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I've just bought a Tissot Prs516 and I must say its a great looking watch, however I have just stumbled across Certina Ds action chronograph here;

https://www.anytimewatches.com/en/certina-c032-417-11-051-00.html

I was wondering if it's worth the extra £200 to opt for the Certina ? Here is the Tissot prs 516 that I bought :

https://www.anytimewatches.com/en/tissot-t044-417-21-051-00.html

I'm not a diver or swimmer so the water resistant part is irrelevant, I'm into pure style and like chunky thick watches. Thanks
 

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I prefer the cleaner look of the Certina, but that doesn't make it worth the extra money over the Tissot. You're really the only one that can answer the question on the cost difference. I'd probably buy them both and send back the one I like the least.


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I definitely prefer the Certina. Much cleaner, easier to read and to me a bit more dignified. The Tissot is way too busy. I also like that the Certina is a bit more rare as a brand. You'll find Tissot in every shopping mall in the country, not so with the Certina. That appeals to me.

Whether your a diver or not water resistance is never a bad thing, I also like that the Certina has some protection around the crown and recessed buttons.

As others have said though, your the one that has to wear it, so the ultimate factor is what you like.
 

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I've just bought a Tissot Prs516 and I must say its a great looking watch, however I have just stumbled across Certina Ds action chronograph here;

https://www.anytimewatches.com/en/certina-c032-417-11-051-00.html

I was wondering if it's worth the extra £200 to opt for the Certina ? Here is the Tissot prs 516 that I bought :

https://www.anytimewatches.com/en/tissot-t044-417-21-051-00.html

I'm not a diver or swimmer so the water resistant part is irrelevant, I'm into pure style and like chunky thick watches. Thanks

Tissot is marketed more here in USA, and therefore is more common than Certina. Some Americans have not heard of Certina (which makes Americans either shy away or desire it for it's rarity), but in Europe it is a common well respected brand.

Both watches you are interested in are designed differently; one has a Tachymeter Bezel and the other has a Diver Bezel. The extra cost of the Certina is obviously due to the design and cost of manufacturing a watch for 300 meters (whereas, the Tissot is only designed for 100 meters). Is the Certina worth the extra 200 Pounds? I think it is.

The design of the Certina is more conservative, traditional, and classic. The design of the Tissot is more modern, non-traditional, and perhaps contemporary.

Both watches have "Style". But, let's examine the watches subjectively to your liking:

Tissot: Case Width = 42 mm; Case Depth = 11.34 mm
Certina: Case Width = 43 mm; Case Depth = 13.92 mm

The Certina watch is clearly the "chunky thick watch".

You would most likely be happier with the Certina.
 

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To be honest you can't think one is better than the other, I think they are both great. I do not own a Certina but I think come next year when my funds allow I will be getting one love the look of this brand. I think both brands for the money they are both great buys.
 
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