Fossil is really pushing their new Twist series. I’ve gotten two marketing emails from them in the last week urging me to check the collection out. According to the email:
“The beauty of a finely crafted automatic timepiece is coupled with the accuracy and reliability of quartz housed in a watchcase that reveals its intricate inner workings to the wearer.”
Thoughts on the Fossil Twist
A combined quartz and automatic movement? Very interesting. I wondered if it was something like Seiko’s Kinetic line. Something new and cutting edge, perhaps. At $105, I figured it could only be so revolutionary, but these days, you can actually purchase some pretty advanced technology for the price of a good sushi dinner. I clicked on the link in the email to get more information from Fossil’s site. Unfortunately, there weren’t many more details:
“Precision quartz timing is merged with a patented mechanical dial to create a watch that will twist your expectations.”
I decided to write to Fossil to get the scoop on their new Twist watches. The next day, I receive the following email from Fossil’s trusty “Webguy”:
“As far as the Twist line, it is a quartz driven movement. The automatic part of the watch is just for looks.”
Oh, well. Not quite the breakthrough I was hoping for, but decent enough looking watches, nonetheless.