Arriving at this post – unless you followed the initial discussion about bezels –suddenly won’t make much sense. It would be like you are trying to catch up halfway onwards. Your quest for a watch bearing a bezel that will come to use during dire times and happy moments alike won’t be a great one.
Q. Dear Gonzo, What should I consider an affordable pedigree watch? Also, what adds pedigree to watches? I find the flashier watches tempting but as of now, I resist and urge you to guide me toward a fine timepiece; peerless and respected. I’m looking for a better choice to commemorate my – what I consider
Out of many questions that make way to Gonzo’s desk (read: mailbox), a large chunk centers around the same very basic question: “What would make a good choice for me?” And then, a budget stays mentioned, falling somewhere between $200 and $500. The passing years make it clearer every time that indecision has become a
Q. Hello Gonzo. Teacher here; working under a large educational institute. My wants are simple. You got anything that you might think look good upon someone who finds jeans and t-s a disturbing trend as teaching attires? Many among my brethren do. I pity them for missing another excuse to wear a nice watch at
Nice, modern dress watches are in abundance today. Leave the big brands aside; even small scale producers are eager to make you feel the taste for classicism and finery; vintage and everything else that go with a nice suit or a tuxedo. The Dress tones: Singly or in combos There’s an abundance of white metals
“Being short-sighted is discriminating watches according to the size of your wallet. Get over it and climb down off your high horses.” Their mere looks are enough for you to draw a judgment about them being as ugly as hammered sin and that too, on a cardboard platter when it comes to picking your daily
Merry Christmas, readers! May you wear that quality timepiece today and tag along a good writing instrument; they make great Christmas gifts – from another person or yourself – to get. Both are decorative, functional accessories you’ll own to time 2020 and write a better story altogether. They will also give your style a boost.
Invicta sometimes attract snarky comments accusing them of poor overall build quality that can’t keep up to the standards of a Swiss watch. Beyond that sarcasm portion is a section any watch connoisseur has happened to have visited at least once. For they deliver better than some of the mechanical – even quartz – abominations
The Swiss Made quartz movements appearing in many of the big-name watches range from the simplest to the most advanced and sophisticated; the latter, essentially, belong to the more expensive ranges. One of the highest in this regard are the thermo-compensated movements, offering many-a complex functions. These come from ETA, with their hallmark of robust
This is something similar to what once I came across in a gun forum. The questioner sought advice from other members about two particular brands of handguns; about which one would make a better personal defense tool – a Walther PPK or a M1911A1 – both in .38 cal. The real knowledgeable forum members down-voted
A date function is something that doesn’t get much light despite its usefulness in daily life. Not too many people take into account the small cutout on the dial at 3 or 4; maybe 6 and very rarely, at 12 while making a purchase. Sub-dials; however, get noticed a lot and are often big determinants
That proverbial “3-dialled watch” is kind of every newly-jobholding, young adult’s dream and that desperation, as noticed, results in a lot of impulse purchases. Unless you select your chronograph right, soon it will become just another watch with nothing great about it apart from its chronograph look. You must also put your chrono to use
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
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
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.