Vintage Tissot Watches
Vintage Tissot Watches are watches produced by the Swiss manufacturer Tissot.
Brief history and description
Tissot was founded in 1853 by Charles-Félicien Tissot and his son (Charles-Emile), in Le Locle, and since then the company has produced various different ground-breaking watch designs such as the pocket watch in 1853, the first plastic wristwatch in 1971, and the first anti-magnetic watch in 1930.
Elvis Presley had preferred Tissot watches and frequently gifted his favoured watches to his close friends, thus obtaining one of these gifted watches is considered a hobby for not only vintage jewellery collectors, but Elvis memorabilia collectors as well.
Guide for collectors
Vintage Tissot watches that were once owned by Elvis Presley, or awarded to one of Presley's friends by the "King" himself, are considered to be the most rare and valuable.
Restoration of a vintage Tissot watch is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring a vintage Tissot watch may decrease its value.
For more information regarding vintage Tissot watches, visit Mathey-Tissot's official website.
A ladies platinum and diamond Tissot watch can be worth around $600 on average.
A man's 14K aqua sport Tissot watch is worth around $750.
A Mathey-Tissot 14K gold watch is worth around $850.
A ladies 14K diamond and gold swiss Tissot watch is worth around $900.
Profiles in History in Calabasas Hills, California sold Elvis Presley's Mathey Tissot gold watch which was also engraved with Elvis Presley's name for $5,000 in June of 2010.
Dallas Auction Gallery in Dallas, Texas sold a Mathey-Tissot platinum and and diamond watch for $6,000 in September of 2008.
Julien's Auctions in West Hollywood, California sold a gold-toned, stainless steel Mathey-Tissot watch which was stamped with the words "Elvis Presley" and given to one of his friends by the "King" himself for $18,000 in June of 2009.
Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold an Elvis Presley "Top 10 Men of the Year Award" Tissot watch, which was awarded to Elvis' close personal friend George Klein in 1971 for $9,500 in October of 2008.