Category Archives: Alarm

Before you go buying your next watch…

 “You’ve got to put it on your wrist and decide whether it’s for you or not.” – David Hurley; exec, watches of Switzerland Watch-obsessed people aside, investing in timepieces started up-trending over the past couple of decades. Watches turned into genuine assets but only if you know how to pick the right ones. They will

Nixon watches: Active, stylish; pull double duty on night outs

Nixon’s rise to prominence Nixon watches filled the gap that existed between affordable luxury and budget lines. It solved the problem that had always been a part of inexpensive watches, which is their aesthetics. From this point onward, they went carving their own niche. They cater to the active and stylish lifestyles of well-earning young

Target your search with an open mind

Dress gatherings to weekends in jeans and t-shirts or maybe in swimming trunks, unless your search is a targeted one, there’s every chance that you will land up with the wrong watch on your wrist! Make the right choice and you’ll brandish a commanding style under every situation. High-end horology offers many choices that anyone

How do you find the luxury watch perfect for you?

Navigating the complicated, online maze for that perfect timepiece is fun till you feel dazed and confused. This is the time when you feel like throwing away your preferences and going for the next one you come across; worse, you give up the spree altogether. Should you have stayed focused on a few, good points;

Heart Cam – Digging into the heart of the matter (II)

The reader is expected to understand the heart-cam is a very important component within the Rattrapante (Rattraper in French; means: To catch up again or taking again) chronograph mechanism (from our last post) and our discussion continues onward from that point. The cam is now exposed The cam is simply a device to convert rotations

Heart Cam – Digging into the heart of the matter (I)

Those that get moving from stop (after running for some time) and give us the advantage of finding back the time we apparently lost; we call them the split-time chronographs. Chronographs: Nothing hair-splitting about it The magic of chronographs is eternal! It’s for many among us. It measures for us the passage of time upon

Citizen Pro-Master: Worthy of your time!

The Citizen Pro-Master series proves that functional watches can also be fun, even for wearers who are not professionally attached to hazardous endeavors. All are powered by the Eco-Drive technology, proprietary to Citizen. It also means that no battery change to crack the factory seal (and the atmosphere trapped within) and compromise about its functional

Seiko Flightmaster: A tactical look that’s a lot of fun to wear

You’ll find flyer watches aplenty but real flight tools are rare and more than that, awfully priced; often insanely. The Seiko Flightmaster, despite being developed specifically for pilots and tech-pros, has been affordably priced compared to other quartz chronographs with multiple functionalities. With its rotary slide-rule and a 60-minute chronograph (1/5th second) and dual-time/alarm, the

Chronograph selection: Do’s & Don’ts

Chronographs, so far, have stood their ground as the world’s most commonly available complications and inspired many to build huge collections out of them. On one hand there are super-complex, classic  or absolutely futuristic chronographs like the AGENGRAPHE, FOUDROYANTE and the RATTRAPANTE (DOPPELCHRONOGRAPH) and super simple dress-chronos that don’t even offer a tachymeter scale  (not

Chronograph terms you might not have heard before!

A brief history of time-tracking A need to time events or record its duration arrived first in cooking. During ancient times, humans checked for how long meat rests on open fire and be ready to be eaten. Or, fruits to ferment and rise in value. Slowly, as time advanced and humans grew more (un)civilized, the

About the steel you’ll feel on your wrist!

Technology has come a long way, gifting us a wide array of materials used for building your gadgets, cars and other stuff including your watches. Still, majority wristwatches are made of stainless steel, often coated with gold and titanium or wrapped in ceramics and carbon, offering an excellent rigidity at reasonable prices. Steel withstands a

Let’s get unreasonable for a while! – Top 5 all-black watches you can afford

Amidst this worldwide lockdown, many among us chose to step out of the norm. Knowingly or unknowingly, we changed our usual routines. A person with no hard and fast rules to follow currently might find his usual wear not the perfect timepiece for the time; its practicality and functionalities not matching these leisurely hours. This

Top 5 names in sports-luxury watches: Call them ‘Timeless’, if you will

Amidst myriad crappy choices in this particular category, these 5 will fill you in. Concerns about luxury watches in the sports category provide today the chance for offering this definitive list. The biased ignorant lot will hate alike, assuming that if an item costs more, it must also be superior as well. While this kind

Citizen Promaster: Limited Editions, unlimited possibilities

It doesn’t require a mention about the Promaster series from Citizen being a standout range taken all dive watches together; however, that doesn’t apply to their 30th anniversary limited edition releases. Citizen ensured that these come under the list of the most essential field watches ever on this earth this time and there’s no doubt

Top 10 men watches under $100: A meager price can go a long way

Expensive shoes, suits, street-jets – we all love to own!  It’s the same with watches. Problem is: They are often not what we may call a practical choice. Appearing for a client meeting in a Maserati, wearing a Savile Row suit paired with John Lobb shoes and a Rolex might make everyone think that you