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A History of Tissot

Tissot has been an innovator in the time piece industry since 1853. Tissot Watches now has a presence in 150 countries which stemmed from it's beginning in the little town of Le Locle in Switzerland. Tissot has been responsible for many firsts in the watch industry, from design and materials to technology. This includes innovations such as the creation of watches from pearl, wood, and even rock, as well as their new touch-screen technology T-Touch watch, and even their first pocket watch in 1853 which featured two time zones.

Tissot Watches quickly expanded from it's humble local origin, with the founder's son, Charles-Emile Tissot, selling Tissot savonnette pocket watches all across Russia in 1858. Today, in terms of units sold, they are the leading producer of traditional Swiss watches in the world. Tissot sets themselves apart from other watch designers by supplying diversity in not only design but functionality as well. Their presence has now expanded over five continents with their watches being sold in 16,000 outlets.

Over the years their watches have been owned by a variety of celebrities including Elvis Presley, Nelson Mandela, and Grace Kelly. Some of the ambassadors of the Tissot brand today include Danica Patrick, the first female ever to win an IndyCar race, 2006 World Fencing Champion Margherita Granbassi, and Nicky Hayden, the 2006 MotoGP World Champion.

Some of the watches Tissot are well known for are their 'Banana' watches, which were originally produced in 1917 and re-editioned in 2002 as the 'Classic Prince'; the first magnetic watch, which was introduced in 1930, and the IDEA 2001, the first plastic watch which was introduced in 1971. Other innovations included 1985's Rock Watch, which was the first watch made in stone, the Pearl Watch in 1987, which was the first watch made of Mother of Pearl, and 1988's Wood Watch, the first watch made in wood. In more recent times, the T-Touch, produced in 2000, was the first major tactile watch ever made.

Today Tissot is part of the Swatch Group, and has a reputation for offering the highest quality watches at prices that are more affordable than other brands. According to Tissot themselves, they are committed to 'democratic luxury' and providing products that offer 'gold at a silver price'. Their watches provide a sense of style and functionality for both men and women that include choices of trendy, classic, sporty, and technologically enhanced designs.

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Tissot Highlights:

 2 year guarantee
 Prices around £360 (From £120 to £1490)
 Real Swiss made watches with swiss movements, at affordable prices
 Some of the most spectacular designs in watchmaking today
 Great accuracy and reliability
 Superb build quality - perfectly finished cases and bracelets
 Sapphire glass on nearly all models
 Inventor of the T-Touch - the first touch screen watch

Recently Reviewed Tissot Watches

Mens Tissot Everytime Watch T1096101603100
Reviewed on 19th October 2016
Reviewed by Stjuwi
I love the fit of the following watch. Elegant and minimal style however with a very smart and posh look. It features a soft black leather strap. Considering the price of the following item, its a must to have.
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Ladies Tissot PRC200 Chronograph Watch T0552171603302
Reviewed on 15th October 2016
Reviewed by Karen
Very satisfied!
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Mens Tissot Couturier Automatic Chronograph Watch T0356271105100
Reviewed on 13th October 2016
Reviewed by Georgi Aleksiev
Ive purchased this excellent watch from Watchshop a month ago. I recomend watchshop as a one of the best online shops in England.
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Mens Tissot Everytime Watch T1096101603700
Reviewed on 9th October 2016
Reviewed by derek diaz
great watch, with fantastic small details.
(reviewed 1 time)
Mens Tissot T-Touch Classic Alarm Chronograph Watch T0834201105700
Reviewed on 6th October 2016
Reviewed by IJ
Brilliant, looks great, feels great, eye catching, useful features, great prise,powerful name to have on your wrist. Very happy with the purchase, would recommend to anyone who wants style, comfort and looks. Hope this review will help someone to take the same decision and as happy as I am.

(reviewed 1 time)
Mens Tissot Tradition Open Heart Powermatic 80 Automatic Watch T0639073606800
Reviewed on 4th October 2016
Reviewed by Rebecca moors
Absolutely love it. Brought for my sons 21st he was thrilled as am I ,beautiful watch . also the service from watchshop was fabulous . ordered at midday on Friday and was delivered just after 9am on the Saturday and no postage. Fantastic service
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Mens Tissot T-Touch Expert Alarm Chronograph Solar Powered Watch T0914204705701
Reviewed on 30th September 2016
Reviewed by Mo
Great value for money watch.
(reviewed 1 time)
Mens Tissot Quickster Chronograph Watch T0954171703709
Reviewed on 24th September 2016
Reviewed by Ajh
Beautiful watch to look at on the web page ...and does not disappoint on the wrist...elegant...smart.Light summery look to it...and classic face...if small wrist...slight overlap on the strap being a smidge long...and no way of adjusting..having to tuck it back on itself through metal strap loop...other than that faultless ...
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Mens Tissot V8 Chronograph Watch T1064171626200
Reviewed on 15th September 2016
Reviewed by Clare booth
My husband choose this watch for our 25th wedding anniversary, having always wanted one. He is delighted with it! The face is clear and easily read, the strap looks, feels and is, soft and warm. Having struggled with setting other chronometers, he was able to set this first time. Excellent value, Thank you Tissot, hes a very happy man.
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Ladies Tissot Everytime Watch T1092101103100
Reviewed on 14th September 2016
Reviewed by Tee
Stylish and best brand. Simple and elegant. Shopped for myself, was looking for a perfect watch and found it. Very pleased.
(reviewed 1 time)