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  1. Have had the Tissot Le Locle for a few years. It is a great looking watch and goes with everything from jeans to suit. I have been wearing it only on special occasions and when I do decide to wear it, I reset date and time. This is no big deal but I just purchased an auto watch winder. I can not find any information on what Tissot’s settings are for turns per day and direction (clockwise, etc.).
    Can you help? Nov 14, 2017

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      Hi Ray. The Le Locle is a really versatile watch eh? I’m happy that you love the watch. On the setting of the time, unfortunately that’s the major disadvantage of all automatic watch. But it’s not a big deal since we can always get the most accurate time from our smartphones =P

      You can refer to this site on the required turns per day. The specific Le Locle model is not listed but that’s not really important. As long as we can get the info from a watch with the same movement (ETA 2824-2), that should suffice. From the database, the ETA 2824-2 movement can be wind in both direction at 650 turns per day.

      Hope this helps!

  2. Will adjusting the watch backwards when it runs fast damage the watch?

    1. Author

      HI William. Nope you won’t damage the watch by adjusting the time backwards.

      One exception is at midnight when the date display changes. At that time, you must not adjust the watch backwards as the gear inside already engaged with the date display. Adjusting backwards might damage the date.

      This will vary from watch to watch depending on the movement design though. But it’s best to follow this as a precaution.

      Cheer!

  3. Please help me to understand. I got the same watch arond 8years ago in Qatar and friend of mine in Saudi. I am sure watch is original and not a fake. However there is no serial numbet engraved on the back. Nowdays i see the same model Lelocle is being sold with engraved nos. I have sent a male to manufacturer and got confirmed the dealer is official. Is it possible fhat before this model was without numbers and now with numbers? Even if you google you will find both versions. In my city a lady in a shop just told me my watch is fake. I got really angry. This is not a Rolex and if somebody will make a watch close to original,it will cost him a lot. Even though i have seen plenty of replicas,they are very obvious replicas…. if somebody can confirm…

    1. Author

      Hi Giorgi. I believe most watches (especially those costing more than $200) should have a unique serial number on it. By any chance when you bought it 8 years ago, did the dealer gave you a Tissot box, booklet and warranty card? If they did, then I believe it should be original. You can also mail Tissot with pictures of your watch to prove its authenticity.

      On a separate note, you have bought this watch 8 years ago. Even though it is not legit, it will take lots of effort on your part to get back your money (travel to Qatar, contact your friend, etc), so much so it’s not really worth it. I can only suggest for you to be more careful in future when buying a watch.

      Cheers!
      Isaac

    2. Hi Giorgi. From what I can tell, only watches sold by official resellers get the caseback serial numbers. I’ve compared the standard casebase serial numbers with the tissots on a site like Jomashop.com, which are assuredly also authentic watches, but which do not come with caseback serial numbers. The caseback serial number seems to confer the standard international warrantee, whereas the watches coming from Jomashop only come with the jomashop warrantee. I believe these watches are grey market watches, which, while are authentic, are not obtained from official reseller sources. You can check out what a grey market watch is here: http://fortune.com/2016/02/11/swiss-watches-gray-market/

    3. Author

      You’re totally correct Jimmy. Just because it’s not obtained from an official reseller, does not mean the watch is not authentic and less useful.

      Btw, thanks for sharing the info about gray market watches =)

  4. I have always been a Movado guy, but I really like the Tissot line. It’s very similar to Movado, but it’s a little but cheaper.You did a great job in explaining the features. So well, in fact, that I’m considering looking at Tissots because I read this post.

    I loved the “con” of 30m of water protection, as opposed to 50. I gave up my snorkeling career, so I think I’ll be ok! Nice post.

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      Hi Oliver. Thanks for the kind words! I’m glad that I can sway you from Movado lol =p

      If you decided to take a Tissot, let me know what you think about it buddy. I’m sure it will serve you well

      Cheers!

      Isaac

  5. I never knew what an automatic watch was until now. As I get older I enjoy the finer things in life more. Especially when you are dressing to impress on a date or a business meeting.
    A nice watch has a touch of sophistication and class to it. This watch is does it at a nice price and I like the different color options. Thanks for the review.

    1. Author

      Hi buddy. We are both cut from the same cloth! I was never a watch guy when I was in college – for me a watch is a nuisance. But as I grew older and work in a professional environment, a watch is a very beneficial tool to have. Plus, like you, I began to enjoy finer things in life. Oh boy how things have changed!

      The Tissot Le Locle really exudes class and sophisticated enough to be worn to even the classiest events. Not to mention it won’t break your bank. Thanks for reading and keep in touch buddy!

