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1978 Tissot Navigator Ref. 817 Viggen Vintage Chronograph Watch
1978 Tissot Navigator Ref. 817 Viggen Vintage Chronograph Watch Compressor Crown
Tissot Navigator Ref. 817 Viggen 1970 Chronograph
Lemania 817 1978 Tissot Navigator Ref. 817 Viggen Vintage Chronograph Watch
1978 Tissot Navigator Ref. 817 Viggen Vintage Chronograph Watch Case
1978 Tissot Navigator Ref. 817 Viggen Vintage Chronograph Watch Compressor Case Back
1978 Tissot Navigator Ref. 817 Viggen Vintage Chronograph Watch Baldwin Bracelet
1978 Tissot Navigator Swedish Airforce Ref. 817 Viggen Vintage Chronograph Watch

Tissot Navigator Ref. 817 Viggen 1970 Chronograph

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Features:

Vintage Tissot chronograph with original World Service International Guarantee booklet and copy of the original store receipt.  This watch features an Ervin Piquerez SA (EPSA) designed stainless steel compressor case, Lemania Cal. 1872 (Omega 860) manual wind movement and original black and blue dial.  The original bi-directional rotating bezel has nice even fading.  The crown is original hatched compressor type.  The polished stainless steel bracelet is original.  The movement serial number dates the watch production date to approximately 1968-1970 and the sales receipt dates the sale to 1978 when it was purchased by the original owner in Puerto Rico.

This Tissot represents one of several variations of this type, often called "Viggen" models, named after the Saab 37 Viggen attack/fighter pilots who were issued the Lemania version by the Swedish Airforce.  This Tissot is a civilian version and the bezel is closer to what was equipped on the Lemania chronograph watches issued to South African Airforce pilots.  A great article detailing these watches by Matthew Taylor can be found here.

Dimensions:

  • Bi-directional rotating bezel diameter 40.75mm
  • Top to Bottom: 48mm 
  • Lug Spacing for Bracelet: 20mm

Case Material: The polished case is all Stainless Steel.

Dial Detail:  Original and not modified with beautifully aged original Tritium lume.  

Movement Caliber:  Lemania caliber 1872, 17 Jewel, Manual Wind Chronograph signed CH Tissot & Fils, Swiss.  The Lemania cross can be seen under the balance.

Condition:  Serviced and ready to wear with our 1 year mechanical warranty.

Bracelet:  Polished original Tissot Navigator Oyster style bracelet, made by Baldwin.