Category Archives: Multi-function

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

Promaster SKY: Limitless!

Promaster SKY: Limitless!

Citizen knows to get serious about people with soft corners for adventurous whimsicality. So they made the PROMASTER brand capture every imagination from sports professionals, all over the world. If it was possible, they would, by now, put everything into a single watch and send it our way but Citizen, again, is a watch company

Morellato:  Preciousness with precision

Morellato:  Preciousness with precision

A watch doesn’t just mark time. It does much more than that; most importantly, it gives a fair idea about who you are and your preferences. It hits the subconscious! It’s not just a man’s thing anymore; who are usually happy with its utilitarian properties, build and material qualities. To men, ornamentation is purely technical.

Ask Gonzo about Watches (XXXVIII) – Is Citizen a good choice?

Q. Dear Gonzo, It’s for the first time I stumbled across Creation watches and your posts and answers to various queries by the readers of the Mad about Watches blog. While this might offend you that despite your eye-opening advice and suggestions, your tone sometimes appears quite harsh but nevertheless, I also found them quite

Immensely refreshing! Always

Immensely refreshing! Always

Pre-talk Gonzo recently lead us in the direction of a thorough research about some of life’s horological staples. But given – “as laid back as we all are” – as he claims, in matters of horological learning and investigations (“We are, O Gonzo; you needn’t graduate medical science or medicine to marry or whatever….),we could

The story behind ‘Pilot’ watches

Truth be told, all men’s wristwatches owe to the pilots. That definitely kills the thrill right away and right at first, but I’m not here to spin yarns for you or cook up a story either. Maybe that’s blatant; maybe something even more – either way, I don’t mind. Remembering Alberto Santos-Dumont – the very

For social peacocks this time!

We are now pretty much used to watches that do more than just telling the time. I’m not quite sure how many people opt for them out of pure appreciation as opposed to their sheer inability for draping around a banner with their personal details on it; in my not so humble opinion, it is

Hesalite crystal or the Sapphire-one?

Hesalite crystal or the Sapphire

While I could only speculate about a substantial chunk holding Hesalite dear to their heart, there is no doubt about Sapphire being the crystal of choice for an unlimited number of people. The watch industry over the past decade witnessed an accelerated growth and sale due to the introduction of many a new innovations and

Does Gonzo approve of the Italian watch brands? – Team CW wonders

Luxury watches, to the most of us, do not go beyond the Swiss borders; only the truly horologically erudite glides into the French, English, German and Japanese realms and uncovers unprecedented pieces that stand ground on their own merits. Add to this list a republic in southern Europe, famous for its artworks and its luxury