Tissot has been making fine Swiss watches since 1853, but theirs is a story of pushing boundaries as well as past mastery. Tissot's range of watches runs from classic styles to the very latest in touch-screen technical innovation. Come on the journey as Time+Tide roadtest and review Tissot watches, new and old.

Goodbye buyer’s remorse: How to buy a watch sight unseen

In 2021, the average watch consumer is less likely than ever to try on a watch before buying it. And it’s not because they’re filthy rich and see no reason for such an experience. It’s just that the logistics of the current industry often make such an endeavour damn near impossible. Even with hundreds of authorised dealers spread across a country, the average consumer can still be separated from the watch they’re lusting after by hundreds of miles. This relegates most buyers to purchasing a watch sight unseen from either a sales forum, online retailer or brand website. Yet, this predicament doesn’t have to lead to a disaster of a purchase. You can significantly increase your odds of ending up with a watch you’ll keep and not one they’ll immediately dread buying. Here are some tips from a repeat online watch buyer on how to buy a watch sight unseen. Know Your Wrist Every measurement counts when buying a watch online. But before pulling out that measuring tape, the easiest place to start is by pulling out your most comfortable watch. Once in hand, write down the model number and hit the Google. Add lug-to-lug, thickness and width to your… Read More

Read More No Comments

HANDS-ON: The Tissot Seastar 2000 Professional Powermatic 80 combines great value with hardcore performance

With the barrage of vintage reissue divers on the market, it can be a relief to see a watch that isn’t afraid to play it bold. The Tissot Seastar 200 Professional is exactly that — a bold 600m dive watch without any pretension that’s fantastic value for money. The dial Neither the wave dial nor the fumé dial are new concepts, but Tissot have executed both here in a truly stunning way. The etching of the dial is deep and crisp, appearing much more dynamic in natural light than in the shots on the website. The watch is available in three dial colours: blue, green and black. Whether intentional or not, the blue dial evokes the mysterious depths of the Pacific Ocean while the lighter aqua (as pictured here) presents the image of snorkelling along the clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. The smoky black and grey dial is much more on the conservative side, but is also the most inconspicuous should you want to wear it in a formal setting. The Seastar has a classic dial layout, with a large triangular index at 12 o’clock for easy orientation after dark and a lovely big date window at 6 o’clock… Read More

Read More No Comments

The best 21st birthday watches for every budget

21st birthday watches

Twenty-first birthdays mean different things around the world. It could mean your first legal drink in America, graduating college, or even starting a new job or internship. The common thread is that you are full on adulting now, and at Time+Tide we believe part of being a grown-up is having a trusted wristwatch strapped to your wrist. We get it: watches are not something that anyone absolutely needs in the era of the modern pocket watch – the smartphone. But we also know that many of you still want one anyway, as they stir up a practical and emotional connection with their wearer – an artistic utility that serves as a form of expression on your wrist. At the age of 21, however, I believe the best avenue to travel down is what I call the “robust elegance” category. Sporty watches that have a bit or formal flair, which means they can be highly versatile and survive both foam and formal parties. Therefore we have assembled a list of 21st birthday watches that fit the bill, from least to most expensive, whether you want to gift one to a loved one or even gift one to yourself. Hamilton Khaki Field… Read More

Read More No Comments

Goodbye buyer’s remorse: How to buy a watch sight unseen

In 2021, the average watch consumer is less likely than ever to try on a watch before buying it. And it’s not because they’re filthy rich and see no reason for such an experience. It’s just that the logistics of the current industry often make such an endeavour damn near impossible. Even with hundreds of authorised dealers spread across a country, the average consumer can still be separated from the watch they’re lusting after by hundreds of miles. This relegates most buyers to purchasing a watch sight unseen from either a sales forum, online retailer or brand website. Yet, this predicament doesn’t have to lead to a disaster of a purchase. You can significantly increase your odds of ending up with a watch you’ll keep and not one they’ll immediately dread buying. Here are some tips from a repeat online watch buyer on how to buy a watch sight unseen. Know Your Wrist Every measurement counts when buying a watch online. But before pulling out that measuring tape, the easiest place to start is by pulling out your most comfortable watch. Once in hand, write down the model number and hit the Google. Add lug-to-lug, thickness and width to your… Read More

Read More No Comments

A month on the wrist with the Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 – an integrated bracelet wristwatch for the people

21st birthday watches

The relationship between the Swatch Group and Tissot brings a host of benefits to the table. As the powerful parent company, the Swatch Group can deliver enviable command over economies of scale and a direct line to movement manufacturing with ETA. Being able to tap into such mighty resources enables Tissot to react quickly to trends while at the same time providing value-driven offerings. When Tissot released the Quartz PRX earlier this year, the benefits of this relationship had never been clearer. Between the case finishing, the dial and the bracelet, the quality you were getting for the price of admission ($375 USD) was undeniable. Yet, just in case any naysayers or quartz-snobs in the back didn’t get the message, Tissot double-downed and decided to release a configuration powered by their Powermatic 80 movement, that notably delivers 80 hours of power reserve. It’s been nearly a month since I succumbed to the charms of the Tissot PRX Powermatic 80. The journey began with a sudden urge to add an integrated bracelet watch to my collection. I had initially resisted the craze, but following months of Instagram pictures and Clubhouse discussions about one of Genta’s integrated designs tripling in price on… Read More

Read More No Comments

EDITOR’S PICK: 5 alternatives to the blue dial Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41

Editor’s note: Unless you’ve got some really juicy dirt to blackmail your authorised dealer with, buying a new stainless-steel Rolex can often feel like mission impossible. That’s why you need to think outside the box and consider the alternatives. Luckily, Thor has done the cognitive donkey-work for you with this handful of blue-dial beauties. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 is a definite contender for “The Only Watch You’ll Ever Need” category. With its classic dark blue sunray dial, the intrinsic quality that resonates within any Rolex case is blatantly obvious in the Oyster Perpetual, even at this relatively accessible price point. Although whether the actual watch is accessible at your local AD may prove a different story … But if you can’t get your hands on one or fancy something a little bit different, what are your alternatives that deliver the same qualities – namely that special combo of formality with everyday wearability not to mention a beguiling blue dial? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered … Grand Seiko SBGR321 With the shapely legacy of the distinctive Grand Seiko case, the SBGR321 offers serious competition to the OP’s charms. A chunky 40mm case with the classic broad shoulders of the… Read More

Read More No Comments

It’s here! Aussies can now preorder the new Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 in all colours (yes, including blue)

Tissot PRX Powermatic 80

Editor’s note: Occasionally things happen on Time+Tide that will remind you we’re based out of the most preposterously remote capital city to Switzerland – Melbourne, Australia. Today is one of those days. Friday just picked up another layer of shine because we can finally announce that we have an allocation of the hotly anticipated Tissot PRX Automatic (technically the ‘Tissot PRX Powermatic 80’) in ALL colours for Aussies to preorder starting from right now. To jump straight to it, order the blue dial for $1050AUD here, the black dial for $1050 here, and the white dial with bi-colour rose gold colour and steel for $1075AUD here. Please note, delivery is August at the latest. Good luck!  Every now and then a brand announces a new watch that hits all the right spots. The design, the look on the wrist and the history all need to work together to give the watch the right level of appeal, which leaves everyone pining to have it on their wrist. That is exactly what the Tissot PRX collection has done. We recently spent some quality time with the three difference quartz references, but we all knew what was on the horizon – Tissot PRX Powermatic… Read More

Read More No Comments