Sportura SRG019: A watch for the one-watch guy

Everything apart, one thing for which I like Seiko is their great attention to details. The best can be witnessed in the mid- and upper-level Seiko-s, which start with the Kinetic Direct Drive. Now, there are many among us who are not quite savvy with this mechanism as they are with the simple Kinetic, so a little bit on the K-D-D to start off.

At its very basic, Kinetic Direct Drive, conceptually the same thing as an automatic movement that also allows manual winding. The rotor charges the mainspring but you can tighten the mainspring as well, at your will. In a Kinetic movement, the rotor charges the electrical storage unit but when you want, turning the crown also puts the charge into the unit. That makes the KDD a rather exotic quartz movement to own. But wait, that’s not all. Here, you also get to see how much power you are putting in. The indicator hand (the same one that acts as the power reserve indicator) jumps accordingly with the turn of the crown, showing you the power you put in real time. It’s difficult to explain the feeling but one can easily estimate the fun of playing with it.

But well, there’s a negative side to everything and in the case of the Kinetic Direct Drive, it’s the max power it can store at a time. Unlike plain kinetics, this one can be fed with a month’s worth of power, simply because you do not need to rely upon your wrist movements solely. But hey, if you love your watch, you’ll surely love to caress it at least once a month and when you do that, you’ll definitely be hand-charging it!

There’s no point in commenting whether Seiko created a great design or not; tastes vary according to the person and not everyone is going to love the large indicator-arc. Whether it adds to the sheer elegance of the rest of the watch depends on how you perceive sheer elegance; all that can be said right now is it is a rare feature Seiko brought to the SRG019 Kinetic Drive Watch. It will be loved by those who love interacting with their watches.

As for the rest of the watch, being quartz, you’ll have no issues with accuracy and reliability. The Caliber 5D22 is a proven workhorse of the Seiko family and the Sportura SRG019 is built tough. Together they are prepared to take many beatings and rough use through the years, even when you want to go for swimming and play other water sports. Just remember not to cross the 100m depth and everything will be fine. For the money, , it’s very hard to let it pass by.

Watch(es) mentioned in this post are listed below.  Click to see details and buy them:

http://www.creationwatches.com/products/seiko-sportura-66/seiko-sportura-kinetic-direct-drive-srg019p2-mens-watch-6279.html

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Casio GD-400: The memory-lane rundown

There’s something delighting about the basics. Now, many among you have heard Gonzo speaking the same thing over and over again but don’t flip over when I mention digital this time. By digital, I mean the Casio GD-400 and I like them more due to their very basic colour variation. Greenish, bluish, orange-ish, khaki-ish – every model looked – and looks – good to me. Choosing one felt quite difficult; with the money in hand, I would have gone for them all! But then again, orange and red are my all time favourites; I settled for the GD-400-4. It won’t be long before it makes into my collection and I say this after I played around with it for some time and here is what I think of them.

Mens-Watch-G-Shock-GD400-1The GD-400 line-up is a reminiscent of the past. Anyone who had the hots for the G-Lide DW surf models (that was back in 1997, near about 20 years from now) will get it in no time; for those who are not as familiar, they were the biggies of the era. Casio beefed up the said biggies up last year (2014) – though not very much – but it was more than enough to fit the beefed biggies into the G-Shock X-Large line. However, surprisingly, the difference in the sizes is not readily detectable, so as afraid as I am about tying hockey pucks on my wrist, it didn’t bring up any issue. Moreover, I’m sure it is not going to look big on any wrist.


Casio released the GD-400 as basic G-Shock models whereas; they should have tried putting them in the G-Lide series itself. Just replacing the single piece resin strap (it went through the strap adapters) with a two piece style (and not through adapters) that runs through extra attachments (this retains the old look) and prevents the play straps are often accused for. The whole thing is a tight, strong setup. That they add to the overall cosmetic appeal is secondary, but you can’t deny it does bring on a tough look. But what’s even more striking is the strap is much more flexible than the Glides’.

The GD-400 series got something the DW-s didn’t; it’s the face protector or the bull-bars. This is important! It is thick-gauge steel in a perfectly symmetric shape, embracing almost the entire case and its appendages and staying perfectly tight in place. The display is laid out in a much rectified manner; there are two ‘Graphic Areas’ (showing the seconds and the 10 seconds). The big eye shows the state of the functions (alarm/hourly chime/mute) and being bigger in overall size, the display turned bigger too. So everything just turned bigger and obviously, more visible, including the Countdown Timer and the Chronograph. I’ve given in to travelling this year and though I won’t be crossing time zones that often, but it feels nice to boast about 4 at a time on your wrist. The Flash Alert is also a nice way to irritate the one sitting beside you and well, is a non-offensive way to answer if the person beside you creates a fuss.

Great models that look modern without losing their old charm and sturdier than before!

Watch(es) mentioned in this post are listed below.  Click to see details and buy them:

i. http://www.creationwatches.com/products/casio-g-shock-57/casio-g-shock-flash-alert-super-illuminator-200m-gd-400-4-mens-watch-7271.html

ii. http://www.creationwatches.com/products/casio-g-shock-57/casio-g-shock-flash-alert-super-illuminator-200m-gd-400-1-mens-watch-7268.html

iii. http://www.creationwatches.com/products/casio-g-shock-57/casio-g-shock-flash-alert-super-illuminator-200m-gd-400-9-mens-watch-7272.html

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Orient Sun& Moon: For the TOOL-freak who needs to DRESS

“Dress watches build the foundation of a respectable timepiece collection”. So were the words of Gonzo. Sadly, he doesn’t find most of the dress watches dressy enough; the last time he held something in high regard is the Bambino-II, and now, the Orient Sun-Moon Classic automatic.

