Tissot T-Touch Expert Watch Review: The King Of Quartz

Tissot T-Touch Expert Watch Review: The King Of Quartz

Tissot T Touch Expert Watch Review: The King Of Quartz   wrist time watch reviews This review of the Tissot T-Touch Expert is about the quartz watch that made quartz watches cool again. Years ago when I first began my acquaintance with mechanical watches, the notion that quartz watches were inferior began to develop. These less expensive, economy movements of mass production couldn’t hold ground to the growing fascination I was having with mechanical movements. Even though mechanical movements are less precise than their quartz contenders, I still feel a preference for the level of dedication and time that goes into mechanical watch creation.

I then realized how narrowly I was thinking - there is a place for quartz movements in my heart. Mechanical watches are amazing for what they are: wrist borne machines, wrought of history, tradition, and immense amounts of pride. What began as tools, evolved into status symbols and emotional objects of desire. You wear a mechanical watch when you want to smile with appreciation when glancing at your wrist. The quartz watch on other hand is a separate beast all together, and unfortunately shares the same title, “watch.” Perhaps a different name should be given to those quartz watches that don’t compete with mechanical watches, but rather fill in the gaps where mechanical watches cannot enter. A good quartz watch can be something altogether different that a mechanical one. They can do things mechanical watches cannot, and they do the same things in a different way or for different occasions. You take your mechanical watch to meetings, parties, and social occasions. You take your quartz watch into the garage, the yard, and the hard wilderness. While there are some mechanical watches built for this duty, you are among the minuscule few if you can afford to subject your beloved timepiece masterpieces to almost certain abuse and possible destruction. Most of you have “beater” quartz watches I am sure.

Enter the Tissot T-Touch Expert. You can read elsewhere on aBlogtoRead.com or otherwise to learn about the interesting history of the T-Touch watch that began in 2000 with the original T-Touch. Suffice it to say that the T-Touch Expert is the 4th iteration of the T-Touch line up (after the original T-Touch, T-Touch Navigator, and T-Touch Trekking). Look for the next version which is the diving version, the Tissot Sea-Touch, due to arrive this year.

The T-Touch expert is an extremely appealing, though not perfect watch. It quickly became one of my favorite acquisitions, and I am continually charmed by its abilities. I don’t use everything the watch can do, but then again most people who own it will not. This review will focus on what I consider to be an average style of T-Touch Expert ownership. Then you have people like survivalist Les Stroud from The Discovery Channel’s Survivorman who opted to wear a Tissot T-Touch Trekking, planning a different line of duty for a similar watch. Tissot makes a well-rounded watch indeed.

Tissot T Touch Expert Watch Review: The King Of Quartz   wrist time watch reviews The T-Touch Expert has a few notable improvements over the original T-Touch. It is bigger, has a slightly refined case and face, a larger LCD screen, and adds some extra functionality while smoothing out operation overall. I’ll start with look at the watch first.

Most men love the looks of the T-Touch line, I know I do. More notably, most of us can’t really describe why we like it. It is easy to say “cool!” in reaction to the watch. Or “that is pretty manly looking.” What are we getting at though? The case has a design that reminds you of a piece of space ship or exotic looking tool. It is futuristic, while believable. The angles and curves all seem to make sense and flow, but are so far from being boring, and it is easy to think that the design is more complex than it really is. The most striking feature is the lugs, that are crafted like cybernetic fangs. The bracelet is modern looking as well, but really no more complex than it needs to be. That is the trick behind the design; it deceives you into thinking there are more lines than there actually are, a sign of a lot of design refinement. If you happened to be someone who doesn’t like how it looks, that’s fine — enough people do to keep Tissot happy.

The T-Touch Expert is one of the only carbon fiber faced watches that I actually like. This proves that the material is useful in some instances (I tend to get annoyed when carbon fiber is just thrown on a watch face in a futile attempt to make it look better). The carbon fiber works because the hands, hour indexes and LCD panel contrast so well, and it is extremely easy to read the dial. I opted for the Arabic numeral version of the T-Touch Expert, and I am happy that I did. The other Tissot T-Touch face design version features quasi-diamond shaped areas meant to serve as some of the hour markers. They function well to highlight the areas of operation touchable on the face, but make the watch a bit hard to read in my opinion. The Arabic numerals on this version are printed in a manner attempting to remind you of a [sports] car tachometer, complete with a red-lined area. Something to do with Tissot’s affiliation with organized racing maybe, I really don’t care about such things and focus strictly on the looks independently of other factors. The red colored hour markers add a visual interest and welcome splash of color to the face. It isn’t particularly functional, but I don’t mind the deviation from the white indicators. A few of the numerals are absent on the bottom of the dial due to the LCD panel, but Tissot thankfully kept some hour indexes there for your benefit.

