Monday, February 15, 2010

How to synchronize your Tissot T-Touch

The Tissot T-Touch is an awesome timepiece - the touchscreen simply blows minds wherever it goes, and the watch certainly looks the part!

Only problem is that when something goes awry with the T-Touch, not many people know that you can perform a process called "synchronizing". What this basically does is allow you to get your analog and digital sections of the watch back in sync with each other.
De-synchronization can occur due to exposure to a magnetic field, from devices such as cellphones, speakers etc.
Symptoms of de-synchronization include:

- the time being different between the analog and digital sections of the watch
- the hands of the watch no longer line up to the selected function on the dial, when selecting them using the touch screen
- compass alignment is off. e.g. the hour hand may point South, while the minute hand points East.

The synchronization is pretty simple:

- Press the center button marked "T". The watch should beep once;- Touch the center of the touch-sensitive face until 24H Cm appears in the digital LCD display;
- Press and hold the center button marked "T" for approx. 5 seconds. The watch will beep once and then again a second time, after 5 seconds have passed. The digital LCD display should now read SYNCHRO;
- Press the upper button marked "+" to move the minute hand until it is positioned exactly at 12:00;
- Press the lower button marked "-" to move the hour hand until it is also positioned exactly at 12:00;
- When both hands are aligned together and pointing directly at 12:00, press the center button marked "T" to save your settings.
- Your watch is now synchronized, so no expensive repair work is required!
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34 comments:

  1. Thanks for the info! Just saved me a trip to the watch repairer :-)

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  2. hey hey,

    Only a pleasure!
    Also saved me a trip to the local Tissot agents here in JHB, South Africa. :)

    Awesome timepiece, don't you think?

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  3. Thanks for the helpful post! Hope that your page rises in the search results as it is a big help compared to most of the drivel out there! Thanks!

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  4. Hey hey,

    Glad I could be of assistance!

    I stressed out initially when my T-Touch went haywire, only to be massively relieved to be able to re-sync it :)

    Sorry for the delayed reply - I have been recovering after having 4 x Wisdom teeth removed... major fun!

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  5. Thank you very much!
    Really thought i damaged it after playing with a big speaker.

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  6. Howdy!

    Only a pleasure - glad you got your T-Touch back to normal.

    What big speaker were you playing with - were you wearing the watch while trying to fix it or something?

    I know that magnets and watches don't mix... :)

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  7. Thanks for your post and welcome to check: here
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  8. Tissot has also created a support center where you will find a video, displaying how to sync your T-Touch. You can see the video by going to http://support.tissot.ch/?mod_film/action_getFilm/family_3251/support_6331 and clicking on the SYNCHRO image.

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  9. @Tissot... Brilliant - thanks for sharing :)

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  10. Fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing this!

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    1. pleasure, and apologies for the belated reply!

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  11. Amen , it also relieved me to make a vist to watch repair shop @ Nairobi in Kenya , thanks again. Jaydeep adhikari

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    1. a great pleasure, and sorry for the late reply :)

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  12. Thank you for the tip.

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    1. only a pleasure - sorry for the belated reply :)

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  13. This was very helpful, thank you! The manual was not helpful because it doesn't mention that you need to hold down the the T button for ~5 seconds. Thanks again.

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    1. Good job! Glad the info was useful :)

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  14. Thanks! I remembered that there was this kind of feature but couldn't recall how it's done. Now it's done.

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    1. brilliant!

      Amazes me how many people are looking for this info - this is the most read post on my entire blog...

      Enjoy your Tissot!

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  15. thank you so much. worked on my t-touch. saved me the trip and expensive cost to the repair centre

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    1. well done!
      I wonder how much a repair agent would charge to perform this simple fix..?

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  16. You Rock I almost had a heart attack when my watch went haywire thank you so much

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    1. Awesome Mark - glad you got sorted.
      I also nearly freaked out when this happened to me.
      Was dreading a visit to the agents but this saved my butt.

      Enjoy your timepiece!

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  17. Thank you for sorting my haywire t-touch

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    1. Glad it's fixed up!
      Best. Timepiece. Ever!

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  18. for me too thanks

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  19. Thank you!!!!! Could not find a solution until I came across your post

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    1. Thanks for the visit, glad this helped you out.

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  20. Can I just add my thanks to all those others who've already posted. I bought my T-Touch in 2003, the 150th anniversary year - it came with a nice little commemorative book and packaging - and I loved it :)
    By 2008 the hands were seriously awry and I was gutted, being out of warranty so I could only use it as a digital *tiny!* display watch. Then in 2009 the battery died. So I took it to a watch agent Terence Lett in Witney, Oxfordshire where they relieved me of around £180. Okay, that included a "service" whatever that means plus a new rubber strap - they said it was starting to perish and it took about 5 weeks before Tissot sent it back. Then, some months ago I noticed the hands starting to go awry and thought "Oh no, here we go again".
    So I this time I googled and your blog popped up, exactly what I needed and watch fixed immediately.
    Can't thank you enough! :)
    Jim

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    1. Hi Jim,

      Great to hear - this saved me too.
      Here in South Africa the agents used to be a less-than-helpful company who I shall not name here...

      Lately though the service has been taken over by Swatch, and they have been rather good - their "service" included a polish of the case to remove a few scuffs - my T-Touch is over 10 years old and still looking darn fine!

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  21. The information you have posted is very useful. The sites you have referred was good. Thanks for sharing...
    Bell & Ross seen at Haute Time

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