Tissot PRX Powermatic 80

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Re: Tissot PRX Powermatic 80

Post by biglove » Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:49 pm

At some point I am going to give one of these a go. Eventually.
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Re: Tissot PRX Powermatic 80

Post by temerityb » Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:58 pm

Easy prediction: One of the (if not the) biggest selling watches of 2021.
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Re: Tissot PRX Powermatic 80

Post by biglove » Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:44 pm

temerityb wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:58 pm
Easy prediction: One of the (if not the) biggest selling watches of 2021.
No doubt. And the dials on the autos are even sexier than the quartz versions.
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Re: Tissot PRX Powermatic 80

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:06 pm

Fuck them for that butterfly clasp. Foldover clasps, and no butterfly shit!

Oh, and I've been asked at some point by a client if it's true that these Powermatics have plastic components in the escapement assembly. In fact, they do. The C07.111 is the version which has them. I think the only Tissots that don't have them are the ones with a Silicium hairspring (ETA C07.811). That'd be the Ballade chronometer and the Gentleman auto. As far as I know, Tissot doesn't use the C07.611, which has Nivachron, not Silicium, but does have a "full metal" escapement. Nonmetallic - synthetic - components are not necessarily a deal-breaker, but you might wanna know.
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Re: Tissot PRX Powermatic 80

Post by temerityb » Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:14 pm

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:06 pm
Fuck them for that butterfly clasp. Foldover clasps, and no butterfly shit!

Oh, and I've been asked at some point by a client if it's true that these Powermatics have plastic components in the escapement assembly. In fact, they do. The C07.111 is the version which has them. I think the only Tissots that don't have them are the ones with a Silicium hairspring (ETA C07.811). That'd be the Ballade chronometer and the Gentleman auto. As far as I know, Tissot doesn't use the C07.611, which has Nivachron, not Silicium, but does have a "full metal" escapement. Nonmetallic - synthetic - components are not necessarily a deal-breaker, but you might wanna know.
At the price point of the Powermatics, it doesn't bother me. If they were getting 2824 prices for that movement, I might wince.

And let's not even get into what the MSRPs are now for watches with 2824s. Even Hamilton prices have gone through the proverbial roof.
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