With push-buttons on either side of the clasp, the watch was pretty easy to get on and off. Occasionally, though, I’d have an issue where the clasp would pop open, so I’m not sure if this was due to me not locking it in properly (after the first time, I paid more attention to this), or perhaps a tighter coat sleeve hitting the release buttons. Fortunately, I keep the straps adjusted on the tighter side, so even when released, there wasn’t any danger of it slipping off of my wrist. This is something that may be solely related to my own interaction with the watch, but I thought it was worth pointing out as an item to keep an eye on if you pick one up.
Other than those few unintended releases, the Tissot Heritage Navigator was a great companion for my day-to-day headed into the office. The slender case slipped easily under a shirt cuff (and was likewise easy to move a jacket sleeve over to check the time while commuting), and it’s overall style fit well into the office environment. As an added bonus, I was wear-testing this watch while Baselworld was occurring, so I could see what time it was for the aBlogtoWatch team on the ground in Switzerland. This was an important piece of data for the week as we were coordinating various efforts.
It just goes to show that you never know when something like a world timer might come in handy – especially if you have family, friends, or co-workers living in different parts of the world. To that end, the Tissot Heritage Navigator COSC ($1,695) is an eminently capable timepiece that, with it’s white dial and brown strap, are ready for just about any dress code you can throw at it. If you’re looking for a no-nonsense world timer that doesn’t utilize a GMT hand, this should be one of your leading candidates. tissot.ch
>Model: Heritage Navigator Automatic COSC 160th Anniversary (ref. T078.641.16.037.00 as tested).
>Would reviewer personally wear it: Indeed – while I tend to prefer a GMT watch to a world timer, this could definitely work well as dressier piece in my collection
>Friend we’d recommend it to first: Someone looking for a world timer without any unnecessary frills that’s ready for the office and business travel
>Worst characteristic of watch: I guess I’d have to settle on the deployant clasp, which wasn’t always locking closed
>Best characteristic of watch: How thin the case is, which is a remarkable feature for any automatic