HOT TAKE: Tissot as a brand is bland

Movements? Good 

Heritage? There 

Quality? Definitely 

Brand? Bland :/  

Hotel? Trivago

I will probably get some hate for this but indulge me, would love to hear your guys' take.   

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They are intentionally bland to sell massive numbers to normal people. I think Tissot sales are millions of units per year, so they likely don't really care about appealing to a small number of watch enthusiasts. 

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KristianG

They are intentionally bland to sell massive numbers to normal people. I think Tissot sales are millions of units per year, so they likely don't really care about appealing to a small number of watch enthusiasts. 

Never thought about it that way, you probably are right about that I think they sell and produce the most amount of watches in Switzerland 

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Agreed. I suspect that's a big reason why the PRX was such a hit....it was completely unexpected for a brand like Tissot to be able to hit on a design that so many enthusiasts enjoyed. 

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admit_to_IM

Agreed. I suspect that's a big reason why the PRX was such a hit....it was completely unexpected for a brand like Tissot to be able to hit on a design that so many enthusiasts enjoyed. 

The PRX is a enthusiast piece, I considered buying one but it didn't sit on the wrist properly 

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Tissot are owned by the Swatch Group. They are possibly positioned within their portfolio so as to attract the buyer after something up from a Swatch, but not yet a Longines or Omega. Hence the varied range. With regards to the PRX and Visodate lines, I think they were a smart move to ensure that the brand retains something for “watch enthusiasts” who remember and respect the brands heritage, so as they don’t see it as a soulless conduit for Swatch to generate income - I speculate of course, I cannot speak for a major conglomerate.

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Handled tons of Tissot when I have worked at a Tissot AD. Frankly...most had me unimpressed. The Gentleman Powermatic 80 is great, the quartz PRX as well. I also really like the Le Locle and the Couturier day-date auto.

 However, stuff like the Everytime is so absolutely uninspired and boring that it hurts to even look at it. Even worse are all the Swissmatics. Glorified Sistem51, a disposable movement. The Ruhla or Kienzle of today's watchmaking

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I own a Tissot Gentlemen(dressed up field watch), but it’s what I wanted. I am even looking at the the Tissot Banana. Tissot sits above Certinaand next to Hamilton in the Swatch Group. I think their style and design fits holistically in the Swatch Group.

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Tissot was one of the first brands to get me into watches many moons ago, specifically the T-Race and PRS. Their Powermatic is also solid. Truly hard to beat for the price, especially those looking for a sportier/racing themed watch around $500.

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I like the Gentleman Silicium Powermatic 80 but I agree I am losing interest in it.  Even the Seastar diver's watches do not inspire me .  Perhaps the PR 100 Powermatic 80 is the better choice in my opinion

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definitely, the Seastar is so boring it's almost offensive imo.  although i have to admit i like the PRX and am excited for the smaller versions

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AllTheWatches

Tissot was one of the first brands to get me into watches many moons ago, specifically the T-Race and PRS. Their Powermatic is also solid. Truly hard to beat for the price, especially those looking for a sportier/racing themed watch around $500.

Totally agree. Great entry level options that can open the door or watch box. I started with a quartz Visodate from Macy’… I totally overpaid 😂 

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Cdfaltz

Totally agree. Great entry level options that can open the door or watch box. I started with a quartz Visodate from Macy’… I totally overpaid 😂 

We all overpaid for a watch at some point. I remember being 22 and really wanting a Movado Museum. Total garbage of a watch in hind site, even 20+ years later, not worth the $350 spent on it.  Sadly, probably the watch that got the most compliments publicly to this day, not that one seeks it out, but still.

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MrBloke

Handled tons of Tissot when I have worked at a Tissot AD. Frankly...most had me unimpressed. The Gentleman Powermatic 80 is great, the quartz PRX as well. I also really like the Le Locle and the Couturier day-date auto.

 However, stuff like the Everytime is so absolutely uninspired and boring that it hurts to even look at it. Even worse are all the Swissmatics. Glorified Sistem51, a disposable movement. The Ruhla or Kienzle of today's watchmaking

I have a Tissot V8 and even though it is well made it is painfully boring to look at

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Harold.Tan

I like the Gentleman Silicium Powermatic 80 but I agree I am losing interest in it.  Even the Seastar diver's watches do not inspire me .  Perhaps the PR 100 Powermatic 80 is the better choice in my opinion

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Exactly how I feel, it seemed so cool at the time but now I can't even go on their site without falling into a coma from boredom.

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I agree. 
 

The vintage Tissot stuff however, particularly the chronographs are stunning.