Being one of the iconic product lines of Tissot, PRS 516 Collection is always appraised by the watch aficionados with its Particularly Robust and Sporty character and modern-retro appeal. Today, we have the Tissot PRS 516 Quartz Chronograph which offers great versatility and style with a very nice price tag.
PRS stands for Particularly Robust and Sport. Mainly focused on those criteria, the product line managed to have its own cult following with its distinctive design, since its debut in 1965.
PRS 516 product line is a part of the brand’s top selling T-Sport Collection. Featuring a number of characteristic details like the baton style indices and hands, perforated leather strap and three spoke racing type steering wheel engraved caseback, PSR 516 offers a balanced modern-retro combination with a solid tribute to the brand’s heritage.
PRS 516 Quartz Chronograph comes in a stainless steel case with 42mm diameter and 12.12mm thickness. The red accents on the chronograph pushers nicely highlight the models sporty character. The case sports a scratch resistant sapphire crystal on the front side and a beautifully engraved solid stainless steel caseback with the famous steering wheel motif. 100M water resistance is more than enough for the average user.
The black/anthracite dial bears the classic “blind” pattern. The chronograph sub dials are located at 2-6-10 o’clock positions. The date, display is located at 4 o’clock position, blends nicely with the dial thanks to its dark background date disc. The vintage looking hour markers sit a bit higher than the dial level giving the watch a 3D look at certain angles with the help of blind motif surface.
Tissot PSR 516 Quartz Chronograph model is powered with ETA G10.212 quartz movement. Since it is a quartz movement, ”mechanic only” type watch enthusiasts will possibly not find anything fancy here but the real reason behind the nice price is that quartz movement.
The watch is offered on a perforated leather strap like most of the other models in the product line. The strap, which nicely fits with the sporty side of the watch, is secured with a Tissot signed, stainless steel folding clasp. There are metal bracelet and rubber strap options as well.
Tissot PRS 516 Quartz Chronograph has a MSRP of 1730, 00 TL. For this price you get; a Swiss made chronograph from a major brand’s iconic collection. We strongly recommend you this one if you are considering the PRS 516 design especially without paying more for the automatic chronograph movement.
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