Tissot T Touch Expert Watch Review: The King Of Quartz   wrist time watch reviews The watch hands and hour markers are richly covered in a very bright luminant that works beautifully. This watch is easy to read in the dark with a sharp looking lume that isn’t blurry. In the event you are in total darkness, a red hued backlight glows against the LCD panel where you have the option of reading the time along with other information. The watch bezel rotates in both directions, and functions to assist with keeping track of north during certain periods of navigation, or helping you stay on a bearing. The bezel rotates smoothly, but a bit to easily in my opinion. I would have liked just the slightest bit more effort required to move bezel. A minor issue though.

Before moving on to the many functions of the watch, I’d like to cover a few more important items about wearing the watch. The T-Touch Expert is entirely crafted in titanium, which makes it very light. Titanium was an optional metal on some previous T-Touch watches, but for the United States, the T-Touch Expert is only available in titanium. The result is a watch that is light, and stronger than steel. Although the watch case is a bit over 43mm wide, with a 22mm wide bracelet, you barely know it is on your wrist. I actually think the leather or rubber strap models might be heavier than those with the titanium bracelet. Titanium has historically been very hard to machine with precision. You used to have titanium cases that where too rounded and lacked fine angles. That seems to have diminished in the last few years, the Tissot T-Touch Expert being proof of that. The level of polish and alternating finish on the watch surfaces are impressive, and the finely cut or angled edges on this watch wouldn’t have been possible too long ago. The color of titanium is also improving a bit, offering more of a sheen, and less of a dull gray look. There are some downsides to titanium though, namely that it is easy to scratch. You’ll need to be OK with fine lines developing on any titanium watch. While the metal is stronger than steel, it does not deflect scratches as well. I take excellent care of my watches, but still notice wear showing up a bit faster (especially on the bracelet) of my T-Touch Expert.

The bracelet itself features a nicely crafted locking clasp and a diver’s extension. The watch is water resistant to 100 meters, making it perfectly safe for diving. The bracelet is comfortable, though it took me a while to size it properly. I would have liked the underside of the broad case to be a bit more rounded, though this would have likely proved to be more effort for Tissot than it might have been worth. The bracelet has links that are a bit more flexible than they look (a good thing), making it wrap around your wrist well. The links are attached via pins. Come to think of it I don’t think I know of many titanium bracelets that feature screwed links. This is probably the perfect watch to have a metal and alternative strap option for, as you want to protect the handsome bracelet if you are taking the watch along during a potentially high impact activity.

Now for the touchy feely part of the watch and the reason behind the T-Touch name. Fans of the T-Touch line are already more than familiar with the many functions and uses of the touch screen interface. For those who aren’t, let me give you just the slightest primer. There is a large button with the letter “T” on it where the crown would normally be (above and below this button are “+” and “-” labeled buttons). Press the “T” button and you’ve activated the touch receptive sapphire crystal on the face of the watch. You now have 15 seconds to make one of seven decisions. Either press your finger over one of the six labeled areas on the periphery of the case to activate the named function, or press in the center of the watch where the hands connect to cycle through the two time zones, the date, and some settings functions.

Tissot T Touch Expert Watch Review: The King Of Quartz   wrist time watch reviews The six functional areas around the dial are METEO (Barometer and weather tracking), ALTIMETER (altitude as well as rate traveling up and down), THERMO (ambient temperature), CHRONO (stopwatch and 24 hour countdown timer), COMPASS, and ALARM. Some of the features have a bit of a learning curve but are easy to use and pick up for the most part. Obviously, my daily usage of the watch doesn’t have me using the complex compass features aside from finding my direction, and the same goes for the altitude and barometer functions. The thermometer must be taken off your wrist for a solid 10 minutes to cool down - else the temperature display will be affected by your body temperature. And I can’t quite figure out how to use all the barometer functions yet. Then again, living in California’s weather, I don’t really need to worry about the weather much. I like knowing these features are there, and am comfortable with the fact that I’ll most likely not use some of them. Still, I’d be upset if Tissot neglected to insert any of them! This is what you need to take away from me on this topic, that there are lots of features in the watch, all work, and you'll likely neglect a few. Tissot has thoroughly tested the movement, and the use thereof. There really aren’t many neglected areas of refinement or basic use. The features that logically should be there, are. For example, if you are using the stopwatch, while the numbers in the LCD panel are timing, the hands on the face are telling the time and not just idly pointing at the CHRONO section.

