Category Archives: Automatic

Tissot Powermatic 80: Easy to give into its luxurious temptations

As I’ve gotten deeper with gentlemen on the more serious sides of human nature, I gradually found out such men to be always on the lookout for the perfect tool. Be it something to fix up gadgets; or something to travel. To play! Or to manage their time! At times, they want in all simplicity […]

Gonzo’s grumblings: A look-back into the rediscovered past

“These are admittedly turning rare and the scarcity of new ones to blame. Orient’s initiative towards the problem revealed an interesting one.” A good pocket watch is fascinating. A nice pocket watch is even more! But what if it’s a fine pocket watch? That’s absolutely fascinating; to Gonzo at least! It doesn’t necessarily be Swiss […]

Expensive watches: Reasons behind the high price

What are usually the first names that come to mind as expensive (and super-expensive) watches? Pateks, Lange, AP, J-LC, Rolex, Ulysse Nardin, Franck Muller…the list stretches to quite afar; mostly into the Swiss territories. High-end luxury timepieces spell S-W-I-S-S to a large chunk. Also, P-R-I-C-E-Y! Question remains: “Why?” The nature of the movements is a vital determinant. We know that more or less. Mechanical watches take more labor to make and are more expensive than quartz.

Gonzo and his grumblings – II: Why I find affordable luxury a boon

-“With high-priced (and very high-priced) watches, even a relatively well-informed person undergoes a certain dilemma; of what’s been told and what he will get. Choosing an awesome watch thus gets difficult and then, again you come back to reality. So, understand first that different watches have different objectives; so to speak, a watch is intended to be appreciated on its own terms.” Affordable – in its real sense – is simply ‘less expensive’. To some, those two very words add a stigma right away;

Ask Gonzo about Watches XLI – Do skeleton watches have lasting powers (in the style domain)?

Q. Dear Gonzo, I am anything but an expert in this particular domain; maybe slightly above being completely ignorant. I look for a watch to own and become knowledgeable about why I bought it and not another. I intend to repeat the process in future and acquire the right pieces without spending tons. A decent – if possible more than that – craftsmanship is my priority lookout and then, excellent aesthetics. I specifically ask you about skeleton watches and what might be good within a thousand dollars.

Ask Gonzo about Watches (XXXIX) – Buy one or several of them?

Gonzo expresses his views on experimentation. Q. Hi Gonzo! I come straight to the point: Is it owning that one watch or trying out several different watches and never fixing upon one that earns more credit among the watch experts? By experts I mean those who make and those who appreciate and collect, both. A. […]

Tissot Heritage Petite Seconde: A vintage for the modern man

The Tissot Heritage Petite seconde evolved over two consecutive weeks; in the sense, following a release, a re-edition was introduced to the market at a week-long gap. Last year i.e. in 2018, this Swiss brand in Baselworld showed. The dial design changes a bit in the re-edition but the basics of the Tissot Heritage Petite Seconde remains. The Petite Seconde name is for a sub-second white dial. This is done in dress watches commonly.

Invicta Russian Diver Bridge Automatic: Recently introduced timepieces house an unusual movement

Quite a few of my readers accept that Gonzo has preferences for automatic watches and they must not necessarily be from a certain place or a certain manufacturer to turn him on. Favoritism, well; of course, shows its ugly face up once in a while – ok, in quite a few of the instances of […]

Budget Specialty watches – Worth wearing?

Highlights: It has high styles. Got a better than average quality. Give no problems even after running for years. It’s a great selection of fancy to conservative designs. Strong points: Comfortable as a daily wear with casual and formal clothing. Different from other watches. Invicta Specialty watches are showy and useful at the same time. […]

Mother’s Day ideas: Beyond flowers, chocolates and family dinners

A great Mother’s Day idea is something to accompany her year round. Watches fit just right! Mother’s Day is happy time for the fortunate who received motherly love from anyone; not just from the lady who bore you in its literal sense. Or, it could be about anyone whose motherly instincts you admire. It’s about […]