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    PR100 Powermatic 80 Black Dial for $279 - what's the catch?

    I've been in the watch buying mood lately and looking around. Problem is my budget is pretty low. I found the Tissot PR 100, automatic, sapphire crystal, with a sort-of-in-house COSC certified movement for $279 new? Seems like a good deal to me but almost too good. Looking at the watch my only problem with it is that it's a little plain looking, but I could probably settle for a little plain looking instead of tripling my budget. If I end up wanting to resell this is it going to have any resale value? Will it last a long time? If anybody here owns one are they really pretty accurate? I'm the kind of watch guy who needs <1min drift over a week of wearing it or it will drive me crazy. If anyone has one of these and has any thoughts on it I'd appreciate it!

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    Re: PR100 Powermatic 80 Black Dial for $279 - what's the catch?

    Yes, great deal.
    Resale value down the road?... who knows.
    Accurate timing, good looking. The bracelet, while not the best, was better than expected.
    No catch.

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    Re: PR100 Powermatic 80 Black Dial for $279 - what's the catch?

    The only catch IMO is the cyclops, I wish they’d left it out.
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    Re: PR100 Powermatic 80 Black Dial for $279 - what's the catch?

    No catch at all. It is plain looking, but I might call it clean and classic. It doesn't call any attention to itself, and is extremely versatile. The bracelet is solid with solid end links and is quite nice. Stamped clasp is whatever, but it's nicer than most, and has 5 micro-adjusts.

    Powermatic 80 movement has been proven. There's a lot of commentary about servicing, etc, but *shrug*, cross that bridge when I get to it. Mine runs -2 sec/day, well within COSC and very within your requirement of 1 min/week.

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    The "white" dial is actually the brightest silver and when it catches the right light is quite amazing.

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    Re: PR100 Powermatic 80 Black Dial for $279 - what's the catch?

    This watch is going through my mind but i am afraid of this Powermatic80

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    Re: PR100 Powermatic 80 Black Dial for $279 - what's the catch?

    I wouldn't be worried about resale at this price point.
    I don't think you'll lose $300 on it.

    It's a great watch but apparently it just didn't sell well,
    probably because of the style. Now they want to move
    the inventory.

    Be cautious about buying something because it's a great
    price. I'm considering the watch too, but if I don't wear
    it it's just another watch sitting in the drawer.
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    Re: PR100 Powermatic 80 Black Dial for $279 - what's the catch?

    Looks great for the price to me!

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    Re: PR100 Powermatic 80 Black Dial for $279 - what's the catch?

    Not to be an enabler, but I bought one of these and it is a very nice watch for the money. Classic look, wears nicely on the wrist, comfortable sstl bracelet...what's not to like.

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    Re: PR100 Powermatic 80 Black Dial for $279 - what's the catch?

    Just got mine: yes, a little plain looking, but I prefer it that way! Bought a new band to switch out with the standard one as the lack of symmetry on the band isn't my thing. Can't wait to start wearing it!

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    Re: PR100 Powermatic 80 Black Dial for $279 - what's the catch?

    Can I ask where you're all finding these ? I've found what I believe is the PR100 you're talking about ( https://www.thebay.com/tissot-pr-100...E&gclsrc=aw.ds ), keep in mind that's CDN $, but it's a quartz movement, not an automatic..... Where are you finding the automatic for such a cheap price ?
    Before you ask, yes, I've seen -45 degrees (both Celsius and Fahrenheit)

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