For many of us, the only diving that we do with our watches is at the desk, poring through Excel sheets and answering emails. We can understand why; these workhorse timepieces were made for open waters but the price tags on them can discourage you from pushing them to their limits.
The new Tissot Seastar 1000 Powermatic 80 faces no such problem. It’s priced at $1,090 with bracelet ($1,050 with rubber strap), an amazing price considering its impressive stats.
It’s water resistant to 300 metres, has a power reserve of up to 80 hours, and a solid Powermatic 80 movement. Sized at a modern 43mm, the attractive gradated dark blue dial is a nod to the ocean and allows you to easily read the time while you’re underwater, thanks to the luminescent hands.
There is also a scale on the ceramic unidirectional diver’s bezel that marks every minute until the 20 mark to help divers track the amount of oxygen they have left.
As with any dive watch, the Tissot Seastar 1000 comes with a screw-down crown and case-back, see through for your viewing pleasure.
If you’re looking for a watch that looks just as good in the water as it is when you’re diving at your desk (and perhaps has the ability to bring you to another world), you can’t go wrong with the affordably priced Tissot Seastar 1000. We were told that it’s now sold out in Tissot boutiques but stocks will be replenished sometime in September. Keep your eyes peeled here.