Anyone interested in a Quality watch? (Removed from sale offer)

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Anyone interested in a Quality watch? (Removed from sale offer)

No Longer For Sale, thanks for looking…

Anyone interested in a Quality watch? I bought this Automatic Tissot about 2 years ago after a hunt for a very accurate self winder that was semi-affordable. I got sick of my Citizen Eco Drive’s dying on me.

The MOST accurate was well beyond my reach at some $7,000, so I bought this one on a monthly pay out basis. This was a $1000 Swiss Made Self Winding wristwatch! Tissot is one of the oldest watch making companies still in existence, having started back in 1853. They have an extremely good reputation and I have found that to be well deserved. However, what I didn’t notice at the time was that it is designed to be a dress watch. No glow in the dark markers of any kind. And for 2 years now that has bugged me to no end. lol I also find that the 80 hour reserve needs someone active wearing it, and while I hadn’t thought I was inactive, it seems I do sit at my computer excessively. So. I am looking now to get a quality quartz movement with dark legible hands.

I don’t do a lot, especially in the beginning of wearing this and having had the neck surgery, so it’s in really good condition only showing some light scuffing on the clasp area on the inside of the wrist. The Sapphire lens is pristine as is virtually all the “visible” part of the watch. I’d take a lot less for it than I paid, for sure.

So if anyone is interested in a very high quality automatic Swiss wristwatch at a fraction of the normal selling price, please let me know.

It’s accurate on an active wrist, or needs some assist through winding (it can be stem wound) if not very active.

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The Officially Certified Chronometer part is a pretty intensive testing that is done out of house, big name Watchmakers like Rolex and Cartier and Tissot send select movements to a Certification company where they have to meet rigorous standards over a 2 week testing phase, pass and you get the markings on the face of the watch. So this one is one of those prestigious Officially Certified Chronometer’s that passed the tests.

The Sapphire lens is domed to cut reflections and it’s really beautiful how that works, sapphire lens in back too so you can see the movement… impressive watch… a guy that wears a suit in the boardroom wears this kind of watch. Unfortunately, I’m not that kind of guy… don’t know how I thought this was for me when I bought it. Must have been the drugs/pain with the whole neck thing…

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While I was ready to part with this for about half the price they go for I have decided to go a different route. Thanks for looking though, appreciate it. Wink

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I did look at it, but…

  1. I can’t afford even “about half the price they go for”
  2. I don’t wear watches anyway

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This one’s an excellent businessman’s watch, classy elegant accurate… Suit style. (expensive suit style) It goes for $1000, I was willing to part with it for $450 to get a new watch of my interest. But I will go about it a different way, wear this in the daytime and a watch with night visibility at night. My Citizen Eco drive in Titanium with Sapphire crystal is working at the moment so I will try wearing it at night, see if it continues to work. It’s been on the window sill since I got this Tissot and it seems to have taken a good charge with that kind of exposure.

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WatchUSeek is a great place to sell if you still want to.

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Thanks, but I’m kind of fickle when it comes to some things… I take really good care of my stuff and if I decide to move something on I like to see it go to someone equally discerning. Difficult for me to just dump something of high quality on the open market without having some clue as to who the buyer may be. Weird, I know, but it is what it is…

I had a ’77 Cadillac Seville once upon a time that was immaculate. Garage kept, leather all properly maintained and cared for, sold it to a friend of mine that promised to keep it in like condition and I believed him. He got pressure from his family for being a young man driving a Cadillac and he let his Uncle sell it off his used car lot. My dad ran across the car at the grocery store once, a year or so later, and the seats were shot, cracked up and split beyond belief! Hurts somewhat, after having babied it for so long… that’s the kind of reason I am fickle about some things…

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I love my Citizen eco drives, my favorite being my Nighthawk black on black. I dont wear mine much though since I work in an industrial enviroment.

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DB Custom wrote:
Thanks, but I’m kind of fickle when it comes to some things… I take really good care of my stuff and if I decide to move something on I like to see it go to someone equally discerning. Difficult for me to just dump something of high quality on the open market without having some clue as to who the buyer may be. Weird, I know, but it is what it is…

I had a ’77 Cadillac Seville once upon a time that was immaculate. Garage kept, leather all properly maintained and cared for, sold it to a friend of mine that promised to keep it in like condition and I believed him. He got pressure from his family for being a young man driving a Cadillac and he let his Uncle sell it off his used car lot. My dad ran across the car at the grocery store once, a year or so later, and the seats were shot, cracked up and split beyond belief! Hurts somewhat, after having babied it for so long… that’s the kind of reason I am fickle about some things…

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I do. Wink

Expecting a Nite Hawk 300T with blue tritium number markers and orange tritium hand markers to arrive later in the week. Smile Wasn’t thinking dive watch but this one got my attention… will keep the dress watch for shoots and wear the robust dive watch the rest of the time… lol

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DB Custom wrote:
Expecting a Nite Hawk 300T with blue tritium number markers and orange tritium hand markers to arrive later in the week. Smile Wasn’t thinking dive watch but this one got my attention… will keep the dress watch for shoots and wear the robust dive watch the rest of the time… lol
Thought i was having a senior moment until i realised you probably mean photo shoots, not double-barrelled shotgun shoots.

I like the colours on the Tissot, better than the other options i see offered, and was tempted for a brief moment by your original sale until practicalities kicked in. Glad you decided to keep it Smile

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Zackly, Tissot for Photo Shoots and nite for Magnum fun. Smile

The Tissot was originally purchased for the dress quality as I do like to look professional on a shoot, typically all in black but I quit wearing a suit long ago as I got tired of sweating up all the clothes and having to rush to change between sections of an event. lol

I decided to keep it when the glaring loss of $400 or more about to take place woke me up. Silly The wife put it to me to sell it to pay for or offset the new purchase, so to keep the peace I made the small effort. Wink