I wanted to do a quick review of my Tissot Powermatic 80 COSC with some photos and I apologize for any error, since it is my first try .
This a beautiful piece and has everything I like on a watch: a clean, understated elegant and modern dial, hands and markers. Very classic and very contemporary at the same time. Only the hands has lume.
I wish they had exactly the same but in titanium, since with the stainless steel you really feel the weight in the wrist. The case is brushed with some polished area including the bezel that give complexity to the design even if it not evident at first glance.
I really like the decision they made for the cyclops: It is really discrete but still does the intended job. An excellent touch very different to what other brands do.
The text font and size are very well balanced and do not make the dial to look busy. Perhaps I would has chosen to put "Powermatic 80" instead of "officially certified" so that way, the model could differentiate from its quartz counterpart. If it says "chronometer", perhaps there is no need to state that is certified, as other brands do (e.g. JLC)
The dial is gorgeous with a unassuming sunburst that give a silver shine when reflecting the sunlight.
The clasp is practical with a convenient mini-adjustment in 5 positions. It easy to change with the right tool
And then you have the Powermatic 80 movement (C07.111). The decoration is simple but effective: it makes very striking designs when there is a play of light and shadows falling on it. The waves give a very dynamic appearance to the movement. I am never tired looking at it. By the way, I wish there where some detailed description of the movement and how it is made, to know better about this "High-Tech Escapement" mentioned in the rotor.
I choose the COSC version because I normally regulate my automatics but this one will be impossible for a amateur as I am. So far, the watch is doing -2 spd.
There you have it. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.