2022 has been a year for new themed wristwatches from luxury brands. It’s been thrilling to see the new collections offered by masters of horology with themes of space and time travel, but one classic is the nautical theme that seems to never get old or outworn. Tissot brings us a new member of its collection in an affordable yet versatile model they call the Tissot Seastar 1000. It’s a small dive watch that has an attractive appeal for smaller wrists in a market that predominantly caters to those with larger hands and wrists. It’s a beauty that doesn’t rely on frills or gimmicks to attract attention. It’s a classic diver without the bells and whistles that deserves our attention with a closer look.
Overview of the Tissot Seastar 1000 36 mm
A Blog to Watch points out that the Tissot Seastar 1000 is a classic diver offered at an affordable price point of under $400. It’s refreshing to see a unisex diver that comes in a smaller diameter for those who prefer the comfort of a smaller dial and lighter presence on the wrist. The Seastar 1000 has a clean aesthetic at first glance. Its deep blue colors with shiny silver metals create an aesthetic that mimics the color of the oceans in a shining example with a touch of sophistication. The simple design is attractive and functional, but a closer look reveals its true merits with tiny details that you may initially overlook.
A closer look at the Tissot Seastar 1000 36 mm
Tissot Watches reveals the specifications of the chic and versatile divers they call the Seastar 1000. It’s a quartz watch suitable for everyday wear or when playing in the water. The case is constructed of durable 316L stainless steel with a width of 36 mm and a depth of 9.7 mm. The small size and thin profile work together to create a comfortable wristwatch that is barely noticeable on the wrist. The crown is the same material in a screw-down style enhancing water resistance to 300 meters, or 1000 feet, hence the name. It has a solid stainless steel case back. The total weight is just 114 grams. The dial of the Seastar is available in a choice of blue, black, or white lacquer. The hour markers are displayed in a combination of triangles rectangles and dots. They’re applied with stainless steel borders and lume filling for high legibility in low light conditions. The date window is set at the 6 o’clock position. The hour and minutes hands are silvertone with lume filling. The seconds’ hand is slim in silvertone with a round dot of lume near the end.
Everything about the dial points to its legibility in all lighting conditions, including the sapphire crystal lens treated on both sides with anti-reflective coatings. Whether you explore the depths of the sea or glance at the time in bright sunlight, the Seastar delivers a high degree of legibility with a clear and available telling of the time. The Tissot Seastar 1000 36 mm comes with a stainless steel link-style bracelet with a folding clasp for security on the wrist. Alternative straps are available in white, light blue, orange, or black silicone. You can change the looks of this watch by taking advantage of the interchangeable bracelet system and keeping a few different colors of straps on hand. The silicone material is more suitable for use in saltwater activities. The mirror-polished finish gives it a high-end aesthetic that works nicely with the simple design. Coin-edge along the sides of the uni-directional rotating bezel is another fascinating detail. The wide bezel has a lacquered finish.
The Tissot Seastar 1000 36 mm Dive watch is powered by a model ETA F05.412 Swiss quartz movement. Tissot chose this model with quartz energy for its reliability and to keep the price down. It’s a slim movement that keeps the overall size and weight of the timepiece low. It has three jewels, measures 23.3 mm, and runs on a Renata 371 battery. The functions are hours, minutes, seconds, and the date. The Tissot Seastar is a simple timepiece offered for those who prefer a smaller diameter watch for everyday wear. Those who enjoy watersports will enjoy the versatility of this diver that is rated for depths up to 1000 feet. It’s designed for those with an active lifestyle. The durable materials and rugged construction make it as suitable for trail hiking or camping in the elements as it is for snorkeling, swimming, and other watersports.
Price and availability
The Tissot Seastar 1000 36 mm is available at Tissot and through authorized vendors. The price is USD 375.
Tissot didn’t set out to make any powerful statements with the Seastar 1000. It’s a simple diver’s watch offered by a luxury brand at an affordable price. They didn’t see the need to adorn it with bold styling to get the nautical theme across. The blue version does that quite well with its deep blue dial and bezel. For the price point, a quality diver that can handle depths of 1,000 feet is a value that’s going to be hard to beat with other fine watchmakers. The Seastar 1000 is a model that will make owning a quality diving watch accessible to a broader segment of the population. We see this model as a diver, but it’s likely to appeal to those who don’t like to go into the water. Its clean aesthetics are refreshing and attractive as a functional wristwatch that makes a fashion statement. Tissot didn’t need to do anything more to this model to make it a classic and a winner. If you’re looking for a comfortable unisex diver, or an attractive timepiece you can wear to the office, a night out on the town, or outdoors in the elements, the Seastar 1000 is something you might want to check out.