Chronograph movements don’t come cheap. For a brand to develop their own requires years of research and testing, and bringing in ebauche movements can still be pricy. Tissot silver dial replica watches have the distinct advantage of being a member of the Swatch Group and more than any other brand in the group it develops movements along with powerhouse producer ETA. Combined with volume production, this has enabled Tissot to release the new PRC 200, a Swiss automatic chronograph for under $1,000.
Looking at the PRC 200 you’ll see you get what amounts to a pretty bread-and-butter chronograph. There is a date window at 3 o’clock, a 6 hour totalizer at 6 o’clock, running seconds at 9 o’clock, and the 30 minutes counter at 12 o’clock. The centered chronograph seconds hand has Tissot’s “T” as the counterweight and a minimal tachymeter scale sits on the flange around the dial. Both the black on white and white on black color schemes are crisp and easy to read, and circular graining adds some visual detail without cluttering things up.
The stainless steel case Tissot fake watches are 44mm across and a little on the thick side, though the lugs do a good job of minimizing how high up on the wrist the PRC 200 sits. The aligator strap feels nice, and while the PRC 200 is also available on a bracelet for a slight premium, it’s the rubber strap option I found the most enjoyable to wear. The dial has red accents added to the black dial and the black rubber strap makes the relatively large watch wear much easier than either of the other options.
But the all important question here is “how is that chronograph movement Tissot fake watches?” Honestly, not bad at all, especially for the price. The Tissot C01.211 was developed in collaboration with ETA, who makes the movement exclusively for Tissot. It is not ornately decorated, with the Tissot signed rotor winding the otherwise Spartan movement, but it certainly gets the job done. The pushers have a satisfying weight to them and you really feel the chronograph engage and disengage.