Got it fixed. It works nice. I still don't get finances of mechanical jewlery.

Illustration for article titled Got it fixed. It works nice. I still dont get finances of mechanical jewlery.

And to be honest, that’s the last time I’m going to get This PRS200 fixed. Taking it anywhere for repair means it must be shipped off to a Tissot center. $30 to ship/insure it both ways isn’t too horrible, but the actual cost of making it work again was aparently only a thorough cleaning + new knobs + seals for the battery backing. Oh a battery too. That totaled $245. All in, $275+

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Brand new these sold at $550. It was purchased as an Xmas present at I believe $250. If I wanted to have the whole thing polished and cleaned up as well so it would look close to the picture above, that would have been another $230 charge! For a bath and buffer polish! Nice watches are one thing but care and maintenance and upkeep costs greater than the buy in price are frankly bullshit. They then tell me that a swiss quartz watch usually goes 5-7 years before it needs maintenance. That’s the bullshit part.

I’ve learned from a co-worker, who has three Rolexes, they can’t go much more than 5 years without a $600 maintenance. Of course nothing about that GMT divers watch should cost $9,000 so just to have that name on your wrist, well, heres where I’d go off on a tangent of what superficial feelings mean. They don’t keep any better time than a Casio or a timex.

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So this Tissot will be worn at work, becuase accessory. Otherwise I’m happy to go with something practical and more Timex related. Should this break, again in the estimated 5-7 years, it will be put in the dresser drawer and it’s replacement would have things I acutally need. A GMT hand and solar charging, possibly atomic time keeping if it’s not a lot more. But that’s what I actually need and taking care of any money watch would be equal to buying a Citizen pilot watch as a disposable purchase every few years.

Reminds me of the crooked DeBeers diamond cartel

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