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post #16 of 26
Originally Posted by FidelCashflow View Post
As an Omega owner, I'm offended.

Seriously? I also an am Omega owner and would be happy with this comparison, they both represent wonderful values for the dollar when compared to many other makes out there...then again I care little for percieved value.
post #17 of 26
Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post
I have a Tissot SeaStar 1000. Great watch for the money, and beyond it, really. One of the better buys under $1000.

post #18 of 26
Tissot does make nice enough watches. I have no watch now but I have definitely considered the Tissot Heritage watches.

I lust for a Vacheron Constantin but since it will be many years before that will happen I am looking for a decent, dressy-appropriate watch and I think Tissot's Heritage do fit that bill. Given this sales season it may be time to get one on significant discount...
post #19 of 26
Yes I just purchased a Tissot watch its very attractive I get a lot of compliments on it. Its not a well known as a Rolex but it is a very reputable brand from the swiss family of watches. The one I have I paid about 1300 for but worth it. Do buy the cheaper ones off line Tissot will not warranty them. For me any swiss made or swiss movement watch I would take over a Japanese movement brand. That's just me. I have this watch google this serial number T024.427.17.051.00 its black looks better in person. I paid 1300 for mine but have seen them as high as 1600 as low as 950 better to buy from a authorized dealer to retain the warranty.
post #20 of 26
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 #21 of 26

I'm a big fan of the Tissot as well.  I have a Tag Heur and a Gerard Perregaux on the high end of my watch collection, but my everyday watch is a Tissot Le Locle Chronometre.  I love the thing.  The one other watch that gets significant wrist time is my Seiko "Sumo" for diving and outdoor use.  The Tissot, though, is my day to day companion.

post #22 of 26

I don't go bonkers for watches unlike shell cordovans, but wanted a time piece as an M-F wear that can cater to suits but also to a certain level of casualness. 


My budget was < 5 bills. 


The PRC-200 (quartz) white dial caught my eye after browsing at a local AD. It was even cheaper via AMZN, albeit the chrono was a grey-market item. 


All-in-all, I can't say I'm an aficionado in the watch game, but Tissot does a lot for what I'm paying.  

post #23 of 26
My wife offered me a Tissot perpetual calendar when we got engaged with a personalised engraved caseback. It holds a tremendous sentimental value but even if it wasn't the case I'd still love the watch. Sure, it's a Swiss quartz; not a mechanical, but I don't care. I wear it on a regular basis.

I find Tissot to be a good gap (along with Hamilton) between the cheaper brands (Seiko, Citizen and Bulova) and the pricier brands. Sure, I'm aware it´s not an Omega but it isn't priced as such either.

Go for it I say! I have a couple of Tissot on my wishlist!

Not my picture. I borrowed it on Google Image from a Watchuseek forum user.
Edited by ShawnBC - 8/21/14 at 7:14am
post #24 of 26
About a year and a half ago, I picked up a late '60's Tissot Seastar, via eBay. My first Tissot. The size and the uncluttered dial w/trapazoidal date window, appealed to me. (The current fashion for wristwatches the size of a pie plate, and the better part of an inch thick, with multiple sub-dials, isn't to my taste.)

It keeps good time for a mechanical movement (calibre 782-1), which isn't to say that it (or almost any mechanical watch) comes close to the accuracy of a quartz movement. Then again, so what if my watch is off by 20 seconds? I've never embarrassed myself in front of a client because I showed up 20 seconds early for a meeting. Nor have I ever been turned away by my host for having arrived 20 seconds late for a dinner party.

Anyway, it's a Tissot Visodate Seastar, with pearlized-look face. It came to me wearing a goldtone Speidel stretch band, which I more or less immediately replaced with a reddish-brown faux crocodile 16mm strap I had sitting in a dresser drawer. I find it's versatile enough to look appropriate with anything from chinos to a suit. (I don't care that a fictional British spy has led people to believe that diver's watches are appropriate with anything up to and including a tuxedo. I'm a dinosaur, and still recognize a distinction between "sport watch" and "dress watch.")

In certain ways, I almost regard the watch as sort of a poor man's Omega Seamaster Deville (of its era). But it set me back rather less than the price of a tank of gas for my car, which leaves it a heck of a lot less expensive than a good condition vintage Omega Seamaster Deville. Thus leaving the Tissot as something of a "beater" dress watch, if that kind of description makes any sense.

post #25 of 26
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 #26 of 26
Here's mine. I've had this for over 5 years. In that time the battery has been changed twice.

Not expensive at all, and gets plenty of admiring comments
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