SOTC August 1, 2022 (Part II)

Some other watches in my collection 馃榾 I post videos about these and my more traditional vintage watches on my YouTube Channel I Shoot Watches.

I've always liked the look of those Tissot T Touch watches, this is another excellent collection.

Yeah, a steel and grey Tissot T-Touch II was my main watch for nine years - 2010 - 2019. I bought and wore other watches during that time but the T-Touch was the perfect tool watch for me: dual time, dual alarm, loud alarm, plus all the crazy stuff the hands do. Its flex -- for me -- was that I had higher priorities than wearing a fancy watch. That said, it's got a lot of plastic and electronics inside, and ultimately battery, electronics, and plastic parts relegated it to bing a disposable. Collections can include anything of course, but for me this collection, including the Tissot, is about being honest about what I had enough interest in to buy and wear: in most cases because they were fun, and in the case of the Tissot because it ticked all the boxes in terms of tool watch functions that I wanted (and often needed) on my wrist.

IShootWatches

Yeah, a steel and grey Tissot T-Touch II was my main watch for nine years - 2010 - 2019. I bought and wore other watches during that time but the T-Touch was the perfect tool watch for me: dual time, dual alarm, loud alarm, plus all the crazy stuff the hands do. Its flex -- for me -- was that I had higher priorities than wearing a fancy watch. That said, it's got a lot of plastic and electronics inside, and ultimately battery, electronics, and plastic parts relegated it to bing a disposable. Collections can include anything of course, but for me this collection, including the Tissot, is about being honest about what I had enough interest in to buy and wear: in most cases because they were fun, and in the case of the Tissot because it ticked all the boxes in terms of tool watch functions that I wanted (and often needed) on my wrist.

With the T Touch, do you have to calibrate the temperature read out and the Altimeter. I had a casio with a temp read out and it was always wrong, even though you could calibrate it to take into account your wrist temperature it was always a few degrees out.

You do have to set the altimeter to a known altitude. You can do that once and it holds pretty well, or you can set it just before a hike if you want more accuracy. About temp, I always assumed that the only way to get an accurate "outside" temperature was to take it off my wrist and let it acclimate. Outside temp is available on iPhone, so the way I used it the most was water temperature in the swimming pool or Lake Geneva which it acclimates to very quickly without removing it.

That white dial Panerai......

SurferJohn

That white dial Panerai......

@surferjohn I didn't know what a Panerai was when I bought that (1999?). It just looked like a wall-clock for the wrist and I wanted it! 馃榾

IShootWatches

@surferjohn I didn't know what a Panerai was when I bought that (1999?). It just looked like a wall-clock for the wrist and I wanted it! 馃榾

It's a classic, I wear mine a lot.