Gear Review: Tissot T-Touch Expert Watch

This touch-screen timepiece combines durability, accuracy, and elegance.

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Touch-screen technology in an altimeter watch? It's not mission-critical, as our engineering friends would say, but it sure is cool. This model lets you toggle between time, altitude, weather, compass, temperature, and stopwatch functions with a quick tap or swipe. The motion is easier and faster than fumbling for side buttons (which the Expert has, too), and it works even with gloves on. "But the real payoff is less about convenience than about elegance," reports an editor. "This is the best-looking watch I've seen in 10 years of testing technical time-pieces." It's also tops in durability, accuracy, and price (yowza). $995; 3.2 oz.;