Watches | September 24, 2020 11:34 am

Deal: Tissot’s Entry-Level Seastar Dive Watch Is Up to $250 Off

With a rating of 300m, it isn’t just for show, either

The Tissot Seastar 1000 Powermatic 80 entry level dive watch with a fabric strap and stainless steel bracelet
What'll it be: the fabric strap or the stainless steel bracelet?
Nordstrom

Seiko, Bulova, Citizen — these are some of the brands you’ll come across if you’re in the market for an entry-level dive watch. One watchmaker that often, curiously, gets left out of the conversation is Tissot, even though their Seastar 1000 checks a few crucial boxes: a reliable automatic movement, affordable price tag, and 300 meters (or about 1,000 feet) of water resistance, meaning it isn’t just for show.

For a limited time, that diver is even more affordable as Nordstrom is offering big discounts on two styles of the Tissot Seastar 1000 Powermatic 80: the classic stainless steel bracelet which is about $130 off, and one with a fabric strap that’s around $255 off.

The explosion of popularity in the diver category has led to a bottomless pit of ripoffs, caricatures and straight-up goofy timepieces. The Seastar however manages to give the people what they want — a muscular ceramic bezel, sizable 43mm case, beefy hands — without going overboard, pun intended. But you don’t need to live near a body of water to wear this watch, and you won’t be accused of wearing a “desk diver,” either.

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