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post #46 of 82
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Originally Posted by foryoureyesonly View Post

It sucks when you really like something, but have to concern yourself with status, but that's just how things are I guess. All I'm asking is if Tissots are viewed in a good light and it's a respectable watch, not asking if it's viewed like AP, VC, IWC, Breitling, and what have you, haha.

Seriously? You are hanging with the wrong crowd or have the wrong attitude.

I wear stuff for me and I do care less what others think.

But who are you trying to impress?
General public or Watch Snobs?

General public has never heard of Tissot.

Watch snobs will say "he cant afford Tag Heuer"

I would not go with Tissot.

If you wanna be top of the food chain you either gotta role at that level or dont even try.
post #47 of 82
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Originally Posted by foryoureyesonly View Post
a respectable brand that one can be proud of wearing?
what?... you sound like the type of person that needs help tying their shoes.
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Originally Posted by Melo View Post
Just wear one that you like and stop being a tool.
and this:
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You sound like Patrick Bateman from American Psycho.
post #48 of 82
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Originally Posted by adidasfan View Post
Watch snobs will say "he cant afford Tag Heuer"
No, watch snobs will never say that. People that buy Tag Heuer can't afford A. Lange & Sohne. On-topic: there is nothing wrong with a Tissot. It's a gateway watch to get into bigger and better things.
post #49 of 82
that tissot is ugly...these are nicer
post #50 of 82
^You've got a rare watch there. Seiko blue sparky has been discontinued, so wear it in good health

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Originally Posted by foryoureyesonly View Post

On the other hand, I refuse to wear Seiko, Citizen, Invicta, or any other brands in that range that I'm assuming you could purchase at Walmart. Whether that's true or not, I don't know, but I view them as cheap, pointless watches that wouldn't ever touch my wrist. Basically, I won't buy anything that's not Swiss Made.

Yet you go for a quartz movement. You totally missed the point of going Swiss
post #51 of 82
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Originally Posted by jet View Post
I refuse to wear TIssot or any other brands in that range. I view them as cheap, pointless watches that wouldn't ever touch my wrist.

as much as i hate to admit this, im the same way.
post #52 of 82
Tissots are fine for the price range. You get what you pay for.
post #53 of 82
Foryoureyes, you sir are an utter idiot. Your like the guy who buys cool clothes to go to the gym but doesn't know how to do a jumping jack
post #54 of 82

Mate, let me assure you that Tissot are a very reputable and respected watch maker , established in 1853 and still making watches in 2013, that's 160 years , they must be doing something right, my wife gave me a Tissot Sea Master , self winding watch for my 26th birthday , that was 1976 and I only just retired it last year after 37 years, it took some hard knocks in that time and it only failed because of the fact that we didn't have a competent watchmaker to repair it ,if we did then I would still be wearing it ,his constant "repairs" finally killed it and the parts are no longer available, at the time my wife purchased this watch it retailed for Aust'$ 130.00. Six years ago I purchased another stylish Tissot  watch, this watch cost Aust$1060.00, and is still retailing for that price , this watch is a stainless steel Chronograph, 36mm dial and overall width of 42mm [including the crown ] and 12mm thick with a black dial , stainless hands, day& date with separate seconds, minutes and hour counters within the dial and stopwatch function with a sapphire crystal face and rear panel, 25 jewel movement and water resistant to 30Mtr's and a very sturdy stainless band.  The only numbers that may help you if you wanted to view it are L 168/268 ,and just below the day,date window are the words [Le Locle,] . I have checked all the top swiss brands including T, H, and the Tissot wins on style , to my thinking most top line watches are grossly overpriced and you pay for a name, I was much the same as you with spending but once I saw this watch I had to have it, Just Google up Tissot .

