My Suunto Observer watch (compass, barameter, altimeter, thermometer) has finally given up the ghost after 8 good years, and I need to replace it. After this good experience I feel fairly loyal to Suunto, but I have also heard that if I am willing to spend the money, the Tissot Touch is a pretty good watch. I am aware that the two products came from different origins – Suunto was originally an instrument company that branched out into watches, whereas Tissot was a (mid-)luxury watch that added instruments, plus a funky touch screen. And you can still see evidence of their respective origins. Suunto appears to be more technically-oriented, whereas Tissot appears to be more sleek and sophisticated.
But i would love to hear from people who have experience with both. Are Suunto instruments actually more accurate than Tissot? Is Tissot really more luxurious?
I am thinking about the Suunto Core specifically as this (and the Suuunto Elementum) are the most similar models to the Touch, but I would be open to feedback on their other models.