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!


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

  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?

  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!

  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!

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

  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... :)

  7. Thanks for your post and welcome to check: here

  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 and clicking on the SYNCHRO image.

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

  10. Fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing this!

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

  12. Thank you for the tip.