Sensible buys for the singles

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This space is not to provide advices about singlehood or what singles should do about it, apart from bringing under notice a few things you could do while you’re still single. One of those is getting something small but immensely useful that would part ways only if you are trying for it with desperate deliberation.

Top 10 Hamilton Watches to buy in 2021

Introduction Hamilton watches are solid entry points to Swiss luxury watchdom if you want to head straight into that domain from quartz and entry-level mechanical automatics. They represent the level of luxury that matches every kind of occasion. Hamilton watches for men and Hamilton watches for women have been many people’s first nice watch; there

Why Fossil is making more watches in Switzerland than in Hong Kong?

Quick facts: i. Manno, Ticino canton, Switzerland is a solely Italian speaking area near the Italian border. It is 210kms far from the Jura watchmaking region and a lesser-known name in the Swiss watchmaking industry. It is headquarter of STP (Swiss Technology Production); not a huge name but produces over 100,000 automatic movements every year.

Top 10 Fossil Watches to buy in 2021

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Introduction Fossil watches are a highly popular, global, fashion brand that manufactures good watches for less. The watches they create – in a word – are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G in their quality and are bound to amaze with their lasting and performance. These affordable pieces – ranging from classic to utilitarian – are to be found in

Monikers: Represent more than just a watch.

Whether it was the shape of the case or a specific color scheme or its association with an important person, the question “Why?” fades over time, leaving just the nickname behind! The secrets of appropriate naming Contrary to many people thinking a brand attaching some fancy names to its products right off the factory floor,

Comparing two extremes: Is it fair pitting Invicta against Rolex?

As it is with many watch enthusiasts around – including me – craftsmanship and history are integral to the value of a watch. It brings the quality non-enthusiasts might well-overlook. The details that are seen in the Rolex and in an Invicta probably indicate that value is just about  the price. While it’s easier to

Ceramic vs. Porcelain – How do they differ?

Among the least understood of all synthetic materials used in making watches, ceramics and porcelain are perhaps discussed about the least. Not just expensive brands like Rolex, Omega, IWC or Hublot have opted for it; ceramics are opted by affordable luxury brands too! Earlier, we held a brief discussion on ceramics as watch materials but

Seiko 5 Automatic vs. Tissot Swissmatic – A lookback (IV)

Lookback I||Lookback II|Lookback III All right, no point in beating around the bush. Let’s get straight into the most important aspect of a watch: The movement. It’s quite surprising to know that the Swissmatic movement is machine-made (mostly) and is an evolved version of the Swatch Sistem51; essentially an ETA caliber C10111. More about that

Seiko 5 Automatic vs. Tissot Swissmatic – A lookback (III)

Catching up quick Compared to the 7S26, the 7S36 is not just technically different but is generally more decorated – both on the rotors and on certain components of the movements. They showed up more in watches with higher levels of finishes – also on the case/bracelet – e.g. the Seiko 5 Sports and Military

Seiko 5 automatic vs Tissot Swissmatic – A lookback (II)

Statutory Warning: Luxury watches are addictive, expensive and still massively enjoyable. Something we missed out mentioning previously about the 7S26; it has been discontinued now. Newer versions of older watches (e.g. Next Gen Monsters, now a part of the Prospex) therefore, receive the 4R36, mostly. It makes most Seiko collectors – dive watch enthusiasts, in

Ways to choose the Watch: Taking a small break from the actual discussion

It was quite a big gap. Ideally, it’s the Seiko 5 Vs Tissot Swissmatic discussion that should be here; however, it is worth knowing at this stage the ways to choose your watch. It might just make you choose between those two under discussion even better! So here it is before we go back to

Seiko 5 vs. Tissot Swiss-Matic: A lookback (I)

Or, do we call it just one more ‘Japanese vs. Swiss’ debate? A necessary declaration It’s quite an opportunity to try responding to this question; feel free to counter and contradict what will follow. Such questions have been asked and answered by many; many times over by now. But as of now – Nobody asked

Pitting Seiko against Hamilton (or, Hamilton against Seiko)

Words from the team: This is an interesting comparison the outcomes of which, strangely, shall almost always reflect the mindset of the person drawing the comparison. We’ll try our level best to stay impartial; however, Gonzo seldom pays heed to the rest of us. So, we’ve presented a list of innovations from either brand at

The PCAT STATs: Subtle, effortless Citizens developed around the E660

Chronograph fans rejoice, here’s a big load for you right down your throat! You shouldn’t have problems falling head-over-heels in love with the PCAT. Some necessary information beforehand PCAT! That doesn’t read P-CAT; but P-C-A-T. It’s an acronym for Perpetual Chrono Atomic Time. To the uninitiated, this will require an explanation, so here it is.