Tic Watches

17/10/2019

Where are Tissot Watches Made?

Tissot watches are known universally for their precision and quality. They are based in Le Locle in Switzerland, with a long and imposing history dating back to 1853. Tissot SA operate under the worlds biggest Swiss timepiece manufacturer, the Swatch Group, and have done so since 1983. The Swatch Group are also known for their extensive line of high-end jewelry and Swatch watches. Official Timekeeper Due to their precision timekeeping, Tissot watches are officially used by several sporting bodies. The brand has been an official timekeeper of cycling, ice hockey,... Read More

15/10/2019

Where are Seiko Watches Made?

Seiko is a Japanese company that makes not only watches but also clocks, jewellery, optical products, and a range of electronic devices. The founder, young entrepreneur Kintaro Hattori, started a small shop in 1881 in which he sold and repaired watches. In 1893, Hattori founded the Seikosha factory and started producing wall clocks. ‘Seikosha’ translates to ‘House of Exquisite Workmanship’ in Japanese. It was not until 1924 that the Seiko brand came about and began producing timepieces and distributing them across the globe. Over the years, Seiko has been responsible... Read More

11/10/2019

Which Watches Don’t Need Batteries?

Many people assume that a watch must have a battery to work, but this is not the case. There are many alternatives sold in today’s market that are self-generated, without any need for one. Here we delve into how automatic and mechanical watches work and how they act as a great alternative to conventional timepieces. Automatic Automatic watches do not require batteries as they are powered through the kinetic energy the wearer generates with the movement of their arm. These timepieces contain a rotating weight, and with the natural movement... Read More

09/10/2019

Why Watches Display the 10:10 Position

Although you may not have noticed, it is quite hard to find a stock image of a watch online displaying any other time than 10 past 10. It is also the same if you were looking in a shop window. When advertising and marketing a product the aesthetic is important to make it attractive to the consumer. We look into the reasons as to why this position is so pleasing on the eye. The Real Reasons The 10:10 position allows the customer to clearly see the manufacturers logo. The brand’s... Read More

08/10/2019

Waterproof vs Water Resistant: What’s the Difference?

The terms waterproof and water resistant can bring confusion when purchasing a watch. The former was used extensively in the past when describing a product, but the reality was that this was not usually the case. Knowing the difference between them can avoid any unnecessary damages. Both types of resistance level can withstand exposure to water, but the difference is how much either can take is substantial. So what is the distinction between the two? Waterproof Waterproof watches can withstand a much greater degree of exposure than alternatives. These timepieces... Read More

04/10/2019

Why Watches Have Quartz

Quartz is the main component of the majority of watches and clocks. Most people don’t give a second’s thought that the watch they are wearing contains it. Here we look into why it’s used, and its importance in producing the most reliable form of timekeeping. What is Quartz? Quartz is a mineral compound made up of silicon and oxygen atoms. It exists in two forms, but there are several different varieties. It is one of the most abundant minerals found on Earth and so because of this humankind has found... Read More

03/10/2019

Why Watches are Traditionally Worn on the Left Wrist

Watches are worn on either arm, but they are traditionally worn on the left wrist. Usually there is no second thought as to where it is placed. Have you ever thought why this is? The reason for this dates back to over a century ago. Here we delve into why and how this tradition established into common fashion in today’s age. A Logical and Practical Reason The idea of this tradition goes back to the early 20th century. Womens watches were generally more common as men found them impractical, and... Read More

01/10/2019

Can you beat these brain teasers?

Fancy yourself as a puzzle expert? We’ve created five brainteasers for you to try your hand at that are completely baffling the internet! One in three (35%) of those who tried their hand at the puzzles were unable to solve any of them, but can you do better? All you have to do is guess what the next number in the sequence should be. It’s not as easy as it looks!

27/09/2019

What Watches Can Go Up in Value?

In a similar fashion to brand-new cars, brand-new watches tend to decrease in value. This is one of the reasons that many people choose to buy pre-owned watches for their collections. Nevertheless, there are some watches that can actually go up in value over time. These are typically those that have been produced in limited numbers or else are older watches no longer being made. But what watches are most likely to go up in value? Moreover, what factors contribute to the value of a watch and its subsequent increase... Read More