I’m going to begin by saying that vintage Tissot is highly underrated as they made some very interesting and high-quality pieces. For instance, the example today. The Tissot Mediostat is a very unusual watch and one that makes vintage watch collecting so much fun. This is not your typical mono-pusher chronograph. This watch was actually developed as a doctors watch- hence the name ‘Mediostat’. It was for timing and measuring various patient tests and features a continuous running chronograph hand. There are two functions of the watch- a half press of the chronograph pusher stops the seconds hand and a full press resets it to 0 where the hand starts to run again.
Housed in a 34mm stainless steel case, this is somewhat similar to the Longines Chronostop in the sense that it is one of the few watches with a continuous running chronograph hand. With a silver dial that has aged beautifully, developing a champagne tone and Arabic numerals filled with luminous Radium, this is a highly unusual watch that shows that you do not need to break the bank to enjoy something truly rare and interesting in the vintage watch world.