Perception of Tissot Watches

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  1. Robert Mirfield

    Robert Mirfield New Member

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    Tissot are nice time pieces, analogous to Tag. I feel that people who purchase Tag are really not "watch people" more like "label people" . I am not a fan of Tag. Oris is a more reputable watchmaker as they are their own company not a subsidiary of swatch. I do like the old Heur watches though.
     


  2. Father Time

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    The Winner is - ta da!

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    The Tissot Le Locle Petite Seconde [​IMG]

    Cheers!
     


  3. CMR16

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    Anything that is nice and shiny will get peoples attention. I had a piece of crap Nautica that got compliments before I went to the Citizen AT Skyhawk and Shinola. But now I mainly wear Shinolas because of their Horween leather bands and the non-complicated faces that they sport. Not only that, they seem to have that cool vintage look to them. That's the brand to really look at right now. The Tissots, the Seiko's, the Movados and the rest are all respectable and nice but it matters to the comfort of the watch and how much you like it. Rolex's are nice but since everyone seems to have them, they seem to not be as exclusive anymore.
     


  4. itsonlytime

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    Could not help but breathe new life into this thread...firstly because it's amused me immensely but also since for the first time in my life I noticed some Tissot watches which looked good and therefore worth investigating hence clicking on this site. I have learnt that Tissot is made by Swatch apparently and then learnt from a shop assistant that Tudor is supposedly made by Rolex. The question I guess becomes brand over substance over value...ie if something holds it value it adds a third dimension something not done by cheaper watches regardless of their merits. I started looking at watches to replace a £200 CK watch which ticked every box until it stopped working and was going to be potentially more expensive to fix than the cost of a new watch hence I started looking about. GQ mag has an article at present about the best beach watch and it's these sort of article which raise brand profile in the midrange I guess. In the end like a car I fear the more you spend the more you need to care about it the less you can simply get on with your life...as they say even a broken watch is right twice a day....but hey I digress..anyone know if the dude bought a Tissot ??
     


  5. AldridgePrior

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    As a watch person (there aren't many of us) I can say with certainty that, with everything else there is more to a class timepiece than meets the eye (percussion sting*). Tissot do make some nice looking pieces but also a lot of lower end `things`. The fact that you bought a CK watch with a battery highlights your need for a bit of reading (no offence intended my friend). I find it bizarre that people will spend a fortune on classy nice clothing yet wear a tacky watch that belongs on the wrist of a spotty youth.
    In spite of saying that, there isn't the immediate need to rush out and buy a Vacheron Constantin OS just to play the part. Quality Swiss watches can be had for a few hundred that have class, sophistication and a bit of horology as well.
     


  6. itsonlytime

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    AldridgePrior....Out of interest what would you flag up as decent Swis watches that are worth their salt in the few hundred pound bracket.
    Thanks
     


  7. itsonlytime

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    I too would be interested in your take on what was an inexpensive but decent and reliable time piece...
    ps no offence was taken
     


  8. MrGimpy

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    You'll find some excellent information on this very subject in the Poor Man's Watch Thread. There's also a much more lively discussion in that thread.
     


  9. TanToes

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    Wondering where on this forum, has anyone commented about watch quality/durability ? I wouldn't have a gifted Rolex, unless I could sell it. Ugly ugly. Heavy clunky tasteless. Yes, ugly even with diamonds and sapphires. Know LOTS of people who own them.

    My prerequisites for watches include sapphire crystal, water resistant to 30+minutes, easily readable, MOP dial (I'm female and prefer to look that way), nothing huge, nothing ugly, nothing trendy, slightly dressy, nothing Chinese. Accent that last one.

    I like to compare my watch to a Toyota or Lexus. And, yes, familiar enough with both to know and appreciate them. That's what I've owned forever. Friends who own BMWs,Jaguars, Mercedes, etc, etc. need me to take them to work when their rides are very expensively and embarrassingly in the repair shop. Again. And again.

    I'm not so familiar with Tissot watches, so open for input.
     


  10. TanToes

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    water resistant to 30+ meters
     


  11. Todd Shelton

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    I think tissot is a practical purchase. Simple, clean design. I've been wearing tissot regularly for 10 years, never felt anything but good about wearing it. Bell & Ross is another brand using clean design - if you're looking to a step up in that same aesthetic.
     


  12. ReallyCute

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  13. ReallyCute

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    What does one being able to afford a Rolex have to do with trying to pick up women? If they like it then they'll buy it and live it. AND, if they can afford one, I highly doubt they are insecure with the money they are raking in to be able to purchase one in the first place. Maybe on the other end you need to get your logic straight or find a better job to afford yourself a Rolex instead of talking smack. There a billionaires with or without expensive watches and same can be said about Accountants.
     


  14. Tyler Morse

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    Hey b UD I am new to do you watch thing but I've always loved watches the mechanics of them the precision and care that they go through to make these things even the cheap ones are workers part in their own you can produce something that does something so important as of keeping time which is not an easy thing to do that's why it took so long for the watch or clock to even come along. I don't know the people who basically front tiered the watch now I don't know the people who invented the big things in time keeping and everything but I don't refer to them as watches anymore I'm a collector now I referred to them as timepieces. I've always been a sucker for anything metal that has gears in his mechanical and a man made it you know might not be with his own hands but that bring power that he used that came from his brain you know that's worth the money right there the Innovacion what you're paying for is an art piece itself it's basic you can be a fashion statement you can be a lifestyle choice a collectors item watches are basically Currensy they increase in value unless you have some wild crazy thing was to happen and you know like nobody just need you to watch anymore for is your life for washes are going to be then things that's always going to be around there always want to get better Technology is just going to get crazy for them to watch is a good investment Rolexes and everything hold their value very well usually break even or make a little bit more than what you put in with the relics tutor in the Swiss or Italian watch if it's good brand quality watch you did good. but I've been researching diesel watches to the tissot washes that you have been mentioned in the original post I got my first one today I am 24 years old and I am ball myself a nice room 40-year-old man watch you know watch that a man that is got his life together and in sweat and a dumb files. I'm not a rich by any means I work hard every day I do landscaping with $11 an hour I have a pressure washer that I do on the weekends and sometimes at the work if I get off early enough I can make as much in two days as I can make in two weeks doing landscaping 40 hours a week. That right there is a right to me considering that I came from nothing and South Carolina in the middle of nowhere nobody knew me I'm just an old good old boy from the woods and I've love watches all my life but Watch that I got today I absolutely love it is a beautiful watch and I actually bought a watch before it this morning and already knew I was going to take it back and put another hundred dollars with that money that I get for the return of their watch that originally bought that morning in your head and get The tissot watch I have seen the magazines and fashion stuff never worn one never seen one in public on somebodies wrist I have not seen one so I consider their rare to me you do start see too many nice quality watches anymore people are scared to wear them you got to be very careful with them they are tough but they're nice and you don't want scratches and bumps and Pitts
     


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