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  1. Great and detail review Isaac! I’ve tried this particular watch before at a boutique. While the leather strap is too stiff for my liking, I do like the clean and white aesthetic. I also never noticed that curve on the seconds hand tip too! Thanks for pointing out such small but very interesting detail

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      Hi John. Thanks for the compliment. I was also astonished by that small detail.. Who can predict that Tissot would go to that extent even for their lower end watches right?

  2. Very informative and well presented. Tissot watches are really a special type of watches which are unique and having a site like yours helps appreciate the value you get when you buy such a unique watch.
    It is interesting that you are referring your customer to look at their wrist to see the date and time instead of looking at the smartphone!
    When smart phone came out…it was “uncool” to have a wrist watch to look at!
    I personally always liked wrist watches, they are useful and a beautiful piece of jewelry too!
    Thanks!

    Orion

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      It was from my own experience that I found having a watch is miles better than only relying on our smartphones. A quick flick of the wrist will let us know what time it is now as opposed to having to take out our phone, activate its screen etc etc. 

      For a really busy guy that need to always be on top of his time, a wrist watch is just perfect for me =)

      Cheers!

  3. Beautiful automatic watches on your website you shared today, very elegant looking great for business or casual wear.

    How durable are these watches, I am hard on watches and I would not wish to invest in one which costs very much if it is not going to last to give me my money’s worth?

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      Hi Jeffrey. You can lean on the reputation that Tissot has. The company has more than 100 years of watchmaking experience and they will never let you down =)

      Cheers!

  4. My dad has been looking for this watch for the longest and couldn’t seem to find it anywhere. I like how you broke down all the features of this watch and made more than just a watch. I feel like I’m an expert in watches after reading this. Thank you and keep up the good work I will be sure to share.

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      Hi James. Thanks for the kind words. Hope your dad love this watch =)

      Cheers!

  5. A very nice selection of watches. I’m in the market for a new dress watch. Been wearing more “tactical” looking watches the past ten years or more. My wife has been on my case to get something that will fit in with wearing of business suits. I’m going to send her to your page and tell her my “birthday” is coming up… She can’t go wrong here.

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      Hope you’ll enjoy the Visodate buddy =)

      Cheers!

  6. Great review on an attractive watch.. I appreciate the table you provided with the comparison between others… my husband is a bit of a watch fanatic… I’m always looking for the newest and greatest ones out there. This one looks very classy, and helps a lot… thanks so much for sharing!

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      Hi Jen. I’m happy that I can be of help to you and your husband. Let me know if you guys have any questions regarding this Tissot Visodate. Don’t forget to visit again for my latest reviews on awesome watches. Better yet, subscribe to my site so that I can email you new posts =)

      Cheers!

  7. Hello

    Very nice watches you have on your website, I have not been able to wear a watch ever very well. My wrists are extremely small for a guy and all the men’s watch bands are always too large for my wrists.

    Do you have any recommendations how to solve this problem, this has kept me from taking advantage of great deals on hot looking watches online.

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      Hi Jeffrey. I believe the only solution is to either use a metal bracelet or other non-traditional straps/bands such as Nato, Zulu and Perlon (you can read more about various styles of watch strap here).

      Metal bracelets can be adjusted by removing the links to fit your watch perfectly. If you have small wrist, then a President bracelet is a good choice as its links are shorter than the typical oyster bracelet.

      Non-traditional straps such as Nato, Zulu and Perlon all does not use the normal pin buckle closure. You can always adjust the strap to snug your wrist comfortably. But do buy the shortest version of those straps instead of the longer ones.

      I hope this will help you with your problem Jeffrey. Let me know if you have any further questions =)

      Cheers!

  8. Hi Isaac,

    Great article, I’ve found it absorbing!

    I bought a Seiko watch for my husband birthday. He just loves it! The only inconvenient is that the watch is not dressy enough. As he is a business man, he really needs a good looking watch that matches his suits:)

    The Tissot Visodate look absolutely awesome. I can’t wait to show him this watch! I am sure he will love it!

    Thank you for this excellent review!

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      Hi Daniella. Yes, I do agree that most Seiko watches are not dressy enough but if you have the time, you might want to check out these gorgeous dress watches by Seiko (SARB033, SARB035 and SARB065 Cocktail Time).