The Classic Automatic is Orient’s line of mechanical watches that embrace all their classic styling from all over their 100 years of history and puts them into their latest structures. So, before spending one’s hard-earned cash on dress watches from major fashion brands, take a look at the Sun and Moon and there’s very little chance you’ll go for anything else. Everything aside, there is not another dress watch of this quality at such an affordable price, be it in its classic appearance or its state-of-the-art, in-house mechanism running within.

Perfectly suitable for business environments and just any formal occasion, it’s also their high legibility and high-degrees of precision that makes the Orient Sun and Moon every watch lover’s dream.

The Orient Sun and Moon is an apt choice even for the most die-hard tool watch guy, who might find a plain face too annoying or in better words, feel naked. And when it’s a dress watch, quartz doesn’t cut the deal. Unless it’s truly a mechanical timepiece, it’s not dress at all.

The Sun and Moon is too elegant to ignore. It’s a classic design mated to high functionality; the result is truly unique, whether in terms of technicality or aesthetics. It’s the perfect watch for the days in the office or for the times when you are gearing up for any special occasion.

Looking at the dial, anyone shall be amazed by its immaculate intricacies, which is the primary reason why the watch crosses so beautifully the boundaries of an executive look to the classic territory. The concentric patterns, the guilloche-styled finish – it has all the embellishment in required quantities. And just like the most eminent of luxury watches, it has an incredible depth to its dial, which brings the appearance of a layered dial. The day indicator sub-dial thus gets an embossed appearance while the sun and moon indicator – the elements that give the watch its name – stay raised above the rest. It adds the exquisiteness to a dial that’s already ornate and the colour contrasts tie the looks together.

So at the end, is Gonzo going to wear this watch? That’s a tough question to answer; for those who know him well, the answer would be different. All that we can say right now is he is the one who will definitely buy it to make his watch-drobe grow fuller, but whether he is going to wear it is debatable. He doesn’t like his prized pieces getting scratched, so unless it’s blue moon again, the Sun and Moon is in for a period of lazy comfort.

Watch(es) mentioned in this post are listed below.  Click to see details and buy them:

i. http://www.creationwatches.com/products/orient-automatic-288/orient-automatic-sun-and-moon-collection-fet0t002s0-et0t002s-mens-watch-7143.html

ii. http://www.creationwatches.com/products/orient-automatic-288/orient-automatic-sun-and-moon-collection-fet0t001w0-et0t001w-mens-watch-7142.html

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Newsletter : Orient Bambino Domed Crystal Automatic Watches on sale: US$ 116 only with Free Worldwide Shipping!

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Orient Bambino Watches on Sale: US$ 116 only!

This week we have on promotion one of the best value for money Automatic watches ever produced – The Orient Bambino series automatic watches. We have a further 5% off 2 models just for this week. That brings the starting price down to only US$ 116 with Free Worldwide Shipping and free DHL Express Shipping to most countries.

It really doesn’t get any better than this :-) Really, a watch of this quality with an in-house quality movement for this price is unheard of. Elegant and classic styling, genuine high quality leather straps, domed (convex) scratch-resistant crystal and a highly accurate in-house automatic movement. Orient has been producing automatic watches for a very long time with a long tradition of excellent craftsmanship for prices that are really out of this world. A watch of the same quality with “swiss” it in would easily sell for maybe more than 10 times the price or more.

Enter code BAMBINO which checking out to get an additional 5% off on these 2 models.

Get them here while stocks last:

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Hamilton Jazzmaster Chronographs: Horological excellence at affordable prices

Before proceeding, Hamilton is Swiss but not in the league of Rolexes and Breitlings or any other brands considered first by the general populace. It is an average guy’s Swiss watch, with an affordable price tag, something what most of us would dare spend on a wrist watch. If you got around $2000 extra to spend on a Swiss watch, the Hamilton makes an apt choice.

Hamilton creates timepieces that are complete in their own personalities and it’s the same magic that runs in the Hamilton Jazzmaster Auto Chronos. With Hamilton Jazzmaster Chronographs, there’s probably no other interpretation of feelings, other than they capture your imagination hands down (read: still). There are many, but few really tattoo themselves across your brain. The Hamilton Jazzmaster Quartz Chronograph is also one among them and catches attention because of its lower price than the Hamilton Jazzmaster Auto Chronos; from the outside, they all exhibit the same quality and charisma. All that creates an astounding emotional attachment without demanding for any compromise in return; despite inherent intricacies, fragility is the last thing to strike your mind with. They confidently play their roles, whether you are dressing up or just in a mood to dress down. The Hamilton Chronos are exceptional and it can be felt every time you are putting them on.

Let’s suffice it saying the Hamilton Auto Chronos are a range of watches that are praised universally and have earned excellent scores. These are watches sufficient to bed any watch aficionado (pardon the profanity) and even if you are not in bed (please pardon again) with one, there’s no denying you will admire them with a typical male gaze. The only difference is: You won’t be sued.

Let’s see how these score objectively. First, the build components, which are easier to assess. This includes the crystals, the cases, the crowns and the pushers and the straps. Later come the intangible elements; things that resist their systematic categorizations but nevertheless, are important determinants when you are finally putting a score on the watches. In simple words, these are factors that determine how you feel when you wear one. Compare yourself to a kid un-boxing his Christmas gift; it should trigger the same childlike excitement. The curiosity is proportional to how much Santa has outdone himself.

