Category Archives: Automatic

Clearing the ‘Mall Watches’ stigma (II)

Mall Ninja gave you enough entertainment, I presume. Them willing to catch up with the entire conversation, this is for you! Mulling ‘bout the mall Shopping malls today are vastly different from what we saw as kids. It’s much more now than the previous days’ ‘just a few times larger supermarket image. There are hardly

Diver watches: The First & the Furious [I]

silver and black round analog watch

One hundred years ago, people had a very different idea of what a watch would mean. Understanding that shift in thinking can tell us a lot about the fluid designs of today, argues Gonzo. Genesis of the first-s As the ‘50s kicked in, it brought along a slew of watches that you could wear in

Rock a Pocket Watch and Roll a classy dice

Mechanical masterpieces

Mechanical masterpieces are a very sophisticated way to tell time. It’s a realization that returned with a view of the Powermatic Silicium. Any day I’d go for it as a daily wear for any workplace where smart casuals and business formals are normal but not double-breasted or 3-piece suits. This isn’t a watch I’ll be

Watches for the Midnight Zone: It’s freezing, crushing out there!

How deep would you go? All dive watches flaunting the 1000m depth-rating mark stark on their respective dials actually mark a threshold beyond which the watch shall – probably – fail to hold and perform due to many a reason; from shattered crystals to complete implosions and failure of ingress points but given the fact

Chinese coming up the ladder: Watch out for Shanghai and Sea Gull!

There is more number of people who frown upon the mention of Chinese watch movements than them who wear them straight-faced without caring anything about what others might say about it. That should be the spirit; it should be for everything in life and not just about your watch-wearing habits. All you need to see

Is Orient Contemporary the most versatile budget watch yet?

About timepieces revolving around the idea of versatility and looking appropriate amidst a large variety of settings! Fine dress watches are one of the pillars of complete and balanced watch collections. True, many don’t even bother and most of them are not into professions or lifestyles that might require one. Or, even if it does,

2 easy ways to match your clothes and watches!

The power of a wristwatch, gentlemen – like that belt, the tie and those shoes of yours – can build your appearance as easily as it can destroy! Earlier, we had a somewhat similar discussion on this; now, we broaden the aspects. As an ideal example of an ungentlemanly style of dressing, nothing compares to

Why would you buy a deep-diving watch at all?

It’s a valid question demanding answers regarding vaguely ridiculous but nevertheless awesome purpose-driven, functional, wrist-wears; for an open secret is – most among us will never dive beyond 300m under water. Rarely do we go for a swim in the rivers; to oceans, even rarer – only when we are in for some beach fun.

Watches today that would immensely please 19th Century gentlemen

Changes and the Man There has been very little change detected in men’s fashion during the entire of the nineteenth century (1800-1899), irrespective of Europe or America. This doesn’t, however; apply to women’s fashion of the era. Here, we only take account of the changes that occurred with the decades; from the Regency dandyism of

Do dress watches necessarily need to be expensive?

Among many-a-male obsessions, watches are one, occupying a place both large and prominent both in their hearts and in their respective wardrobes and often, what many of us initially target – names like Patek, Lange and JLC – are often dropped out of the list; a colossal price tag being the chief reason. Still, our

The Russians and their timekeeping devices

Soviet watches are not collector’s items in general but frankly, that’s part of their charm. It’s the Russian watch under discussion which, despite their list of tech specs making them look like many-an-other sub-$1000 dive watches, they feel much more unique. Were Russians successful in making watches? Or are they, now? Success – as it

Do good mechanical watches best standard quartz?

Quartz watches don’t seem to mind being called upon need and then looked down upon once job is done. They are pretty confident about their stand in the world of finer, furthermore complex time-related calculations that mechanical calibers can only dream of. Or, achieve them just as concept; not for meeting the demands of the

Watch-wearing: Rules vs. The whims

Does ‘Rules’ allow for freedom of expressions? The ghost in the machine A carte blanche towards simply throwing an ensemble together might seem a good proposition at first and if one feels completely confident, comfortable and content under it then – at least, theoretically – nobody should pose any objection to it. Trouble starts once

What kind of goods are watches?

“Since when did logic invade the realms of luxury; may I ask you back?” Disclaimer It’s not an attempt in evading the very question hurled; it’s rather an attempt to draw a parameter around which, an answer to an equation we perhaps could attempt finding out for a clear answer at the end. For, why

Are Orient diver watches anywhere near to Seiko’s? – II

In the second part of the Seiko-Orient debate on divers, we are to witness a few pieces delivering plenty of fun, the bad part being they are also enough to lure you into more trouble than you can handle; which you go for out of pure curiosity to see till what length your watch can