No joke. I’ve probably not worn a watch in 16 years. Which, if you think about it, is very close to the time I had my first cell phone. Once I had a phone on me all the time, having a watch around my wrist to tell time didn’t seem necessary.

Here’s the thing. I like nice watches, but it’s an item that I wouldn’t necessarily invest in myself, which makes it the perfect gift. So, when my fiancees father surprised me with a Tissot watch as an engagement gift last Saturday I was thoroughly surprised!

I’ve snapped a few photos of the watch below, and had a little fun with a Kate Moss photo book along the way. Side note for camera folks: taking product shots with an 85 mm lens isn’t the easiest thing in the world to do.


My fiancee and her parents know that I’m sort of a minimalist, so they opted for a very clean lined watch that can easily be dressed up or down. It’s pretty fantastic.

In terms of watches, I’m kind of like an 85-year old that’s never used a computer. So, when I learned that the watch didn’t have a battery I was pretty intrigued by the technology. And I also have to say that it’s nice to now be able to look at my watch to learn the date instead of pulling out my phone when I forget the date six times a day.

You don’t see the back of a watch all that often, but I love how the back of the Tissot watch exposes the mechanics. Details are important.

Now for a little fun with the watch and Kate Moss…

Figured a little creative positioning would keep this post PG-13.

All and all, I really like my new Tissot watch and highly recommend it/the brand if you’re in the market for a nice watch.

On a side note, if you’re interested in a great coffee table book, you may want to consider the book playing backdrop to the photos above – “Kate Moss by Mario Testino,” it contains some great fashion images.

Written by Ryan
Ryan is a southern guy now living in New York City. From business to casual, his style covers a broad spectrum. He loves a great suit, but also appreciates the freedom of an un-tucked shirt and letting loose. Find him on Twitter at @RyanShell.