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From the popular range of affordable, high quality Swiss chronometers that complete the Tissot watch range. A brand with a long and intimate relationship with the sea and in particular – divers watches. Join us as we take the plunge and dive in to the Tissot Seastar diver’s watch collection. ChronoDivers takes a deep dive into the Tissot Dive Watch collection including a review of their key functions & features. We also consider the safest places to buy a pre-owned Tissot Seastar.
Introducing the Tissot Seastar Collection
The Tissot Seastar is a range of dive watches that is part of Tissot’s wider collection of sports watches. Tissot is a Swiss watch brand that was founded in 1853, and has since become known for its high-quality and affordable timepieces. The Seastar collection was first introduced in the 1960s as a range of waterproof watches, and has since evolved to include modern dive watches with water resistance ratings of up to 300 meters (1,000 feet). Today, the Seastar range features a variety of styles, from classic and minimalist to bold and sporty, all designed for the rigors of underwater exploration.
Tissot – a brand with a sporting heritage
Today Tissot has links with many premier sports including MotoGP and the Tour De France. Their connection with petrol sports began when Swiss driver Harry Zweifel sent a signed photograph to Tissot in 1958. On it he had written “Meine Tissot ist an jedem Rennen dabei” – translated “My Tissot is by my side at every race”
A sample of the Tissot Seastar Collection
The sample of watches from the current Tissot Seastar collection below give a good impression of this attractive dive watch’s overall styling. Each model has the trademarked T-Sport – “T” – on the second hand. A combination of designs and sizes to suit all needs and tastes. Below is a combination of the Seastar 1000 and Seastar 2000 watches. These 1000 and 2000 watches are available with either an ETA quartz movement or the Tissot Powermatic 80 mechanical movement. The automatic mechanical models are generally about double the price of their battery powered counterpart.
The first watch shown below is a Seastar 1000 (unisex 36 mm) – a classic two tone (gold on silver) watch featuring a deep black dial and a matching black bezel trimmed with gold numerals. An eye catching dress / adventure watch combined with underwater functionality – water resistant to 300m. This is the entry level model powered by the ETA F05.412 quartz movement – in 2022 the published retail price was just £360 (Tissot.com)
The next three are all full size 45 mm Tissot Seastar 1000 Chronographs. A very successful watch range due to it’s superb value for money combined with 300m water resistancy. These models feature a domed sapphire crystal . The Seastar 1000 Chronograph range are all powered by a reliable and accurate ETA G10.212 quartz movement (no mechanical chronograph models available). In 2022 the published retail price for these models started at £495 (Tissot.com)
We saved the best until the last here. The final two watches are true gems. The Tissot Seastar 2000 Professional with a Powermatic 80 movement delivering 80 hours power reserve. This watch has even been certified under ISO 6425 ensuring 100% technical performance at depth. A true diver’s watch that – for less than £1000 – offers excellent value for money.
Certified Genuine Tissot Seastar watches
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Top 3 Dive Watches – VALUE for MONEY
ChronoDivers have the highest respect for Tissot watches but they may be outside some shopper’s budgets. Below is a small selection from our Top 3 affordable diver’s watches on the market (courtesy of Amazon). This list excludes our very own ChronoDivers watches – please take a look if you’ve not seen them before. There’s a very good reason some of the Invicta watches have sold thousands of units – LOW PRICE + OUTSTANDING QUALITY.
Some examples Discovered on eBay
All the watches shown below were discovered recently on eBay.
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Dipping DEEP beneath the waves – Tissot Seastar 2000
Tissot have a long and intimate relationship with the sea and in particular, divers watches. From the current collection they have the Tissot Seastar 2000 Professional. A stunning divers watch fitted with the Tissot Powermatic 80 Nivachron calibre and a robust unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel. The 1000 range offer great value for money – something they achieve by utilizing a cheaper quartz movement. The 2000 T-Sport series use our preferred automatic (self winding) mechanical movement. A high quality 23 jewel Swiss movement that’s anti-magnetic, shock proof and temperature resistant
Seastar 2000 Gallery
An ISO Certified Diver’s Watch
As with many superlative diving watches it conforms to ISO 6425 (2018) – making it a fully certified diver’s watch. The Seastar 2000 can be trusted for your deepest dives down to a depth of 2000 feet (60 bar). With it’s readable hands and indexes coated with Super-LumiNova® – it’s brilliantly bright even at the deepest darkest depths of the ocean.
Affordable Swiss Quality
If you’re looking for something around £200 – £300 then there’s the Tissot Seastar 1000. Nice used examples of this attractive dive watch can sometimes be found for under £200. That’s a heck of a lot of Swiss quality timekeeping for not too much money.
Alternatives to Tissot dive watches
If the Tissot brand appeals then please also consider a diver’s watch from either Sinn, Oris, Doxa or Longines. Like Tissot, the range of Sinn dive watches in underappreciated and sometimes even overlooked in favour of better known brands. Most popular in their dive watch collection are the Sinn U1 (1000m), the Sinn U2 (2000m & dual time) and, our favourite, the Sinn UX range with HYDRO technology.
Oris Dive Watches
Next we’d recommend a trip over to the Oris Dive watch collection. The most popular models in their dive collection are the Oris Aquis (WR to 300m – 1000m) and the Oris Divers Sixty Five (WR to 100m). A collection of competent timepieces with a product for all users from outdoor beach life (Oris Sixty Five) to full on professional diver (Oris Aquis Depth Gauge).
The Doxa Sub range
If nothing their grabs your attention then wander over to the more traditional, yet equally desirable range of dive watches from Doxa and Longines. The range of Doxa dive watches are, like Bell & Ross and Sinn, instantly recognizable due to the dynamic designs. Most popular in their dive watch collection are the Doxa Sub 200, the glorious Doxa Sub 300T (with no-decompression bezel timer) and, our favourite, the reborn Doxa 600T built from marine grade stainless steel.
Longines – affordable Swiss luxury timepieces
Finally, but by no means least, we have Longines – a company with a long relationship promoting outdoor life, sports and adventure. Like Rolex, Blancpain and Breitling – Longines, entry in to Diver watches goes back to 1959! The new Longines Hydroconquest is their most desirable timepiece. A watch dedicated to men and women who demand high end performance from their timepiece without compromising on technical innovation and elegance.
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