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rash_decision

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1,070 posts

64 months

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Hi, what is the general opinion of Tissot watches? I've been looking for a nice looking watch to wear everyday, and upon looking at some of the Tissot range on my local high street, there are some nice looking watches for not all that much money!! Are they any good?

Mattt

15,687 posts

105 months

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As an everyday watch, they are fine. I've got a PRC200 on carbon leather that I quite like.

rash_decision

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When wouldn't they be fine? How are they regarded? Just curious! I think some of their watches are pretty smart!!

Mattt

15,687 posts

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Well they're not on the same peg as say JLC is what I meant.

But as a normal watch brand, they have a decent rep.

rash_decision

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Cheers. I think I might buy one at the weekend. I can't remember the model number right now or I'd have a look online for a bargain!!
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Uriel

3,230 posts

138 months

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I can't recall specifics, but I'm sure I've read a fair few complaints about the reliability of the T-Touch compass/barometer/altimeter watches. Never heard anything against the regular watches though.

ShadownINja

56,373 posts

169 months

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Got a PR100 automatic dress watch. Seems fine for the money and pretty accurate for a non-COSC watch.

Edited by ShadownINja on Tuesday 20th April 21:05

Mad Dave

6,223 posts

150 months

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Ive got a PRC200, as has my partner's brother - nice watches, and both been faultless thus far.

mattley

2,660 posts

109 months

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I've still got my old PR50 and it's been a fantastic watch for the money.

Stitch

933 posts

104 months

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I like the look of the PRS516 range - the chrono's have the Valjoux 7750 movement, so in pretty good company!

JAGS

577 posts

95 months

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mattley said:
I've still got my old PR50 and it's been a fantastic watch for the money.
+1 for the PR50 Automatic.

I have had one for 5 years now as a daily wearer and it has never missed a beat. Simple watch, hard wearing and good value for money!

whiteonyx

275 posts

102 months

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i own 8 Tissots, very good quality, great designs and they get loads of attention.

jammy_basturd

11,377 posts

99 months

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I've had a PRS200 for a few years now, as everyone else says they are a good watch for the money, not exceptional, but very good.

mikeveal

1,783 posts

137 months

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Tissot give a lot of watch for the money.

Issues about the T-Touch usually come down to operator error. Search the Tissot forum on watchuseek for more details. There is a Tissot service rep who posts on there regularly. Tissot have now started providing the instructions on DVD to try to rectify the operator error problem.
Apparently the rest of the issues with the T-Touch are with peoples expectations, it looks like a rugged watch to rival the G-Shock. It was never Tissots intent to create something that rugged and the watch will not stand up to similar abuse. Again, this is information from Tissot, search watchuseek for more.


If you're looking in this price range, you should also check out Christopher Ward :
http://www.christopherward.co.uk/
They offer some nice looking dress watches and appear to be good value for money. Their watches can only be purchased on line, but you are covered by the distance selling regs, so no problem returning stuff within 14 days.

Chris Ward also have a better range of mechanical automatics than Tissot.


The only other thing I would say about Tissot is that their service sucks. I have had to return two watches to them - one mechanical to get it adjusted, one for a new strap. They badly scratched the mechanical (and refused liability) and tried to keep the old strap off the other watch.

disco1

1,961 posts

105 months

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Stitch said:
I like the look of the PRS516 range - the chrono's have the Valjoux 7750 movement, so in pretty good company!
I've got the original PRS516 model and I love it and so do other people judging by the questions I get about it



Only problem I had was finding a replacement strap but got there in the end.

LordGrover

22,849 posts

99 months

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Uriel said:
I can't recall specifics, but I'm sure I've read a fair few complaints about the reliability of the T-Touch compass/barometer/altimeter watches. Never heard anything against the regular watches though.
I have one, several years old now and no problems. It's not aged well - looks a little dated to me now but no issues with any of the features, functions or reliability.

mustard tab

292 posts

64 months

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i have a Quadrato Chronograph, black with black rubber strap. had it over two years ago as a Christmas present, and it was faultless until just after the end of its 2 year warranty, when it started to loose around 5 mins a day. In the end I ended up sending it back to Tissot (owned by Swatch) and they said that i needed a service at the cost of £95. So as i like the watch and it was a prezzy from my OH i stumped up. It has just come back after what seems like ages, around 3 months, and now works fine.
I have had quite a few comments about it as people interested in watches seem to like it, and on the whole i am happy with it, but i think a £95 service for a £220 watch is a little steep. I bought a nice Fossil brown dressy type watch a few months ago as a stand in for £90, and that also looks good and has received favourable comments, so just keep an eye on it when it gets close to the end of the warranty.

cabbron

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tissot touch expert here,right pos-been back 3 times for repair for non functioning alti metre,still not working,trying to get my money back.service sucks-away more time in first year than i have had it.
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