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Poor man's watch thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SirGrotius, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. guccihomme

    guccihomme Senior member

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    I didn't know anything about Tissot until a few days ago. While researching Hamilton I saw a Tissot I fell in love with and I've read hundreds of reviews and info on movement. It's the lowest end ETA movement made by swatch group, but the same movement is used in some Omega watches. Every house modifys the movement but its in more expensive watches. I've read reviews that say it runs within CSOC +/- sec/day but not certified. Tissot is an old house with a long history. I'm seriously considering Tissot over Hamilton for a dress watch. The downside is some Tissot can be as expensive to regulate as purchase price. Wear out a bearing and it will cost to repair. But if you love it buy it.

    Some Tissot have an option for upgraded movement but I've read it's the same movement with only parts switched out that are materials to withstand wear and they are put through CSOC certification. It doubles price and I'm not sure if its worth it. Also changes some face style and I prefer style of non CSOC version. I'm not sure it's worth increase in price.
     
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  2. Strewth

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    Skagen 233XLTTN, about $100.

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  3. TheWraith

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    Tissot have some very good watches in their collection, and very cost effective choices, too.
     
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  5. westie187

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    I personally prefer the Bambino...
     
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  6. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    I really like Orient's styling (in these instances) so I own both that Orient Star you posted and the Bambino.

    I suppose there's no particular reason to have both but the Bambino is such a pretty watch and so cheap why not and with the Star, I don't think there's a better power reserve watch.
     
  7. ridethecliche

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    Yeah, while I like both, I think the bambino speaks to me more as it is slightly larger. The star looks super nice as well, but I'm not sure why I'd pay 150 more for the watch for a slightly better movement and being able to see the reserve and movement when I'm probably not going to wear it a ton. Still kinda on the fence.

    Honestly, I'd probably buy the capital someone posted in the last page if it was still 79, but I'm slightly averse to quartz movements now. The price is certainly right.

    Do you think the star is too small?
     
  8. ter1413

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    Looks wise I prefer the Star.

    If that is your wrist, it's not too small..
     
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    Why? Just speaks to you more? I guess I like the logo and the lack of 'water resist' on the star a fair bit.

    Not my wrist, just a random shot online.
     
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    ridethecliche Senior member

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    That's actually the wrong bambino.

    I was more interested in this one:

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    Might just save up and get the Tissot Visodate.
     
  12. cs451

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    I dig the Orient Star better. It doesn't have the stupid "Water Resist" script on the face.
     
  13. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Haha yeah, that part actually really irks me as well. I bet it's something I'd forget about soon after.
     
  14. JanC

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    I would imagine the Orient Star would have better finishing as well as the superior movement.
     
  15. ridethecliche

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    Leaning to the tissot visodate a bit. I'm not really sure I like their logo, but it looks pretty good. Almost twice the cost of the star though :/

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  16. TheWraith

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  17. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Why did they ruin the hands?

    :/

    The markers are awesome, but the hands are the worst retro ones they could have picked. And it still says water resist. The dials are cool. Nice job with the colors.

    The moon phase is freaking gorgeous. I wonder how much that will sell for. I loled at the face on the Sun and moon though. Such dorky smiles.
     
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  18. ErikW

    ErikW Senior member

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    Speaking of bambino...a nice Christmas gift from a friend.
     
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  19. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Nice friend and watch....
     
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