THE HOWS AND WHYS OF SERIOUS WATCH CLEANING

WATCH MAINTENANCE

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

Calibre Combat: 8215 Vs 8217

ratio

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.

CALIBER COMBAT: 7S26 VS. 6R35

CALIBER COMBAT

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!

GONZO’S POSTBAG [XLVI]: WHICH GENERATION OF ORIENT BAMBINO ARE BETTER?

Orient

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

BEST OUTDOOR/ALL WEATHER WATCHES FOR 2022

Casio

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!

TOP 10 RATIO WATCHES TO BUY IN 2022

Free Diver

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

WATCHES OF THE WEEK: Casio Watches – II FOR THE WISE, THE ACTIVE AND THE CONSCIOUS

Casio

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.

Tik Tik Tik!! It’s 2022!! UPCOMING WATCHES & AFFORDABLE ALTERNATIVES

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.