Tissot are nice time pieces, analogous to Tag. I feel that people who purchase Tag are really not "watch people" more like "label people" . I am not a fan of Tag. Oris is a more reputable watchmaker as they are their own company not a subsidiary of swatch. I do like the old Heur watches though.
Perception of Tissot Watches - Page 8
Could not help but breathe new life into this thread...firstly because it's amused me immensely but also since for the first time in my life I noticed some Tissot watches which looked good and therefore worth investigating hence clicking on this site. I have learnt that Tissot is made by Swatch apparently and then learnt from a shop assistant that Tudor is supposedly made by Rolex. The question I guess becomes brand over substance over value...ie if something holds it value it adds a third dimension something not done by cheaper watches regardless of their merits. I started looking at watches to replace a £200 CK watch which ticked every box until it stopped working and was going to be potentially more expensive to fix than the cost of a new watch hence I started looking about. GQ mag has an article at present about the best beach watch and it's these sort of article which raise brand profile in the midrange I guess. In the end like a car I fear the more you spend the more you need to care about it the less you can simply get on with your life...as they say even a broken watch is right twice a day....but hey I digress..anyone know if the dude bought a Tissot ??
As a watch person (there aren't many of us) I can say with certainty that, with everything else there is more to a class timepiece than meets the eye (percussion sting*). Tissot do make some nice looking pieces but also a lot of lower end `things`. The fact that you bought a CK watch with a battery highlights your need for a bit of reading (no offence intended my friend). I find it bizarre that people will spend a fortune on classy nice clothing yet wear a tacky watch that belongs on the wrist of a spotty youth.
In spite of saying that, there isn't the immediate need to rush out and buy a Vacheron Constantin OS just to play the part. Quality Swiss watches can be had for a few hundred that have class, sophistication and a bit of horology as well.
You'll find some excellent information on this very subject in the Poor Man's Watch Thread. There's also a much more lively discussion in that thread.
My prerequisites for watches include sapphire crystal, water resistant to 30+minutes, easily readable, MOP dial (I'm female and prefer to look that way), nothing huge, nothing ugly, nothing trendy, slightly dressy, nothing Chinese. Accent that last one.
I like to compare my watch to a Toyota or Lexus. And, yes, familiar enough with both to know and appreciate them. That's what I've owned forever. Friends who own BMWs,Jaguars, Mercedes, etc, etc. need me to take them to work when their rides are very expensively and embarrassingly in the repair shop. Again. And again.
I'm not so familiar with Tissot watches, so open for input.
Only insecure men think that wearing a Rolex makes them a baller. And only insecure men think that wearing a cheap digital or a SEIKO passed down from their grandfather makes them look bad. I know of several billionaires who wear casio g-shocks, and at the other end there are accountants who wear Rolexes just to try and pick up gold diggers.
What does one being able to afford a Rolex have to do with trying to pick up women? If they like it then they'll buy it and live it. AND, if they can afford one, I highly doubt they are insecure with the money they are raking in to be able to purchase one in the first place. Maybe on the other end you need to get your logic straight or find a better job to afford yourself a Rolex instead of talking smack. There a billionaires with or without expensive watches and same can be said about Accountants.