      I’m glad that you like this Tissot Visodate. I’m sure it will look good on your husband

      Cheers!

  9. The watch is a symbol of a man taste. You are really a watch expert.It is hard to find the budget and good leather watch for men now.I found the Gearbest leather watch for men, it is good and new. What is your idea?

  10. I went for the Visodate with the cream face – I was torn between that and a Tissot with an 80 hour power reserve; it was substantially more expensive, though.

    Good info on this site.

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      Hi Richard. The Visodate is a nice choice too.

      I think you are referring to the Powermatic 80 series by Tissot. They do have 80 hours power reserve which is more than what our typical ETA 2824/2834 can give. But if it can makes you feel better, the Powermatic 80 movement only has 6 beats per second – not so smooth sweeping seconds hand.

      Thanks for your kind words Richard!

  11. Thanks Isaac, you really know your stuff. I am looking for a nice watch for my brother but my budget is only $150-$200. I realize that the quality of the watches in this review are top end but I really need some advice on buying a watch a little bit lower priced. My brother would like this 1950’s look, do you have any ideas for me? Thanks, Steve.

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      Hi Steve. Unfortunately most Swiss automatic watches will start well above your budget (above $300). Fortunately there are some nice Swiss quartz watches which can be had for around that price. (if in doubt, read my comparison about automatic and quartz watches here for more info).

      But if you want a true automatic watch with retro look, then the best watch that fits your budget are the Orient Bambino and Symphony. Both are around your budget and features Orient own in-house automatic movement. Let me know if you need more advice buddy.

      Cheers!

      Isaac.

  12. Hello,
    That is a very good article with all the information needed to buy the tissot visodate watch. I really liked the table you have included comparing the two different Brands. Tissot and Seiko. I bought my husband in his birthday a Seiko watch but I strongly believe that Tissot watch is an excellent choice as well.

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      Hi Kiki. Thanks for visiting my site. Boy I bet your husband must be very happy to get that present! Yes, Tissot is a really good brand. It’s Swiss made, has a huge legacy in the wachmaking industry (they have been around for more than a century) and much more affordable than other Swiss brands.

      Cheers!

      Isaac.

  13. Hello Isaac,

    Based on the four watches, I would go for Seiko SARB033 because of its contemporary look. Despite my preference, I never rule out on other watches because each of them has its own extra factor, like the classy elegance of Visodate or the neat leather based Seiko Cocktail Time. Quite a dilemma for beginners like me.

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      Hi Tar! Quite a problem you have here =)

      It’s actually a common problem among beginners – you are not the only one. I’ve also faced the same thing a few years ago when I first want to buy a watch for myself. At that time, I was working at a construction site. So I needed a watch badly for work (can’t really rely on using my smartphone though. I’ve dropped them many times on ground while being busy holding things etc..)

      So the watch that I needed was a cheap and durable watch so that I wont regret damaging a pretty and expensive watch. I also needed a high water resistance watch since I’ve started swimming again. Based on these factors, I’ve decided to buy a cheapo Seiko 5 World Time (you can see it on my about page). But from then on, I’ve bought other watches mainly for different occasions (dress watch, chrono, etc.) and just because I like them lol.

      Thus, my recommendation to you is to think of what kind of watch you need at this point of time. In my opinion, the Seiko Cocktail Time is a bit too dressy while the Tissot Visodate is less dressy and can be used for casual events. If your intention is to get a watch to go to work or casual, then I’d strongly suggest the Visodate.

      Read my guide page on things to consider before buying your watch for more information. Hope you can free yourself of this dilemma =) . You can ask me if you need more explanation buddy.

      Cheers

      Isaac.

  14. Hi there, this is a great post and a really good review about these really nice looking watches.

    I love that you have added an easy to read table to compare each watch because you have really given a lot of information here. It has to be the Seiko for me.

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      Hi Paula. Thanks for visiting by. I’m just sharing what I know with other people so that they can make an informed decision.

      Seikos are one of the best bang for buck that you can find for an automatic watch. It’s great that you agree with me. I really hope more people are aware of this. Let me know if you have any questions about watches. I’ll be glad to help =)

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