Tsovet All-Black Watch


It's the kind of watch that Nigel Tufnel would doubtless describe as none-more-black. $595 from Watchismo -- part of their larger Tsovet collection.

TSOVET AT76 All Black

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  1. I like the case and the face, but do not like:
    The too narrow lug width for the strap.
    Quartz movement. I only like mechanical watches and have a slight fetish for them..
    Minor irritation: Left handed crown, but that’s by design, as they say.

    1. Hear, what is with the left handed crown? About half of the Tsovet watches have it one one side, and half on the other. Is it some comment on the handedness/sinisterness of the people who wear these watches?

  2. Reminds me of the Swatch Blackout I had in high school. I loved that watch so much I hunted down another one a couple of years back, and now it’s my dressy watch.

  3. I love the specs:

    CASE: BRUSHED PVD BLACK
    TOP RING: BRUSHED PVD BLACK
    CASE BACK: BRUSHED PVD BLACK
    DIAL: MATTE BLACK BDL/GLOSS BLACK MARKERS (NOT LUMINOUS)
    BAND: BLACK LEATHER / BLACK LEATHER BACK
    BUCKLE: BRUSHED PVD BLACK
    CROWN: POSITION: 9 / BRUSHED PVD BLACK
    HANDS: BLACK (NOT LUMINOUS)

    I’d only wear that until they came up with something darker.

  4. A decent craftsman is noted for their attention to detail, a joiner/cabinet-maker for example would ensure all screws to be pretty much in the same position.
    On a watch costing $595 I’d expect no less.

    Looks pretty cool otherwise.

  5. what a rip-off!
    I mean, WHITE date, WTF is that all about?

    Not for me while they don’t put any effort into making it properly black!

  6. Pfsst!
    I still have my black Swatch that has a black strap and a black face with black numbers and black hands. And NO white date digits.

    Definitely blacker than this effort but my poor eyes are not what they used to be and I have shelved it for a much clearer and easy to read Tissot.

    1. My best friend in high school had that Swatch and I coveted it for years.

      Just came into the thread to reference it, nice to see that others remember it fondly as well.

  7. USD 600 and it tells time almost as accurately as my iPhone, and it’s blacker, too!
    I swear I got my first mobile phone before anyone else I knew not only because I’m a gadget freak, but also because my wrist is too… dainty for a proper man’s watch.

  8. A watch only William Gibson could love. (I kid.) And Cory’s hailed Watchismo in the past, nothing new here.

  9. What’s the logo above the 6 and below the hands say? Has it been airbrushed out or just painted over? Is it the name of the manufacturer of the movement?

  10. I realize I might well be missing the point, but is this watch designed for irresponsible people or something? 10 points for coolness, but like – a million practicality [in low light]. Now, if the numbers were slightly raised, and subtly back-lit, and you could change the colour of that back lighting, you could charge another G easily…

  11. I realize I might well be missing the point, but is this watch designed for irresponsible people or something? 10 points for coolness, but like – a million practicality [in low light]. Now, if the numbers were slightly raised, and subtly back-lit, and you could change the colour of that back lighting, you could charge another G easily…

  12. I must be missing the point as well. Surely the point of a watch is to tell the time… ? Is wearing one you can’t read a sort of ironic comment about … something?

    Bwuh?

  13. I had the all black Swatch, got it back in 1989… Was heller hard to read in the darkness of the bars though…!

    As for the comment of an all black watch being for irresponsible people, just check the website that watch originates on; you will find some single hand watches, meaning they only have hour hands and you get three hash marks between the hours to tell the minutes…

    Not a fan of the square watches, but there is a nice one by the same manufacturer that is round and all black…

  14. The fill-in painting on the hour hand looks pretty shabby for a watch trying to pull in near $600.

    You’d think that they’d at lease make one well painted example to serve as a photo model.

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