Tissot Le Locle T006.428.22.038.01

Hello there,

I've been eyeballing this piece for sometime now and I'd like to consult you on it.

What has your experience been with Tissot and more specifically the Le Locle line. Good or bad!
I've never owned a Tissot but this one keeps taunting me for some reason.
I'd also appreciate any suggestions regarding alternatives. I like the petit seconde but the Le Locle line is huge!
I'd also like to tackle the whole powermatic 80 or not thing. I'd love more power reserve but I don't know if I'm willing to sacrifice the smoothness of the seconds hand for it.

By all means gents, ladies, fire away!
oh... and do you think I can wear this casually? jeans / sneakers ? or dress only?

Thank You!

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My Tissot is a quartz Classic Dream, which is one of my dress watches, and I love it. The finishing is top-notch. I love the look of that watch, but if that is your wrist in the last picture, it may be a little big for you. If I'm thinking right, I believe that is a 42 mm watch, and that wrist looks more like a 39 mm watch size at the most. 

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Tissot is a classic Swatch Group brand.  The watch you're looking at is powered by a variant of the classic ETA 2824-2.  You shouldn't have any problems with it if you choose to pick it up (with the possible exception of the gold-coloring wearing through over time).

Also, you'll find that 21600 vph v. 28800 vph makes a lot less of a difference with a small seconds hand.

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RobertWood

My Tissot is a quartz Classic Dream, which is one of my dress watches, and I love it. The finishing is top-notch. I love the look of that watch, but if that is your wrist in the last picture, it may be a little big for you. If I'm thinking right, I believe that is a 42 mm watch, and that wrist looks more like a 39 mm watch size at the most. 

Hey, thanks for the reply.

That's not my wrist. I have 7.5' wrists.

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GGWatchReviews

Hey, thanks for the reply.

That's not my wrist. I have 7.5' wrists.

Oh, perfect, same as mine, then it will work great. That watch has a beautiful face. You will love it!

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I was comparing the steel version of this model with the tissot heritage “magnetique” I recently picked up. I chose the pocket watch over the LL because I was super interested in the movement/case back in that model. my tissot is built great I’m sure this model is as well. Enjoy 

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Tissot has heritage, quality and value. It's a great brand.

However, in my opinion, the Le Locle collection in particular may not be the best way to go. Sorry to be so direct, but I believe it may be helpful to hear an opposing view, for a few reasons:

  1. Tissot's "heritage" is not really here, as opposed to other pieces. 
  2. It's the best-selling collection for Tissot for a reason: it appeals to everyone who is not a watch enthusiast. The lines are simple, and it's hard not to like it, but for the same reason, it has nothing special, or unique. It's more of a mix of classic design elements mixed and matched from other watches, making it a bit of a "basic" or "general" watch, lacking personality.
  3. You ask, in your post, if this is a "dress only" watch or whether it can be worn with jeans too. I would argue that this is a "jeans only" watch, and it can hardly be considered as a dress watch. The size is that of a contemporary sports watch, the thickness, the bracelet, the PVD coating, all make it a casual watch. I am not fond of these watches that have been becoming popular in the last decade among younger people trying to "dress up" because they do not have good enough specs to be sports watches, but at the same time they are not dress watches. They are dress-inspired generalist designs in a sports watch contemporary oversized case, leaving me wondering what is the real use for them.
  4. The movement is actually good for that price. The Powermatic 80 has seen controversies, but I think that as long as you're paying less than 1000 EUR for it, you're doing just fine. Still, overall I would advise you to look elsewhere. If you want a dress watch, a bit of study will make you look at this one differently once you realise its unoriginal design clues and its stylistic contradictions. If you still like it afterwards, by all means go for it! It's a great brand and the watch is quality. But I just figured I'd give you a heads up, this kind of watch is often a regrettable starting point for many. If that is not your case, pull the trigger and enjoy it! 

    PS: A few random ideas of places where to look for a dress watch in the same price category:
    MODERN DRESS WATCH: Mido Baroncelli 38, Orient Bambino 38, Junghans (a lot of choice there), Hamilton Jazzmaster (also full of choice), or something from the Seiko Presage line (cocktail series maybe?)
    CLASSIC DRESS WATCH: For this price you'd have. to go vintage, not sure if that's your thing.
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 Tissot is a great place to start in Swiss watches. I love mine. And this is where the collection Really started for me. It was a gift. I’ll keep it forever. 

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Romaediem

Tissot has heritage, quality and value. It's a great brand.

However, in my opinion, the Le Locle collection in particular may not be the best way to go. Sorry to be so direct, but I believe it may be helpful to hear an opposing view, for a few reasons:

  1. Tissot's "heritage" is not really here, as opposed to other pieces. 
  2. It's the best-selling collection for Tissot for a reason: it appeals to everyone who is not a watch enthusiast. The lines are simple, and it's hard not to like it, but for the same reason, it has nothing special, or unique. It's more of a mix of classic design elements mixed and matched from other watches, making it a bit of a "basic" or "general" watch, lacking personality.
  3. You ask, in your post, if this is a "dress only" watch or whether it can be worn with jeans too. I would argue that this is a "jeans only" watch, and it can hardly be considered as a dress watch. The size is that of a contemporary sports watch, the thickness, the bracelet, the PVD coating, all make it a casual watch. I am not fond of these watches that have been becoming popular in the last decade among younger people trying to "dress up" because they do not have good enough specs to be sports watches, but at the same time they are not dress watches. They are dress-inspired generalist designs in a sports watch contemporary oversized case, leaving me wondering what is the real use for them.
  4. The movement is actually good for that price. The Powermatic 80 has seen controversies, but I think that as long as you're paying less than 1000 EUR for it, you're doing just fine. Still, overall I would advise you to look elsewhere. If you want a dress watch, a bit of study will make you look at this one differently once you realise its unoriginal design clues and its stylistic contradictions. If you still like it afterwards, by all means go for it! It's a great brand and the watch is quality. But I just figured I'd give you a heads up, this kind of watch is often a regrettable starting point for many. If that is not your case, pull the trigger and enjoy it! 

    PS: A few random ideas of places where to look for a dress watch in the same price category:
    MODERN DRESS WATCH: Mido Baroncelli 38, Orient Bambino 38, Junghans (a lot of choice there), Hamilton Jazzmaster (also full of choice), or something from the Seiko Presage line (cocktail series maybe?)
    CLASSIC DRESS WATCH: For this price you'd have. to go vintage, not sure if that's your thing.

Great points and concerns. I want that red seiko negroni cocktail next. Beautiful dial. Dress watch. And have seen them under 500 CAD.