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TISSOT Stainless Steel Automatic Watch £799.99 @ TKMaxx.com
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TISSOT Stainless Steel Automatic Watch £799.99 @ TKMaxx.com

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Posted 5th Feb

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Motorsport inspired Automatic from Tissot. One of a few Tissot watches available on TKMaxx.com

316L stainless steel case with ceramic bezel 45mm

Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with double-sided antireflective coating

VALJOUX A05.H31 movement

T100.427.11.051.00

RRP on Tissot website and other reputable sellers is £1710. I’m not sure where the moderators have got the £1070 price from?

Also a few Rado models available too.
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Never knew Tissot has watches with a £1700 RRP. Good value in that sense, however £800 is a lot of cash for a Tissot...
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Never knew Tissot has watches with a £1700 RRP. Good value in that sense, however £800 is a lot of cash for a Tissot...
Avallon05/02/2020 22:26

Never knew Tissot has watches with a £1700 RRP. Good value in that sense, …Never knew Tissot has watches with a £1700 RRP. Good value in that sense, however £800 is a lot of cash for a Tissot...


That’s like comparing the price of an Audi R8 with an Audi A1. Both from the same manufacturer and both get you from A to B, but a world apart in terms of quality.
Avallon05/02/2020 22:26

Never knew Tissot has watches with a £1700 RRP. Good value in that sense, …Never knew Tissot has watches with a £1700 RRP. Good value in that sense, however £800 is a lot of cash for a Tissot...


You'll struggle to find automatic chronographs from many brands for that money, let alone a Swiss one like Tissot
Expensive
27 jewels is a bit on the low end for a £800 watch.
tempt05/02/2020 22:40

27 jewels is a bit on the low end for a £800 watch.


....... Some of the 50k watches from top watch makers in the world use 27 jewels
SniperViper05/02/2020 22:42

....... Some of the 50k watches from top watch makers in the world use 27 …....... Some of the 50k watches from top watch makers in the world use 27 jewels


NAVITIMER B01 has 47 jewels and it's not 50K
tempt05/02/2020 22:46

NAVITIMER B01 has 47 jewels and it's not 50K


But why are you comparing the number of jewels as the value of the piece? Watch prices are based on the engineering complexity of the movement, overall style, brand name, exclusivity.
This seems very overpriced? I paid around £400 for mine and sold it for 250 in 2017...unless Tissot have increased dramatically in value?!
goldie85005/02/2020 22:51

This seems very overpriced? I paid around £400 for mine and sold it for …This seems very overpriced? I paid around £400 for mine and sold it for 250 in 2017...unless Tissot have increased dramatically in value?!


Was it this specific model?(confused)
Over double the price on the Tissot site, deserves heat....
fedex140105/02/2020 22:54

Was it this specific model?(confused)


It was the PRS516 but the red version, so maybe a price difference I’m not sure. Just seems steep for Tissot :/
goldie85005/02/2020 22:51

This seems very overpriced? I paid around £400 for mine and sold it for …This seems very overpriced? I paid around £400 for mine and sold it for 250 in 2017...unless Tissot have increased dramatically in value?!


It's automatic not quartz. Nothing to do with Tissot value increases.

There is a level of complexity and number of moving parts to an automatic watch, especially a chronograph. The movement, which appears to be an ETA/Vajoux 7753 derivative, is something you'll do well to find in a Swiss made automatic chronograph for under £800 new. It's actually priced pretty well.
Edited by: "ahenners" 5th Feb
No I appreciate that I’ve got a Tag now but pretty sure these weren’t going for that much a few years back
goldie85005/02/2020 23:04

No I appreciate that I’ve got a Tag now but pretty sure these weren’t goi …No I appreciate that I’ve got a Tag now but pretty sure these weren’t going for that much a few years back


I bought a Hamilton (also part of Swatch Group like Tissot and similar market level positioning) chronograph automatic with a Valjoux 7750 derived movement back in 2011, discounted to about £750. That watch had an RRP of £1.3k. I don't ever recall seeing decent "swiss" branded auto chronos going for much less than that, even nearly 10 years ago.
goldie85005/02/2020 23:02

It was the PRS516 but the red version, so maybe a price difference I’m not …It was the PRS516 but the red version, so maybe a price difference I’m not sure. Just seems steep for Tissot :/


You can't compare a quartz - of any brand IMHO - to the engineering that goes into an auto chrono.

The only things shared between this item and a quartz PRS516 are the case and the face.
tempt05/02/2020 22:40

27 jewels is a bit on the low end for a £800 watch.


