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My brother in-law has been wearing this watch for many years. Man, how old is this stock?
This model is still being manufactured and has always been super popular and is always selling very, very well for Tissot.
Surprised that a 10 year old watch style is still being made. But then again 'If it ain't broke...'
If you think about it, it's not all that uncommon for well-established brands.
Agreed, but this is a tech-watch and it would seem likely that they 'could or would' improve upon it over time. You know, make it zap info to your phone etc.
These watches are now on their second or third generation... Without much changes to the aesthetics.
I assume Tissot rightfully resisted the temptation of changing these too much, to keep them desirable to the target buyers. You know, those men - uncles, cool grand-dads, or in-laws - that want a high quality tech tool watch from an established watch brand, without it being a smart watch from an electronics brand.
I think Tissot realized if they made these a smart watch, they would lose the traditional buyers. To be fair, they did some variants with different cases and dials, and many of those variants they never sold that well (besides the one with the orange strap). The "original look" T-Touch (Gen 2 or perhaps Gen 3 now?) still sells a lot!
My father has been wearing one for more than 15 years now and swears by it. Interesting to note that a few years ago, Tissot replaced my father's Gen 1 by a Gen 2, for the (low) cost of a repair, because Tissot didn't have the parts to service a Gen 1 anymore (one of the buttons was malfunctioning after 12 or 13 years). That was very classy from their part. I promptly buyed a broken one on eBay and had it replaced by a new Gen 2, too! 😂 😉
I highly recommend this watch at this very compelling low price! Perfect week-end or vacation watch! I recommed buying with the bracelet, it has better resale value, and change the bracelet for a rubber if you feel like it (it's an integrated bracelet but a 21mm rubber will fit, and leave a small gap that is not ugly looking).
I prefer the simpler black dial with a few numerals. I find the Carbon Fiber dial a bit distracting. That's the one I have.
You make some valid points. Bro in-law is in business and wears the watch all of the time. We have not ever had a watch chat but I think he could wear another slice of arm candy with his daily bow tie. Given his wrist size, perhaps a white Stowa - but that is another chat.