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Hi guys, so just when I had decided to go for the Hamilton Jazzmaster as my first automatic watch - I walk into a Tissot AD and found this watch... I absolutely loved that it has a full exhibition back (opposed to a window offered on the hamilton), I got to wear it and it felt good in weight and size. It was the T035.207.11.011.00 (I saw online that it also comes in black - which I would prefer)

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I also found a local Hamilton agent who said he could order me (if prepaid) the model I liked - but I'm torn over ordering a watch without ever seeing/touching/feeling it or going with the above Tissot that I know I like.


This is my Hamilton choice:

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The Hamilton Jazzmaster Automatic in Black


So what would you guys do? I do like Hamilton - but the Tissot is very close in my book.
 

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Are they the same case size?

I think the placement of the date on the Hammy makes it look more unique. I also think the Hamiton is a little more dressy and the Tissot a bit more casual, so I guess it depends a bit on your style.

Do you have a pic of the Tissot in black?
 

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I like the design of the Tissot better but not wild about white dials.
 

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I prefer the Tissot. I really like the hands on it, and it strikes me as a dress watch style, where the Hamilton is neither dressy enough to be dressy nor sporty enough to be sporty and so it leaves me hanging...
 

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For me Tissot usually wins the battles against Hamilton. This one is no exception for me. Just a better balanced dial. Would be better to see them both in black or both in white though.
 

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Are they the same case size?

I think the placement of the date on the Hammy makes it look more unique. I also think the Hamiton is a little more dressy and the Tissot a bit more casual, so I guess it depends a bit on your style.

Do you have a pic of the Tissot in black?


This is the Couturier in black. I agree that the Tissot looks a bit more casual too.

The case size for the Tissot is a little smaller (32mm) the Hamilton is a 35mm case.
 

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Tissot in black looks much nicer than one with white dial.

I prefer Tissot's hands and hour markers, but prefer Hamilton's date window and placement..
 

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Both really nice, and you can't go wrong with either, but I don't like the Tissot's bracelet and I prefer the markers on the Hamilton. So I say Hamilton.
 

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Tissot by a mile for me. I like the dimensional case, the more interesting bracelet, and the proportion of the crown. Most of the components look slightly sportier to me, other than the dial. I think it stands out a little more while the Hamilton looks like a watch that would blend in.
 

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Neither one. They both have white date wheels slapped on black dials. Ruins it for me.

I'd go Seiko SARB033 if you are after a versatile black dial.

Build quality is at least as good and you can save some money on top of it, particularly with the weak Yen right now.

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Much prefer the tissot and actually like the white dial better. Are these womens watches? 32 and 35 is tiny for a modern mans watch.
 

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One of the reasons I pay the premium at the AD is to see/hold/try the watch before purchase. If you have to prepay and special order, you might as well buy grey market online and save some dough.

For a lady I definitely prefer the Tissot.
 

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This is the Couturier in black...
That does look good too.

Quality-wise, they're pretty equal. You just need to pick the one that sings to you the most.
And that case size is a pretty significant difference. Do you prefer watches larger or smaller?

The Seiko SARB033 was a good suggestion too. If you're new to this, don't think, "Seiko means low-end." They make watches for all segments and their SARBs are as good, or better, than Hamilton and Tissot.

Just what you needed... another choice... ;-)
 

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I have a similar Hamilton in 44MM which I'm very happy with but between those two, and for a lady I'd pick the Tissot by a wide margin.
 

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Tissot...Hamilton....I will be the final judge on this...ok?
No one said no....So, I say, whichever one you like.
 
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