Cheers ,Sarge.

post #55 of 82

I know that this is an old thread but I just came across it.  To add to your remark, I got into the whole fine watch scene years ago and spent a lot of time and money buying 5 thousand dollar watches.  No matter how much money I spent, nobody would ever care less what I was wearing.  nor did they even know I was wearing an expensive watch.  The only people who would know is someone else who was into fine watches.  And not just someone who wore a Rolex, that wasn't enough.  Wearing an expensive watch doesn't make the person any more knowledgeable than a person who wears a 20 dollar Timex.  And the whole "Automatic watches are watches from the 1700s that were, for a short time, phased out when battery watches came out but slowly they became considered more jewelry than just a watch".  I'm so tired of explaining that whole thing to every person I try to sell on how cool I am because I have an expensive automatic watch.  Anyway, sticking to the topic, I bought a Tissot earlier this week.  The T Race.  It is a high quality battery operated watch should last as long as my other overly priced watches.  So, don't waste your time and energy on all this classy watch stuff, it is a waste of time and will only serve to cause you grief and aggravation.  The Tissot is a fine watch from Switzerland.

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post #57 of 82
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Originally Posted by foryoureyesonly View Post

I'm wondering what the watch community and the general public think of Tissot watches. I had a TAG Heuer that I wore for about 3 years (got it cheap, less than $1k, I refuse to pay more than $1k for a watch until I'm really, really ballin', even then I might not, I know that sounds crazy to watch people, but I just can't justify it), but sold it because I got sick of wearing something for prestige that I didn't even really think was that interesting and cool looking of a watch. I know, sounds a bit crazy because that sort of is what watches are about, right? On the other hand, I refuse to wear Seiko, Citizen, Invicta, or any other brands in that range that I'm assuming you could purchase at Walmart. Whether that's true or not, I don't know, but I view them as cheap, pointless watches that wouldn't ever touch my wrist. Basically, I won't buy anything that's not Swiss Made. I went to a local jeweler and came across this watch: http://www.shoptissot.com/product/T17148653.html http://www.amazon.com/Tissot-T17-1-4...6026053&sr=1-2 It's one of the most beautiful, sturdily built watches I've come across in the sub-1k range as I really don't like wearing something out and about that's worth so much money, but as much as I like it, am I going to be viewed as a poor bastard or is Tissot a respectable brand that one can be proud of wearing? Instead of suggesting other sub-1k alternatives, I'm really just curious about the question I asked. Even though I like the way the Tissot looks way better than the TAG, I can't convince myself to purchase the Tissot until I get a good opinion of how people view these watches as I do need to uphold a professional appearance. Thanks guys.
post #58 of 82

This last post is the best piece of sense on watches I`ve ever read.   There are many watches in the £50 to £200 range that will look good on ANY occasion.  For goony sakes, the American President has been seen wearing a `cheap` watch.

 

All the posturing on these `cost of a house` watches is sick inducing..

post #59 of 82
Why do people keep necro bumping this thread about pedestrian watches.
post #60 of 82

Obviously a post from someone who believes that `pedestrian` watches are for `pedestrian` people, and that only people with money and `taste` can appreciate these fine expensive watches.

 

There seems to be a human need to be above the pack and watch snobs are a prime example  The fact that only another watch snob will appreciate your fine watch (that`s if they get a good look) does not deter them.  They have bought themselves in to a high end club and they can look down on lesser mortals. Deluded is not the word...it`s worse.

 

How many people can honestly say that a watch made them think an individual was special in any way.  The only thing it would say ( if watch noticed) is that the  person can afford the cost,. or was daft enough to spend so much on it.

 

Personally if I had thought for one moment that a watch had the qualities ascribed to them by these snobs, I would have made sacrifices to obtain.one.   In the past to get a good looking  reliable watch you had to pay a substantial amount, but this has changed dramatically over the years.  What is worse is that these snobs think people who are happy and appreciate lesser watches are the deluded ones, and give prose on the movements and fine details on these expensive watches. Of course if you can`t name the mechanical movements and their history you are really low down the food chain..

 

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Edited by Dmon07 - 7/16/13 at 3:45pm
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