As I have earlier introduced at the start of kymwatchlog, the Tissot LeLocle Automatic is my very first mechanical watch. I purchased this watch in Swiss Union, Times Square Kuala Lumpur. I had initially intended to purchase the Tag Heuer Carrera but this Tissot's clean minimalist look called out to me. The original band was a solid stainless steel 5-link bracelet, too much bling so a plain leather strap was a better choice.
Recently I put her on brown croc leather which I find to be more elegant. Somehow, white dials plus brown straps never fail. I am more a leather person due to my small wrist which makes re-sizing of steel bracelet a challenge. Some people says leather bands are not suitable for Singapore's climate. My workplace is air-conditioned to 20 deg cel so perspiration at the wrist is minimal. I see leather straps as an expendable item and with so many low cost leather straps to choose from in the market, you simply "wear-and-throw".
Here is the clear caseback of the LeLocle. The reliable ETA 2824 is used here and the gold plated rotating winding disc adds more charm to this simple watch. Tissot is a company under the Swatch Group so is not independent. This is why I steered towards another Swiss brand which is standalone since 1912 and never manufacture quartz watches till now. What brand is this? Most of you already have guessed from the year of founding 1904 - ORIS.