Deco ref. 819192.
In 1930, Tissot and Omega’s respective Boards of Trustees signed an agreement recognising their common interest in both the commercial and industrial fields. The origins of the agreement went back to 1925. The official act of 1930 marked the inception of the SSIH, or Société Suisse pour l’Industrie Horlogère (Swiss Society for the Horology Industry). The company’s headquarters were located in Geneva. From that moment, it seemed clear that production would be organised on the basis of the SSIH agreement, that, effectively, Tissot and Omega would share a common production plan. Henceforth, Tissot was to produce certain calibres under the Omega brand and vice-versa. And conjointly. “It is also through this arrangement that some Tissot calibres were made by Lemania,”
PLEASE NOTE: last picture is from an official Omega book
DIAL: original UNrestored silver tone dial with black color arabig numbers. Dial is signed OMEGA WATCH Co TISSOT at twelve. Subseconds dial placed at six o'clock. Original blue metal hands.
CASE: Original yellow gold filled RECTANGULAR BIG "tank" CASE, fully signed & numbered by TISSOT WATCH Co inside back cover: METAL PLAQUE OR LAMINE GARANTI 10 MICRONS, TISSOT FAB SUISSE SWISS MADE, KB, 819192. Outside back cover is signed METAL OR PLAQUÉ -gold filled metal- barely noticeable, please refer to the pictures.
MOVEMENT: original mechanical with manual winding movement, TONNEAU (barrel) shaped, fully signed & numbered by OMEGA-TISSOT WATCH Co, 568733. Caliber TISSOT 20 (very similar to the OMEGA 20F caliber -see pics, please-)
WORKING ORDER: Yes, it is in good running conditions.
BRACELET/STRAP: brown color leather (lizard) strap with gold tone buckle (see pics, please)
MEASURES: watch measures 43mm lug to lug, 27.50mm wide (including its winding crown), 26mm wide (not including its winding crown ). It is a big sized tank-style rectangular wrist watch considering its age.
ESTIMATED AGE: late 1930'ies - early 1940'ies, Art decó.
CONDITIONS: very good+ general conditions (please, refer to detailed pictures).
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