The Hamilton Chronos are watches that strike a fine balance in the ways they execute their qualities. Most Swiss watch manufacturers can only wish of offering them at this price range, Perfect contrasts, perfect alignments – all that make for an air of sophistication that appears many times pricier than it actually is. Even the weight of the Quartz chrono is surprising; how its delicate looks are paired with this weight is a mystery.

Watches mentioned in this post are given below. Click on the links to buy them:

i. http://www.creationwatches.com/products/hamilton-watches-250/hamilton-automatic-chronograph-h32616133-jazzmaster-mens-watch-3027.html

ii. http://www.creationwatches.com/products/hamilton-watches-250/hamilton-jazzmaster-automatic-chrono-h32616553-4578.html

iii. http://www.creationwatches.com/products/hamilton-watches-250/hamilton-khaki-automatic-chronograph-h78686333-3617.html

iv. http://www.creationwatches.com/products/hamilton-watches-250/hamilton-khaki-automatic-chronograph-h78686333-3617.html

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Newsletter : US$ 169 only : Seiko Diver’s Automatic SKX009K2 Men’s watch on sale – Coupon code inside!

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Seiko Diver's watch for only US$ 169 with free worldwide shipping!
Seiko Diver’s watch for only US$ 169 with free worldwide shipping!

This week we have on promotion one of our best-selling watches of all time. Just while stocks last, the Seiko Automatic Diver’s 200m SKX009K2 is available for US$ 169 with coupon code SKX0009K2SALE. This is the best price for this watch anywhere with Free Worldwide Shipping and Free DHL Express 2-4 days delivery to most countries!

Take this Seiko Diver as technology housed in a fortress to withstand the bumpy sides of recreation. It’s stylishly rugged and bears the Seiko hallmarks allover; from the Hardlex crystal to the LumiBrite paint – to say the least, it shows being sophisticated is not against being strong and resilient. With a full stainless steel body and a comfortable Jubilee stainless steel bracelet, the SKX009K2 sits nicely on the wrist. Powered by the ever reliable 7S26 Seiko movement, this watch will be part of your collection for a very long time.

Use Coupon Code SKX0009K2SALE for a further 5% off on the already discounted price.

Get it here while stocks last at this price: Seiko Automatic Diver’s 200M Jubilee Bracelet SKX009K2

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Casio Rotary Switch: The new face of easy operations

Casio G-SHOCKs, as we know them, are technologically advanced timepieces, some of them with an added prefix that reads H-I-G-H-L-Y. A fine example of that is the G’Mix, but that’s not what we are talking about right now. We are up to discussing a little, wonderful component that gave the newer lot of G-Shocks a whole new dimension (both physically and metaphorically). It’s the rotary switch; while with the G’Mix it enhances music-listening experience by several degrees (pair with your smart-phone, or set audio-controls and equalisers and effects). However, before we shift to what we started for, it would be demeaning the G’Mix if I don’t mention here that it’s capable of identifying any song it ‘hears’ and display its name. The SoundHound technology backs it up through the G’MIX App installed in your smart-phone.

The rotary switch, to be true, is a navigational tool. It allows users to scroll through the available modes/options with just a flick. It just turned the integral relationship between the watch and its wearer sweeter! The end result is a suite of fashionable watches with the right amount of technology for the casual wearer. Highly functional timepieces are no doubt cool but also a very big reason why the average users avoid them; with the introduction of the rotary switch, they have been given an easy option to stay at par with the times yet not lose their way in the technological labyrinth.

The five models of the GA-400 series feature this rotary switch, albeit not for the musical functions. These are targeted chiefly for today’s youth, but hey, all that you need to sport them is just being young at your heart! That should be your personal style; else, chances are bleak that you’ll be able to carry them.

So, what are the common traits of the GA 400 series? LCD indicators, big cases, multi-dimensional looks and Japanese POP culture influenced colour schemes.

Note: For those who don’t know, Japanese POP culture involves distinct designs from both Japanimation and street fashion.

Now, to the big ROTARY SWITCH! Placed at the 3 o’clock position, it gives the overall design a fresh, new look; however, apart from the visual impact, it makes intuitive operations (of various functions) a breeze! Mode settings become a cakewalk; you can shift between the Countdown Timer and World Time just with one twist! Turn it further and there you have the Timer function, without switching the time-display mode! Imagine how useful it is when you are in engaged in activities (sports training or even dance practices, aerobics). In short, the ROTARY SWITCH relieves a user from the trouble of pressing multiple buttons to access the desired function. Welcome to the Age of Low-Cost Intelligence!

Watch(es) mentioned in this post are listed below.  Click to see details and buy them:

  1. http://www.creationwatches.com/products/casio-g-shock-57/casio-g-shock-analog-digital-multi-color-200m-ga-400-4a-mens-watch-7100.html
  2. http://www.creationwatches.com/products/casio-g-shock-57/casio-g-shock-analog-digital-multi-color-200m-ga-400-9a-mens-watch-7101.html
  3. http://www.creationwatches.com/products/casio-g-shock-57/casio-g-shock-analog-digital-multi-color-200m-ga-400-9b-mens-watch-7102.html
  4. http://www.creationwatches.com/products/casio-g-shock-57/casio-g-shock-analog-digital-ga-400a-2a-mens-watch-7192.html
  5. http://www.creationwatches.com/products/casio-g-shock-57/casio-g-shock-analog-digital-ga-400a-6a-mens-watch-7193.html

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Technological marvels back the Wilton Precisionist

 

Earlier there have been discussions on the Bulova Precisionist and most of you are not going to read the post. Wait, I forgot to mention Wilton.  Aesthetically, it is vastly different from what we so far knew to be Bulova Precisionist Chronograph – the ultra-modern sports watch.

