Tissot Seastar 1000
When a person considers buying a watch, there are far too many companies to consider, and that only gets worse when the various models that these companies produce. Of course, when people consider the best watches on the market, Swiss-made watches have to be at the top of the list. Tissot falls into this category.
Having been founded in 1853, this Swiss watch brand has a rich lineage that can leave a person absolutely awed by what they can offer and for the grand prices that they offer them at. What lover of watches wouldn’t want to show that they know their watches? That being said, here is what we have found about this watch.
Water-resistant up to 1000 feet
80 hours of power reserve
Hard to get an extension for the metal band after purchase
With its appearance, you are likely to pull attention, and its durability makes it worth showing around. Since it is built to be usable in water, of course, you don’t have the same concern as you would with other watches. No need to remove it to wash your hands, and no concerns if you forget to take it off before showering.
The watch is not designed in your typical fashion to the diver’s watches that are commonplace either. Like all their watches, however, it is designed to hold true to the brand’s sea-like appearance. Add to that for a starting watch, the airtight seal actually holds to 1000 feet which is better than most offered today.
The steel is a 316L steel which is a highly modern appearance for the watches today. With the brushed steel and the sapphire face, you can assume you have a watch that will both look good and last much longer than others. The bezel is also a ceramic and pearl mix which gives it a gorgeous finish and spins an anti-clockwise turning feature.
The most advanced feature actually falls under the movement part of this watch and its power source. This is the crystal power source that holds up to 80 hours of the reserve, a definite advancement to the usual 30-40 hours of a crystal-based watch.
With the fact that this has such a heavy construction, many are concerned it will cause a lack of comfort, this is apparently not the case. The thick steel actually allows for it to be sturdier without losing in its gorgeous appearance, a definite plus. The bands can also come in either steel or rubber which definitely makes this watch a great purchase when you want something both durable in materials and great looking.
Its build also assures the waterproofing and scratchproof materials continue to work together to assure its longevity. The inner workings that make this watch go are jewel fueled rather than ceramic or crystal, which is another reason that material components are important to mention. Using jewels rather than the stereotypical crystal or ceramics means it will keep working long after others have stopped.
The reserve power created by the inside jewels also gives you more to fall back on when your battery needs to be changed. With a full 80 hours to work with, you won’t be let down and have plenty of time to get everything back into place.
Another thing to note is it doesn’t work with the silicon spring of other watch versions.
Comfort is a definite focus when it comes to this watch because no matter what band you go with this watch can be set to fit you properly. The rubber watchband actually has layers to keep the rubber from causing discomfort as well. Despite the watches face size, reviewers stated they don’t really notice anything other than it feels great to have on and doesn’t cause you to feel completely weighed down.
Since this is a diver’s watch, they offer the extension for it, and according to those who decided on the extension, they suggest the rubber wrist band as it is easier to apply for the extension on after the fact. A steel band is a bit harder to add to later on and can be quite a hassle if you have to go through other means to connect it with.
With six different variants on the color, you will undoubtedly find one you like.
When talking durability, we also have to take into consideration the sapphire face. We can’t ignore the fact that this alone adds to how long the last will be there for you since sapphire facing is scratch resistant naturally. Added to the steel, you have a watch that can hold up to some of the more rugged areas of life.
There is also the longevity of the battery and how it works. Most watches we have seen offer between 30 and 40 hours of back up, and this one gives you double that to assure you can change up the battery long before it comes to a stop.
All-in-all, the face is easy to read in bright light or the dark, as long as the watch has had enough time to charge enough to luminesce. Tissot definitely did a great job with these features, and that only means they are well worth every penny to own. This isn’t a surprise of course, given their great reputation for watches, especially divers watches.
Many have stated, though, that the rubber version of the band may be better for those who do not want to purchase the extension right away or are unsure of whether they want the extension. The reason for this is because it is much harder to get a fitted extension for the metal band after you own the watch than it is to buy for the rubber one.
Ease of Use
The anti-clockwise rotation of the bezel is a bit different, but no harder to utilize than one that turns clockwise. From everything we have found on those who own one, the Tissot Seastar 1000 does everything it is designed for and does it well. No complaints on use, and definitely worth the buy.
With an 80 hour back-up storage in the jewels, you won’t have to worry about the battery running out and not having time to replace it.
Of course, it all depends on what you choose for the appearance and the band. The metal band is obviously going to cost a little more than the rubber one, but if you are looking for ease of use after the purchase (such as adding the extension) you will find the price drops even more. It is all about the look here, of course, and what exactly you are aiming for with stability.
This watch boasts of a 2-year warranty as well, which means your covered against defaults that occur because of the watches manufacturing and can easily get replaced or refunded for it. This is always an important part of buying something this expensive.
- Sapphire face
- Choice in rubber or metal band
- Choice for extender
- Easy to use
- Reliable company