Watch Out or Watch on? Pt 2.

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troutface

Lifer
Oct 26, 2012
2,104
7,816
Colorado
Tissot released a 36mm version of their Seastar 1000 in both auto and quartz. The quartz version uses an ETA F05.412 movement that is both high torque and high precision, claiming +/- 10 seconds a year. It's also 316L stainless and has a sapphire crystal with AR coating both sides. List price is only $375 and one online dealer was selling them for $300. That's just nuts for that quality.
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troutface

Lifer
Oct 26, 2012
2,104
7,816
Colorado
I think I erred when I said the 36mm version comes in auto. Looks like only quartz in 36mm. Fine for me, I prefer the precision and lower maintenance costs of quartz. I know the watch crowd generally hates them, but I'm not a serious horology guy.
 

mikethompson

Lifer
Jun 26, 2016
9,375
14,597
Near Toronto, Ontario, Canada

timelord

Part of the Furniture Now
Oct 30, 2017
849
1,694
Gallifrey
Not been here for a while, but speaking of Tissot...
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I bought this automatic when I was living in Australia; the Tissot AD (not a Tissot Boutique) gave me a 15% discount on list price without prompting.


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I bought this one at a Tissot Boutique when in London on a business trip in the days when the UK allowed you reclaim the VAT at the airport.
 

timelord

Part of the Furniture Now
Oct 30, 2017
849
1,694
Gallifrey
A couple of new arrivals. The watches are made in China by San Martin (in my opinion one of the better Chinese watch makers) but have custom dials. I'm a member of a mob of nutters known as the Brotherhood of the Submariner Homage (hence the BSH logo at the top) and amongst other things (most of which are nothing to do with watches) we do commission custom dials or even complete watches with alarming regularity:

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