The Wilton is a completely different piece that doesn’t fit the usual Precisionist models. It came up since Bulova decided to expand their products and bring along some unforeseen diversities. The movement is the same as used in other Precisionist watches; except that, everything is different. The Wilton is a dress watch with sports functionalities, but this aspect stays well hidden under the dress demeanour.

So, how does this watch fare?

The technological marvel behind this Precisionist is its smooth, sweeping seconds-hand. This one doesn’t have a curved crystal but a more traditional, watch case design. This thrilled a lot of people who didn’t want to go for the typical Precisionist look, sometimes rated ‘outright weird’ by the admirers of classical designs.

No doubt it is a heavy watch and large too, measuring lug to lug. But the leather band keeps it well under the normal dimensions by creating an optical illusion.

Now, why the name Precisionist? Simply because it never fluctuates beyond ten seconds a year, whereas other quartz watches gain ten seconds or more a month. The Precisionist movement comprises a unique, three-prong crystal, producing 262.144 kilohertz (kHz) of frequencies! With normal quartzes, it’s 4 hertz at the most.

The Precisionist movement can measure 1/1000th of a second, which is the first of its kind to find place in a dress watch. Its benefit is a three-fold one; firstly, a sweeping seconds hand giving the impression of mechanicals, greater accuracy and sports-like durability. But, the accuracy comes at the cost of battery life, unless you replace it with a new-generation battery, which are pretty large as well. This is the reasons behind the case being so big.

The dial is a nice one for the money and the details add the required depth and sharpness to it. But, no sapphire; this helps to keep the price within an affordable range. The strap is also another reason but it’s not a terrible one. If you don’t like it, an aftermarket strap is easily available.

Coming down to the most important part of the watch – the chronograph! It measures up to 12 hours and got a very attractive layout. It also works bit differently than other chronographs; well, than most and hence, there are three sub-dials to it which keep measurements till the third ‘decimal point’. To fit six hands on a single dial is no joke! It’s impressive, in short and for the money, you are bound to like the mix in its design and the size.

Watch (es) mentioned in this post are listed below.  Click to see details and buy them:

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Newsletter : Seiko Prospex Monster Diver Watches on Sale:10% Discount Coupon inside – Total 70% off!

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Seiko Monster Watches on Sale!
Seiko Monster Watches on Sale!

This week we have on sale 2 fantastic Seiko Prospex Automatic Monster Diver watches. We have a futher 10% off on them with coupon code: MONSTER. Our price for these is the lowest you will find anywhere with Free Worldwide Shipping and Free DHL Express 2-4 days delivery to most countries!

The watches on sale are the Blue Monster SRP581K1with a rubber strap and the Black Monster SRP583K1with black ion plated stainless steel case and bracelet.

The Monster series of Diver watches from Seiko are legendary – any person who knows even a little about watches knows the Monsters. Seiko updated the Monster series last year with a better movement and overall better quality under the Prospex brand. They feature the reliable, hand winding/hacking capable 4R36 movement which is a big improvement over the 7S26 movement of the original Monster watches.

These Monsters are perhaps one of the most rugged watches Seiko has ever made. They are built to last and will last you a lifetime if cared for properly (and perhaps you would want to pass on to the next generation!).

Use code MONSTER for an additional 10% discount.

Get them here while stocks last:
Rubber Strap Blue Monster SRP581K1
Black Ion Stainless Steel Bracelet SRP583K1

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Gonzo’s guide to the Citizen Eco-Drive – Part I

Those with towering anticipations on Gonzo going to pick the best 5 or 10 from Citizen’s Eco Drive lot shall be a bit disappointed, for this is not about the jewels in the Eco-Drive collection, but a concise presentation on why Eco-Drive is a sane and sensible choice, unlike some people – with unjustified bigotry that praise only a few, specific models and brands – say. Maybe a Rolex or an Omega, to them, are better choices for they can flaunt their wealth best that way, but it’s the same who will cringe once confronting Patek-s or a JLC. They are great, great watches and I will not think twice kicking anyone slandering them, but here we are talking practicality for those who are not that fortunate. I’m not blind to reality; thousands of dollars dangling from the wrist is not going to let us enjoy peace the way an Eco-Drive does. If I really have to justify on the Eco-Drive, it’s just great quality and a great look.

Eco-Drive watches are built with a few purposes behind, the prime one being the relief from the burden of changing batteries, the way it is with regular quartz. 5 months to 4 years, it depends on the model how long it can run on a full charge. Usually, the higher the model, greater it is. However, with a multitude of great many models, designs and configurations to choose from, ranging from dress to sports to aviation to professional diving, what’s going to suit you the best?

 

Frankly, it’s what you are after. Not even the Gonzo can tell you what should be your choice; he can just tell you what’s going to suit you the best among those you are eyeing at. So, let’s split them up into categories and find out which one do you want to go for.

IMHO, there are six categories to choose from: Specialists’ (the Divers’ and the Pilots’), Stiletto (for Corporates), Dress (for formal parties), Classic (for the traditional), Sports (obviously, for those into an active lifestyle) and the Crystal (for the dandy).

The Stiletto (available for both men and women) are the slimmest in the world. Very sleek, refined too – and serves anyone as an everyday watch belonging to the mid- and upper managements. These also qualify for special occasions, so if you got no other watch to wear for the dinner or award night, these fill in just fine.

