Orient Metro CDBAA001B vs. Tissot Quadrato Chronograph

January 30th, 2011 | No Comments

Sometimes, you just want to look good.

A watch can be convenient and functional, especially when it’s a diver watch or a dress watch you wear to the office. When it comes to more casual timepieces that you’ll wear after you clock out, a sleek and modern design will look good with any outfit and exude a sophisticated style.

The Orient Metro CDBAA001B and the Tissot Quadrato Chronograph have a lot in common. They’re both contemporary in design and have an edgy style perfect for everyday casual wear.

At first glance, the 2 models look very similar, with a unique square shaped case and yellow accents against a black dial. Keep reading for a breakdown of the features of the Orient CDBAA001B and the Tissot Quadrato Chronograph and what each has to offer:

    What’s the same?

  • What’s the difference?

What’s the same?

The Orient CDBAA001B and Tissot Quadrato Chronograph share more than just their appearance. They also share the following features:

  • Stainless steel case
  • Stationary bezel
  • Case diameter of 39.5 mm x 36 mm
  • Black dial
  • Date indicator

Both models are also available in other color options if black and yellow aren’t your favorite colors. Tissot offers the Quadrato Chronograph in different colors, including one with a brown face and bold blue accents. The Orient Metro comes with 4 color options, like the sleek, streamlined CDBAA003A, which has a black dial with red accents.

What’s the difference?

With so many things in common, it’s tempting to think there’s not much of a difference between these two models, but there is. Here are the main differences that make each model unique.

A watch’s crystal is the protective color over the dial, and the material of the crystal is often an important thing to consider when buying a watch. The Orient CDBAA1B has a mineral crystal, which can resist most scrapes and scratches. The Tissot Quadrato Chronograph, on the other hand, is equipped with a sapphire crystal, which is more durable than mineral.

Despite similar looking dials, they both are home to unique functions. As the name suggests, the Tissot Quadrato Chronograph has a chronograph function, which allows it to keep elapsed time, like a stopwatch. Orient offers this function on many of its sportier models, like the Orient CVZ02002W.

A key feature on the Orient Metro CDBAA001B and the other models in the Metro series is its semi-skeleton feature. This is popular among watch lovers because it leaves part of the movement exposed, giving you a glimpse into the inner-workings of the watch.

The Orient Metro CDBAA001B has a black genuine leather band, giving it a casual and comfortable feel. White contrast stitching on the band adds a stylish pop of color that adds to the contemporary aesthetic of the watch.

The Tissot Quadrato Chronograph has a stainless steel band, which gives it a more industrial feel and adds an element of classic style to an otherwise modern design.

Price is always an important thing to consider when buying a new watch because you want to get the most for your money without sacrificing great quality.

Orient prides itself on offering quality timepieces at an affordable price. We don’t think that you should have to pay a lot to get a reliable and stylish timepiece. The MSRP for the Orient Metro CDBAA001B is $210, while the Tissot Quadrato Chronograph retails for $625.

Which of these 2 models do you prefer? We’d love to hear your thoughts below.

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