  6. I enjoyed this article. I’ve always love watches but I have never invested in a high quality one. The Tissot watch has a great look to it. I’m an avid supporter of simple designs and looks, and this one has just that. If you were to recommend your favorite style of wrist straps for the watches, what would it be? I personally love brown leather but I know of a lot of people who gravitate towards black leather. Any thoughts? Thanks for the info!

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      Hi Matthew! Thanks for dropping by. I also someone that loves a simply designed watch and don’t prefer a busy dial face (except if it’s very useful like this Seiko FlightMaster SNA411).

      On the strap styles, it depends on the watch face actually. A complementing strap to the watch dial will be the best. Black leather is the safest choice as it is suitable with almost any watch colors. But for the white dial version of the Le Locle, the brown leather works too.

      You can always ask me anything else that you want to know buddy. Great to have you here. Cheers!

  7. I’m looking a present for my Dad, he loves watches, and never had one of this before.

    Do you know if there is a place where I can engrave them with a name or bought them with the grave on, it would look really great with his personality.

    Thank you for the awesome review

    Take Care

    Marcelo

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      Hi Marcelo. Your dad sure is lucky to have a loving son like you. On the back of the watch, you can see there is a small space at the bottom half (between the bottom engraving to the open caseback). I think that will be a great place to engrave your dad’s name. You can always bring the watch to a jeweler to have them engrave it though I have no idea of how much it will cost. Keep me updated if you want to engrave it buddy. I’m sure your dad will love your present =)

  8. Hey.
    Awesome review. I am just in the process of buying a ‘classy’ watch, since I am going to be working with clients in our firm. I am looking for something not too expensive and not too pompous. Do you have any other suggestions? Maybe something more youthful or something like that :)?

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      Hi Luka. If you are looking for something classy, then this Tissot Le Locle will be the watch for you. It is Swiss Made and look stunning – which will totally impress your clients right =)

      On the other hand, you can also check out the Seiko SARB033. It is cheaper (less than $400) and looks gorgeous but not too pompous. Seiko SARB065 is also another watch that I recommend. It’s classier (in fact it looks better than the Tissot Le Locle in my opinion) though it is a bit more expensive.

      If you are looking for more youthful and cheap watch, you can look at some of the Japanese diver watch. Orient Mako and Seiko 5 SNZH53 are two of the best low end diver watches that you can buy for around $200. The thing about diver watches are it is rugged, looks tough, stunning look, and you can use it anywhere. It’s also very popular – you can see people wear them even when going to office in suits!

      Good luck with your watch hunting Luka!

  9. Hi there,

    Great review, I’ve found it very interesting to read!
    I had few watches in the past, but lately, I don’t wear it anymore. My husband is crazy about watches and the Tissot seems to be a good watch. I have bookmarked your website so I can show this to my husband, I am sure he will love it!
    Do you ship out of US?
    Is there a free shipping?
    OH, I almost forget, in what colors those watches comes?
    Thank you very much for this excellent post!.

    1. Author

      Hi Daniella. Many thanks for reading and I’m glad that you like it enough to recommend it to your husband. I’ve already updated the post to include the various variations and styles that Tissot produces for this model. There are a few combination of dial colors, casing colors and straps. I’m sure your husband can find one that he likes.

      On the shipping, I would recommend that you contact the Amazon’s seller. Simply click the link here to go to Amazon’s page and you can contact them directly. As far as I know, free shipping is only for US delivery only but you can ask them for the full detail and extra fees (if any).

  10. Great review on the Le Locle T41.1.423.33 Automatic Watch, I am not familiar with this brand of watch, however, I think it’s quite attractive. I think automatic watches are great because they don’t have batteries, they don’t require winding, and the dial window on this watch is made of sapphire crystal which makes it scratch resistant. This seems like an extremely durable watch that will last a very long time, great product.

    1. Hi WMP! Yes I really agree with you. Tissot always make great watches, and this Le Locle here truly lives up to the brand name. The longevity is one of the reason why I’m interested in automatic watches in the first place. Thanks for reading WMP! Let me know if you need any opinion on any watch. I’ll be glad to help.

  11. Such an interesting automatic watch article you have shared with us today, very attractive watch and it does sound like an amazing product.

    I have not worn a watch for many years, no matter how expensive or inexpensive watches just do not last for me. I am quite active physically, I am sure this is a part of my long-term watch durability problem. How is this watch for long -term durability for someone like me?

    1. If longevity is what you seek, that the Tissot Le Locle is the right one for you. Tissot is famous for making quality products at affordable price, and their watches will last for a long time.

      Another thing that I believe you will be very interested in is the fact that the leather strap of this watch uses butterfly clasp which will not damage your strap like buckle do. This will make your leather strap lasts a long time. Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other question.

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