Information for the sensors is obtained through the back of the watch. There are some slits in the caseback that allow air and pressure to enter. Still, recall that I mentioned this watch is fully water resistant to 100 meters. Other watches such as Sunnto or Casio (that offer watches with similar functions) often place the sensors on the side of their watches. Tissot has each of these watches beat when it comes to user enjoyment as well as watch style. Operating any of these functions has the hands of the watch magically come to life and either point to the function you are using, or actually help. For instance, in compass mode, the hands of the watch form a compass need pointing to North, while the LCD panel reads out the degrees. This little aspect of the Tissot T-Touch line never gets old, and you’ll find yourself fiddling with it when you are bored. The people behind the ETA E48.351 movement (both ETA and Tissot are part of the Swatch Group) that powers the Tissot T-Touch Expert have really created something special. There are two major complaints people have behind the movement. Well, they are more wishes than complaints. Fans want to see a solar powered movement (though that would affect how nice the watch dial is, as that is where light would need to come in), and people have wished to have an atomic clock controlled Tissot T-Touch. I don’t know if either of these are really necessary. My take is that they would be nice, but only if Tissot was able to incorporate them and keep the Tissot T-Touch the beautiful watch that it is. In fact, I know of just one European watch maker that features atomic clock controlled watches (known battery hogs), that being Junghans (and the watches aren’t nearly as awesome looking as the T-Touch Expert). The majority of the atomic clock controlled watches out there are Japanese and simply fall into a different category than the Tissot T-Touch Expert watches.

Returning to my original statement regarding my feelings for quartz and mechanical watches, I’d like to tell you how the Tissot T-Touch Expert made me feel good about wearing a quartz watch again. No mechanical movement now or in the future will be able to do what this watch does. Not a chance. I don’t see this watch as being an homage to the fine tradition of watch making. Rather, the T-Touch Expert is a complex and wonderful gadget — one that happens to tell the time and sit on your wrist as well as perform many other functions. The Tissot T-Touch would make any boy the envy of the school yard, and make any grown man giddy at all the functionality. Men young and old alike will appreciate its looks and its character. This Tissot just epitomizes the watch you walk by seeing in a window and instantly know you want one. With retail price of around $1000 it isn’t the cheapest indulgence, but it’s well made, something you won’t regret, and can easily function as your weekend or weekday watch.

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Baker GT
Baker GT

Love my Tissot, had it for several years and use it for offshore sailboat racing. Over the years, I have either forgotten how to activate the night light, or it has burned out. I suppose its possible that I never had one, and have just gone batty, but can someone tell me how to activate the light? It's not mentioned in the manual.

MrBond007
MrBond007

I love my Tissot T-Touch. It isn't the newest model but one of the first ones to come out. The Tissot T-Navigator 3000 and it is a tank and a beast. I have had it since 2004 or 2005, I can't really remember but it must be one of the two. It has five modes, T-World, Timer, Chrono, Alarm and Date. You can also chose different chimes for the alarm which is cool. One of the very neat functions is being able to put the watch into eco mode to preserve the battery and it sort of shuts down and both hands move and point down towards the six. Also the digital display turns off as well. You can adjust the intensity of the backlight with the crown and it has 3 settings. Luminous on dials and hands are still really bright aster all these years as well. Also can adjust for daylight saving but only for Europe because it was manufactured there. 

Very impressed considering it was one of the first ones to come out I think after the Silent-T. The sapphire crystal is in good condition, surprised considering how much I have worn it and bashed it around. The case is as rugged as you can get, sharp edges, no real contours and has a big presence on my wrist. 

I am defiantly looking to buy another one, probably the T-expert but in stainless steel if I can but will probably have to order from Europe and get it shipped to the US. I have tried on both metal types and prefer the weight of the steel over titanium and the greater scratch resistance over the titanium. No real use for the titanium if you ask me even if it may be a couple times more dense then steel. 


