Two diverse sticker prices, two unique styles, yet one of our perusers requests that we assist him with making a decision. We previously incorporated the Longines HydroConquest in a past You Asked Us article, however this time, the mainstream reasonable plunging watch is facing a brand from a similar stable: Tissot. The Tissot Powermatic 80 Seastar 1000 is somewhat less expensive and has a marginally unique appearance, so it comes down to taste and, perhaps, specialized specifications.

You Asked Us: Tissot Powermatic 80 Seastar 1000 or Longines HydroConquest

Our peruser Amar gets in touch with us to get some information about the Tissot Powermatic 80 and the Longines HydroConquest (2018 model). He adds: “The Tissot is somewhat less expensive however has 80 hours of force save and a presentation case, yet the Longines is one scale over the Tissot.”.

Divers Watches From Tissot and Longines

Amar doesn’t state which Tissot model he is after precisely, he just notices Powermatic 80, which alludes to the developments. Notwithstanding, there’s likewise a jumpers watch with a Powermatic 80 movement so my theory is that he is after that one. This is the Tissot Powermatic 80 Seastar 1000.

The Tissot Powermatic 80 Seastar 1000 and the Longines HydroConquest are diver’s watches. The two brands are from Swatch Group and undoubtedly Amar is correct, the Longines is situated somewhat above Tissot. With Swatch Group, the brands are as a rule a piece ‘stacked’ and don’t chomp one another. There’s Certain, Tissot, Longines, Rado, Omega, Blancpain, Glashütte Original, Breguet and a couple of something else. Omega begins where Longines stops (no in-house developments for instance), Blancpain and Glashütte Original have complications that Omega won’t have (ceaseless schedules, minute repeaters and so forth) This has been diverse in the past obviously, previously (presently) Swatch Group purchased these brands.

Both Tissot and Longines are colossal brands for Swatch Group. We are unsure about the creation number of Tissot, however Longines’ CEO Walter von Känel ( read our meeting with Von Känel ) disclosed to us once that has a yearly creation of 1,3 million watches.

If it involves spending plan, there’s a serious hole to close when he lean towards the Longines over the Tissot. The Tissot Powermatic 80 Seastar 1000 has a retail cost of 695 Euro and the Longines HydroConquest has a retail cost of 1400 Euro. The non-earthenware Longines HydroConquest was valued somewhat more amicable, at 1070 Euro, yet Amar explicitly got some information about the 2018 model.

Technical Differences

The contrast in cost needs to come from some place, obviously. Where the Tissot is a fascinating decision due to the 80-hours power save development, the Longines is controlled by their type L888.2. As you most likely are aware, Longines doesn’t make their own developments, so this is fundamentally an ETA2892-A2 type based development with a force save of 64 hours. The ETA2892-A2 is an unshakable development, utilized by numerous different brands including past adaptations of the Omega’s Seamaster 300M and some of IWC’s watches before they began to make in-house developments. Tissot’s Powermatic 80 development depends on ETA’s 2824-2 development. Despite the fact that it has been changed to have a large(r) power save, it is a stage downwards from the ETA2892-A2, and consequently less expensive. This has mainly to do with the development of the development, utilized materials and wrapping up. It is as yet an incredible development, utilized by many watch producers, yet it incompletely clarifies the distinction in cost. Amar needs to choose whether this issue to him.

Both watches utilize fired for their bezel. This makes the bezel scratch safe (Longines likewise discusses being ultra resistant besides being scratch, however I expect their showcasing office was simply excessively excited). However, it is valid, ceramics make the bezel scratch safe and it is the piece of a (jumpers) watch that normally gets a couple of thumps. The other thing, and you may have seen this on the more normal (and less expensive) aluminum bezels, is that the tone may blur over the long run. Not with pottery, it will consistently look like it is new.

Good Watches

Both Longines and Tissot are brands with a pleasant legacy and the names ‘Seastar’ and ‘Conquest’ go far back. However, these are present day watches and have little to do with their predecessors. And keeping in mind that you can undoubtedly lose yourself in (specialized) subtleties, have confidence that both are just acceptable watches. Diver’s watches with a water obstruction of 300 meters (~30 bar) that will permit you to appropriately utilize them in water while plunging. The uni-directional bezel and Super-LumiNova markers and hands are maybe the most helpful devices for a diver.

No show back for the Longines

Amar can settle on a decision dependent on what he feels is significant, it isn’t my place to go through his cash. Actually, I think I’d go for the Longines yet that’s simply dependent on my inclination for the dim dial and lash from the HydroConquest. The L888.2 (ETA2892-A2) has, obviously, my inclination, however this comes at a cost. I’ve been into observes sufficiently long to know (myself) that I truly appreciate and favor a decent (better) development over passage level developments. Force hold in an automatic development isn’t extremely significant for me. I don’t wear my looks for a significant stretch in succession, and as long as they wind themselves when wearing I am fine. All things considered, the Tissot Powermatic 80 Seastar 1000 is an appealing watch with an alluring sticker price. The two watches are accessible in 43mm, the Longines is likewise there in 41mm.


I might likewise want to propose a couple of options in contrast to the Tissot and Longines. In this value range (as much as 1400 Euro), you may likewise be keen on a pre-possessed Oris Aquis that can positively be had for this financial plan. Or on the other hand another Seiko Prospex SPB077J1 that retails for 1100 Euro.

More data on the Seastar 1000 can be found on the . The HydroConquest 2018 models can be found here on .