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.
" Tissot Watch Brand " Who owns this watch Brand ? and Do you like the quality? - Page 2
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...
Let the debate begin again!
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.
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.
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
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.