Tissot Le Locle T41.1423.33

By on 6-01-2013 in PHOTOS, Tissot

Tissot Le Locle T41.1423.33

The Tissot Le Locle is named for the hometown of Tissot Watches, Le Locle, Switzerland.

The watch specs are:

-Sapphire lens

-Diameter 39.3mm

-Movement ETA 2824-2, which has 25 jewels and  a bph of 28,800

-Case width 9.75mm

-Strap-butterfly clasp

-Power reserve 42 hours

-Swiss made

-Water resistant to 100 feet.

Tissot is known for producing budget watches, and the Le Locle falls into that category, as Swiss watches go.

For a low price, you get a very clean, guilloche dial and the fine ETA 2824-2 movement with a center seconds hand and the date at the 3 o’clock position.

The sides of the case are brushed, while the bezel and lugs are polished.

The leather strap seems on the cheaper side and the butterfly clasp is rather difficult to set up and use compared to the deployant clasps on my Oris and Frederique Constant.

Despite the band, the dial belies the entry level price of this watch.

The watch box itself deserves mention.  It is well crafted and comes wrapped in a sleeve which depicts the history of Tissot.  Inside, several compartments hold the manual, a traveling cloth, and a calendar.  The bottom of the box holds not only a Tissot catalogue , but a very nice paper back book chronicling the history of the company.  If you are interested in horology at all, this is  very nice gesture.

Finally, the case back is decorated and engraved, with two small windows from with to see the movement.  While I usually like to see the full movement, the case back is artful and adds to the elegance of the watch.

Now, on to the pictures.

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