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post #106 of 113

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.

post #107 of 113

The Winner is - ta da!

 

 

The Tissot  Le Locle Petite Seconde :cheers:

 

Cheers!

post #108 of 113
Anything that is nice and shiny will get peoples attention. I had a piece of crap Nautica that got compliments before I went to the Citizen AT Skyhawk and Shinola. But now I mainly wear Shinolas because of their Horween leather bands and the non-complicated faces that they sport. Not only that, they seem to have that cool vintage look to them. That's the brand to really look at right now. The Tissots, the Seiko's, the Movados and the rest are all respectable and nice but it matters to the comfort of the watch and how much you like it. Rolex's are nice but since everyone seems to have them, they seem to not be as exclusive anymore.
post #109 of 113
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 ??
post #110 of 113
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Originally Posted by itsonlytime View Post

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.

post #111 of 113
AldridgePrior....Out of interest what would you flag up as decent Swis watches that are worth their salt in the few hundred pound bracket.
Thanks
post #112 of 113


I too would be interested in your take on what was an inexpensive but decent and reliable time piece...

ps no offence was taken

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I too would be interested in your take on what was an inexpensive but decent and reliable time piece...
ps no offence was taken

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.
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