Tissot Customer Service
Tissot Customer Service

Dear valued Tissot customers,

 

Thank you for your comments. However we sincerely regret the inconvenience you had with your Tissot watch. Your feedback is important to us as it helps to improve the quality of our products. You may contact us at tissotcustomercare@swatchgroup.com if you have any further issues or questions.

 

Thank you and best regards,

TISSOT SA

World Customer Service

godwinausten
godwinausten

I'm going to forward Akbar Khan's and ChandraR's emails to the President of Tissot, Francois Thiebaud <francois.thiebaud@tissot.ch> and Swatch Group CEO Nayla Hayek <nayla.hayek@swatchgroup.com> and keep forwarding others as they come in. Tissot need to realise that it's like a slap in the face when you take people's money and sell them a piece of rubbish and then treat them badly with farcical customer service. They obviously need a fair bit of public persuasion to do the right thing. Shame!

Akbar Khan
Akbar Khan

Tissot T-touch is the worst watch i have ever purchased, simply an expensive piece of junk. Although its titanium casing is very good and attractive both in appearance and construction, the functionality of the watch absolutely sucks. It came with a one year international warranty, during which its hands frequently went out of sync. However just two months after the expiry of warranty period, the sensors of watch started malfunctioning and eventually died. Contacted the Tissot company who suggested that its movement /machine needs to be replaced completely. What a sucking piece of junk. I have had several watches ranging from Rolex, Rado, Sieko to Casio Protrek which are functioning flawlessly for at least last two decades (i mean cheaper Seiko and Casio too).

NEVER BUY A TISSOT WATCH in general and TISSOT T-TOUCH in particular.

ChandraR
ChandraR

The Tissot T touch is perhaps the worst watch I have ever purchased. I frequently hike up mountains and purchased this watch because it had all the features I required such as barometer and altimeter. But after a couple of years the watch just stopped working, I thought it might have been the battery and when I took it to the service agent in Singapore they had the gall to tell me that I had knocked the watch (which I knew for sure I had not )and broken it.  What got me really suspicious was when they offered to upgrade my watch to a Tissot 2 for half price ! Why would they do this if I had broken the watch.  I later noticed that the Web was full of posts from irate customers on how terrible the watch was and how devious Tissot was with its replacement. Would you do business with a company that cheats ?

godwinausten
godwinausten

I don't know if the Expert range has the same problems as the original T-Touch, but I know 2 people with an Expert and they've both had problems. One had an issue with the analogue and digital times getting out of sync for no apparent reason and needing re-syncing too often. The other I don't know the details, only that he had hassles with the watch and wasn't happy with Swatch Group's service. Also if you google T-Touch problems, there appear to be a fair few bloggers who talk about problems with the Expert range. I know this isn't terribly conclusive, but it's hard to ignore the experiences of those around you...

 

Tissot say the T-Touch II is a different watch, but I wasn't keen enough to give them my money, based on this history.

joe123456
joe123456

does the expert version still have those problems ?

godwinausten
godwinausten

Despite the issues I have had with the T-Touch, I can recommend contacting the Swatch Group in Switzerland in an attempt to resolve issues as they may be able to offer a range of alternatives surrounding their T-Touch Exchange. I have dealt with Francois Thiebaud <Francois.Thiebaud@tissot.ch> in Switzerland re customer service issues and Francois Bregnard <francois.bregnard@tissot.ch> re technical issues.

jeffrey ang
jeffrey ang

Believe I am not alone in this world that suffered the consequence of empty promise by the watch company.

i have lost  confidence on the brand and their  service is equally suck.

what can we do? Nothing ! We have been conned big time.

My message to those intend to purchase:

T issot

I s

S uck

S eriously

O verrated

T imepiece.

Please do not over rate this brand as you are indirectly a partner in crime!

godwinausten
godwinausten

TISSOT DO NOT SUPPORT THEIR OWN PRODUCT...

