Tissot Visodate Militar
Tissot is a bit of an underdog in the watch world, and sometimes it’s difficult not to root for the underdog. They’ve been quietly making fine timepieces since before the American Civil War, boasting notable achievements such as the co-formation of the first Swiss watchmaking association with Omega in 1930, the creation of the first anti-magnetic watch, and the switch to in house movement production in 1917. Today, they are known as the official timekeeper of many sporting leagues and events, including the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2007.
Invented in the 1950s, the Visodate itself was no exception to Tissot’s trend of innovation, as it was one of the very first watches to tell the date and change over automatically at midnight (hence Viso"date”). This particular Visodate from the 1970s features the same date-function mechanical movement as the original. Its design is familiarly simple in with its sweepingly formed case, date at 3-o’clock, rectangular indices, and Rolex Datejust-like hands. However, an extravagant mono-gold palette paired with a simple design seems to form one of the best looking watches we’ve seen. The gold boldly accentuates the beautiful curves on the dial and case that would otherwise remain hidden. Paired with a moss-green NATO strap, this watch is perfect for wearing casually or adding panache and flair to a formal outfit on leather or suede.
Case size: 37mm
Lug size: 18mm
Country of manufacture: Switzerland
What To Know
All of our watches keep good vintage time (within a few minutes per day) and have to meet a high standard of condition, both mechanically and aesthetically, to be included in our inventory. These watches are several decades old, and wear the battle scars of their many years of service with pride, giving each one its own unique character. Each watch is one of a kind, and once this one is sold there will never be another one exactly like it.