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Has anyone had time to catch Tissot's new Seastar 2000 Professional?

Just a few specifications look to include a 46mm stainless steel case
with helium escape valve, 600m WR, beveled domed sapphire crystal,
unidirectional bezels with cermamic inserts, wave pattern gradient blue,
black, or turquoise dials with SLN coated hands, and markers, stainless
steel bracelets, rubber straps, and Powermatic 80 right there as well.

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Tissot Seastar 2000 Professional Powermatic 80 Dive Watch Hands-On

Tissot Official website - United states | Tissot
 

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Thank Tom!

That's a nice looking watch, but have to admit that I don't like the face and the Powermatic 80 has its detractors (me among them).
 

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You are very welcome FB ! (y)

One thing that is neat about this wave pattern dial of
Tissot’s, is that it actually looks like waves sir. Or at
least a little more like real waves I mean. 🌊 😀

On the Powermatic 80 point, I unfortunately have not
had first hand experience, but have always liked the
name though. 😊

Have to thank you for giving your two cents Hector !!!
 

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You are very welcome FB ! (y)

One thing that is neat about this wave pattern dial of
Tissot’s, is that it actually looks like waves sir. Or at
least a little more like real waves I mean. 🌊 😀

On the Powermatic 80 point, I unfortunately have not
had first hand experience, but have always liked the
name though. 😊

Have to thank you for giving your two cents Hector !!!
The waves look to me as a copy of what Omega has been doing in the Seamaster for years now. I guess it's a personal thing ;)

In regard to the Powermatic 80, what I personally do not like about it is the escapement, it has no regulator. It is initially regulated by laser at the factory (like the Sistem51 from Swatch). So, should it have a problem, it's not going to be easy to fix, likely having to be sent back to a Tissot service center or to CH to be fixed, something that any regular watchmaker could fix were it a normal regulator.

On top of that, some (but not all) Powermatic 80 movements use plastic parts, again similar to the Sistem51. If I recall correctly, the 23 jewel versions have the plastic parts, the 25 jewel one does not. This watch has the 23 jewel version of the movement. That is not something I'm willing to accept on a USD 1'000 watch.
 

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The waves look to me as a copy of what Omega has been doing in the Seamaster for years now. I guess it's a personal thing ;)

In regard to the Powermatic 80, what I personally do not like about it is the escapement, it has no regulator. It is initially regulated by laser at the factory (like the Sistem51 from Swatch). So, should it have a problem, it's not going to be easy to fix, likely having to be sent back to a Tissot service center or to CH to be fixed, something that any regular watchmaker could fix were it a normal regulator.

On top of that, some (but not all) Powermatic 80 movements use plastic parts, again similar to the Sistem51. If I recall correctly, the 23 jewel versions have the plastic parts, the 25 jewel one does not. This watch has the 23 jewel version of the movement. That is not something I'm willing to accept on a USD 1'000 watch.
I see the comparison to what Omega has been doing sir. (y)
A really great observation on your part ! 😉 ..One thing
that helps the Tissot separate itself is how it’s not just a
wavy line pattern, but rather looks like a painting, or a
picture which is neat. ..I think they call it a wave motif. 🙂

Wow, and have to thank you on the excellent insight into
the Powermatic 80 ! 😀 I’m not sure I knew even half of
all of that. 😊I mean maybe I read about it at first when the
movement first came out. But I definitely had forgotten
about it, so thanks for reminding me, or all of us rather !

And thanks once again for chiming in !!!
 

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Has anyone had time to catch Tissot's new Seastar 2000 Professional?

Just a few specifications look to include a 46mm stainless steel case
with helium escape valve, 600m WR, beveled domed sapphire crystal,
unidirectional bezels with cermamic inserts, wave pattern gradient blue,
black, or turquoise dials with SLN coated hands, and markers, stainless
steel bracelets, rubber straps, and Powermatic 80 right there as well.

Some pictures for you...

















Monochrome Watches, and Tissot with this, and more...


Tissot Seastar 2000 Professional Powermatic 80 Dive Watch Hands-On

Tissot Official website - United states | Tissot
Yes, I watched a review. However, with a 46mm case I would be more inclined to hang it on the wall rather than wear it on my wrist.

PS, I have the Powermatic 80 movement in a Hamilton, and it's very good
 

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Yes, I watched a review. However, with a 46mm case I would be more inclined to hang it on the wall rather than wear it on my wrist.

PS, I have the Powermatic 80 movement in a Hamilton, and it's very good
Somehow I glanced right over the case size on these here
Wiggles. 😊 Yes, I have to agree that is probably a bit big
for people. And really a watch like this would be more than
deserve multiple sizes right?!

They could have the 46mm, but maybe add in a 42, 40, even
38mm for a vintage feel. 🙂

By the way, I’m glad the Powermatic is still powering through
there on your end. 😎 Thanks so much for the report, as well
as for sharing your thoughts on all of this !!!
 

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To me, the dial looks like it's a ripoff of the new Seiko Save the Ocean series. And the Powermatic... Well, it just sucks.
However, I think the overall look of the watch is a vast improvement over what they've been turning out lately.
Maybe there is hope for Tissot yet. But not for that kind of coin...
 

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Was thinking there was a little Save the Ocean in this
dial too Forza ! :D(y) I think Tissot definitely knows
was Seiko has been doing dial wise, and maybe wanted
to have a go at it. 😉😀 They really having been doing
so many cool things in the last few years.

Let’s hope it continues sir ! ..Thanks a ton for giving
your two cents on these !!!
 
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