I bought a Tissot T-Touch watch in 2005. I paid $1150 for it. In 2007 and 2008 it stopped working correctly and needed repair. It cost about $100 each time. In 2012 the watch again stopped working correctly (touch sensors stopped working) but this time Tissot say they are not repairing these watches anymore, but just want to sell me another watch at an inflated "discount". My point is that just 7 years after selling me an fairly expensive watch this company are no longer supporting their recent models and have a costly exchange program which just means you're paying even more money for a watch model with a history of problems. After many conversations with this company, I said "No thanks. I'm not going to support a company that doesn't support its existing customers". It just doesn't make sense to keep giving a company money who don't seem to have the integrity or level of customer service to support their own products. My only solution now for my broken, irreparable TI SSOT is to TOSS IT in the bottom drawer.

jeffrey
jeffrey

The comments on the latest Expert is astonishing however if you care to remember the basic:

I bought a T-Touch years ago and can not operate correctly in spite sending back for repairs, worst, when ask to upgrade?

with all those shabby services and unreliable products out in the markets are you justify to give such a good comments to this new Expert using almost the same operating system? You have not check how worst can it be when you return the product for service neither do you realize that you have to fork out even more to pay for another unreliable products? Understandable that you are giving your views but again direct the potential customers to this new toy might be a case of misrepresentation that indirectly helping the Tissot exploiting their customers. Hopefully that you will consider to tag in a few lines like: Buyer beware refer to adverse comments on the products. This will help those potential buyer to have their own perception. Nothing to hide, I am one of the victim that had read your article which induced me to procured one. 

No offence but hope you can be more responsible to those readers at large. 

Good day.

Prashant Thakkar
Prashant Thakkar

I bought the original T-Touch when it had first come out. It worked great for the first 2 years that its warranty lasts, thereafter it has been fraught with problems. Have gotten it fixed so many times but the problems keep coming back and mind you the repairs of this watch aren't exactly cheap. In my country Tissot has come out with this exchange offer wherein you give your old Tissot (Dead or Working) back and pay half for the new Tissot T-Touch II, which sums upto about 350USD. I have been contemplating about going for the offer but the horrible experience with my previous watch is holding me back. I had loved using the first T-Touch and it was one of my most prized possession, i had hoped that the watch would last for a lifetime since it comes from such a reputed watchmaker but alas.....

Kumar
Kumar

I had purchased my t-touch in 2004 and all was well until recently (2011) when the functions started giving me problems and eventually I could not sync the digital time with the analogue. When I approached the Tissot service centre they quoted an astonishing US$ 150 for looking into the problem also suggesting that these watches are not repairable and the company has given an option to replace the existing watch with a new T-Touch 2 at half the price of about US$ 500/-. I am now worried that the new watch will have the same fate as the old one. What I do not understand is that why make something you cannot repair at a reasonable cost. But would surely like to add that I and 2 other friends have enjoyed wearing the watch without any problems for atelast 5-6 years.

alan parker
alan parker

I have to say that since buying a T-Touch in 2006 and having it malfunction several times, I agree with the earlier claims of reliability problems, atleast historically. But, customer service has been very reasonable and respected the warranty and replaced the watch free of charge. So far I am on my third, so far so good and if its still OK for a bit longer then I will conclude they have solved their problems now. Thats great because I love the T-Touch (and T-Touch II and Expert) aesthetically and functionally. It is a fantastic marriage of looks and brains that no other brand can match. So, yes, they had teething problems, but because they have treated me so honestly and because I love the product I am now a big fan of Tissot as a company, maybe a bit like some people fall in love with certain brands of sports cars. As long as they have found a way to produce these products reliably then I will be a customer in the future. My other watch is a $15,000 IWC, but I prefer to wear my Tissot.

sak500
sak500

Wow i wish i had read these comments before asking my wife to buy me tissot touch expert in 2009 May as my birthday gift. The watch was pretty to look at and with really neat touch technology which caused people to go wow.

Anway to make it short, It started showing odd characters after 1 1/2 years, whenever i pressed light buttong so i was assuming the bat was going out. But thot i would continue till it totally dries out and can get it changed easily as in dubai you have many places where they sell tissot. So just few months over 2 years warranty period it totally goes blank and everythign stops. I took it to the shop which carried the brand and they told me they need a week to 10 days to replace the bat and i was quite taken a back but they said it has to be done by special serivce center and not in the shop. So i gv them the watch and called them after 10 days had passed w/o anybody contacting me. They told me that the way is damaged and it requires 220$ (cost of watch 878$) to fix the problem and change the battery. I was shocked and almsot shouted that how the hell can a watch get damaged when all i was doing is wearing it during the day. The regular bumps and scratches were all that happened to it. But they said they need to replace some $*$*%# thing which i can't remember. I told them to send it back.

Now i have a casio (analog version) from 2002 and that has been dropped many times, used in swimming pool, used in sea / beach, has had battery replaced twice and now its back on my wrist working fine. That was also a gift from my bro but i know it was about $100 back in teh days.

