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TISSOT Carson Chronograph Automatic Chronograph Watch $339 + free s/h

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Good price for what it is, but if you're considering it, know that these contain ETA's cheaper line of chrono movements that contain plastic parts...not a Valjoux 775x.
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These new generation automatic ETA's are very cheap actually. It is non-serviceable throw away movement with some plastic/synthetic parts that is calibrated for life at the factory assembly line. If something goes wrong during its service this movement is discarded and replaced with the fresh one.
I would avoid these new ETA movements, they're an abomination of automatic and mechanical watches.

If you consider a chrono in this price category, rather get yourself one with good Swiss made quartz movement like Swiss Ronda mecha-quartz. It would be serviceable and made with high quality metal parts and ruby jewels.
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These new generation automatic ETA's are very cheap actually. It is non-serviceable throw away movement with some plastic/synthetic parts that is calibrated for life at the factory assembly line. If something goes wrong during its service this movement is discarded and replaced with the fresh one.
I would avoid these new ETA movements, they're an abomination of automatic and mechanical watches.

If you consider a chrono in this price category, rather get yourself one with good Swiss made quartz movement like Swiss Ronda mecha-quartz. It would be serviceable and made with high quality metal parts and ruby jewels.
Interesting. Does cheap construction description apply to ETA 2824-2 movements that come in Swatch Group watches made in the last 5 years?
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Interesting. Does cheap construction description apply to ETA 2824-2 movements that come in Swatch Group watches made in the last 5 years?
ETA 2824-2 equivalent would be new ETA C07.111 that uses the same tech like Tissot ETA C01.211 chrono. The old good ETA 2824 is still made with the same tech as before.

There is nothing wrong with these new ETA movements, they are reliable, very accurate and have a large power reserve... it's just not the same mechanical automatic watch as before. Most watch aficionados buying mechanical watches for the beauty of craftsmanship, complication, and its direct connection to the "time making" (so to speak). These new ETA movements doing a step away from this goal, IMO.
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ETA 2824-2 equivalent would be new ETA C07.111 that uses the same tech like Tissot ETA C01.211 chrono. The old good ETA 2824 is still made with the same tech as before.

There is nothing wrong with these new ETA movements, they are reliable, very accurate and have a large power reserve... it's just not the same mechanical automatic watch as before. Most watch aficionados buying mechanical watches for the beauty of craftsmanship, complication, and its direct connection to the "time making" (so to speak). These new ETA movements doing a step away from this goal, IMO.
I agree these are a step back from what you just described. This watch has a display caseback. Any idea if you can actually see plastic without disassembly.
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I agree these are a step back from what you just described. This watch has a display caseback. Any idea if you can actually see plastic without disassembly.
If you look for it, yes. You will see plastic escapement parts under the balance wheel, there also very visible plastic parts in the barrel assembly and the rotor itself is heavy injected plastic.
Overall, a cheap reliable movement made specifically on Tissot order to lower the production costs of some of Tissot watches.
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Also avoid the new Tissot Swissmatic watches. I picked one up in a store, and it felt like cheap junk. They use the plastic Swatch automatic movement.
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Steinhardt Ti Ocean One for the win!
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Steinhardt Ti Ocean One for the win!
Good watch if you are trying to stay under $500 and like wearing homages.
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