For Dress purposes, there are a few that you might call dapper; for example, the Citizen Eco-Drive Power Reserve. This category is designed specifically for special occasions, but their normal thickness and Mineral Crystal glass makes them good as a daily wear also. But if you are taking it out occasionally, the stored charge inside is going to be a big help.

As for the remaining four, let’s wait till tomorrow.

Watch (es) mentioned in this post are listed below.  Click to see details and buy them:

i. http://www.creationwatches.com/products/citizen-stiletto-eco-drive-102/

ii. http://www.creationwatches.com/products/new-products/

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Casio G-Shock: Tech embraces hard-nosed fashion frenzy

Going back some 30 years along the timeline reveals the G-Shock setting the core values in toughness; things didn’t change even 30 years down the line apart from the fact things got even better! Today, it also translates to the same thing, be it any model.

With respect to that, the new slew of these tech-looking, plastic, resin and metal watches is well suited for a generation who are dying to break the traditional grounds in the field of watch-wearing.  These are for the crowd who demand high-durability within a price that simply can’t be beat!

However, the biggest reason these analog/digital timepieces become worthy of strapping to the wrists is, every piece is a minicomputer even the snobbiest watch-snob can’t deny! For, a global cultural phenomenon can’t be denied. From pro-skaters to members of the elite forces; from hip-hop stars to the computer geek – everyone loves a G-Shock! Whether you want to give the credits to Kikuo Ibe fully or not, the unquestionable durability of G-Shock-s was definitely his brainchild. Whether you handle corrosive chemicals in the lab or roll in the mud or slush, the G-Shock on your hand seems just as happy! No Swiss watch brand despite their sky-high claims about affiliations and certifications, can’t match a G-Shock; the Swiss watch, for the most of us, isn’t something you can slip on any day of the week.

Keeping durability aside, the G-Shock’s microprocessors are also something also to be noted; it’s a wonder how that much of serious computing power can be packed into something this tiny! This is what made them an industry leader in the fields of innovative – not just innovative, but also useful and practical – functionality. With a G-Shock on, you don’t need to bother about carrying compasses, calculators, thermometers, altimeters or GPS systems separately – such is their versatility! With the introduction of carbon fiber, their appeal increased tenfold!

Let’s see which among the celebrities are mad about G-Shocks. Todd Jordan, for example; those into skateboarding and photography need no introduction of him. The reason? It caters to creative, laid-back activities as much as about when it comes down to kicking some serious asses.

Or take Kanye, Pharrell and Bathing Ape. These hip-hop stars love the huge, colourful look of the G-Shock; it matches their funky outlook to life. The rapper redman like it even more when it’s bigger and bolder; his special-edition G-Shock featuring the neo-brite lume.

But look beyond the celebrity side of the G-Shock; it’s the die-hard men (and women) who are always game for it; no matter how high the price climbs! You shouldn’t lose the chance to grab them when they are still low and the time is ripe!

Watch (es) mentioned in this post are listed below.  Click to see details and buy them:

i. http://www.creationwatches.com/products/casio-g-shock-57/index-2.html

ii. http://www.creationwatches.com/products/new-products/

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Newsletter : Casio Protrek Outdoor watches – 70% off with additional discount coupon inside and Free Worldwide Shipping!

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This week we have on sale perhaps the best outdoors watches ever made – the Casio Protrek series. We have a futher 10% discount on all Casio Protrek watches with coupon code PROTREK. This takes the prices down to up to 70% off with Free Worldwide Shipping and Free DHL Express 2-4 day shipping to most countries!

The Protrek series of watches from Casio are the ultimate companions when it comes to outdoor timepieces. They are built to last and to take a heavy beating – which we believe is perhaps the most important feature. And they come with a huge array of bells and whistles – Altimeter (which tells you your current altitute from sea level), Barometer (air pressure), Temperature reading (always know exactly how hot or cold it is!), Compass (you will never get lost!), Alarms, World time, Chronograph, Stop watch etc. etc. Not only all this but they also look great on the wrist! And given Casio attention to quality the readings are accurate and will stay accurate for a long long time (unlike some other brands where the readings tend to stray after a couple of years. And these include some more expensive brands as well). There are many different models – some featuring Tough Solar powered movements, some full Titanium watches, some have atomic radio time sync and some of them have analog displays!

We believe everyone should have at-least one outdoors watch. Even if you are not a very outdoors person perhaps a Protrek will motivate you to be one! It is perhaps the best watch to wear on travels.

Use coupon code PROTREK for additional 10% off while stocks last.

Get them here: Casio Protrek Altimeter, Barometer, Compass watches on sale

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Invicta Pro-Diver: Quartz and Automatics

As a sports watch, many find the Invicta Pro-Diver a bit showy; c’mon, are people going to watch the sport or will they be watching what’s on your wrist? No doubt they are meant for the purpose (I slipped once on the poolside and it hit the edge of the pool head-on and still survived and survived well) and made for quite an ideal tool for self-defence when my beloved, almost-bitter-half once threw a big, heavy thing at me, but how many of us would like to wear it around the water? They look too good for that unless you are off to Miami for a vacation and need to allure the hottie sun-bathing next. So most of us, in search of affordable luxury, shall find it appropriate as an accessory that suits the scenes when you are dressed to kill; in that case, its 200 meters of water resistance comes to no or little use. To use it in its real sense, take it to swimming, snorkelling or medium-depth scuba. Unfortunately, not all are automatics, but then again, automatics are not for everyone!

