Category Archives: Alarm

Why are Seiko watches so good?

It’s not a rare sight nowadays to see someone spending $10,000 on a Grand Seiko than going for its Swiss brethren costing a much and sometimes, even lower. So, there must be something about a Seiko and we would like to weigh in about the brand. This Japanese watch company has shown unmitigated nerves to

Insignificant blotters – I : Gonzo’s Sunday late-night thoughts about watches

It was one of those days you’ve had more than your share of outdoor merriment and fun and you are home by dusk, making room for some great indoor fun to end the day happily; sated. That’s about some reading, a good drink; good food and if an idea strikes then penning it down. “So

7 Quartz watches worth collecting

The question is… Automatic movements, some of them, are priceless works of art, drooled after to be collected and treasured. We don’t feel the same way about quartz calibers, though. Had there ever been any comparison test between quartz calibers from different brands? The stand of quartz From a collector’s standpoint, there are only a

19 Best Outdoor Watches Available NOW!

One essential gadget Anywhere outdoor you go for an adventure, you need basic gadgets to make you feel satiated on your trip back home. A sturdy timekeeping device and a direction finder come first. These you can easily find today in smart watches. Sadly, most are not built to handle extreme conditions and even if

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

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

Mobile Link: Just why would you want it?

Simplifying a jargon In other words, it’s Bluetooth® communication. It helps a watch to link with a mobile phone running an app that gives you access to a watch’s various functions and settings. You don’t need to fumble with the buttons and crowns in the conventional way anymore. This comes as a great aid to

Smarts and Hybrids:  Torn between the two

We got this far; however, it’s high time we mark the differences (and similarities) clearly between a smart and a hybrid. Only then we will be able to see how a hybrid watch can benefit you. Don’t just hit the ‘Buy’ button at once.[Recap] Points of contrasts Knowing these so-called differences between hybrid and smart-watches will help

An observation on the Smarts

While some think the smartphone to be enough blight; a smart watch does help to remove that stigma up to quite an extent. A small confession to begin with It’s for more than one reason I sat down to pen down some of my observations on the Smart Watch. Certainly they don’t exude the timeless elegance

Precision timekeeping-IV: Beyond simple quartz technology

RC or GPS – What should be your choice?   On our way to pick the right one You can always take an easy way out dodging past that question, going for the GPS-Atomic hybrid; the system combining GPS signals and standard radio waves from multiple locations to display an accurately accurate time. Many would;

Precision timekeeping-II: Beyond simple quartz technology

Atomic accuracy aside, we take a brief look at some that give quartz a run for its money.   Digressing from the main topic to return soon Bit out of context, but still can’t escape the magic of the CALIBRE 360. It’s an automatic, mechanical CHRONOGRAPH movement that went into the 2006 Sports Watch of

Precision timekeeping-I: Beyond simple quartz technology

Many years before the artificial satellites associated with your watch, atomic clocks did. It was called Atomic Time-keeping then. Radio-Controlled is the technical term and through the decades; it got established as one of the core technologies Citizen is based upon, other than Eco-Drive and Satellite-Wave. Imagine: An antenna built into a ceramic watch case!

Casio Edifice Tough Solar: To speed your Intelligence

Imagine running a chronograph, an alarm, a countdown timer, World time/dual time functions, a fully automatic calendar, Mobile Link (Wireless Linking Using Bluetooth®), a Phone Finder, LED light, an AM/PM indicator – all running at the same time on a battery with a limited life-span. Frequent battery replacement – in this case – is inevitable.

Watch dials – Simple explanations and clear examples (Part V)

With this post, we’ll end the dial-related discussions we held since some time. To go back where we started from, click here. We now speak about NTPTTM Carbon. Extremely thin layers of carbon fiber 30 microns each twisted to 45 degrees to the next layer. This creates distinctive patterns upon machining a solid block, depending

Watch dials: Simple explanations and clear examples (Part III)

Clearing up the left bits Enameling procedures stated earlier are not as old as the CHAMPLEVE. It is the cloisonné technique reversed; instead of wires providing containment for the enamel to be poured, enamellers carve down channels onto a metal plate – which is the dial – creating sunken outlines to be filled with enamel.