“ Brand: Tissot / Watch for: Men „
A Tissot Titanium PR50 watch was bought for me as a present, although I must admit it was not a surprise as I chose the watch myself! It was purchased through The Watch Hut (they sell through Amazon too). Although this is a review of the watch only, I will say that the delivery was fast and the watch well protected in the packaging. Tissot are a Swiss watchmaker and are a part of the Swatch group (apparently the world's largest watch producer and distributor). The company started up in 1853 and have a long history of making quality watches (see www.tissot.ch). This is my first watch from Tissot and was purchased about a year ago. During this year I have had no problems or issues with the watch at all. However, Tissot provides a two year guarantee if any problems do arise.
My first impression as I ripped open the package was that this would be a special watch as the box itself is much larger and higher quality than many other watch boxes (having worked for a high street retailer with a large selection of watches it often surprised me how cheap and nasty the boxes can look). This makes a Tissot watch a fantastic gift- as it is so well presented. Inside it contains: the watch on a cushion (well, we want it to be comfortable when not being worn), an instruction booklet, warranty, and also a booklet on Tissot itself and its sponsorship of various celebrities and sports events.
The watch is water resistant to 50m; although I have to be honest and say that I have never tested this out- we will have to take their word for it. The sapphire crystal glass is described as the best for scratch resistance, and I have found that this has indeed been the case- the glass is still perfect with no marks or scratches. I do not use watch is not for everyday use though- for that I use a cheaper Seiko model. The bracelet is made from titanium and is incredibly light weight and you can barely notice it on your wrist. There is a massive difference between this and the stainless steel watches I have owned in the past. It is also very slim, being only 5mm in height, which adds to the sleek image.
What really attracted me to the PR50 was its simplicity and elegance (in a manly way). I really don't like watches to have extra functions and dials that you won't use, yet clutter up the face. Some of my previous watches have had tachymeter and chronological functions etc; I am not sure how they work, what they do or even what the words mean, but I do know that I have never, ever used them. I use my watch to tell the time and also to look good. And to me this watch looks fantastic, and I have had nothing but admiring comments from friends. So if you want a quality, good looking product from a highly rated watch company with a 150 year history, then I would highly recommend the PR50 Titanium.