And then again, there are automatics among the automatics, like the Invicta Pro Grand Diver Automatic, the Signature Automatic and the Professional Pro Diver Automatic.  Except for the Signature running on a NH36A movement, which is essentially a 24-jewel configuration with manual wind capability and hacking second hand from Seiko, the rest house NH35A –  an upgraded NH25A that hacks – also from Seiko. Other things are pretty much the same, but the Signatures, definitely are several notches above in aesthetics. However, if you want a screw down crown, you got no other option than going for the Pro Grand Diver.

The Pro Diver quartz watches are definitely more accurate when it comes to timekeeping but the real problem is either you love them completely or you don’t! There’s no midway. These didn’t receive as much publicity as the automatics, so that could be one of the reasons but there’s no denying their surprising build quality at a price this cheap! That’s definitely one of the reasons people love it apart from their chronograph functions; but hate? Could it be their closeness to the Rolex Submariner, look-wise? The automatics make it up with their Seiko-built movements; the quartz versions, unfortunately, don’t.

Probably, not, for there are so many of them around, including the Steinhart Ocean 1. Even if the Pro Diver is a mirror image of the Submariner, there’s no denying that it’s a job well done. Even the date magnifiers – for times when you don’t feel putting the spects on! With naked eyes, you see just as much impressive, accurate and precise! Even the lume; the tritnite is a pleasant surprise and strong enough to rival any Seiko at the same price range!

Watch (es) mentioned in this post are listed below.  Click to see details and buy them:

http://www.creationwatches.com/products/invicta-watches-307/

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Bambino 2: Tradition in today’s language

Most people I’ve spoken to so far about wearing a classic watch seemed to be grounded in the idea that unless they are heading for a wedding or a dinner and cocktail, making a classic watch a part of your attire is an absolute act of heresy. However, my main interest here is not pointing out faulty mindsets but just spreading the awareness. Of course, I being the Watch Gonzo (quote/unquote), I’m bound to make people think otherwise, for I’m good at observing what others are doing in this department. Some might call it stalking but when the pen and the paper are involved, I prefer calling it research.

So, this is one of the few things I’ve seen. In the interaction between a watch and its wearer, things often turn funny.  For example, what one finds attractive at the first glance and makes a lunge for it might appear otherwise upon wearing and what’s readily noticeable at parties when you are dressed up might strike a different chord at the workplace. I guess this is where the debate starts and it’s very tough to make the ends meet. And this is where the Bambino comes to rescue. It stops you from getting vulnerable and exposed. Being considered hot or sexy without fitting into the definition is possible only with the version 2 Bambino; let’s admit the fact and move on further to discover its intricacies that highlight the stature (and the money-musculature) of its wearer.

Being over 60 years into the business, Orient created their Bambino collection to pay tribute to the watch-making traditions through new-age retro designs. The Bambino (Version 2) was borne out of the same philosophy, with Orient’s very own 48743 automatic movement placed inside. Every detail of the Bambino meets the high-quality standards, without which, the classy, vintage look would be a ludicrous affair, or a direct clone of Swiss dress watches. Anyone who has come across the Nomos Ludwig shall grasp the idea even more; just like the Ludwig follows the olden traditions, so does the Bambino II. There’s a fair bit of influence from the 1918 Bauhaus designs into both, only that this one comes a lot cheaper, which is one of the particular characteristics Orient is always admired for. Walter Gropius himself would compliment Orient, IMHO. Agreed that at this price point, investing in an absolutely original design is tough, but not following a certain, established track. Orient has shown outstanding intelligence in balancing both sides; it made the Bambino II come out looking like a true and original vintage but with an influence from something that earned substantiality through the decades. Orient proved a good and original visual design can exist below the $500 mark; only offered much cheaper at Creationwatches.

Watch (es) mentioned in this post are listed below.  Click to see details and buy them:

i. http://www.creationwatches.com/products/orient-automatic-288/orient-bambino-version-2-automatic-fer2400ew0-er2400ew-mens-watch-7125.html

ii. http://www.creationwatches.com/products/orient-automatic-288/orient-bambino-collection-black-dial-er24008b-mens-watch-5613.html

iii. http://www.creationwatches.com/products/orient-automatic-288/orient-bambino-collection-white-dial-er24009w-mens-watch-5614.html

iv. http://www.creationwatches.com/products/orient-automatic-288/orient-bambino-collection-white-dial-er2400bw-mens-watch-5615.html

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Orient Bambino Version 2 Automatic: An unbeatable beater

The Orient Bambino Version 2 automatic is a watch to leave you stunned! Let’s not weave a fairytale around it; the statement is a no-frill, honest one; at the most. You may call it gorgeous and unique,also in the price range. Frankly speaking, a work wear never came this elegant except for high-end Swiss products, for example, Breguet. It looks attractive from every angle and overall, it drips the retro-goodness both on its build and finish. In plain words, it’s a watch that calls for respect.

Getting a chance to review the Bambino Version 2 is an honour that Gonzo bestowed upon me, just to see how much I retain from what he taught. If you find this read inadequate, Gonzo shall fill in later; that he promises. Just remember the Maupassant and Flaubert connection; you’ll be able to grasp what I mean. Agreed you won’t find Gonzo’s notorious perfection and search for le mot juste (which he claims an influence from Flaubert) in this piece, but not all our readers are walking personifications of imperial vocabularies. My pennings are for them; the elite and erudite, please wait until Gonzo wakes from his sinful slumber.

