There is no denying the appeal – or the versatility – of the dive watch profile. While we’re all about mechanical movements here, we not oblivious to the fact that the use of a quartz movement can help make a watch more affordable, as well as make for a slimmer case. The latest one that we wouldn’t mind putting on our wrist is the Tissot Seastar 1000 Quartz.
The dial of the Tissot Seastar 1000 Quartz is the classic bars-and-pips, plus the triangle at 12 o’clock. Paired to those, you’ve got a sword handset, and a color-matched diving bezel. It’s got the looks, and the fact that it’s all done in a 40mm case (that’s just 10mm thick) means you’ve got some wrist presences without it being overbearing.
Inside the Tissot Seastar 1000 Quartz, of course, is the quartz movement, that will give you an end-of-life signal (the seconds hand usually starts to stutter-step in that scenario) to let you know when it’s time to replace the battery. And with a 300m WR rating on the case, you shouldn’t have to worry about water getting at that movement.
For this release, there are three versions being made available. There’s the black or blue dial (with color-matched bezel) on a steel bracelet for $425, or a black dial (and bezel) with gold-tone accents, on a rubber strap for $395. Check out the full range over at tissot.com
Tech Specs from Tissot
- Diameter: 40 mm
- Sapphire crystal
- Coloured mineral, uni-directional, diver look bezel
- Water resistance: up to 30 bar (300m / 1000ft)
- MOVEMENT: Quartz movement EOL
- High contrast and legibility
- Hour and minute hands coated with Super-LumiNova ®
- Interchangeable three-link stainless steel metal bracelet with double security buckle on black and blue models
- Interchangeable black rubber strap