Quick Facts:

  • Sapphire crystal
  • Case has a diameter of 39.7 mm
  • Case thickness 9.5 mm
  • 38 hours maximum reserve power
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Another watch worth considering at under the $500 mark is the Automatic III. It is produced by Tissot, a brand which has become incredibly popular. The Automatic III watch comes in four variants which the differences are the band type and color of the face. However, for this review, we will focus on the black dial with a stainless steel band. The Automatic III watch is a great watch but what makes it special? Let’s assess the features to determine that.


  • Black-colored face
  • Sapphire crystal window construction
  • Date display at the 3 o’clock position
  • Stainless steel case and band
  • Seconds hand is shaped like an elongated hammer with the enlarged head locked in (represents the T in Tissot)
  • Immobile stainless steel bezel
  • Slender bars as markers
  • Hands are luminous
  • Case has a diameter of 39.7 mm
  • Case thickness 9.5 mm
  • Automatic movement
  • Secure butterfly clasp
  • Sapphire crystal protects the back of the watch
  • 38 hours maximum reserve power
  • Fits most forearms
  • Case body is polished
  • Crown engraved letter ‘T’
  • Circular pattern on the dial
  • Adjust the day on display with counterclockwise movement of the crown
  • Adjust the date through clockwise movement of the crown
  • Automatic winding movement


  • Hacking movement
  • Comfortable on the wrist
  • Solid appearance
  • Nice display at the back
  • Scratch-resistant dial window
  • 2-year international warranty


  • Press-fit case back
  • Accuracy flaws
  • Sparingly water resistant


The Tissot Automatic III is a great watch. The butterfly clasp makes donning the watch convenient activity, unlike other dress watches. With the automatic winding movement, you don’t need to keep adjusting the time.


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