Category Archives: Multi-function

Watches must in affordable luxury!

Affordable, a vague and variable term; in modern luxury contexts presents something presentable; something that doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg. The watch kingdom, as we see it today, offers quite a few of such surprises worthy of respect. Which to endorse? All equally good for the purposes they have been built. Most […]

The History of Wristwatches – How It All Began

Good, old memories: Astonishing as it might sound, the wristwatches were almost a woman’s thing starting sometime in the 1600s. Men preferred pocket-watches, a trend that continued till the early 1900-s. The credits for creating the world’s first wristwatch, arguably, go to Abraham-Louis Breguet. He built it for the Queen of Naples, Caroline Murat, in […]

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 (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. […]

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 […]

Seiko: This time far more socially suave

My days as the Watch Gonzo made it almost a habit popping a post or two here every week.  It is now hard to avoid a feeling that my posts off-late are turning bit predictable. It is like many among you readers are beginning to know me well enough. That gets you to see how […]

Modern gems from Swiss-American collaboration

Not every watch embraces the fundamentals that brand it Swiss-made. No, not even many of those luxurious (well, they look so at least!) fashion watches built under Swiss collaboration but hear me out here! Only a few could achieve the world-class accessory despite belonging to another country and culture and in this regard, the Americans […]

Flying high in yesteryear’s sky-scape!

Fly high in the sky-scapes of yore!

Worthy of a price at least double of what they come for, the Zeppelin watches (from PointTEC group) are an extremely well-built lot, exhibiting a high-grade finish and construction. They deny the general mindset of German products being stocky and bland; with being all-utilitarian and scoring real low on aesthetics. Unless you are blindfolded, you […]