Now, though not particularly a fan of Orient, still I’ve had chances to handle quite a few watches from the brand – some good, some okay and some even tasteless – so my primary question was – “What could Orient introduce more to the Bambino, already an established classic?” But blimey, it was a short but strong answer and the tons of watches that we see everyday fell bleak! The unique qualities of the 2nd version of the Bambino shone over and above all! Vintage at its best; elegance at its peak! That’s all I can say about it till I find another suitable adjective. Nothing is same – the case, the crystal or the movement; this time, the case is slightly bigger, the crystal domed and the movement, instead of the Caliber ER487 is a 48743. To know further about the intricacy of the movement, wait till Gonzo shows up.

But oh, the vintage style! It opts for even older aesthetics that is closer to the early 20th century and has a much more classical touch. You don’t expect that in a watch at this price range – that too in mechanical! Don’t know how Orient did that but it did for sure. Call it an evolution on the classical theme and that’ll probably define things under a better light. If you want me to go on more, I’ll say things are dynamic and elegantly gorgeous with the new Bambino and if I ever wear a tux or a suit, this will be the watch I’ll go for. None else shall fit in; none else would matter!

Watch (es) mentioned in this post are listed below.  Click to see details and buy them:

http://www.creationwatches.com/products/orient-automatic-288/orient-bambino-version-2-automatic-fer2400ew0-er2400ew-mens-watch-7125.html

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Newsletter : 72% off Seiko Automatic Superior Black IP watch with Free Worldwide Shipping!

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This week we have a fantastic Seiko Superior Automatic Watch on sale. This is a deal you really cannot miss – an all black (black IP coated case and band), 100m water resistant, handwinding/hacking capable, 24 Jewels Seiko watch for less than $170! And with Free worldwide shipping and free DHL Express 2-4 day shipping to most countries.

The watch on sale is the Seiko SA051K1 -part of the Seiko Superior series of Automatic Watches. Behind the scenes is the ever reliable 4R37 movement by Seiko. This watch features a 24 hour sub-dial, a unidirectional black IP bezel, super bright luminous hand/hour markers along with a see through case back!

All this for only US $169 with coupon code5OFFSSA051 which gives you an additional 5% off the price. This watch has a RRP of US$ 585 so that is about 72% off the retail price!

Get it here while stocks last: Seiko Automatic 24 Jewels 100M SSA051K1 Black IP Men’s Watchon sale!

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The Casio Gulf Master: The face of rugged, unambiguous simplicity

So many times, so many people have asked about the Japanese versions of G-Shock watches, so let’s see today what they’re actually talking about. The JDMs are just better watches altogether and you do not need to scrutinize the entire construction to know that; the bands only speak about it. There’s a vast difference between plastic resin and neoprene, the latter being extremely kind to the wrist. The Gulfmaster, in this aspect too, lives up to the JDM G-Shock glory.

Those who are averse to the big watch theory shall find the Gulf Master comforting; its largeness just brims and doesn’t overflow. That makes it pretty impressive visually and imparts a way cooler look than the standard G-Shock models.

Those who are looking to shift from Pro-Treks shall find the Gulf Master a suitable alternative. The standard ABC functions aside, it also displays the moon phases and tide readout in analog format. I don’t need to mention about the shock and water resistances here (everybody knows they will be there if it’s a G-Shock) but if I don’t mention how lightweight and comfortable it is on the wrist, I won’t be doing justice to the Gulf Master.

The Gulf Master comes with a deep dial with three different ways to read the barometer, dished out for an added reading advantage. It looks great, too! The 3-way quick reading concerns the baro-graph, the pressure-differential pointer and a sudden pressure-fall/rise indicator (at the bottom of the tide-graph dial). On the bezel are the over and under numerical which, the pressure-differential pointer uses to denote differences between the current and previous (automatic) barometer readings.

Some of us need world time more than anything; the Gulf Master brings it as well. Here, it displays local time and another time-zone simultaneously that allows setting alarms in more than one way. The 24 hr stopwatch and the 60 min. countdown timer are just a part of the entire package and them not being there would have been surprising.

However, the best part of it is probably the multi-band (6) time sync and the Tough Solar technology. This is one of the chief reasons the Gulf Master stole my heart; I hate battery replacements, which is basically interfering with the watch’s internals. I do not like interfering unless something is really bothering me and I didn’t initiate the cause of botheration.

I found the electronic crown pretty much a breezy one; the large size allows for an easy grip-n-turn and you do not need to release the grip and catch it again to turn it full 360o. This allows for easy setting of time and functions but more than that, entices you to play around with the thing, which I did all through the last couple of hours. My verdict? – A genius design for dummies and pros alike, formed with thoughtfulness and brilliant craftsmanship.

Watch (es) mentioned in this post are listed below.  Click to see details and buy them:

1. http://www.creationwatches.com/products/casio-g-shock-atomic-95/casio-gulfmaster-g-shock-atomic-analog-digital-200m-gwn-1000f-2a-mens-watch-7107.html

2. http://www.creationwatches.com/products/casio-g-shock-atomic-95/casio-gulfmaster-g-shock-atomic-analog-digital-200m-gwn-1000e-8a-mens-watch-7106.html

3. http://www.creationwatches.com/products/casio-g-shock-atomic-95/casio-gulfmaster-g-shock-atomic-analog-digital-200m-gwn-1000b-1b-mens-watch-7105.html

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Pro-Trek returns bigger and better

The 3500 line showed up first at BaselWorld 2015, March and is essentially the PRW 3000 getting a step ahead; the Pro-Trek PRW-3500 now steps out of the stable to set on for bigger, badder and better adventures! Sorry if that sounded too poetic or overwhelmed, but the new ProTrek is going to sweep you off of your feet! Like it did to many others; especially, if those who are into any of the sports of mountain/rock climbing, kayaking or fishing, hiking and backpacking or skiing. Europe has loved them so much that now they have their own nicknames, for example, Cerro Tumisa for the PRW-3500T and Cerro Miscanti for the PRW-3500Y from mountaineers in South America. They have been named after the mountains in Chili!

