We often get asked “Are Tissot watches good?”

As a certified Tissot service and repair centre, we can 100% say “absolutely yes they are” and we’re not the only ones to rate this long established Swiss brand.

Best known for sports and dress watches, Tissot watches have graced many a famous wrist including Angelina Jolie, Nelson Mandela, Grace Kelly, the Princess of Wales and the King himself – Elvis!

Pushing the boundaries of design for over 165 years, Tissot’s dedicaton to technology and precision has led to a long standing association with many of the sporting elite. They are also official timekeepers for several world championships, including the Tour de France and NBA.

The company motto is ‘Innovators by tradition’ and their logo even features the Swiss quality plus sign. So, in answer to the question “Are Tissot watches good?” – read are our guide to why we love them:

1. Heritage

They are one of the oldest Swiss watchmakers and have a long history of craftsmanship, tradition and quality. Founded in 1853 by Charles-Félicien Tissot and his son Charles-Émile Tissot in the Swiss town of Le Locle, Tissot were the first company to mass produce pocket watches, before expanding into wristwatches.

In 1930, Tissot merged with Omega under the the parent company SSIH. The watches produced in this period are highly sought after.

In 1985, they became a member of the Swatch Group, the largest watch producer and distributor in the world.

2. Innovation

Tissot has a long history of innovation in the watchmaking industry. In 1930, they introduced the first anti-magnetic watch – Tissot Antimagnétique. Over the years, they have innovated various technologies and features including the T-Touch series, which integrated touch-sensitive sapphire crystals into the watch design. This technology was a welcome innovation for the fields of aviation and engineering as it allowed users to access various functions like altimeter, barometer, and compass.

Innovators in the use of raw materials – in 1971 they released the first watch made of plastic and in 1985 they launched the Tissot RockWatch – made of natural stone (alpine granite). They were also amongst the first to use mother-of-pearl, and wood in their watches.

3. Craftmanship

Tissot watches proudly bear the “Swiss Made” label, which signifies that they meet stringent standards set by Swiss law regarding manufacturing and quality. They are well known for their high-quality craftsmanship, using premium materials and precise manufacturing techniques to ensure durability and accuracy.

4. Variety

Tissot offers a wide range of watch styles to cater to different tastes and preferences – including classic, sports, and avant-garde designs. Whether you’re looking for a classic dress watch, a sporty chronograph, or a stylish diver’s watch, they have something for everyone. Their collections include both mechanical and quartz movements.

They have also produced several heritage models that pay homage to their historical designs. These watches combine vintage aesthetics with modern technology and materials.

5. Style

Tissot watches are stylish and versatile, suitable for both formal and casual occasions. Their designs are often timeless, ensuring that your Tissot watch remains fashionable for years to come.

If you prefer something a little unique, some Tissot watches offer personalization options, allowing customers to customize certain aspects of their watches, such as engraving and strap choices.

6. Affordability

While Tissot watches are known for their quality and heritage, they are also relatively affordable compared to other Swiss luxury brands. They start from around £250 – making their watches accessible to a wider audience without compromising on craftsmanship.

7. Sports Associations

Tissot has a strong connection with sports, serving as the official timekeeper for numerous sporting events, including the NBA, MotoGP, and various international cycling, fencing, and ice hockey competitions.

8. Environment

Tissot is committed to sustainability and environmental responsibility. They have taken steps to reduce their environmental impact through various initiatives and practices in their manufacturing processes.

As watchmakers with over 35 years experience, for us, Tissot is the perfect blend of tradition, innovation, and value. If you want to find out more about the brand, visit Tissot World.

If you’re already a fan, our Tissot approved watchmakers can undertake work on both current and vintage, quartz and mechanical models. We offer the highest Tissot quality standards, so your timepiece is in safe hands! 

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