So i want to kno what kind of company charges so much for something which breaks down within less years with less wear and tear and has to be charged so much to fix. My only resort is to give it to some small street time watch guys and tell them to just try and replace the battery. I dont care if any seals are broken as i dont want to pay 200 freaking dollars to fix it. I'd rather buy another casio or citizen now. So my advice

PLS DONT $&%%$Y& BUY TISSOT TOUCH SERIES OF WATCHES.

scott
scott

just bought a used T Touch...2006 model...apparently the watch works ok...yet one question: what does the digital read out 'bat' display mean... is it time to replace the battery... I'd like to have the digital date displayed all all the time rather than 'bat' ... please advise...thanks...I am disappointed to hear not to wear the watch while showering, yet alone not wearing it in the rain...I'd like to wear the watch while playing golf...but it sounds like the watch is too fragile...

Felero
Felero

I went to Tissot service center today to complain about the "batt" sign. They replaced it right away and it's ok now.
What they say about the titanium being easy to get scratch is true. I was having lunch today and I accidentally hit the table with my left hand. Unfortunately, my T-Touch was there. hehe. No need to say... it got a scratch of course. Titanium material is really nice and lightweight, but it is similar to silver metal that can easily get scratches. It's painful to see your watch you just purchased and it got scratch right away with a simple bump on the table. Other than that, I'm so happy and proud of my T-Touch Expert. I don't regret buying it. I'm planning to buy a titanium bracelet soon. :D

Felero
Felero

Hi. I just bought my T Touch Expert today with tan leather bracelet t. I want the titanium bracelet too, but it's not available. So I decided to buy the leather version and order the titanium bracelet, which according to them takes 6 months. I have to go back to the store tomorrow, because the batt signal keeps on blinking whenever I play on the compass. Weird... I just bought it and I need to change the battery right away. hehe.

I have a question which I can't find in the manual - how do you activate the LCD light?
I hope to hear from you. Thanks!

John Wyse
John Wyse

As someone who's owned one of the original T-Touch watches since 07, and been through six movements altogether, I couldn't resist adding yet another comment. Yes: 6 movements - the first 5 replaced, free, under guarantee, by the Swatch repair service in Hong Kong. Typically for Hong Kong, the service was swift, impersonal and non-commital.

Then, outside the guarantee period, 2 years ago, the functions started to fail one by one yet again. This time I paid US$60 for a new movement together with a new battery. Since then, no problems - maybe because Tissot have improved the original movement, or maybe I just got lucky.

Anyway, once you get a reliably functioning movement, I think this is a really nice watch, and I appreciated the way that in Hong Kong, at least, the guarantee was honoured. The Expert looks great, but I prefer the understated look of the original Touch.

Fernando Lacerda
Fernando Lacerda

I almost bought a Tissot T-touch expert today in my vacations in Curacao, but it was a good thing to contain the impulse and read some reviews in the net before. I was going to buy based on the suposed "expertise" and quality of Tissot team and watches. Sadly, after reading so many bad experiences here I could see that Tissot decided to spend its earnings just in fool marketing with artists and athletes and not in quality. It's sad. Goodbye Tissot!

Howard
Howard

I picked up my T Touch at a garage sale for $10. I brought it in to my local Swiss watch repair guy who stuck a battery in it for $25. He had nothing but negative things to say about this watch and all its subsequent iterations. It works, but I was told to keep it away from ANY water. The gaskets are worthless on all models after about 3 years. Water damage is fatal to the movement. Too much apparently went into the design and looks and not enough into the interior quality.

Chris Morley
Chris Morley

I have just opened a desk drawer and the now defunk Tissot Touch watch was staring at me. My dilema, to rid myself of my nemisis once and for all and throw it away. Or wait on vain hope of Tissot doing the right thing and excepting some resposibility for selling this piece of junk. Ah well I had to go to the rubbish biin anyway, $1500 oh the pain!!!!

e30ernest
e30ernest

Hello!

I'm looking to buy this watch. Since this review was done two years ago, how was the watch for you? Are the original reliability issues with the original T-Touch resolved in this model?

I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks!

Mehul Jain
Mehul Jain

Hi admin,

If one agrees that there are problems with the TISSOT T watch, what is the/ or should be the response from TISSOT? Cheat customers of more money for having provided a defective product in the first place?

