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Jun 06, 2023,18:42 PM

Not that exited as the titel.

I did not threw my Tissot away.
The reason is not plastic. The reason is that it was my first automatic watch ever.
I found it realistic i start up collecting watches, to start with a affordable watch to explore more exclusive watches later on when my knowledge grow.

Almost 5 years later, it was an exiting journey.
I learned to know great watches. Discovered silicium parts, simple Sellita’s, escapements, etc.

Back a Tissot, or a watch with power matic 80?
No, i learned my lessons.

I want only in house (manufacture), silicium, above the 80 hours power reserve.
The movement that surprised me the most is the Co-Axial that is used by Omega.
I have watches that are better, but how the Co-Axial is build, it’s a power player.

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Powermatic 80.111. What do you think about this caliber?

 By: aWtchslvr : June 6th, 2023-16:10
Powermatic 80 are calibers derived from the Eta 2824-2. By reducing the pace to 21600 A/h (and probably something else), Swatch engineers have got to improve the PR to an impressive 80h. The official name of the PM 80.111 is ETA It is used in several Tis...  

No experience with PM80.111

 By: Weems@8 : June 6th, 2023-17:14
But the post you post is interesting. The big thing, Plastic parts. That is for me shocking! Tissot use plastic. I write this because i know how polluted the earth is with old plastic. The ocean clean up, Breitling’s effort to clean up the oceans. Second....  

I have the answer!

 By: Weems@8 : June 6th, 2023-18:42
Not that exited as the titel. Retired. I did not threw my Tissot away. The reason is not plastic. The reason is that it was my first automatic watch ever. I found it realistic i start up collecting watches, to start with a affordable watch to explore more... 

My whole watch collection

 By: Weems@8 : June 6th, 2023-18:53
Is without plastic. Ok, i kept an old watch. I do not threw it away because it contains tritium. I must bring it away as light nuclear waste. ...  


 By: Weems@8 : June 9th, 2023-17:42
Radioactivity. There is a lot in watches. Lumination purposes. Tritium. T on a dial is the evidence, Tritium. 12 years half time. As i am note Madam Curie. Kraftwerk’s Radioactivity. Is in the air for you and me. It is no shame you own a G Shock and Garmi... 

That is tru

 By: Weems@8 : June 9th, 2023-21:00
But Kraftwerk is one of my favorites bands. It is no reason for me to wear German watches. My other favorite bands. Motörhead. Laibach. The Stranglers. Iron Maiden. The Cure. Japan. Talking Heads. Spandau Ballet. Sparks. Rita Mitsuko. Khaled. Steve Miller... 

I confess

 By: Weems@8 : June 13th, 2023-20:27
No local amateur band. Call a band who nobody know, ok, than starting a talk is more difficult. Pink Floyd, i guess many know the band. The relation between David Gilmour and Roger Waters is amazing to follow. Who made the best Floyd album? I confess that... 

I have a Hamilton Pan Europe with the CO7.111. Bought it when that watch came out approximately 12 years ago and it's still going strong. It's still not exhibiting any symptoms which would

 By: InDebtButOnTime : June 6th, 2023-17:18
indicate a need for servicing. Accuracy is still very good as is PR. When I bought it I already had quite a few watches so wrist time has not been huge. I try to rotate pieces or at the very least give them a manual winding every few weeks, doing that wit... 

Call it a "proprietary composite" and you won't be as concerned..

 By: Spangles - Dr. Tabby : June 6th, 2023-18:47
And this will lead to a more informed take, perhaps. A watchmaker explained this composite is used for better reliability and servicing.

Well, I would be more relaxed if Tissot gave some info about this material. What kind of plastic it is, hardness, durability... I’ve even read that the

 By: aWtchslvr : June 6th, 2023-20:23
servicing consists in replacing the movement for a whole new one. Also I’ve read that the accuracy is excellent. You must know it well... very nice your blue PRX.

Wow. we have some very earth environmentally conscious members here!

 By: doubleup : June 6th, 2023-19:18
To answer your question, I would say no. I don't understand how there could be such a cost savings to make those two parts plastic, charge a few bucks more.. Unless they are saying it is some kind of technology that makes it better over the long run but w... 

Everyone says the accuracy is excellent. Although in general I don’t like a caliber with plastics, legends like some Speedies or the Lemania 5100 (central minute chronograph) had it.

 By: aWtchslvr : June 6th, 2023-20:37
I would be happy with some info from Tissot about what I am buying and the durability and possibilities of servicing of this material.

The powermatic 80hrs reserve only release a few years ago unless it a different name back then

 By: iceheller 1945 ✌️ : March 17th, 2024-03:36
If I recalled correctly. The are high resistance plastics like Delrin, Ultem, PEEK and the list goes no. So not a concern to use on watches but the wear and tear will be faster compared to traditional metal and jewell contact from the pictures you can pro... 

Synthetic parts

 By: Artago : July 19th, 2024-11:34
If people gauge these movements and their competitors by standards defined by the higher level brands, they will be up for a disappointment when it comes to sophistication and workmanship. On the other hand, if relating to these and this level for what it...