they may as well put it int he ranks of Seiko, Citizen, etc... If you are looking for people to know the name, Tag Heuer is the best brand out there. They go on deep discount and are pretty reliable and are well known.
The Swatch Group calls a Tissot a mid-level watch.
Mechanical watches are jewelry. In my opinion, much finer ornaments then rings or necklaces.
It is art at its finest. At its best the artisan combines fine metals, jewels, design and craftsmanship into a product that can track hours, mins, seconds, months, days, years and even lunar cycles with incredible accuracy.
The internal workings are as beautiful as they are functional. Their precision is incredible and wonderfully complex. It would take more time than I can spend to show the pleasing marriage of art and design. The best of these watches are not made on an assembly line. A great amount of effort goes into their creation.
I cannot afford the best of this craft, and I imagine the majority of those who own these top watches do so for status, but that does not detract from the art.
l appreciate these watches in the same way I admire a painting or sculpture. I am glad their are snobs to support these watchmakers. I'll never own a Van Gough and I'll never own a Piaget, but I'm glad they exist.
and can honestly say that my Nomos watch is the best of the lot. A beautiful movement manufactured "in House" which is very unusual these days. True the design is "bauhaus" and therefore plain but most professionals including architects and designers are going for that understated look big time. The Nomos Club is only around $1600 which, for a watch with this pedigree that will last a lifetime and look good with anything, is a small price to pay imho. Stop having to "follow the crowd" and invest in a Nomos!!! You won't regret it.
I own PR100 automatic from Tissot. It's pretty plain and simple but looks great. My friends who own Tag are pretty much in awe when they realized my Tissot is 3 or 4 times cheaper than their watch. I am tax consultant and I sometimes see my clients glance at my watch (which gives me the idea, they like my watch?)
I do love the Tag Carrera though but yeah, Tissot is pretty nice watch to have :)
DO NOT buy a Tissot watch unless you want no end of trouble. I thought I was buying a quality watch but would have been better of with a Seiko. I now have the watch stuck on my wrist for the second time as the band clasp has failed. Off to the jewellers tomorrow to get it removed. Have already replaced it once at a cost of $150. Watch continually lost time randomly and had to send it back a number of times to get it repaired. I have only started to wear it again after leaving in the draw for over a year as I was so disappointed with the watch and was wearing my grandfather 70 year old Seiko which never misses a beat. Have only been wearing the Tissot again for about a month and it has let me down again. Steer clear of the Tissot brand and save yourself a lot of heartache and frustration.
That is my opinion about tissot - this is letter I’ve send to them -
My name is Jakub Janc. I’m the owner of the IT company in Poland. My hobbies are water sports and motorcycles. I’m riding on the Suzuki Hayabusa. In july, on my birthday and wedding anniversary my family bought me Tissot T-Race MotoGP Automatic Chronograph Limited Edition. I believe that watch is the most important decoration of a man so I was very pleased. I took this watch on my motorcycle holiday to Croatia. One day we rented a motorboat on island krk. We spend the whole day riding, laughing and playing in the water. In the evening, I realized that I lost my watch. I was devastated. I thought that maybe the belt was too tight or something wrong happen. This watch is a sport watch but maybe I’ve got bad luck. I’ve been very sad – it was a present, so I decided that I will bay it back. When I got home, I went to the store where I bought this watch. Nice lady in the store decided to help me, and she ordered the watch with a discount. Yesterday in the morning I have received watch and I went with the family on kayaks. It was a family trip so nothing extreme happens. A few times we must carry our kayaks along or I’ve must jump in the river too help someone with something. Nothing extreme. After two hours I’ve saw that I’ve lost my watch again. Now I’m not sad, I’m angry. It is not a case of bad luck or using the watch in wrong way. It is sport watch and it shouldn’t be a problem to take it too trip like this times. Now I believe that the problem is with this watch. I’m writing to you because I want to say to you that is the watch the worst I have ever owned and I will NEVER buy a product with logo Tissot on it. I will tell this story to my friends and everybody else to warn everyone ahead of your brand. That’s all.