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Excellent travel tool
on July 9, 2007
I spent quite some time looking for a watch that would work for me for all the travel that I do.
I wanted multiple times, alarm and a back-light in a watch that looked stylish, and the Tissot delivers all this plus more.
Unlike many watches that offer the similar functionality such as the Citizen Sky Hawk, (which has no backlight) the watch face is uncluttered and easy to read with a quick glance.
The digital display is clear and the red backlight with its three levels of intensity is a great bonus unique to the Navigator range of the Tissot Touch series, (Not sure why they did not introduce this in the other Touch watches).
The functionality is ideal... World time, Alarm, Calender, Stop watch and Timer... each one of these fuctions has daily use potential, unlike the other Tissot Touch watches with altimeter (Why?), compass (that needs calibrating and Why?) and temperature (As long as you take it off your wrist and leave it alone for 15 minutes)!
The backlight is accessed by twisting the crown and the different functions are accessed by pressing in the crown and then touching one of six areas on the face, no other buttons used! FANTASTIC.
The watch has been bashed and nicley abused, but has so far shown no scratches on the face and only mild scuffing on the bezel. The strap is nicely made and the clasp is very strong...no complaints there, and remember I am used to the Omega which is built like a tank.
The only downside so far is that it is fairly chunky compared to the Seamaster I wear when not travelling, and the paint inside the engraved wording of the bezel that indicates the function began to peel. No biggie, I used a pin to finish the job and take all the paint off, which actally looks so much better than when it was painted.
All in all a great watch and at <$400 it is a steal.
Recommended. The only star dropped was that after a few months my precious backlight failed, but a few days at a Tissot service center and $30 sorted that out.