All said and done, one should not but a watch from a company,
1. which repairs watches under warranty in 45 days
2. Wants to charge you approx 35% of the price of a new watch for repair of the same complaint immediately after your warranty has expired and keep the watch with them for an additional 45 days.
3. Where it is extremely difficlut ( virtually impossible) for a disatisfied customer to speak to a responsible human being from Tissot.

Tissot touch watch is an extremely poor advertisment not just for Tissot, but for other Swiss watches as well. I would recommend- STAY AWAY from TIssot

Gediminas
Gediminas

Here is a comment about Tissot repair service. I do not recommend to buy Tissot watch, because they are repairing the watch more than 6 moths!!! I have bought Tissot women watch with brilliants. It stopped working after 4 months. I took it to local repair center. They said that main part is broken and they need to order it in factory. It was on January 2011. Now is 2011 June. The local repair service partner is saying, that they have ordered the parts two times, and both times the parts were not delivered. Woooh!!! Can you believe it?? I will never buy any Tissot watch in the future and can not recommend you!!! best regards, Gediminas

rogdog
rogdog

where did U get this watch? Would u be willing to publish the website or store name...because I want one. Exactly same color, is thing.

Chris Morley
Chris Morley

Poor Quality, Poor service. Do yourself a favour, instead of spending money on the required services put teh money to a quality time piece that will give you uninterupted service. The water proof is only good if you "get caught in a heavy shower of rain ". Tissot customer services words not mine

T-king
T-king

WOW, so many comments it took me a while to go through but then could not stop from adding a couple of words that my watch deserves...I am a happy owner of a T touch Expert Titanium since Sep/2009...I have tried many other brands (watch makers) and none survived more than a year ...I am a humanitarian worker in the field of logistic and the nature of my work exposes myself and my watch to "everything", on top of that i often go camping, fishing and hunting and i do a lot of other outdoor activities...this watch is the best ever..and yes the titanium body gets a lot of "bruises"(scars) but we all have them in our bodies too right? and if you ask me the more scratches you get on it - the better it looks. The manual says it might need calibration from time to time but so far it never did and is still 99% accurate on all (Meteo/compass and altimeter).

Waleed Waheed
Waleed Waheed

Hi,
I just recently purchased a Tissot T-touch in Pakistan, although I do take good care of it, you know put it on stand-by when not using it for a long time, protect it from water and stuff but I want a watch that I can use anywhere and everywhere, for eg I have a habit of not taking my watch of when I take shower or go to sleep or when working out, plus my watch also gets a lots of bumps and scratches.

Presently I'm wearing a Swiss Army, but is not coping up well the bracelet broke for the third time in a year, will my Tissot T-touch titanium survive?

Ken E
Ken E

Purchased my T-Touch Expert in Jan/11. Orange rubber band, stainless steel. Pretty cool watch, even found it on sale 15% off. Will update this page on the watch's performance. Hopefully my experience with my Tissot will be good. Thanks for the web site and all the info.

Mike P
Mike P

Hi. I just purchased the T-Touch Trekker watch Black PVD coated. I thought I had read where this was would not scratch. However, I have found that at the different corners around the bezel, as well on the base of the watch close to where the band connects to the base, there a small places where the titanium shows through from where I might have bumped a door frame or something. Is there anything I can do to hide there? I purchased this watch through an authorized Amazon Dealer. Is it possible that it may not be authentic? Everything on the watch works beautifully, so I doubt a fake would work like the real watch (Saffire Crystal touch features). Anyways, just checking. I was hoping, since this watch was touted as being for those who are in the outdoors often, that it would not scratch so easily. Thanks

vishvesh
vishvesh

hi there,
i am planning to purchase a tissot t-touch expert watch titanium model and after reading your reviews i am confident of my choice but is this watch made for tough conditions and can one wear it while on trekking and other expeditions ...... or for such things i should get a g-shock watch if yes then which one ..... as i today went to the g-shock site and found some of the models pretty ineteresting......
kindly advice...
thanks

Mario
Mario

Hi, I just got a rubber band t-touch expert watch as a christmas present from my wife, i fell in love with it the moment i saw it. i would like to know if i can switch it to a titanium bracelet sometime, thanks and i´ll be waiting for your answer.

Otes
Otes

Hello All

I have enjoyed reading all the comment on this page about Tissot T-Touch watches. I was thinking about buying the ladies' T-Touch, model T33.7.858.85. Is this one of the original T-Touch designs and so therefore susceptible to possible moisture problems that I have read about throughout this blog site? Has this model benefited from any of the updates that have been designed into the newer T-Touch models?

