Tissot Electronic and Quartz PR 516 

Tissot was one of the companies who had to face the quartz revolution. So, after introducing their electronic movements in the early 70's they also released some quartz watches during the late 70's. Here are two fine examples. Robust, two-tone, bulky 70's watches.



Ref. 46672-3X | Cal. 430 (ESA 9150)

Ref. 40738 | Cal. Tissot Quartz 2031

The Tissot PR 516 series

The PR-series is one of the Tissot collections which is still being made today. The PR stands for 'Particulier Robuste' which means they were very robust watches that could take a beating.  The PR516 was introduced in 1965 and had it's styling origins in motorsport in the 60's. 

Tissot PR 100 Saphir Quartz Diver

From the late 80's or early 90's comes this beautiful ladies Tissot PR 100 Saphir. With it's black wafle dial, bicolor bezel and bicolor jubilee steel bracelet it has unpresedented presence on a ladies wrist despite it's diameter of only 25 millimeter.

Powered by the Tissot (ETA V8) F03312 quartz movement. It has the reference A-400 and was difined as a diving watch (100m)  Besides the diving watch, Tissot also offered a PR 100 Sonor alarm watch (ref. A-453) and a PR 100 automatic chronograph as the Tissot sales brochure from 1990 shows.

Tissot PR 100 Saphir Quartz Dress Watch

This ladies Tissot PR 100 Saphir Quartz is the dress watch model of this series. It has the same bi-color jubilee-like bracelet but has a totally different look.