The Tissot T-Race MotoGP Automatic Chronograph Limited Edition 2014 are slightly collectible and should hold their value better than most. The edition is limited to 3333 pieces. The special commemorative packaging includes a helmet box. And for those whose hearts are broken because they love the watch but can’t wrap their heads around the price, there is hope – the colorway (almost identical and also a limited edition) is also being produced with a quartz (G10.211 ETA) movement for $500 less.
Seastar Men’s Blue 1000 Automatic Sport Watch is the flagship of the Seastar line (stainless, extendable diver style bracelet upgrade) with elements such as a unidirectional bezel, a strap with a divers’ buckle and extension, plus Super-LumiNova hands and markings. All models in the family have their own helium valve, which allows them to automatically depressurize. Using the well regarded C01.211 ETA movement this watch sports chrono with three hands and three subdials. This colorway, matching blue bezel and dial gives the watch a massive face – just blue background, white markings, white Super-LumiNova (plenty of it) and a few detail highlights in matching stainless. There are a million diver watches out there, but this one of the few that I would recognize from across the room.
Being both dressy and sporty, the Titanium Automatic Men’s Watch with Rose Gold PVD, addition to the custom 23 jeweled Powermatic 80 movement line is a stunning watch. It has a titanium case and titanium butterfly bracelet (don’t forget; sapphire crystal) that make you wonder why this watch is only MSRP $950.
What a tease this new bottom-of-the-line traditional “nostalgic” stainless and white masterfully minimalistic watch really is – the right size at 42mm wide, the right materials with stainless 316 (locked nickle) case and butterfly bracelet, and sapphire window, the right movement; date window and three handed, Swiss quartz ETA F06.111, and water resistance to 100 feet.
This is a super sporty game-day watch if ever there was one! And if your team is the Green Bay Packers or CBF Brazil you are the ultimate candidate for this watch. It does have a plastic-y look about it, but don’t be fooled – this watch is stainless steel cased, silicone strapped, sapphire windowed, water resistant to 330 feet and sports the reliable old standby user-calibratable Swiss made quartz movement ETA G10.211 (continuously produced since 2006).
Using the artistic ETA 6497-1 skeleton movement, the Tissot T-Complications Squelette is a watch collectors dream. It is hand wound. One must love skeleton watches to like this one – it reveals the movement 100% both front and back. And at 43mm X 12mm it’s a bit of a show-off.
Tissot urges you to buy their watches from their web-site or from authorized dealers (who issue official certificates of warranty) to minimize your support and warranty issues. Granted, there is some merit to this system – Tissot should know, their having been in the business since 1853. Then again, in truth, their watches are field repairable by any good watchmaker or careful hobbyist. So, it sometimes pays off to go to amazon or eBay – big savings can be had, particularly on previous model-year products.
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