Also, is there a similar ladies' model available but in the T-Touch II design that everybody agrees tends to have more water resistance. I would hate to spend almost a $ 1,000 on a watch only to have it fail due to moisture or other problems due to poor initial design or build quality.

I love Tissot watches - I have the Dressport and the Ladies PRC100

Thanks for your comments on this!

ziadesa
ziadesa

I got my t-touch expert titanium 5th Jan 2009, love it . On October 2010, the battery was out!...One morning, the lcd screen was flashing "Batt"... I guess I always use the features especially the alarm(everyday twice), compass, meteor and altimeter.

To replace the battery will cost me 95euros!!! Because its not just the batteries that they replace, but the seal as well and it cant be done in any watch shop. My watch was sent to a repair center in Benelux and i'm living in Groningen Netherlands. I was advised not to send to any shop(although cheaper) coz the features may not work because the water seal is not properly placed or fixed.

On top of that, it will take at least 5-6 weeks for the whole thing to complete!. Meanwhile, I miss her sooo much. Fell in love with T-Touch expert since I was 16 (that time was T-Touch)

Sean
Sean

WOW! :-)

Samir
Samir

I just bought the T-touch Expert rubber band!! Stainless Steel. How can I find Stainless Steel band for it!!? I looked everywhere! ( Googled it everywhere )! Can you please direct me to the right websites! I love the watch by the way! and I really don't hate the rubber band, but I want the Steel one two.

Wazapnin
Wazapnin

I have owned the T-Touch-II Titanium for 4 years without problems and had the battery replaced once without problem However, If you have it repaired or the battery replaced by a non-qualified repair person without properly sealing it - it will lose its water resistance and the watch will be damaged and need to dry out and likely be sent in for factory repair. I really love all the features of the watch, but it is more like an instrument than other watches and should be treated as such. Besides loving all the features mentioned above, I enjoy being able to walk through airport security without taking it off, since the Titanium version is non-magnetic and light. I plan to upgrade my to the Expert T-Touch in the near future, and plan to take better care of it and have the battery replaced only where they can guarentee its re-pressurization, by a qualified watch-maker or jeweler.

biotech
biotech

Thanks for posting this but thanks to all who commented.
After reading all these comments conclusion is clear that Swiss make good mechanical watches and Touch is NOT of them. I don't understand why customers are paying $200-$300 for repair under warranty?
I really really wanted one...

PEDRO NARCISO QUEIROZ PLAZA
PEDRO NARCISO QUEIROZ PLAZA

todos os comentários são esclarecedores sendo a maior parte favoráveis ao relógio Touch expert, pois bem, o único problema está no preço e conserto, ou seja compensa conserta-lo? torcer para que funcione normal, mas mesmo assim vou comprar. Obrigado!

Akbar Khan
Akbar Khan

 @godwinausten  Update: After forwarding of our complaints, I was contacted by the Swatch Group who asked me to book my watch for inspection. After going through the inspection, Tissot has offered me a new T-Touch II watch just at the cost of repair. Will update when I receive it. But finally I appreciate @godwinausten  and Tissot customer services department.

 

Akbar Khan
Akbar Khan

 @Akbar Khan UPDATE. Finally the Tissot were courteous enough and they sent me a replacement watch T-Touch II for the cost of repair only. It is a better and improved time piece compared to the original T-touch. Yesterday i got my new watch. Thanks All.

 

Ariel Adams
Ariel Adams

Not according to Tissot or the comments it seems.

admin
admin

BAT stands for battery, and in your watch it needs to be replaced.

Felero
Felero

I found it. Pardon my ignorance.

admin
admin

The watch should be PVD coated. PVD is not hard, but not highly scratch resistant. The newer DLC coating is much more scratch resistant.

DJ_RADU
DJ_RADU

g-shock = casio
TISSOT = smart WATCH

Im the proud owner of T-Touch Expert Titanium from December 19th, 2008

Marco Soares
Marco Soares

I'm from Portugal and have the Xpert Ti with rubber strap for 6 months now with no issues.
When I bought it, the seller warned me about the time it will take when she goes to replace the battery, and also that it would be a little more expensive than usual in other models because they make a complete revision of the clock.
You are not being ripped of.

B A
B A

That is unbelievable. I guess your horologist is trying to rip you off! The price of replacing a battery should not be more than USD 14.

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