Author Archives: Watch Gonzo

Chinese coming up the ladder: Watch out for Shanghai and Sea Gull!

There is more number of people who frown upon the mention of Chinese watch movements than them who wear them straight-faced without caring anything about what others might say about it. That should be the spirit; it should be for everything in life and not just about your watch-wearing habits. All you need to see

Orient World Map Revival Automatic Diver: How it works as a re-issue

Initial observation Orient announced a re-issue of one of their earlier models on February 2021. The 1969 Map Dial World Diver is now an ultra-rare piece but its true successor – now dubbed the World Map Diver – offers you every bit of the vintage diver’s legacy. Now that it’s offered in multiple versions including

Is Orient Contemporary the most versatile budget watch yet?

About timepieces revolving around the idea of versatility and looking appropriate amidst a large variety of settings! Fine dress watches are one of the pillars of complete and balanced watch collections. True, many don’t even bother and most of them are not into professions or lifestyles that might require one. Or, even if it does,

“You gave quartz a bad name”: No, not really!

“Both mainstream and niche watch collectors’ culture gave quartz a bad name for it killing (well, almost) the mechanical watch industry the world always held in high regards!” Judging a movement on the basis of ‘how it is fabricated’ and ‘where it is fabricated’ has raised quite a few many debates along the way.  A

How G-Shock compares to other digital watches?

In my last post, there was a promise to hold up Suunto against G-Shock; however, later, I thought it would be better if we flock in multiple digital watches rather than sticking to just one. Garmin we spoke about earlier; now, it’s time we discuss about the rest. Undoubtedly, with Suunto, there are also several

Casio watches and their wonderful obsessivity

G-Shocks originated essentially as one man’s (Kikuo Ibe) continuous efforts about creating the closest possible thing to an indestructible watch. That toughness is definitely a VERY big part of the G-Shock charm, but that’s not entirely what makes them a hot favorite to people with a fascination for gadgets. All the parts that make them

2 easy ways to match your clothes and watches!

The power of a wristwatch, gentlemen – like that belt, the tie and those shoes of yours – can build your appearance as easily as it can destroy! Earlier, we had a somewhat similar discussion on this; now, we broaden the aspects. As an ideal example of an ungentlemanly style of dressing, nothing compares to

Why would you buy a deep-diving watch at all?

It’s a valid question demanding answers regarding vaguely ridiculous but nevertheless awesome purpose-driven, functional, wrist-wears; for an open secret is – most among us will never dive beyond 300m under water. Rarely do we go for a swim in the rivers; to oceans, even rarer – only when we are in for some beach fun.

Watches today that would immensely please 19th Century gentlemen

Changes and the Man There has been very little change detected in men’s fashion during the entire of the nineteenth century (1800-1899), irrespective of Europe or America. This doesn’t, however; apply to women’s fashion of the era. Here, we only take account of the changes that occurred with the decades; from the Regency dandyism of

Do dress watches necessarily need to be expensive?

Among many-a-male obsessions, watches are one, occupying a place both large and prominent both in their hearts and in their respective wardrobes and often, what many of us initially target – names like Patek, Lange and JLC – are often dropped out of the list; a colossal price tag being the chief reason. Still, our

Is Victorinox good at making dress watches?

With the mention of Victorinox springs up a range of specific timepieces to the mind’s eye; these are robust tool watches with immense capabilities to confront deadly, approaching forces and come out alive (mostly smiling) once the ordeals are over. They are many a person’s favourite, affordable Swiss watches. Their primary product is Swiss Army knives

The Russians and their timekeeping devices

Soviet watches are not collector’s items in general but frankly, that’s part of their charm. It’s the Russian watch under discussion which, despite their list of tech specs making them look like many-an-other sub-$1000 dive watches, they feel much more unique. Were Russians successful in making watches? Or are they, now? Success – as it

Do good mechanical watches best standard quartz?

Quartz watches don’t seem to mind being called upon need and then looked down upon once job is done. They are pretty confident about their stand in the world of finer, furthermore complex time-related calculations that mechanical calibers can only dream of. Or, achieve them just as concept; not for meeting the demands of the

Watch-wearing: Rules vs. The whims

Does ‘Rules’ allow for freedom of expressions? The ghost in the machine A carte blanche towards simply throwing an ensemble together might seem a good proposition at first and if one feels completely confident, comfortable and content under it then – at least, theoretically – nobody should pose any objection to it. Trouble starts once