Regarding Tissot watches

wvuguy

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For some time, I've needed to replace my go-to-the-movies/dinner watch.....a Citizen Eco-Drive.....which has disappointed me with its performance after a paltry 5 years. FYI, my go-to-work watch is a stainless Rolex Datejust/Jubilee purchased new in 1982.

While I admit to continuing interest in their kind-of snazzy (understand that's a personal opinion) designs, one can understand my caution at investing once again in Citizen. I'm drawn to some of the Seiko Arctura designs, but I must admit I've lost some of my enthusiasm for that line over the years.

I got my first really close look at the Tissot line today at my local jeweler after my wife said she was interested in one. I ended up being quite taken with their PRS200 chronograph-style. The black face, sapphire crystal, and very highly-polished gold/silver tone finish really caught my eye. So, after negotiating what I thought was a fair discount, I decided to pick it up.

I think I made a responsible buy given the purchase price.....comparable with similar watches from Citizen.....but I was looking for some opinions on the general quality of Tissot versus others in its price range (say, $300-$500).
 

wvuguy

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I realize this kind of timepiece isn't for everyone, nor suitable for every situation. But for those who enjoy chrono-styles that.....unlike those from manufacturers like Citizen or Chase Durer......aren't way over the top, I consider this one unusually attractive.

This photo does not do it justice; IMHO, it's much better looking in person.
 
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vh_bu98

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I think I made a responsible buy given the purchase price.....comparable with similar watches from Citizen.....but I was looking for some opinions on the general quality of Tissot versus others in its price range (say, $300-$500).

I have the Tissot PRS200 in all steel with the black face and I think it's quite nice. Tissots are good quality Swiss watches, so I don't think you can go wrong with one. I've had mine for 2 or 3 years now and had no issues besides replacing the battery.

I paid $395 for mine and I think I overpaid since I found out that Watch Hut/Sunglass Hut carry Tissots for usually $50-$100 less than jewelry stores.
 

ltontheqt

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I also own a Tissot with a black face. It's going on 6,7,8 years - I lost track. It has served me well. If I recall, I paid no more than $200, but that was a while ago.
 

Mr. Golem

Senior Member
I really like the classic prince design and that is an attractive chronograph you chose even by my standards(I don't like chronographs).
 

Khnelben

Senior Member
nice..

Swiss watches. It is said that 60% of the Swiss population wears them.

I have an auto Ballade, very nice, keeps good time.

Andrey
 

Foghorn

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I have a old Tissot, automatic. Bought it new old stock from a local jewler cleaning out his vault. Great watch & was at one time the testing brand for Omega innovations.
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Andy

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wvuguy:

At the 2000 Olympics in Australia (what a great time, but I only got the Bronze) I bought a Tissot with the Olympic logo.

It's become my travel watch (normally I wear a Rolex - hey, it was great to flash at those conference meetings when I worked in Corporate America ).

The Tissot is a great watch - efficient and good styling! I can't wait to travel so I can wear it.

I also just got a Swiss Army watch (from Sierra Trading Post) to wear when I play golf and I really like it!
 

wvuguy

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wvuguy:

At the 2000 Olympics in Australia (what a great time, but I only got the Bronze) I bought a Tissot with the Olympic logo.

It's become my travel watch (normally I wear a Rolex - hey, it was great to flash at those conference meetings when I worked in Corporate America ).

The Tissot is a great watch - efficient and good styling! I can't wait to travel so I can wear it.

I also just got a Swiss Army watch (from Sierra Trading Post) to wear when I play golf and I really like it!

Andy: I got your CD a few weeks ago, and absolutely love it. I'm sure I'm not the first to recognize this, but it would make a stupendous gift for a young man graduating college and heading for a life in business. Thanks for a great effort !!

Oh, and thanks for the Tissot comments as well
 

wvuguy

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I have the Tissot PRS200 in all steel with the black face and I think it's quite nice. Tissots are good quality Swiss watches, so I don't think you can go wrong with one. I've had mine for 2 or 3 years now and had no issues besides replacing the battery.

I paid $395 for mine and I think I overpaid since I found out that Watch Hut/Sunglass Hut carry Tissots for usually $50-$100 less than jewelry stores.

I paid roughly $350; quite a bit higher than Web prices, but I.....and my wife.....have a history with the jeweler, and have been well-serviced by them. So, I'm not especially conflicted with my own purchase price with that in mind. In fact, my wife walked out with a woman's T-Ring model, as well.
 

Andy

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Andy: I got your CD a few weeks ago, and absolutely love it. I'm sure I'm not the first to recognize this, but it would make a stupendous gift for a young man graduating college and heading for a life in business. Thanks for a great effort !!

Oh, and thanks for the Tissot comments as well

wvguy:

What a great idea!!! :icon_smile_big: THANKS! Just click below to follow through on wvguy's wonderful gift suggestion!!
 

DaveInPhilly

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I'm glad you started this thread. I had been wondering the same thing myself. As much as I would love to outfit myself in Panerai, IWC, and Breitling - Tissot and Invicta are more within my means.
 

Hedonist

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So, Tissot is the Timex (or Casio) of Switzerland, eh ??? :icon_smile_big:

Nah ... Swatch is ... Tissot is a medium range watch ... you can't go wrong ... not sure about 60% of Swiss wearing them though ... hate to look that close ... know what I mean ... people are going to think I'm :crazy: looking down there ...
 
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