Tissot PR100 COSC Black Dial Quartz Watch $159.99USD
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Cheap automatics are very YMMV with sample variation. It's not hard to find one that is -/+ 5 sec a day out of the box. Seiko 5 tolerances are like -30 to +45 sec a day, but most run far better than that.
Sep 16th, 2019 9:40 am
Sep 16th, 2019 9:40 am
THIS lol...I love my Seiko 5 (and was my first to start the collection) but holy shit either its a lemon or the thing just cant keep time within a day - runs too fast or too slow...smh
Sep 16th, 2019 9:42 am
Sep 16th, 2019 9:44 am
The "low maintenance" of automatic watches is very misleading. You're looking at a $10 battery change every few years for quartz, versus $300+ to service a mechanical watch every 5-10 years. Some servicing has cost me $1000+Kurtz7834 wrote: ↑ Nice watch, but quartz... no thanks. Everyone has a drawer of dead quartz watches. Go to a Value Village and it's a sad, quartz watch graveyard.
It's worth noting that even a Chinese garbage quartz watch will be more accurate than a COSC certified automatic / mechanical watch.
But mechanicals are more fun and ultimately lower maintenance.
If you care about resale value, mechanical is the way to go, it's getting very hard to get decent amounts of money for most quartz watches.
Sep 16th, 2019 9:45 am
That's good to know, but this is a dress watch, it's a bit of a joke that's it's COSC certified for extreme conditions. As you said earlier, the general consensus is that COSC certification is not necessary for a quartz watch.randomroyalty wrote: ↑ However the certification for quartz is not to be sneezed at and the certification is adapted to the drawbacks of quartz movements, namely that they are very sensitive to temperature and humidity variations. A COSC certified quartz watch will be generally engineered to remain stable and accurate under varying temperature and humidity variations, which most movements do not (Bulova precisionist and some Citizens do however).
Sep 16th, 2019 9:50 am
It depends on the watch and your standards, I was thinking more along the lines of :
Sep 16th, 2019 9:52 am
Factor in 20% Duty on these watches and the fact that the warranty is from Jomashop and NOT the Swatch Group.randomroyalty wrote: ↑ This is NOT a mechanical watch, and some people (ahem! watch snobs) would scoff at a COSC certification for a quartz watch as quartz will generally keep time better over a mechanical movement.
However the certification for quartz is not to be sneezed at and the certification is adapted to the drawbacks of quartz movements, namely that they are very sensitive to temperature and humidity variations. A COSC certified quartz watch will be generally engineered to remain stable and accurate under varying temperature and humidity variations, which most movements do not (Bulova precisionist and some Citizens do however).
So this is a pretty decent price for a Swiss brand with a nice stainless steel bracelet and sapphire crystal at a modern size of 39mm. The only thing I don't like is the cyclops over the date, but I'm considering going for it.
Keep in mind to add shipping, exchange, and 5% duty and taxes, all added up still cheaper than what you can buy in Canada from Tissot.
Not sure how Jomashop ships but beware of brokerage fees as well.
Sep 16th, 2019 9:53 am
I own a lot of cheap automatics, I just buy on Amazon due to easy returns. I test it out of the box and if it is more than -10/10+ a day, I return it. Very easy to find one that gains or loses less than ten sec a day and even five sec a day isn't hard.