Author Archives: Saanto

Expensive watch wearing….revisited

Some of you who are kind enough to bear through the rumblings every week or twice often hold a grudge against Gonzo that he is averse to the use of plastics, circuit boards and batteries! True. If they belong to irresponsible, disposable watches. Else, he values them for almost the same reasons you value them

Inside the Recraft: Views on a missed point

Sometimes, Gonzo is hard to be understood. No, rather, his doings! Once he had tried to ride his motorcycle backwards; it was a blunder! Fortunately, his posts – while sometimes atrocious – are far less harmful. Praising a timepiece without nearing technical details doesn’t bring bruises and heartbreaks so painfully as in real life. Only

GPS Time Correction: Who does it best?

Each of the big three Japanese watch-giants (Citizen, Seiko & Casio) offers something or the other that directly connects to GPS satellites to make your perception of time as accurate as possible. They sync to the GPS signal to tell you the correct time. But, the way each of them work is different; are very

Cost: From a vegan perspective

“Hamesha itnie kimti ghadiya kaheko lagaata?” – “Why do you put on such costly watches every time?” Things are not much different in India. Here, too, the craft of watch-making comes under siege at times. Stepping into the battleground thus created is a matter of choice; to defend it; plain, cold logic is enough. Their

Heard ’bout SCED? – I

The problem with Gonzo is – as I told you earlier also – being painfully stringent about sharing information at times when some more would have actually done good than being elaborate at times when a little would prove enough. Why I say this, you might ask.  No problem. That last post where Gonzo replies the 30th question thrown at

Citizen Eco-Drive Atessa Satellite GPS CC3010-51E Men’s Watch: Cool technology within a conservative package

For Citizen, a watch like the Eco-Drive Atessa Satellite GPS is their take on making high-end technology more accessible to the mass, instead of staying a rather exotic item. The downside is it will make the atomic-synch watches seem almost like dinosaurs, but there’s no doubt you can beat anytime a so-called smart-watch with a

Omega movements: Better than Rolex?

Santo speaks: That’s exactly where things took off. The recent flood of Omega – the other most well known watch besides Rolex – triggered the much-discussed topic once more. Both the Rolex and Omega camps tried settling the debate in the most honourable and most arrogant of ways. So, it is foolhardy to assume I’m

The Omega De Ville Prestige Co-Axial Chronometer – Very favourable first impressions

The OMEGA De Ville Prestige Co-Axial Chronometers bring mixed reactions; neither unpleasant. Their large and loyal following is not just about the classic and elegant crowd; its design and characteristic luxury styling is a subject of interest to anyone admiring timeless existence. It exudes from the design. They are perspicuous right at the first glance,

Worthwhile Stuhrlings for Christmas

So we had Invicta-s and now, we have Stuhrling-s. This is sure to delight the bunch who are looking for an affordable way to go Swiss; much more affordable than Tissot-s and Hamilton-s. Surely enough, you do not hesitate even once wearing one of them when you are taking the public conveyance. If one breaks,

Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar – A near-bulletproof right tool for every job

We’ve had the taste of the Tissot T-Touch Expert earlier but there has been nothing specifically discussed about the Expert Solar, apart from Gonzo recommending it once highly to someone. But this proper tool watch needs more than just a few lines to be told about. To begin with, the T-Touch Expert Solar is an important