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I have worn a Tissot Swiss made watch for about 10 years. It has finally worn out and needs a new movement. Over $200 worth of movement. Not worth it to me. I'll just get a new watch. Now I would like another Swiss watch but I would like to stay under $1000.00. Tissot makes a lot of choices under a grand. Apparently the only Swiss watch maker that does. I'm not dead set on Swiss. So any other makers I'll consider. What says the RBR lounge folks?
 

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This RBR lounge folk can't be of any help at all. I hate wearing a watch and only do it when there's some reason I really need it. Not a chance in hail I'm paying over $100 for one... and I'd be grumpy about that.
 

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I usually just wear quartz watches. Cheaper watches, cheaper movements. If you want to wear quartz, there are a lot of good watches out there. If you are set on having a winding movement, there are less options out there under a grand.

There are some pretty good watch forums. google them and enjoy the watch porn.
 

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I have several watches but for the money, my favorite everyday watch is a diver's Seiko 5 Sport w/ an automatic movement . I like it better than my Sea-dweller and Pepsi GMT.

I just love sports watches (and not a big fan of dress watches). They look good in a suit or in swimming trunks. I'd like to get a 50th Anniversary of the Seiko 5 but they're getting harder and harder to find.

https://www.seikowatches.com/5sports/products/50th.html
 

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Dress, sporty, chronograph, date? Lots of things to consider beyond price. Tissot is a good starting point for the price you are looking to spend. Alpina, Oris, Christopher Ward, Mido and Hamilton would also fall in that range.

Outside of Swiss, you'd be hard-pressed to beat a Seiko for the money. FTM, their high-end stuff is equally good, if not better than some Swiss, but sadly not in your price range.
 

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I have worn a Tissot Swiss made watch for about 10 years. It has finally worn out and needs a new movement. Over $200 worth of movement. Not worth it to me. I'll just get a new watch. Now I would like another Swiss watch but I would like to stay under $1000.00. Tissot makes a lot of choices under a grand. Apparently the only Swiss watch maker that does. I'm not dead set on Swiss. So any other makers I'll consider. What says the RBR lounge folks?
I'm partial to Timex, but then I am cheap with things like that
 

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I carry a pocket watch. It is an LG G2.
 

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OP,
Wetworks, being a watch guy, asked the right questions. There are a lot of brands, probably more you haven't heard of than the other way around. Was your Tissot dressy? (as in leather band w/simple face), a digital/analog combo or more of a tool watch?

My favorite sleeper brand, one which I have watched slowly appreciate over the years, is Glycine from Bienne, Switzerland. Clean simple lines, workhorse ETA movements, display case backs, and intelligent standout designs. My Glycine gets a lot of wrist duty!

Yes the retail prices are past what you wanted to spend, but do know that there are always jewelers cleaning out old stock on eBay, or via some retailers like Amazon. I think Baume et Mercier is another company whose models - and there are a lot! - can be had for a significant discount.

A good amount of the market is owned by one company, the Swatch Group. Here's the chart.

Hamilton makes very nice watches and I believe is on the same "tier" as Tissot.

Let us know a bit more info and we'll be able to suggest something more targeted.
 

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What, a grand for movement that wears out in ten years, WTH?
He never said the worn out watch cost one thousand dollars. One thousand is just the approximate amount he is considering spending on his second watch.
 

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Some nice pieces in this thread.
I have a lower-end Seiko as my 'best' watch and love it, but my go-to is a Casio Waveceptor.
Hopefully I can keep my distance, i have too many hobbies as it is.
 

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I really like my new Shinola. An Argonite 5021. Well under a 1000 dollars. Classy. Comfortable. Easy to read at a glance. I dig that it is made in Detroit. Sure, it doesn't doesn't give me as much of an aesthetic kick as my IWC but...

BTW, I also have a Tissot. One of the lower end models. I got it new back in 1966. On a trip to Switzerland when I was a teen. I still have it in a drawer. No, it hasn't worked for about three decades...but I'm sure a decent watch repairer could get it ticking again.

Good luck. Watches are truly wonderful mechanical devices. As cool as bicycles, as the Shinola company obviously knows.
 

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What kind of movement was in your Tissot that it hit the wall in just ten years? I've got mechanicals that got back into the 40s that still run.
 

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What kind of movement was in your Tissot that it hit the wall in just ten years? I've got mechanicals that got back into the 40s that still run.
All automatic movements need service. The oil gets gummed up or dried up and the movement needs to be disassembled, cleaned, reoiled to spec and reassembled. It then needs calibrating.

This costs a couple hundred dollars. It's the cost of ownership for an automatic watch of any kind.
 

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Just throwing this out there. You could get a solar system watch. The orbital speeds are real time.

 

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Victorinox alliance mechanical
 

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You kind of lost me on how $200 to get a new movement isn't worth it so you'll spend $1000 instead but whatever.

Have a look here. German Watches | Sinn Watches | Nomos Watches | Hanhart Watches | Junghans Watches

Mostly, if not all, German brands though with swiss movements. Some Swiss watches are great but generally speaking the fact they are "Swiss" assures nothing but a higher price than an equal watch made elsewhere.
 
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