Tissot PRX Quartz Watch Review | Watch Guru

Tissot PRX Quartz Watch Review | Watch Guru

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The Tissot PRX

The Tissot PRX has been a real hit since its relaunch in 2021. Little wonder either when you consider the fact that it’s Super affordable and beautifully retro, married with Tissot's high build quality.

I’ve always wanted to check it out, so let’s take a closer look.

History of the Design

Originally launched in 1978, the latest iteration embodies that awesome vibe from so long ago thanks to the tonneau case shape, integrated bracelet, and simple dial design.

Sizing

Coming in at 40mm in diameter, it’s a suitable size for the vast majority of watch owners. The slender height of 10.5mm means it’s comfortable and slips under a cuff or sleeve easily. Still, it feels weighty, substantial and therefore gives the impression of high quality.

Finishings

There’s a vast array of finishing and facets to a relatively simple case, bezel and bracelet. Simple, yet interesting design is the hardest to do - yet Tissot has achieved it here with aplomb.

For the most part, the watch is vertically brushed finished which is most sensible when it comes to longevity and resilience - especially around all the most likely touch points against surfaces or that dreaded door knob. The polished chamfering on the case, bezel and bracelet links provides a delightful splash of reflections when they hit the light right.

Dial design

The simple dial is manufactured with tremendous accuracy. A sunburst background is a lovely backdrop upon which the polished applied elements stand out. I like how printing is kept to a minimal - just the logo, model name and a few other minute details. This results in good legibility.

Bracelet design

One thing I’m impressed to see is the Quick release pins on the integrated bracelet, making it a fiddle to replace it; although only official leather straps will fit due to the unusual lugs. The short links mean the bracelet will curve around your wrist for a comfy fit. The Butterfly clasp is well disguised and feels reassuringly secure.

Final thoughts

What are my final thoughts? Of course, this watch won’t be to everyone’s tastes. As with any watch, you have to like how it looks to want it. So, if you do enjoy the vintage aesthetics, then this could very well be the watch for you. Simply put, it’s a very well made timepiece that won’t disappoint. And of course, if quartz isn’t your thing, then watch shop also stock the automatic version.

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Joshua Clare-Flagg

Watch It All About

As an avid consumer of affordable watches with amazing quality, our Watch Guru Joshua Clare-Flagg from the popular watch blog Watch It All About is giving an insight into his thoughts on the watch world.

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