Tissot Gentleman Powermatic 80 Silicium is a classic wrist watch that is suitable for use in daily business and leisure activities. Like other Tissot watches, the design looks simple, stylish. The manufacturer accurately gives great attention beautifying the minor details of all its parts. Its underpart is covered by transparent case allowing its users to see the inner components of the watch that are artistically made by the Swiss watch maker and neatly arranged inside the small body of the time-piece.The silicon balance spring is decorated with waves relief with letters of TISSOT 1853 are placed in the bottom center of the waves.
Silicium or silicon semiconductor material that is often used in the manufacturing of various components in watches. This allows them to be more resistant to magnetic fields emitted by cell phones, laptops, desktops, radios, electrical machines, doors of refrigerator, hair dryer, loud speakers, closure buttons of hand-bags, and etc. The use of silicon in tiny parts of the wrist watch greatly increases the accuracy of the watch.
Tissot Powermatic 80 price
According to its official website - tissotwatches.com, the price of a Powermatic 80 is 775 US dollars for the year 2020.
The watch looks sturdy and can withstand water pressure of up to 10 bar (100 meters or 330 feet) below the surface of the water. For outdoor activities like enjoying garden parties, playing golf, riding motorbikes, the watch will function well.
This automatic wrist watch looks similar to Tissot Gentleman which is a quartz watch. In general, the accuracy of quarts watches are better than the mechanical watches like the Powermatic 80.
It cannot be compared with modern smartwatches like Samsung Watch 3 or Apple Watch Seried 5 that provide a lot of watch faces to choose from as well as applications to monitor health. Smartwatches are packed with sensors that can detect and count our heart beats, walking speeds. In fact, they are tiny computers that provide a lot of apps. Users of smartwatches can call their friends, send messages, browse the internet, and listen to music.
However, for those who appreciate the art of watchmaking, the Powermatic Gentleman 80 seems to be a perfect choice. They can easily turn to their smartphone if they need more functions like what smartphones have in general.