The Mystery of the Fossil Twist Series
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.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."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.