March 19, 2011

Tissot Sea Touch Review

Tissot Sea Touch Watch Review

  Tissot breaks new ground with the See Touch (ref. To26.420.11.031.00), a T-Touch with a new twist. As the name suggest this a geared towards divers, though many non-divers will still benefit from the innovative and useful features. I will say this feels more substantial and robust than the standard T-Touch. Before “diving” into the many features of this watch, there is the initial impression of the Sea Touch visually. The contrast of the black & white bezel is striking, also available in black & orange. Compared to the T-Touch Expert, the Sea Touch is a little over one millimeter thicker at 15.8mm in height. The Sea Touch is offered on a decent bracelet or a deployant rubber strap.
  Enter the cool factor, all functions dive and non-dive related. The watch is “toolish” in nature with a thermometer and compass. Dive mode can be activated manually or automatically and has a 10 second backlight to assist while submerged. The “wow” factor on the Sea Touch is the depth gauge function. The bezel is fixed unlike traditional unidirectional dive bezels. The bezel reflects 1-60 shown in meters. While in dive mode the minute hand moves to reflect the depth in meters via the fixed bezel. While in dive mode it shows elapsed time in the digital display. There is also a dive log function that will hold up to 220 recorded dives. Sea Touch has three pushers at 2, 3, and 4 o’clock. It should be noted these pushers are needed while under water as the touch functions do not operate while submerged. 

Pros - Cool factor, innovative, good value 

Consideration - If you are not a diver, you will get more functions in the T-Touch

Specifications & Dimensions:
Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 44mm
Lug Width: 20mm 
Bezel: Fixed 
Crystal: Sapphire
Dial: Silver or Black
Bracelet: Stainless Steel 
Movement: ETA E48.301
Water Resistance: 200m


be aware one has to replace the battery of the Tissot Sea touch every 2 years, and unless one does care about whether the watch remains waterproof the estimated costs in the Netherlands are 150EUR. My advise, buy the watch for its look and view (not for its functionality).

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