Original Tissot Watches How To Buy Them
Are you planning to buy Tissot watches? If yes, then be very careful while buying one, as there are many fake timepieces available. There are many online shops that sell these fake Tissots as original ones. So, before buying you should be able to distinguish which ones are the original and which ones are fake. You would definitely not want to buy a fake timepiece with a high price. However, given below are some of the most important things that you need to check out before purchasing an original timepiece of the brand.
Be careful if you are having a look at a timepiece of 1930s because at that time the company partnered with Omega and produced a number of watches under Omega Watch Co./Tissot. So, if you buy any timepiece made in 1930s you will not get the original watch of the brand. Many older watches of this brand is confused with Mathey-Tissot, another Swiss watch maker. Thus, it is very important for you to know how to distinguish the original Tissot watches with other watches.
Find out whether the timepiece that you are planning to buy is made between 1950s-1960s or not. If there is an inclined script of the name of the company on top of the watchs dial with a jewelers loupe, you can be sure that it has been made within those years. At that time the watches made by the company used to come in a straight Tissot script in bold notes with T over the title.
Use the loupe to see the inner portion of back case. See whether the name of the company is engraved over the inscription Swiss Made or not. The dial font must also match Tissot writing on its back. Check the metal that has been used to manufacture the case, like whether it is 999 (for silver) or 18K, 14K or 10K (for gold). Many independent case makers carve their names rather than engraving the name of brand.
Inspect the movement with the loupe. The bridge must have the brand name carved on it. There must also be the serial number along with the name. Say for example 2943525. This number indicates the manufacturing date of the watch that dates back to1953. It is only the Tissot authentic dealers that can match these digits to its original date.
Also take a look at the dials bottom. If you see the word automatic it means the timepiece is self-winding but if no such word is there, it means the timepiece is manually would. The Tissot watches, mainly those that were made from 1950s to 1970s, came up with seventeen jewels and the numbers were sketched underneath the dial. Check whether the number of jewels is 15 or more than that while buying because a good quality timepiece of this brand would have a minimum of fifteen jewels.