Value Proposition: Tissot Swissmatic Everytime Collection

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Value Proposition: Tissot Swissmatic Everytime Collection

Post by JAS1125 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:43 am

The Value Proposition The Tissot Swissmatic Everytime Collection
Is a Swiss-made automatic watch for under $400 too good to be true?

Within the Swatch Group’s diverse portfolio of watch brands, Tissot has turned into the go-to brand for watches that pack a lot of technological and mechanical punch for not a ton of money (relatively speaking, as always). Well, Tissot’s stepped things up a notch with the Everytime Swissmatic, offering an automatic Swiss-made watch for under $400. But the real question: Is it any good?


https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/tisso ... roposition

And another review:

https://wristwatchreview.com/2018/01/08 ... wissmatic/
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Re: Value Proposition: Tissot Swissmatic Everytime Collecti

Post by temerityb » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:36 am

While I'm a big fan of the Powermatic 80, my jury is out on the Swissmatic until I find someone who owns one and find out how they like it. Frankly? If it's really a modified Sistem51 with more flowery name ... why not spend the $150 for a Swatch and not $400 for a Tissot? Just rollin' it all around in my feeble brain.
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Re: Value Proposition: Tissot Swissmatic Everytime Collecti

Post by conjurer » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:20 pm

temerityb wrote:While I'm a big fan of the Powermatic 80, my jury is out on the Swissmatic until I find someone who owns one and find out how they like it. Frankly? If it's really a modified Sistem51 with more flowery name ... why not spend the $150 for a Swatch and not $400 for a Tissot? Just rollin' it all around in my feeble brain.


Quite so. The Powermatic is something of a revelation--a mechanical movement with an astounding power reserve, mass produced, but able to be COSC certified, apparently right off the assembly line. Also, there are plenty of watches using the movement to be had for not much more than Tissot pictured, at least gray market.
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