Tissot Men’s T17152652 PRC 200 Watch
August 30, 2012 Leave a comment
MODEL NUMBER : T17152652
PART NUMBER : T17152652
DISPLAY TYPE : Analog
CASE MATERIAL : Stainless steel
CASE DIAMETER : 40 millimeters
CASE THICKNESS : 11 millimeters
BAND LENGHT : Men’s Standard
BAND WIDTH : 15 millimeters
BAND COLOR : BLACK
SPACIAL FEATURES : Screw down crown, Shock resistant, Water Resistant
ITEM WEIGHT : 2.72 Ounces
MOVEMENT : Swiss quartz
WATER RESISTANT DEPTH : 330 Feet
WAREANTY TYPE : Contact seller of record
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One quirk is the layout of the hands and dials. The large yellow “seconds” hand in the central dial location is not the real-time seconds hand, but rather that of the chrono; this hand remains perpetually at 12 o’clock (until you start the chronograph). All chrono functions are color-coded with yellow hands, which is a thoughtful touch. The real-time seconds are actually marked by a secondary (white) dial at the 6 o’clock position. The casual observer, seeing the large stopped hand, might think your watch battery has stopped. I have a Lucien Piccard with this setup, so I guess I will just get used to it.
The reviewer who complained about the buckle-clasp makes a valid point. In theory, these buckle-clasps should work fine. However, on my wrist, the strap is tight enough to nearly take off skin when I slide it on, yet when I clasp it shut, it is still too loose to stay in place. I will also look into after-market straps with conventional buckles. There’s no good excuse for spending more than ten seconds to put on a wristwatch, no matter how nice it looks. But straps come and go, so this isn’t a huge deal.
– Very elegant for a casual watch
– Size, mass and depth (the depth of the watch is thicker than a Sharpie-brand marker)
– Good overall design; looks like it could have been designed by an architect
– Internal tachymeter on a beveled ring; allows for a larger crystal and a cleaner look
– The chronograph “seconds” hand, at the home position, is slightly off-center against the 12 o’clock tick mark on the watch face, indicating a quality control issue at the factory. You would have to look very closely to notice this, however.
– The fancy clasp is over-designed and should be replaced with a more effective buckle design.
As a side note, I noticed today that Amazon shows the MSRP as $425, however, the retail tag attached to the watch I received through Amazon states $395. As of February 2008, the online price is still $273 with free UPS shipping (signature required).