Brought mine 17 years ago got 5 years from original battery and get a year out of any battery nowadays. Still to this day does not loose time maybe 5 minutes over a six month period. Accidentally left on the car and went for a drive found it in the road had been driven over still working screen didn't even smash but metal strap is toast. Will be buying another
Great looking watch but stopped working within a year. Took it to be assessed and the changed the battery. Just as t he warranty ran out, it began to lose time and stop started intermittently. Had it assessed again and was told bad luck, out of warranty. $360 for new movement and no discretion of good will being one month out of warranty. Not recommended and the service was quite poor for a quality brand, or so I thought...
Purchased in July 2015 for A$650.00.
tissot dont do crap
Make sure you have a tissot ..I suspect that the majority of tissots sold outside tissot dealers could be hope . There is good money in fakes..Pay or cry. Rolex ??? can be bought for almost nothing..cheap is never cheap .this should not be news ..
Purchased in June 2016 at duty free dubai for A$1,000.00.
Terrible quality watch and even worse customer service
Got Tissot watch for my birthday was happy for about 8 month until they stopped working replaced movement under the warranty was good for another 17 months then started stop and start lagging behind replaced battery no changes contacted Tissot and got a runaround from Sam - customer service Manager not even a last name suggesting to send for repair on my dime contacted Switzerland Tissot no reply
My Seiko watch didn’t miss a beat for 16 years and this so called Swiss Brand selling a lemon my advice avoid this brand like a plague
- Verified purchase
Fantastic watch, looks and feels more expensive than it really is.
I found it very strange that this watch has so many 1 star reviews from unverified purchases, so I felt compelled to give my opinions on this watch.
I have owned the blue dial version since August 2013 and have been very happy with it. It looks fantastic to my eyes and feels far more expensive than it actually is. The design is timeless in my opinion and won't go out of fashion anytime soon. I love how the blue dial looks like different shades of blue under different lights. People notice when I am wearing this watch, and it’s design is vers...atile enough that I can wear it both in the office with a suit and on the weekends in shorts and a polo. The construction feels very solid and the bracelet is completely unique to Tissot. Unfortunately it is let down by the clasp mechanism which is functional but feels pretty cheap compared to the rest of the watch. Another down side is that the bracelet is an odd size of 19mm wide which makes it difficult to find leather straps that suit. Despite this, I enjoy wearing this watch and have found it to be very reliable, only losing 1 second every month. A word of warning, Ebay is FLOODED with counterfeit Tissot watches which look surprisingly genuine but break easily. I previously owned one of these counterfeit watches and it broke within a year. If you are considering this watch, I strongly suggest getting it from an Australian retail store.
After 2 years you can just throw it away. Keeps stopping and loosing time, badly.
Mine also stopped working properly after 2 years, just after warranty ended. Battery replacement did not help. Watch keeps time only then it is put stationary on the shelf, once I wear it stops completely at times or losses 1-2 hour a day.
You would expect this watch to last as watch has sapphire crystal glass and 20 ATM water resistance, but once it starts loosing time the only fix is to change the innards which costs almost as much as a new watch. Save your time and money, just look for something else. Watch was bought from official dealer in Italy.
Don't last more than 4 years of light use
I have bought from new TWO Tissot PRC 200 thinking that the second could not fail like the first one. But alas,the second one has crashed in FOUR years as well. Professional watchrepairers will not touch them. The first thing to go wrong are the second and minute timers....they will not reset to zero. Next, the bezel will not lock and then the watch just goes stops and starts... making life very difficult. These watched are marketed as premium but they are in reality cheap under a nice appearance.Costing around 600 dollars it is a bitterly disappointing experience.
Great Looking Watch - Terrible Movement
I have owned two of these. The first one stopped working after just 2 years (& Warranty). I bought a second as I thought it was a random defect. The same thing happened!! Replacing the battery and vibration seems to fix the issue for a while but it stops working intermittently. Disgraceful for the money you pay for this watch!
Lasted 18 months to first battery change worked fine until then then started losing time and randomly stopping.
Next 2 batteries lasted 12 months or less same issues.
Then stopped completely.
Battery change did not restart it needed whole new movement $180.
What a piece of crap.
Swatch wanted nothing to do with it.
My $30 casio is 30 years old and works flawlessly needing battery every 4 years on average.
Recommend NOT to buy tissot.
Tissot PRC 200
A very expensive piece of crap. Looked great and behaved well until the first battery change. Now the movement stops at will. Jewellers are asking $200 + to replace a $40 internal part (brand is owned by Swatch and it appears that the internals are cheap to match).
This is my first and last Tissot.
- Verified purchase
Love this watch.
This is my second PRC200, the first one was a Christmas gift from my wife 5 years ago. I lost it in the garden after 5 years of daily service & two new batteries. I had to get the latest model to replace the old one, it's only slightly different though, just some cosmetic changes and a different latch system.
It's a very high quality watch inside and out. I think those complaining about quality issues probably bought fakes. The market is flooded with them and they are very convincing down to the packaging. Buy from an official Tissot dealer only, or chances are it will be fake.
Problems with movement
Lovely looking watch but worst performer in my large collection of watches. Just out of warranty and only worn 4 times. Watch did not keep time so the battery was replaced. Now it appears that the movement stops infrequently and looses time requiring complete replacement. Considering to throw it in the bin and stick to my other watches that actually work including Cartier and Omega watches. Pity as this watch was a gift from my friends for my 60th and they were under the impression that Tissot made excellent Swiss watches. From what I read, Swa...tch service is terrible so I might just forget about any repairs. Please note that this watch was purchased from a well known store in Australia and is absolutely not a fake - just a nice looking piece of rubbish.
Doesn't stop losing time
Since day 2 this has lost time. The first time it was 2 hours. I thought maybe I set the time wrong. That was a Sunday. I reset it, by Monday it was down again.
I took it back to where I purchased it, they kept it for the night and said there was nothing wrong with it.
Over the next 3 weeks it happened multiple times including looking at the watch and it was an hour off then a minute later it was fine. Then the bezel fell off so I took it in to get repaired. They sent it to Swatch Group who replaced the bezel and looked at movement, say...ing that it is fine. That took 4 weeks. So I get it back and it performs for about 2 weeks. Then it loses time again, and again, and again. I noticed it out 2 hours and 45 minutes at 630 one morning so thought I would leave it to show the place of purchase. At work I kept looking at my watch for the time so corrected it at 1030 only for it to be behind by 45 minutes an hour later. I took out back in, and off it goes to Swatch again. This time they replace the whole movement, getting a new one in from Switzerland. Another 3 weeks. I get it yesterday like new apparently, this morning, out by 20 minutes.
Poorest customer service
Received the watch for my engagement and around 3 years later the watch fails to function effectively. I wrote to Tissot and they advised that it may had been a little now out of warranty. They failed any goodwill and when I spoke to 'Sam' the supervisor, her response was 'well your watch is around 3 years old'.. Where is the good old days where items functioned for a REASONABLE period of time. Now I am waiting for the manager to call n back.
The Tissot PRC200 is a fantastic entry level Swiss watch. I bought the stainless steel bracelet version for around $500 aus. I then bought a nice leather strap and Tissot clasp on eBay, don't do it the other way around. I like the contrast of the yellow second hands against the black face. The stainless bracelet is very attractive. I'm not sure I'd swim with this watch, but that's not what I bought it for. It is a quartz watch so I don't have to worry about setting the time if I haven't worn it in a while like my automatic watch. We bought my wife a Tissot when we visited Switzerland, hers is an auto.
Great entry level Swiss watch.
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