here are numerous real-life stories about watches that survived absolute Hell – whether at Saigon or in Afghanistan or Benghazi – and still keeping on ticking, maintaining perfect time; however, it is not good for the watch not to get some tender, loving comfort in return after hard days of labour, irrespective of how good or solidly built the watch might be. Similarly, a watch running for a decade without some TLC is equally
It will be good if we mention right at start that we’re going to discuss about not just two, but 5 movements altogether. For, the roots of the calibre 8215 go down to the calibre 8205 and it branched out to become the calibre 821A later. The calibre 8205 also has another descendent – the 820A – which is its decorated version. Or, you can simply say that it is the day/date version of the 8215. It won’t be fair if we leave them out of this discussion.
The 6R35 received one more jewel than the 6R15 and took the power reserve to 70 hours. This removes the 6R35 from the list of inexpensive movements. Its use is, therefore; detected at the higher end of midrange Seiko watches. But many people mistook the 6R35 as just a newer version of 6r15, which is again a calibre based on the Seiko mainstay – the 7s26!
Fervid compulsions that drove the SKX spirit finally evolved it into its replacement. Still, the SKX – beautiful enough to be remembered, praised and adored for their great service and looks – are greatly sought after both over the real world and online commercial domains.
An interesting fact about Seiko dive watches is they also make for affordable everyday wears! They don’t seem out of place within social settings like other professional watches do. It could well be your workplace or the club or just old friends jamming up by the riverside; a diver watch fits such…
To some, the Swatch Group’s movement manufacturer forms the cornerstone of the luxury watch industry while others call it an evil organisation under the Swatch-owned cartel. But you can’t deny the fact that even well-established brands depended on ETA for a steady supply of movements and again they are since 2020
Q. Dear Gonzo, I’m to buy my first significant watch. I graduated last year and I’m about to join my first job in the administrative department of one of the best-known 5 Star hospitality setups in the town. In my best efforts to learn about what watch brands and styles are offered to meet the
In each of your esteemed opinions, the most horologically significant among outdoor watches or all-weather watches shall always differ from one another. Still, certain names seem to be perennial; the first one coming to the mind in this context is definitely the Casio G-Shock, followed by Garmin, Seiko and Citizen. Best outdoor watches they might be, but none of them are Swiss!
Ratio’s model range primarily consists of divers; a dress and a field range are awaiting release. They got both quartz and automatic models. They are visually somewhat similar to the Citizen Promaster Marine; not just in their bulk, girth and heft but also in their material, fit and finish. Their many independent elements show readily; the helium valves, the rotating bezels or the pretty massive crowns
As whimsy as my preferences might sound, given that I’m a fan of digital and dress watches equally and. unless I’m at work (a regular 9 to 5 desk job), you’ll find me donning a digital/ana-digi watch. Usually, they are for weekends which, I mostly spend outdoors.
The present Invicta is not popular as a Swiss watch brand that way despite its Swiss Made label. Back in 1837 till the late 1980s, however; Invicta were under complete Swiss ownership; first at La Chaux-de-Fonds and then Bielle, both in Switzerland.
By now, to our firmest belief, you are done reading about the initial five we’d laid out on the platter in our last post; it’s time to advance towards the next 5 and we bet, even mechanical watch lovers will fall for these – some of the best quartz watches ever made – putting aside all other mediocre mechanical watches.
In this issue of Watches of the Week, we pick a few of the best men’s Casio watches that money can buy. From the comparatively simple Youth to the tough-built G-Shock and Pro-Trek to the raw, ravishing Edifice, there are plenty in-between that will get you spoilt for choices.
2022 has just begun! We’ve only been 96 (and a few more) hours into it; still in our festive moods after the long suffocating days of 2020; extending well into 2021and since then, been fading until Omicron reared its dirty little head. However, good news is, people are saying Omicron isn’t as bad as we thought it to be earlier.
My earlier posts recommending what watches should be on your radar as your first pick included both ‘fashion watches’ and ‘real watches’, quartz and automatic alike