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It would be excellent were it not for its poor battery life
on August 19, 2008
Very durable, aesthetic. Watch has taken plenty of hard hits but has not shown a dent or scratch yet (have had it over a year). In addition, the movement is excellent. Have had it over a year and has not even lost a minute. Lastly, the watchband is also aesthetic and well made. Has barely shown any wear in over a year of use (despite not being made of metal). Expect it to last many years. In addition, the watch and band have withstood plenty of use in water. The only drawback is that the watch is quite large and is very heavy due to this and the fact it is make of of steel. I do not recomment wearing this watch if you have to sit and use a computer all day.
After having this thing a while I have realized that the battery life is quite low. You are lucky to get 2 years of battery power. Then it needs to be replaced. Considering the fact that the back cover is almost impossible to remove, even for a professional jeweler, nevermind a mere lay watchowner, it needs to be sent to Tissot for battery replacement. The fee is about $50!!! Hence if you are considering purchasing this watch be prepared to spend quite a bit, over the watch's lifetime on maintenance. If I knew this originally I would have never purchased this.
Hence a revised rating, taking this into consideration, would be only in the 3 star range.