Tissot PRS 516 Chronograph Black Dial Men’s Watch- T100.417.16.051.00 Review
Tissot PRS516 T100.417.16.051.00 is a great man’s watch from the T-Sport collection. The material of the case is made of stainless steel and the black dial gives the watch a unique look. Among other things, the watch has a chronograph and date function. 100 meters of water resistance protect the watch and allows it os submarged in the water. The watch is suitable for swimming, but it is not guaranteed against jumping in the pool. The watch comes with the original packaging and a manufacturer’s warranty.
Tissot PRS516 chronograph black dial is part of the brand’s best-selling T-Sport Collection. The Tissot PRS516 T100.417.16.051.00 features a number of signature details such as the Baton style indexes and hands, perforated leather strap and three-spoke steering wheel back, offering a well-balanced combination of modern retro design and a strong tribute to the brand’s heritage.
Tissot PRS 516 black dial quartz chronograph comes in a stainless steel case with 42 mm diameter and 12.12 mm thickness. The red accents on the chronograph pushers emphasize the sporty character of the models. The case has a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal on the front and a solid stainless steel bottom, engraved with the famous steering wheel motif. The 100M water resistance is more than enough for the average user. The black / anthracite dial has the classic “blind” pattern.The chronograph sub-dials are in 2-6-10 o’clock positions. The date, which is at the 4 o’clock position, fits well with the dial thanks to its dark background date dial. The vintage-looking hour markers sit slightly higher than the dial and give the watch a 3D view of certain angles with the help of a blind motif surface.
Tissot PSR 516 Quartz Chronograph model is powered by ETA G10.212 quartz movement. As this is a quartz movement, “mechanic” type enthusiasts may not find anything special here, but the real reason for the nice price is the quartz movement. The watch, like most other models in the product line, is offered on a perforated leather strap. The bracelet, which fits well with the sporty side of the watch, is secured with a fastened stainless steel Tissot-signed folding clasp. There are also metal bracelet and rubber band options. Tissot PRS 516 Quartz Chronograph has an $410. For this price you get; a Swiss chronograph from the iconic collection of a big brand. This version of watch from tissot is recommended if you are considering the PRS 516 design, especially without paying more for the automatic movement of the chronograph.
The Tissot PRS 516 takes styling tips from the brand’s motorsport origins from the 1960s. Feeling as if it’s fresh off the racetrack, but the retro-inspired sports companions keep a fresh and refined look with them. This watch features a textured black dial with bright red paint splashes on the hands and pushers on the side of the case. The color palette produces pretty much an adrenaline-charged feel on the arm, enhanced by luminescent chunky middle hands, eye-catching strikes, and a useful range of chronograph functions. A thick and square-shaped 42mm case with 100 meters of water resistance provides space for ultra-precision quartz movement in its cage.
The case measures 42 mm in diameter and is made of 316L stainless steel, mostly round but with sloping stands for comfort of the wrist (Tissot refers to the case, seen from the side as “banana shaped”) and also has a see back through which you can enjoy the view of the movement, whose rotor has the shape of a steering wheel and is decorated with a Tissot logo. Underneath the rotor you can see the plates and bridges decorated with perlage. Usually a very impressive engine for this price, especially considering that it also includes a chronograph.
- A design taking inspiration from the brand’s 1960’s motorsport roots
- Anti reflective and scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass front
- Chronograph features; 30 minutes at 10 o’clock, 1/10th of a second at 2 o’clock and 60 seconds at 6 o’clock
- Swiss manufactured quarts operated timepiece
- 100 meter water resistance
Should you buy it?
It is one of the best and most sensible watch for every watch lover to buy. People who like a classic and sporty watch that can express their own taste, the Tissot PRS516 is definitely a good choice. With a daring design and many additional features and useful functions, this watch will surely help you. It is intended for those who are always busy and the fashion concious also, this men’s watch is just right for all men. The stunning stainless steel case with sapphire crystal completes the watch. So if you want to be on time, this men’s watch is a good choice for you.
- An inspired look
- A qualitative constriction that can compete with watches from the upper range
- A solid movement that has a strong power reserve
- Plenty of nice details (the floating indexes, the brushed ceramic bezel, the pushers circled in red)
- The buckle that feels less qualitative than the rest
For those of you who love the classic and old-fashioned versions of Tissot watches, the Tissot PRS516 T100.417.16.051.00 is definitely the watch to pay attention to! Tissot roll back the time back to the 1960s, when their original timepieces were still heavily inspired by motorsport. Tissot PRS516 T100.417.16.051.00 was created with great passion by the racetracks and the everlasting pursuit of perfection. And by combining the advantages of the most modern Swiss watch technologies such as the Swiss Automatic movement, ion-plated bezel material with the nostalgic and classic designs, Tissot really showed the world how classic watches should be made!