January 18, 2013

Tissot Heritage PR 516 Review

Tissot Heritage PR 516 Watch Review
  Tissot goes retro with Heritage PR 516, a throwback worthy of a review (ref. TO71.430.11.041.00). The Heritage PR 516 pays tribute to Tissot's deep rooted passion for motor-racing. This is a throwback to Tissot's iconic and popular PR516 produced back in the 60's. 
  The big attention grabber is clearly the bracelet. The circular cut outs are meant to represent the steering wheels of race cars back in the day. I have read on various forums on the comfort of this bracelet, opinions in both directions. The Heritage is also offered on a strap for those who might see this as a concern or not care for bracelets in general. Personally, the bracelet is as a non-issue and the way to go. 
  The dail is very clean and easy to read at a glance, always a positive. There is a nice day date window located at the typical 3 o'clock position. The dial is offered in silver, blue, and of course black variants. The case size is a little more refined compared to many watches hitting the market now a days coming in at a respectable 40mm. Bigger is not always better, as is the case here. 
  The case back is see through sapphire crystal. You can easily see the the ETA 2814 automatic movement that powers the PR 516, with an estimated power reserve of 42 hours fully wound. If you are looking for a little nostalgia the Tissot Heritage PR516 is definitely worth consideration. 

Pros - great representation of years past, unique look
Consideration - bracelet comfort

Specifications & Dimensions:
Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 40mm
Bracelet: Stainless Steel or Leather Strap
Lug Width: 20mm
Crystal: Sapphire
Bezel: N/A
Movement: ETA 2836
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Water Resistant: 100M


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