This member of Tissot’s aquatic Touch collection is a well built and robust watch with pleasant tricks up it sleeves. A very impressive combination of conventional pushbuttons and touch-screen functionalities, though not the way you tap smartphones.
Don’t compare the Tissot Sea Touch T026.420.11.031.00 Mens Watch with an iPhone. It doesn’t work that way; it’s no computer screen and icons business. You’ll find clearly marked areas meant for touching around. They are laid along the fringe of the dial and also in the centre that you use to change watch modes and call upon the menu system. But the screen itself is so unmarked! For the touch sensors are somehow invisible. You can switch the touch functionalities on or off at will.
It’s also very un-gimmicky! It’s remarkably restrained, with functional practicality speaking from its every curve and contour. The designers impress with the capability of the Tissot Sea Touch T026.420.11.031.00 Mens Watch than with lights, fanfares, bells and whistles and actually obscuring limited functionalities.
The Tissot Sea Touch T026.420.11.031.00 Mens Watch can never be really used in recreational water sports. To test its full capacity, you need to go pro. This is a dive instrument to be used for serious underwater activities and fairly harsh land adventures. It’s not just a lifestyle item, though being quite attractive to look at.
The Tissot Sea Touch T026.420.11.031.00 Mens Watch positions itself well between electronic diving computers and sophisticated Swiss watch making. It’s a different way Tissot tempts even hardcore mechanical fans.
There’s the pusher to activate the sapphire crystal. It gives you access to certain features. Press the various parts of the dial. And a bona-fide gadget watch becomes a serious, yet cool toy.
The Tissot Sea Touch T026.420.11.031.00 Mens Watch also happens to be the first diving version of the T-Touch collection, launched back in 2009. The Sea-Touch has the size and style! The sober black and white exudes a masculine look with the correct tech and town mix. It gives the Tissot Sea Touch T026.420.11.031.00 Mens Watch access to non-diving contexts. It won’t be looked at strangely. For Tissot used its strict Swiss sense of style and design at its very base before incorporating all the functionality. That’s why, you can wear it even with light formals, despite its ‘sports’ sorting.
The dial design is really sharp. The hands stick out nicely without looking like eyesores. They didn’t sacrifice beauty for the sake of being read-easy. Broad hands that are easy to see in murky, low light conditions often get ugly and obtrusive; that’s not the case here.
From a function perspective, The Swiss ETA 48.301 quartz movement combines an analog dial with a LCD screen, operated through three rubber coated pushers. It also makes use of the receptive sapphire crystal. The LCD shows time in a second time-zone, a perpetual calendar; allows you to set alarm, run the chronograph, show temperature, direction, dive time and depth; besides you’ll also get to log functions.
The Tissot T-Race Touch T026.420.11.031.00 Mens Watch abides by European EN 13319 diving watch norms. It qualifies for legibility, water resistance, anti-magnetism, shock resistance and durability, among other properties. The 600feet plus water resistance is useless if you can’t take it that deep!
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