Fortis Spacematic ECO

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    Fortis Spacematic ECO

    Discovered a Fortis Spacematic ECO Day Date at a local store selling for 499.00 with original price of 1250.00.

    What does ECO stand for? and not knowing that much about this brand,do you guys think that this is a deal?

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    Re: Fortis Spacematic ECO

    It's a Fortis with autoquartz movement, I don't think they produce that model anymore.
    Works sort of like a Seiko Kinetic, an oscilating weight powers a capacitor that saves the energy to give the movement a few weeks power.
    The price is reasonable for a new watch, but not spectecular.
    Íf you are looking for an automatic, this is not it.

    Hope this helps,

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    Daddel.
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    Re: Fortis Spacematic ECO

    Thank You for the information - based on what you told me, I will not proceed with the purchase.

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    Re: Fortis Spacematic ECO

    Borrowed from Fortis' webpage:

    The advantages of the automatic winding for a mechanical movement combined with the precision of the quartz control system, are employed in the SPACEMATIC ECO.

    The functioning is very economical – it transforms kinetic energy on the wrist of the person wearing the watch into electrical energy for the operation of the movement. In the center of the movement there is a rotor activating a micro-generator, which reaches at least 15,000 turns per minute. The generator produces electric energy and stores it in an accumulator. The highly precise quartz provides the control signals for the stepping motor of the watch. Fully wound up [Rem: They really write wound up], the power reserve may last for at least 100 days.
    And Daddel is right, also to my knowledge this model is discontinued. Though it is still on the Fortis webpage, it is neither listed by Fortis USA nor by Fortis Hong Kong.

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    Re: Fortis Spacematic ECO

    CNMARK, thank you also. I very much appreciate the feedback.

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    Re: Fortis Spacematic ECO

    I saw a couple of those at my TJ Maxx store for about $500.

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    Re: Fortis Spacematic ECO

    Quote Originally Posted by JCKoLnturn View Post
    I saw a couple of those at my TJ Maxx store for about $500.
    I just got back from TJ Maxx they where marked down to 325.00 .usd. I had to get one. Fortis eco date all stainless black dial sweet deal!

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    Question Re: Fortis Spacematic ECO

    Quote Originally Posted by sanotrader View Post
    I just got back from TJ Maxx they where marked down to 325.00 .usd. I had to get one. Fortis eco date all stainless black dial sweet deal!
    do you know if there are any left? I am searching for one myself.

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