When I first got it (2003 Tissot Seastar 1000), I thought it was way too heavy for me and so put it on a rubber strap and cut the weight by 1/3. I was wearing it every morning to my workouts and over the years was it was slowly deteriorating.
I had just had a 5 year service performed on my regular love (Omega SMP 2255...at a of cost US$533.00) at Swatch/Bangkok. When I checked online the price of a full service of the Tissot, I couldn't believe how cheap it was (US$152.00), so I jumped on it.
Long-story-short, my watch came back not only with the ETA 2824 completely cleaned and rebuilt, but every aspect of the case, bezel, case-back, bracelet and everything in between all cleaned and polished. It looks like a brand new watch, and I can't stop wearing it!
And to boot, it is keeping well within COSC specs at less than 1-second loss per day. And I LIKE its bulk. Quite frankly, the modern Seastar 1000 is no way close to this.