Sunday, October 2, 2016
Product review: TSS Men's T8030PC2 Automatic Skeleton Moonphase Watch with Leather Band
This is a beautiful mechanical watch. It has one thing I do not like. In order to advance the date of the months and the day of the week you need to use a pointy tool (like jeweler's pointy screw driver or a ball point pen). Since this is a mechanical watch you need to advance the day of the month every other month to skip 31. It would be so much better if these were buttons and did not require a tool!
The TSS mechanical watch look very neat because you can see the mechanical movement both from the front and hte back. In addition to the main dial it has three small dials:
' Top: 24 hour clock and the moon phase
The Lunar month s 29.5 days so the year goes on the lunar phase on the watch will get a little less accurate. As of July it is still pretty good, the new moon for my area is Aug 2 and as I write this review I see a tiny sliver as we within a few days on new moon.
' Left: Day of the week
' Right: Day of the month
The band is made out of real leather and fit wrists from 6.75" (first hole) to 8.5" (last hole).
The watch runs on a combination of manual winding and self winding from the arm swinging. On one full manual rewind (plus whatever little help the watch gets from self-winding) the watch ran for three days before it stopped. This experiment was repeated several times and was pretty consistent. My husband has a desk job, so he does not move his arm too much. Someone who does a lot of activity during the day will get more benefit from self-winding.
Some watches with black faces are hard to read due to low contrast between the arms and the background, however this watch has white arms and the constrast is excellent.
The watch comes in attractive box with a pillow and the package also included a gift bag, so this watch works well for gift giving.
I received this watch for evaluation and review. Getting a sample does effect what I say. I have a history of leaving critical reviews when the product deserves it. Overall, this is a very attractive mechanical watch.
You can find it on Amazon by following this link.
Ali Julia review ★★★★☆