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Vintage 1969 Tissot Seastar PR516 Automatic Diver w/Tropic Strap Patina Steel Bezel
Very nice original example of the Tissot Seastar PR516 automatic diver. This is the stainless steel bezel variant and has developed a really cool patina. Case size 36mm, with 19mm lug width. Acrylic crystal over a sunburst blue dial with luminous markers and hands. Please note that at certain angles, the dial appears black but it's actually a blue burst that I've tried to capture in the photos. Overall condition is close to excellent, especially considering it's age and how difficult it is to find solid clean examples of this model. There are light surface scratches on the case, but nothing major. It features a Swiss Tissot automatic movement, which functions properly, as does the date wheel. The watch just had a full overhaul and is working perfectly. I am also including an original Tropic 19mm rubber strap, new old stock (NOS) with an Acier stainless steel buckle. One of the softest rubber straps I've had, expensive and hard to find. The lume is quite decent for a mid-sixties timepiece. Very well cared for. Tissot has been an up and coming vintage brand for at least a year now, and with other dive watch brands skyrocketing in price, these are a great value.