Author Archives: Watch Gonzo

Casio GM-6900: For G-Shock fans preferring metal

A short recap G-SHOCK is long known for their toughness. They possess durability which has been setting the standards for timekeeping devices meant for the wild. The new GM-6900 series (see one here) – with GM-5600B technical influences abound – holds to the tradition. These models commemorate the 25th anniversary of the DW-6900, released in

Tissot T-Race: In a competition against itself

Why motorsports? This is where the most spectacular advancements in technology and designs are to be seen! Both remain in intense competition against each other, creating spectacles to watch! The appeal of motor sports is currently on a high! It’s something that triggers many sentiments, so a lot of companies are trying to push their

What’s that ‘T-Sport’ doing there?

Before we start Going all over the long and rich heritage of Tissot would be wasting time and space (energy too); therefore, we nosedive straight into the topic, not splashing too much of the water. The debate is between Tissot T-Sport Seastar 1000 and the Tissot Seastar 1000. Click to see a couple examples. [1,

Tissot Alpine On-Board Special Edition Automatics: To ignite and incite a passion

Linking passions together From past references, it’s very much evident that both similarities and influences from the automobile industry are noticed aplenty among watch designs. Often, the same materials also adorn a watch and this pairing – we hope sincerely – shall be endless. Both sides of the industry are passionate about keeping up the

Retrograde movements: Covering a point missed earlier

Why – of all – about the Retrograde? This is a subject we never embarked before. And we do that to encourage the watch collectors’ collective love for amassing watches, whatever their individual reasons might be. One of the reasons Appreciation for a watch depends upon several factors; aesthetics on one side and intricate movements

Seiko monikers – Where do they originate from?

Those of you who have constantly wondered about how the names Tuna or Sumo emerged, here’s a quick lowdown. Off with the reference numbers You can’t deny remembering alpha-numeric sequences is one hell of a tough job, so fans of Seiko came up with endearing – sometimes funny – aliases for their models of choice

Bulova Oceanographer Devil Diver: The Devil is in its details

The big news Bulova reissued the Devil Diver! Date of reissue Autumn, 2018 Version 1972 The BIG spec 666 feet water resistance. Movement Non-hacking Miyota Caliber 821D; 21 jewels, 21,600 vph, 42-hour power reserve; offering an accuracy of +40 seconds (max) per day. Other names Oceanographer Snorkel USP A more affordable option among substantial, retro-styled

BULOVA REGATTA: Unique, alternative statement timepieces!

Bulova: A mainstay in American watchmaking American watchmaking held Bulova as a premier luxury brand among the countries’ best watchmakers in the early 1900s and the reason was their pioneering status on multiple fronts. Their stylemarks were dynamic, their manufacturing techniques impressive; their high-tech quartz technology out of this world! Bulova, along the way, has

Is the new Seiko5 a direct replacement of the SKX007?

Quick snaps The new Seiko 5 can’t be called entry-level anymore! They take a lot from the Seiko SKX007; a very similarly designed dial and case predicts all its intents and purposes. The SKX; however, didn’t have drilled lugs and display case back like this one but yes, the recessed crown. It’s the new basis

New Seiko 5 marks the beginning of a new, impressive chapter

An era comes to a halt It’s been nearly two years since Seiko decided putting a stop to their older Seiko 5 models; thinking things over in a new way. They re-vamped the entire line-up, which represented for long, one of their foundational cornerstones. Alongside, they decided the same fate for the iconic SKX007. To

Baby Tuna stroll the Streets: A Trio and the Two

5 faces to the story The release of a trio of smart-looking Seiko Solar watches made many enthusiasts – even some among the most stiff upper lip – utter a word or two in anticipation; appreciation and appraisal. This is the Street Series – models in the Seiko Prospex lineup reusing the Baby Tuna case

Gonzo’s Grumblings: Attempting a perpetual doubt-removal on Perpetual Calendars

A perpetual preference, partially painful to people The perpetual calendar complication is one of my favorites. I really do like them. Thanks to Creation Watches; they helped me find a few at prices beyond what I ever expected! Good perpetual calendars sometimes could be way too expensive – more specifically – out of reach for

Entry-level luxury: Countering dubiousness

Luxury, ideally, shouldn’t let you consider economies. At times, therefore; luxury is wasteful. Luxury is also different for different immediate surroundings; luxury depends upon what role you play. The world of wasteful luxury has its various imitations whereas sensible luxury doesn’t! It is a very interesting realm! There are many more options to it than

What are Diamond Accents?

Gem stones are one of the BIG factors in luxury watch design. It imparts a certain amount of grandiloquence to a watch, bringing a feeling of upliftment; more so, when its diamonds; they got an overwhelming presence. Not just to your eyes but also to your psyche – they portray better than any other gem

Gonzo’s Geekery: Titanium as a choice

Despite frequent misinterpretations to weighty appearances at first sight, some watches, quite contrarily, turn up delightfully light, manageable and maneuverable while on the wrist. All they let you feel is that much just to keep you assured about their presence. The magic behind lightness Some think it is lighter gauge steel behind the reduced weight.