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Tissot PR516 Chronograph 870 Lemania

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A rare version of the Tissot PR516 two-register chronograph with the red bezel and square counters. Well preserved and powered by a trusty Lemania 1277 caliber.

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Tissot PR516 Chronograph 870 Lemania

Movement:
  • Lemania 1277 (Tissot 870) manual-winding chronograph caliber with 30 minute counter.
  • 17 jewels, 21600 A/h, 40 hours of power reserve.
Case:
  • Unpolished steel case with screw-down caseback in good condition, with some wear signs.
  • 36 mm (without crown) / 43 mm (lug-to-lug) / 14mm (thick) / 19 mm (between lugs).
  • Original Tissot signed crown.
  • Pump buttons for chronograph operation.
  • Red Bakelite bezel with pulsations scale and tachymetre in good condition.
  • Acrylic crystal in excellent condition.
  • Signed caseback with reference number 40516-1X, with some scratches probably caused by attempting to open it without the appropriate tool..
Strap:
  • New tan leather racing strap with steel buckle.
Dial:
  • Black dial with painted indices and subregisters in awesome condition.
  • Square registers for running seconds and 30 minute chronograph counter.
  • Minute markers on and lume dots on the rehaut.
  • Minute counter with 5′ blue section and 15′ red mark for regatta timing.
  • Orange painted hands for chronograph (minutes and seconds).
  • Tritium with matching patina in lume on hours and minutes hands and 5min markers.
A bit of history on this Tissot PR516 Chronograph:

Together with its three-register sibling, this chronograph is among the most desirable pieces within Tissot’s PR range from the 70s. This particular example sports the largely sought-after red dual-scale bezel (tachy+pulsations) instead of the more common black one.

 

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We try to dispatch every order as soon as possible, but in some cases it can take us up to 48 hours to prepare your goods for shipment. Unless otherwise instructed by you, we will ship your watch with the Spanish Postal Service (link) and we’ll provide you with a tracking reference as soon as the package is delivered at the Post Office. The average shipment within the EU will take approximately 6 working days.

Is the shipment insured?

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How can shipping costs be the same when the value of the watches differ?

We take charge of the difference between the cost of the insurance and what we charge you. We calculate shipping costs based on a very low insurance value so we can offer you a simple checkout process. The remaining cost of insurance is deducted from our margin.

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Can I use my new vintage watch as an everyday wearer?

Sure. We only sell watches that are in full-working condition. However you must bear in mind that these are vintage pieces that may be 40, 50 or 70 years old. You can enjoy your new watch regularly under everyday life conditions. We do not recommend wearing your new vintage watch while performing sports or intense physical activities. Also, we cannot guarantee waterproofness in this kind of watches.

Where do you source the watches you sell?

In the land of the magic Unicorns, where everything is joy and bliss. No, seriously, we find most of our pieces at local auctions and flea markets. Some times we discover exceptional watches for sale at specialized forums. Occasionally, they come to us through their former owners who just want to sell them. In the end, we try to bring the most attractive and singular vintage watches to you.

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Shipping

All orders are shipped using Spain’s Post service. You will be provided with a tracking reference number once your order has been shipped. Goods are duly packed and protected to prevent damages.

Please be aware that we may need up to 48 hours to dispatch your orders if they are placed on weekdays. No dispatch on weekends and holidays.

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