Interested on the explanation for this..?
ahenners05/02/2020 23:33

Interested on the explanation for this..?


Me too - I didn't even bother finding out how many my £9,500 Omega has when purchasing...(or my £4,500 one)
I think the price is good, especially for the movement - but I'm confused about the case size, on TKmaxx it says 39mm and on Tissot website it's 45mm so I guess the latter will be more accurate (unless they do different case sizes?)
Heat added as is a great price for what you are getting. Please stop comparing the quartz and automatic movements. A Swiss auto Vs Swiss quartz are dramatically different prices. The watch may look the same but the internals cost way more. I was tempted by this but it's the small seconds hand on the LHS rather than the main seconds hand that is the main seconds counter. Which kind of makes sense based on its functional use but have a very similar watch so on the hunt for something different.
Edited by: "SurfingAD" 6th Feb
ezzer7205/02/2020 23:52

Me too - I didn't even bother finding out how many my £9,500 Omega has …Me too - I didn't even bother finding out how many my £9,500 Omega has when purchasing...(or my £4,500 one)


Are you on universal credit by any chance
I prefer my Daytona. 😏
IndyS06/02/2020 01:47

Are you on universal credit by any chance


Universal credit gets you the cheap watches,it's PayPal credit that gets you the good stuff
TheWorthinger05/02/2020 23:25

You can't compare a quartz - of any brand IMHO - to the engineering that …You can't compare a quartz - of any brand IMHO - to the engineering that goes into an auto chrono. The only things shared between this item and a quartz PRS516 are the case and the face.


Not to be pedantic (and I am a fan of mechanical watches), but historically the level of engineering that was required to manufacture a quartz movement was easily an order of magnitude higher than for a mechanical movement. If you look at the movement of a clock, rather than a watch, it's actually quite easy to understand how it works, and for a watch movement, the main difficulty is the small size and mechanical precision required to make it work well. For a quartz movement, you'd have to be an electronic engineer. The fact that nowadays you can make quartz movements for pennies doesn't change the fact that a ton of engineering went into them.
ahenners05/02/2020 23:33

Interested on the explanation for this..?



more jewels --> less friction --> less wear and tear --> longer service intervals --> better accuracy
tempt06/02/2020 08:13

more jewels --> less friction --> less wear and tear --> longer service …more jewels --> less friction --> less wear and tear --> longer service intervals --> better accuracy


And the bit about £800 and there not being enough?
Worth bearing in mind the cost of servicing. Every 5 years at about £400 a time.
porkyone06/02/2020 09:50

Worth bearing in mind the cost of servicing. Every 5 years at about £400 a …Worth bearing in mind the cost of servicing. Every 5 years at about £400 a time.


£400 to service a Valjoux chrono? Where you taking it?

The recommended Swatch group pricing for a complete auto chrono service is 290 CHF which is about £230 for a complete service.

hamiltonwatch.com/en-…tml

tissotwatches.com/en-…ces
Edited by: "ahenners" 6th Feb
SharkSandwich06/02/2020 08:01

Not to be pedantic (and I am a fan of mechanical watches), but …Not to be pedantic (and I am a fan of mechanical watches), but historically the level of engineering that was required to manufacture a quartz movement was easily an order of magnitude higher than for a mechanical movement. If you look at the movement of a clock, rather than a watch, it's actually quite easy to understand how it works, and for a watch movement, the main difficulty is the small size and mechanical precision required to make it work well. For a quartz movement, you'd have to be an electronic engineer. The fact that nowadays you can make quartz movements for pennies doesn't change the fact that a ton of engineering went into them.


Got to disagree. Apples and oranges are both fruit, mechanics and electronics are both engineering. But but not the same.

The joy of the mechanical watch is the physical. Its all the pieces put together by hand and working in synchronicity. They need no more than a bit of human interaction to keep them running to incredible levels of accuracy.

Not a fan of quartz at all. Yeah, they tell the time but its like having an electric dog. Electronics may be accurate, even impressive but the lack any kind of human interaction. Made by machines.

"Do androids dream of auto chrono watches?"
ahenners06/02/2020 11:44

£400 to service a Valjoux chrono? Where you taking it? The recommended …£400 to service a Valjoux chrono? Where you taking it? The recommended Swatch group pricing for a complete auto chrono service is 290 CHF which is about £230 for a complete service.https://www.hamiltonwatch.com/en-int/service-prices.htmlhttps://www.tissotwatches.com/en-en/support/prices


Swiss Time Services have Tissot mechanical chronograph service listed as £360.
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