How and why the hell this watch is cheap?

I got it new with the box and papers including the Chronometer certification.

I couldn't believe the price, so I bought it the moment I saw it.

Problem will be I'll end up spending more money on straps than what I spent on the watch it self 馃槀

Edit: Granted the strap is stiff as a stick (pictured with a strap from another watch), older model perhaps and may be it can look boring to some, but the specs alone grant way more than what was paid for it.

$ 368 by the way 馃暫

Stunner. I have the same one. Enjoy it man!

JackieMoon_LMS

Stunner. I have the same one. Enjoy it man!

First person came to mind when I received it was you man 馃檹

Wearing the black dial version right now. Hands and markers catch so much light, they work better than lume in low light situations.

Great pick.

lphuberdeau

Wearing the black dial version right now. Hands and markers catch so much light, they work better than lume in low light situations.

Great pick.

Thanks man!聽

I was skeptical as I'm not a dress watch guy. The possibility to dress it down sold it for me and our friend @JackieMoon_LMS confirmed it聽

Tissot is just one of those companies with heritage that鈥檚 still providing value, enjoy it while you can. 聽Seems Seiko is getting out of the value business, and I think most companies that can are going upmarket. Great looking watch by the way.聽

thekris

Tissot is just one of those companies with heritage that鈥檚 still providing value, enjoy it while you can. 聽Seems Seiko is getting out of the value business, and I think most companies that can are going upmarket. Great looking watch by the way.聽

Thank you and I totally agree with the Seiko statement which makes me and many others sad. Personally, Seiko is one of my favorite value brands, but them moving up the cost ladder is taking away from their appeal in my opinion.聽

Bessio

Thank you and I totally agree with the Seiko statement which makes me and many others sad. Personally, Seiko is one of my favorite value brands, but them moving up the cost ladder is taking away from their appeal in my opinion.聽

I'm 100% with you on that. 聽Like many, my first mechanical watch was an SKX and it very much sparked my interest in watches. 聽I'd always liked watches, but that one got me into watches in a much deeper way.聽

A quick comment on Seiko: 聽I have no idea what they think they're doing right now. 聽I get moving up market, but it doesn't seem like they're offering any more value, they're just raising prices. 聽I see these $1k dive watches that look almost identical to their $500 dive watches, don't have better finishing, have the same specs, and often have the same quality issues. 聽It's like they've decided to move upmarket while also deciding to cut costs, and that's a bad combination.

thekris

I'm 100% with you on that. 聽Like many, my first mechanical watch was an SKX and it very much sparked my interest in watches. 聽I'd always liked watches, but that one got me into watches in a much deeper way.聽

A quick comment on Seiko: 聽I have no idea what they think they're doing right now. 聽I get moving up market, but it doesn't seem like they're offering any more value, they're just raising prices. 聽I see these $1k dive watches that look almost identical to their $500 dive watches, don't have better finishing, have the same specs, and often have the same quality issues. 聽It's like they've decided to move upmarket while also deciding to cut costs, and that's a bad combination.

You are literally speaking my mind. My first automatic was the Seiko turtle manta ray-I was late to the SKX scene- and I went down the rabbit hole since then.

Their value proposition was a no brainer, but now, as you said, I can't justify the $ 1K+ price tag. May be they got caught up in the "people are buying, so why not? " mentality. Or they got tired of the underdog and value proposition stigma!

That being said I'm considering their new GMT which brings back the good value.聽

Bessio

You are literally speaking my mind. My first automatic was the Seiko turtle manta ray-I was late to the SKX scene- and I went down the rabbit hole since then.

Their value proposition was a no brainer, but now, as you said, I can't justify the $ 1K+ price tag. May be they got caught up in the "people are buying, so why not? " mentality. Or they got tired of the underdog and value proposition stigma!

That being said I'm considering their new GMT which brings back the good value.聽

The GMT does seem like a decent watch and good value, so they haven't completely lost their way. 聽To me, the issue is that they could have started increasing prices and kept quality high. 聽Then up their game on the real high-end stuff they want to sell. 聽Let's see some great finishing. 聽Let's see some cool dials. 聽But don't try to charge more money for the same watch AND let quality slip.

I have the tissot Le Locle which seems to be the cheaper version of yours but stills incredible for the price.

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It's not cheap when It costs over 300$ when working people have to choose between food or heat in some parts of the western world...聽

I would bet the watch isn't cheaply mad either?

Impressive with a chronometer at that price 馃く Good looking too. Enjoy 鈽猴笍

Great looking and great value. I have also replaced the band on my Tissot perpetual calendar for something more comfortable. The hands do catch the light well - not the level of finish of my GS but same idea and very easy to read.聽

Tissot offers a large number of watch styles, some far more popular than others. On the grey market the color of a dial can easily make a $100 difference. If you pick a model than is not that much in demand, you pay far less than for a popular watch with similar specs.聽

Bessio

Thanks man!聽

I was skeptical as I'm not a dress watch guy. The possibility to dress it down sold it for me and our friend @JackieMoon_LMS confirmed it聽

Seeing yours on a NATO has me thinking about all the possibilities. Leather nato should work nicely as well!

Robinwatch

I have the tissot Le Locle which seems to be the cheaper version of yours but stills incredible for the price.

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Love it