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How do we feel about the Tissot Navigator?

  1. Dr.Sascha Jan 18, 2021

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    It seems to me that these are unappreciated and undervalued watches. They're solidly built, come in a range of interesting dials, and have quite good movements in them. Typically, we're talking Val. 7730/7733, though not a few sport the excellent Lemania 872.

    This one is quite Siffert-like (minus the bezel).

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  2. nzshadow Stowaway Jan 18, 2021

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    Mine says hi.

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  3. Vitezi Jan 18, 2021

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    This Navigator is powered by an in-house Tissot Caliber 28.5N-21T automatic :)
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  4. Wlcutter Jan 18, 2021

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    I'd agree with Tissot in general being undervalued; I think these Navigators (I've got a V7734 Seastar like @nzshadow) are just *killer* watches, and I think lots of Tissot's best stuff's held back by size (their early time-onlys wear smaller than equivalent Seamasters) or shape (I don't see a ton of enthusiasm for tonneau-shaped 1970s chronographs, at least at the moment).
     
  5. amcclell Jan 18, 2021

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    I love the Tissot Seastar chronos with Lemania movements.
     
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  6. Norfolk Jan 18, 2021

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    I believe these are very underrated models too. The T12 is a classic with the 872 at a fraction of the price of a 1970 Speedy. I know style is not to all tastes but it’s certainly distinctive! Here’s one of mine. 16008DEC-3365-4A50-9E28-26ABCC16CD2D.jpeg
     
  7. Dsloan Jan 18, 2021

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    These have so many fun variations. I keep eyeing the ones with a central minutes counter - I really enjoy that arrangement.
     
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  8. phamti Jan 18, 2021

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    Thanks for bringing this model up... so many watches I’ve yet to look at.. and being smaller size works really well for me!
     
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  9. Willbur Jan 19, 2021

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    Sorry not only Navigator but only Lemania movements.
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  10. KP-99 Jan 20, 2021

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    My NOS Tissot Navigator with Lemania 1341 says hello:
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  11. amcclell Jan 20, 2021

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  12. KP-99 Jan 20, 2021

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    I cannot answer all your questions.
    I bought this watch a few weeks ago from a collector.
    He told me, that he bought it end of 80s/beginning of 90s on a watch fair.
    He bought this watch with the genuine leather, clasp and with this box.
    If I am honest, I cannot tell, if all the parts belongs to this model (but I think so).
    He bought it as NOS and never used it...
     
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  13. amcclell Jan 20, 2021

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    A beautiful set, indeed! Every bit as nice as the Seamaster 176.007.
     
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  14. loniscup Jan 20, 2021

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    Love them!! So many variations with different movement options but styling for every taste too!!
     
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  15. imagwai Jan 20, 2021

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    No longer have this one unfortunately but it was a great watch. Given condition, it was at the more expensive end of the Navigators, but I've seen far worse commanding high prices. Most I see have very worn or damaged outer bezels, and there is no way of replacing them as you cannot get parts. When I say high prices, this is still an affordable watch compared to most vintage chronographs, and I like that about it. You won't find many in this condition, though.
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  16. Willbur Jan 20, 2021

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    I will say that it's around 1974 and box is from the same ages.

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  17. Willbur Jan 20, 2021

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    But as started by Vitezi, Navigator is not only chrono..but also diving watches

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  18. amcclell Jan 20, 2021

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    Thanks for posting the magazine ad. I have a soft spot for the early 70's designs.
     
  19. andy_s Feb 9, 2021

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  20. Ron_W Feb 16, 2021

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    Really like the versions with central minute chrono hands, very legible, and the Yachting versions add some color as well.