Telling Time in Style with Tissot
I have always been a watch girl. Fun fact: I wear my watch on my right wrist, because I'm left handed. My first big purchase (ever) was an oversized gold Michael Kors watch in my early twenties. This is when Michael Kors watches were super hot and everyone had one or wanted one. It cost me $300+ and I purchased it full price from the store. Let me tell ya, I felt super cool. I wore that watch almost every single day for YEARS.
My second, more affordable watch purchase was a Daniel Wellington. I purchased my DW right when the brand began to blow up. This is before they hit up every social media influencer on the block to market them and before there were dozens of competitors with similar watches. I bought it at a Jewellery store on a trip to New York in 2015. It's a great piece and I wear it frequently.
Which brings me to my new watch, the Tissot PR 100 which was given to me by my amazing boyfriend as a 5-year anniversary gift & Christmas gift. Tissot is a Swiss watchmaker founded in Le Locle, Switzerland by Charles-Félicien Tissot and his son Charles-Émile Tissot in 1853.
I think this watch fits my personal style extremely well. It's such a classic watch, both literally and also in terms of the watch style. If you know anything about me, you know that I love Vintage clothing and accessories. Originally, I wasn't sold on the strap as it's a very dark brown, a colour I don't wear much. But, it's so dark it's almost black and I've found it goes with a lot of my wardrobe!
The watch face, a round stainless steel case; diameter, 33mm (1.30") is a mix of gold and silver and fits my wrist perfectly. I have very skinny/small wrists so it looks a bit oversized which I love.
I'm thankful to have this classic piece in my collection! I think of watches as a piece of jewellery and jewellery with meaning behind it, no matter the price, always makes it special. This watch will be a wardrobe staple for the rest of my life and when I look at it, I will think of my amazing boyfriend who brings so much light into my life.