Mate, let me assure you that Tissot are a very reputable and respected watch maker , established in 1853 and still making watches in 2013, that's 160 years , they must be doing something right, my wife gave me a Tissot Sea Master , self winding watch for my 26th birthday , that was 1976 and I only just retired it last year after 37 years, it took some hard knocks in that time and it only failed because of the fact that we didn't have a competent watchmaker to repair it...