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Tissot Seastar..can anyone traslate Hebrew?

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This just in..a Tissot Seastar from the 70s. Just love the 70s bracelet!

Ebay listing and pictures from the listing. First look it pretty grotty..The bezel ring looks tarnished. Not cheap at USD54 but these watches with an original bracelet are getting harder to find.

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One good sign is that it ticks (or so he says!).. that usually means the balance is OK.

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Crown seems original and the bracelet looks long enough to fit me!

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The caseback has engraving..

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Lets take a closer look.. note the spring bars, these are orginal to the watch, the lug on the right looks to have been forced at some point.

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A closer look at the bezel ring, Tissot were a good brand and they usually used good quality metals, its probably stainless and hopefully its just wrist cheese which will clean up. The fact that the crud extends beyond the bezel is probably a good sign! (compare the crus at 7-8 o'çlock and at 12 and 6).

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Some other shots.

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No movement shots provided though..

will post more later!

Anilv

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Very nice piece Anil! I think it states, and my Hebrew is rusty, “ In recognition of the 25 years of service in the IDF”

 

Keep posting I would like to see the movement and work you complete later!

 

Gary

 

 

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It's more likely that there just is not a lot of postal traffic between the two countries.They probably waited until a container was filled in order to keep costs down. Congratulations on your purchase.

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Think it's more than that yankeedog...  You have no idea how much Israel is hated in Muslim countries... I'm talking frothing at the mouth and death threats.  My passport is stamped valid for travel to all countries except Israel...  Isrealis are cool with it,  they let you in on a Malaysian passport,  they just stamp the immigration card and not the passport.  

I believe the watch came via Singapore.. 

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Anil,

 

If I’m not mistaken Tissot still provides time pieces for officers of the IDF today. I ran across a newer one for around $4,000. A chronograph as I recall, never worn.

 

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