The 10 Best Tissot Watches For Men
This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in July of 2018. Tissot is known as the official timekeeper for numerous world championships and professional sports, and their accuracy and attention to detail carry over to their quality line of watches. With 150 years of history, their luxury look and budget-friendly prices make them one of the most valuable companies in Swiss watchmaking, with enough variety that you're sure to find something you like. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
December 11, 2020:
A few of the models offered in our previous ranking were getting a little outdated, so we saw fit to include some of the newest and most exciting offerings from the company. My personal favorite of these is the Seastar Automatic, which has been released with an amazing seafoam green gradient dial that darkens toward the edges the way light disappears on you when you're descending beneath the waves. And make no mistake; this is a capable diver with 300 meters of water resistance and a reliable automatic movement for an exceptionally reasonable price.
We also added the Heritage 1973 Chronograph, which comes in a tonneau case style. This shape is something of a trend that I think Seiko started by reviving their turtle lineup with the so-called "Captain Willard" model diver worn by Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now. Whatever the inspiration, this watch just screams 1970s style, with a little pie slice of blue cut into the minutes subdial for an added splash of color and legibility for a five minute timing.
Now, while Tissot is well known for producing high quality timepieces for reasonable prices in the luxury sector, we thought it would be prudent to provide you with some of their most expensive offerings in our special honors section. Here, you'll see the company working with precious metals, as is the case with the Excellence Automatic 18K Gold, a near-perfect dress watch.
September 25, 2019:
Tissot has earned a reputation over the years as a company that offers a wide variety of exceptional timepieces at prices that are often surprising when you compare their specs to some of the other big Swiss companies. Given the fact that their Powermatic 80 and many other low-cost, high-caliber automatic movements come in at prices that rival much of their quartz lineup, it didn't make sense to us to keep as many battery-powered options on this iteration of the ranking.
As a result, we have more of the company's fantastic automatic lineup, with selections from the top of their catalog all the way down to some really nice entry level pieces. The only quartz option we did include is the 1853 Black Dial at number 10, which offers a lovely annual calendar that would be an enormously expensive complication on a mechanical watch — especially given its layout on this piece's dial — but that can give you a very classy look at a nice dinner party without breaking the bank.
The majority of the options on this ranking are dress watches, which makes sense given the brand, but even our top selection has a very fine chronograph complication and 30 meters of water resistance that allow it to be used in a sportier fashion if need be.
Seastar 1000 Chronograph This limited edition offering is ideal for anyone who can't decide between a highly accurate chronograph and a diver capable of accompanying them on a professional scuba expedition. It can withstand depths of 300 meters, and it features a helium escape valve used to keep the movement safe during saturation dives. The stopwatch function records up to 12 hours of elapsed time. tissotwatches.com
PRS 516 18K While the case on this sports chronograph is made of 316L stainless steel, its bezel, date window, subdial tracks, syringe-style hands, and markers are rendered in gold. It's an ideal option for men who prefer large timepieces, but at nearly 16mm thick and 45mm in diameter, it might be too large for anyone with small wrists. tissotwatches.com
Excellence Automatic 18K Gold This is one of the company's simplest and most attractive dress pieces, with delicate sword hands and pointed hour markers, all rendered in the same warm gold as the case. It's available in a number of dial colors including blue and a nice cream, but this brown variant is the most timeless of the bunch. Surprisingly, though, it's powered by an ETA 2892-A2, rather than one of their in-house calibers. tissotwatches.com