As per the features, the PRW 3500 has little difference with the PRW 3000 ProTreks; the real difference is its rotating bezel set on a more rugged case, which allows quick switching of straps and bringing great many possibilities for personalization. But given that it’s Titanium, there’s not much chance you’d like to swap it with something else.

Those into ABC watches are going to grab the 3500 Pro-Treks right away! The ABC stands for Altimeter, Barometer and Compass, for which, there are dedicated sensors. But, the 3500 scores an extra point for temperature reading; you don’t need to take the thing off your wrist to get an accurate temperature reading real time like with the 3000.

Now comes the synchronization part. It does so every night with the atomic clocks spread over five locations worldwide: US, Europe (UK & Germany) and Asia (Japan and China). There’s also a small black triangle (left of the day/date display) that shows if the watch was able to synch automatically.

The 200 m of water resistance ensures you don’t need to take it off and wrap inside your sleeping bag if you need to swim a river in the rough terrain. Don’t take it for serious deep diving; rest it can handle. Even if you don’t take it out under the Sun for 7 months, once you get the thing charged fully.

The 3500 series is an intelligent one. It displays the sunrise/sunset data alright, but this time it takes into consideration the specific co-ordinates (latitude and longitude) of its position.  A very handy option for photo/videographers too!  That way, you come to grab the perfect lighting conditions photo-shoots; an hour following sunrise or an hour prior to sunset are always a photographer’s lookout!

Overall, a good value for the money you’ll be spending on it and feels bit more substantial, bigger and heftier than its predecessor the PRW-3000. But then again, if you don’t like big watches, stay away!

Watch (es) mentioned in this post are listed below.  Click to see details and buy them:

1. http://www.creationwatches.com/products/casio-protrek-58/casio-protrek-digital-atomic-tough-solar-triple-sensor-prw-3500t-7d-watch-7117.html

2. http://www.creationwatches.com/products/casio-protrek-58/casio-protrek-digital-atomic-tough-solar-triple-sensor-prw-3500-4d-watch-7118.html

 

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Invicta I-Force: For the alpha, from the rebel

Chronographs come and go, very few stay. The Omega Moonwatch, for example; while a spectacular piece beyond any doubt, the price factor bars most of us from approaching it. That’s extreme luxury; often not suited for situations we face in everyday life. However, don’t expect me now to go on explaining why; we know about our respective wallets and even then, being a millionaire also doesn’t mean I can shun away a few thousand dollars just like that. The person who became a millionaire clung to every penny and that’s why he is. If you are talking about Rothschild family members or Bill Gates or the President of the United States; then things are of course different and we all are not them. End of story.

For us, specialty must also fit within budget. And some of the Invicta watches are quite a specialty! Don’t know ‘bout snobs but well, our old friend Gonzo – though unbearable at times – agrees to me. They are quite luxurious and spot on accurate and also highly durable; I have no problems wearing their  I-Force Chronograph to the high places. Maybe even to the Yacht Club, if I get invited someday.
The chief reason behind is the I-Force sports a very pristine look and easily qualifies as an archetypal, masculine wrist-wear that embraces an off-beat style without being too hard on the eyes. It’s the kind that inspires you to go against the flow and well, not being a sheep. The design also appears highly technical and the reverse designing gives it – if not an extreme, then – an outstanding value. It’s very hard not to be asked by an onlooker about it. Striking and bold enough for just any man, but its ideal wearer is the refined gentleman who is bit (actually, quite a bit) alpha and rebel from within. You need the force to be reckoned with! For the ‘I-Force Chronograph’ represents the superlative superiority in alternative styles; unless you are a discerning watch aficionado, it won’t bring you the bold look you are trying so hard to achieve.

The downsides to this watch are few. First and foremost, it’s not for them who are afraid to face attention; next, it is not going to be loved by followers of convention. It is not for them with preferences for a whole lotta bling and also not for them who want their watches to sing! Its song is a silent one and you must have eyes for it! The harmony of classic and contemporary designs is not a very common thing to come across; it occurs only once in a blue moon. Or, we can say it the other way around: Every great piece of art is an accident! And this one is a pileup in a classy, pleasant way!

Watch (es) mentioned in this post are listed below.  Click to see details and buy them:

http://www.creationwatches.com/products/mens-watches-105/invicta-i-force-chronograph-100m-left-handed-inv2772-2772-mens-watch-7087.html

 

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Newsletter : Tissot Watches on Sale: Additional 5% discount coupon inside!

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                                    Tissot Watches on Sale. Click for details.

Tissot is one of the iconic Swiss watch brands which has, since 1853, enticed watch lovers around the world with excellent timepieces for reasonable prices.

This week we have a further 5% discount on all ourTissot watches with coupon code TISSOTSALE. A Tissot watch will not let you down – its a brand known all around the world for its quality and design.

If you still don’t have a Tissot watch in your collection, now would be a good time to add one! All our Tissot watches come in signature Tissot boxes and with Free Worldwide shipping and Free DHL Express 2-4 days shipping to most countries as always!

Use coupon code TISSOTSALE for a futher 5% discount on all Tissot Watches.

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