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- Swiss-Quartz movement
- Black dial
- Stainless steel case and leather band
- Scratch sapphire resistant
- Water-resistant to 660 feet (200 M)
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Equally at home in both dressy and casual situations, the Tissot Men's Watch features a bold monochrome color scheme that is sure to turn heads. The black dial face is accented by white stick indexes and white Arabic numeral indexes at the three, nine, and 12 o'clock positions. White, luminous minute and hour hands and a yellow second hand further brighten up the face of this timepiece. The dial also features a tachymeter along its border, as well as three subdials for full chronograph functionality. The stainless steel bezel attaches to a jet black synthetic leather strap, while a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal protects the dial from everyday wear and tear. A date window has also been included at the four o'clock position. This watch is water resistant to 330 feet (100 meters) and features precise Swiss quartz movement.
- Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B000KKO894
- Item model number: T17152652
- Date first available at Amazon.com: June 1, 2004
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Tissot|
|Dial window material type||Synthetic sapphire|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||40 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||11 millimeters|
|Band length||Men's Standard|
|Band width||19 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Special features||Screw down crown, Shock resistant, Water Resistant|
|Item weight||2.72 Ounces|
|Water resistant depth||330 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
Issue #1: The chronograph hand may not align with major hash marks and sways (at least)1/5th of a second. This is an inherent problem with quartz movements (according to a local watchmaker), and results in some variance between copies of this watch. In other words, some PRC200s will have chronograph hands that line up well at the 12 marker, and others will not. For me, it took 3 returns before finding one that was acceptable.
Issue #2: Number markings on the tachymeter may not line up well with NWSE positions and major hash marks. This is purely a quality control issue, and sometimes the variance is substantial. Couple this with Issue #1 and finding a "good" copy becomes a hassle for the detail-oriented.
Again, this watch is a beautiful timepiece that strikes a wonderful balance, and most people will not notice the nuances I have mentioned unless they receive a really bad copy or without specifically looking for them. For me, though, the variance is too much to ignore, even with the affordable price tag.
I hear the updated PRC200 models "hide" these issues more effectively (fewer hash marks), and may be worth a look.
Only complaint.... The leather band wont hold up under any sort of physical activity or lots of sweating from such activities. If you are in the market for a Tissot PRC 200 style watch (there are many styles) do yourself a favor and pay the extra bucks to get one with the metal band. Then if you feel the need go to a company like Hirsch and buy yourself a nice quality leather strap to swap in when you want. Heads up for those looking to get a new band for one of these watches, they are 19mm bands which can be pretty tough to find. If you are getting a leather band you can get a 20mm one to fit but it will be tight.
Tissot is a great watch maker and this is the best "cheap" swiss watch you are going to get. Can't recommend it, or Tissot as a company, enough. So if you want a real watch with solid mechanics behind it made by real professionals... you could do quite a bit worse than a Tissot PRC 200.
Now to the important parts, the watch face is very good. It has a black background and has strong lettering on the 12, 3, and 9. The dial is "busy" but it is organized very well. The dial contains three smaller pieces, two which count time for the stopwatch and the third which represents the seconds ticking by. The traditional "seconds hand" in the center is actually the stop watch. I like this design very much, I don't really need to know the seconds ticking by but for the stopwatch I want a precise measurement of time gone by. The stopwatch can apparently run up to 30 minutes (tracked by the upper left sub-dial). The inner bevel contains markings for a standard 400-60 Tachymetre, very good touch, I love it. The last part of the dial is the date, which works as you would expect.
All in all, I highly recommend this watch. The face is not too large, fits easily within the width of my wrist, and the thickness is slightly above average.
9/16/12 Update: The watch still functions and looks as good as when I originally purchased. Time is accurate. Took me a while to set the date so that it would turn accurately with each month, but no problems now. The band is still the only negative. It is a low quality material that has started to deteriorate. Initially, I did not care for the clasp, however I like the clasp now. I feel the watch has been worth the money.