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post #76 of 118

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.


post #77 of 118
Originally Posted by wj4 View Post

It seems like you want refinement of a Ferrari, but to keep a price point down to a Kia.

FYI, Seiko is not 'cheap'. Their movement is up there and can hang with the best of them.
post #78 of 118

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.

post #79 of 118

I own:

2x Rolex

1x Longines

1x Glashutte

1x Rotary

1x Oris


1x Nomos

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.

post #80 of 118
I'm not a watch conniseur but to answer the OP's post, I highly doubt anyone will give two shits what brand of watch you're wearing or how much you paid for it. It's like dress shoes - most men wouldn't be able to spot the difference between a $1100 pair of EG versus a $300 pair of AE. Sounds like your only hang up is the brand name and how it may artificially boost your status, which to me sounds incredibly shallow. If you like something then buy it - don't consult with a bunch of SF strangers so you can justify whether or not you should buy a certain watch. who cares?
post #81 of 118

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 :)

post #82 of 118
1929 Tissot and Omega formed SSIH. 1983 SSIH and AUSAG formed the Swatch Group. So yes, both are Swatch watches at least. Tissot Automatic Chronograph PRC 200 for example is a rock solid Swiss watch @ 600 Euro. You get 1/20 second precise Chrongraph. Thats it. The more expansive watches have more functions, their Mechanik is more complex. U can add Platin and diamonds, make s Rolex. Tissot is one of THE swiss brands at least, as Omega.
post #83 of 118

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.

post #84 of 118
So many 1 post people show up in this thread to tell us all how good/bad their watch is, amazing.
post #85 of 118
Tissot Visodate the other day. Swapped out the band for a Hadley Roma grooved leather.

post #86 of 118

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.

post #87 of 118
I can afford Tag, Rolex, etc., but the exact style I love was found in a Tissot Powermatic 80 COSC chronometer. Beautiful and simple style...exceptional reliability and accuracy. Unique movement and certification...why Tissot? Great watch, great brand, great value, and more than anything, it's what I like!

Let the debate begin again!
post #88 of 118
Just had to post a pic of my watch...and for only a little above $1,200...? Outstanding...

Let's start a debate over whose watch is more elegant...I vote for my Tissot...

Pictures anyone???

post #89 of 118
I own a Tissot Heritage in classic black colour dial and black leather strap. It sits well on my wrist. I do own Cartier, Omega and and Rolex. I would say I never love my Tissot less than any of the other watches. I do get compliments for that watch. It's durable, timeless and worth to pay for.
post #90 of 118
Originally Posted by justin low 86 View Post

I own a Tissot Heritage in classic black colour dial and black leather strap. It sits well on my wrist. I do own Cartier, Omega and and Rolex. I would say I never love my Tissot less than any of the other watches. I do get compliments for that watch. It's durable, timeless and worth to pay for.

Great feedback and I agree...I own a Tag, but usually choose my Tissot instead to wear...many is an exceptional COSC chronometer/timepiece...bullet-proof accuracy, water-resistance and quality...
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