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amazon TISSOT V8 reviews
Although less popular than the PRC 200 or PRS 516, the Tissot V8 is still one of Tissot’s most popular sports watches. With ETA stopping production of the entire G10.211 machine in 2016, Tissot has also upgraded the clock lines running this machine to G10.212, including V8. It’s been a long time since the new Tissot V8 has a new upgrade.
New version Tissot V8 has 8 models including 5 samples of leather straps and 3 samples of iron wire. Usually iron wire will make sports watches look stronger and more personality. However, in the case of V8, the leather strap models are more eye-catching (it can be said that V8 is one of the most impressive models of leather watches of Tissot and completely different from the rest). Therefore, the watch sample chosen to represent the V8 series for this review will carry the T106.417.16.057.00 code – the watch features a leather strap, black face and a green bezel with a Green Tachymeter.
Type: Quartz Chronograph
Shell: 316L stainless steel
Cord: Leather strap
Water resistance: 100m
Machine: Movement Caliber ETA G10.212
Features: Date calendar, Chronograph
Simple but eye-catching design
When I first looked at the Tissot V8 T106.417.16.057.00, I actually got the bezel border – while playing the role of Tachymeter – to attract. The green border is more prominent on the black background of this watch.
The black color on the T106.417.16.057.00 is not black but is a modern black and less reflective light.
Three digits only 4, 8, and 12 hours – the outstanding features of the V8 series are more prominent when lying in a white circle. Alternately is 3 sub-dial for second hand and chronograph functions. The chrongraph function can be timed within 30 minutes with an accuracy of 1/10 second (the right sub-dial at the 2-hour angle represents the tenth of a second).
The needle is also carefully elaborated with minute cuts in the minute hand and hour hand. Metallic seconds chronograph stylized stylized T – symbol for Tissot firm. The location of the daily calendar is transferred from 3 hours to 6 hours. The change is small, but the details on the watch face are more symmetrical than the old V8 version.
On the case there are timepieces and chrongraph buttons that are cut into large blocks and deep groove milling, the rest embraces the time adjustment button. This design used to be seen on diving watches (combined with the whirlpool knob for water prevention) is now used by many brands for sports watches. This is a new feature in this V8 version. This is also the way of Tissot’s mechanical processing level. (The normal groove milling requires mechanical processing with a high degree of precision and can cost a lot more than a smooth round case.) The timer knob of V8 is still a knob with prominent T logo, however the clock still reaches the water resistance level of 10atm (equivalent to 100m).
Maintaining the design style of the previous version, the bottom of the watch is also quite well decorated with the Tissot brand name striking on the name of the V8 line using outline and large font. The usual quartz watches, the bottom side are simple or empty motifs but with V8 when observing the wearer’s bottom, it is much more sympathetic because it is focused on design and has its own unique characteristics.
The rope of the T106.417.16.057.00 is a leather cord decorated with round holes. I still like the white outline on the dark background of older V8s, but to be fair, the new style gives a very new and interesting feel. If you still like the old style, there will still be options for you with the T106.417.16.262.00 form
The wire quality and shoulder design of the new version are quite good. There was no sense of hands – often complained in the old version. In addition, you can combine with your work shirt to try it, this watch is still very popular. With everyday clothes like T-shirts, jeans and sports, it will surely be the perfect combination.
In addition to T106.417.16.057.00, the new version Tissot V8 also has models with quite a variety of forms, unfortunately the most recognizable feature with 3 big hours only is not used on all models. Quartz machine used on Tissot V8 is ETA G10.212 – upgrade version of ETA G10.211 to increase battery life by about 2 months. The absence of a mechanical device could be a minus point for watchmakers. However, if the criteria is a beautiful watch to wear everyday, this is a very good choice. It must be said that Tissot sports watches use mechanical machines that are extremely “modern” with sizes up to about 45, 46mm and quite picky with most Asian men with wrist size average is only about 16-17mm. Tissot V8 is still an extremely attractive machine, this has been confirmed by the wearers and love with this watch.