Category Archives: Automatic

New Seiko 5 marks the beginning of a new, impressive chapter

An era comes to a halt It’s been nearly two years since Seiko decided putting a stop to their older Seiko 5 models; thinking things over in a new way. They re-vamped the entire line-up, which represented for long, one of their foundational cornerstones. Alongside, they decided the same fate for the iconic SKX007. To

Entry-level luxury: Countering dubiousness

Luxury, ideally, shouldn’t let you consider economies. At times, therefore; luxury is wasteful. Luxury is also different for different immediate surroundings; luxury depends upon what role you play. The world of wasteful luxury has its various imitations whereas sensible luxury doesn’t! It is a very interesting realm! There are many more options to it than

Tissot Heritage 1973 Chronograph: There’s 2 ‘n a L.E.!

An equation reset So far we’ve seen the Visodate and the Petite seconde from the Tissot Heritage line and now, it’s time for the Tissot Heritage 1973 Chronograph Automatic. Apart from the second variation, there’s also a Limited Edition. That conveys more than just Tissot’s ties to the ‘70s motor-racing world! Presenting the trio A

Two brands lock horns to create two interesting movements

Bottom line: There’s nothing such as a movement that’s truly bad or uninteresting! What might make it seem so is often a simple lack of sufficient knowledge on the owners’ part. History vs. technicalities vs. reliability vs. aesthetics Apart from the above four mentioned, a movement can also be interesting for the implementation of a

A guide on affordable Swiss watches

An alternative way to say Or, how to avoid the ‘cheesy’ Swiss without going bankrupt; the title could have read this way! The idea is the same; we simply focus upon looking beyond glossy ads, shining glass and metal and sweet faces and help you to spend your hard-earned cash on a worthwhile Swiss timepiece.

Gonzo’s grumblings: What differentiates a great automatic from one that’s not?

An expensive automatic is not always a GREAT automatic. Gonzo tells us why. Like most of other readers who drop in here every now and then, I too enjoy and I’m glad that I have been well educated, often, by the information they provide from time to time, in forms of both queries and contradictions.

A bit of a Seiko guidance

Seiko divers in a nutshell Seiko is consistently recommended for their quality and value and we all know there’s a reason – several reasons in fact – why – specifically Seiko only – holds the crown among excellent quality and value dive watches. There might be several other exorbitantly priced pieces around, fit to be

Seiko Save the Ocean:  Great watches for a greater cause!

Seiko ‘Save the Ocean’ range deals with choppy seas and shark fins passing by! Often doesn’t go beyond Planning on purchasing your first mechanical watch reading reviews is just where it starts at. Most find it difficult criticizing; seldom do they find fault with the piece (or, pieces) under review. Unvarnished opinions are rare. Getting

Orient Retro Future: Honoring an artform

It doesn’t matter if it’s a grail piece or just another variation of a model already there with you. The hunt is – and always will be – ON! It’s the hunter-gatherer instinct A collector chooses to do what he or she will; don’t expect the reasons to stay within the count of a hundred;

Precision timekeeping-II: Beyond simple quartz technology

Atomic accuracy aside, we take a brief look at some that give quartz a run for its money.   Digressing from the main topic to return soon Bit out of context, but still can’t escape the magic of the CALIBRE 360. It’s an automatic, mechanical CHRONOGRAPH movement that went into the 2006 Sports Watch of

Miyota 8200: Forever fresh and minty

A watch might be about its entire package, still, some hold the aesthetics most important while others probe deep inside, to every component that makes it work. A watch with its own movement is always held in high regards. With a proper dress-up, things come alive virtually without any effort. An automatic that endured Citizen

Fashion watches Do they really put a stigma on your taste?

People with a fashion watch on their respective wrists, most often, face scary comments about the thing they are wearing. I find it pretty ridiculous. Maybe it’s because I also own (and have owned) a couple of them and have been asked about a few many times when I wore them and I wear/wore them

Orient Classic Automatic RA series: Gorgeously stylish, vintage-inspired retro

The Bambino gets a Successor! The Bambino 2nd generation alike, the Classic holds to vintage inspirations but sports a retro-styled, domed glass, bent at the edges. Domed glass! That too, sapphire! Something we are always lusting after. And a decently – if not finely – made automatic movement; even better if made in-house. In this

Seiko Prospex Field Compass: Wildly different oddball timekeepers

Points to consider Seiko opted for a different look for the Field Compasses. These models represent the creativity through an increase in its levels of conformity among the urban crowd who also like spend their leisure at the outdoors. Seiko brought out a considerable number of models, intriguing for their unique designs; so much that

King Turtle: A vintage re-risen!

The Turtle this year got its new (and due) upgrade. Fans call it the King, but does it fit the throne? Seiko divers’ enjoy a cult following; that’s not surprising. Some way or the other, common men like us made divers’ almost synonymous to Seiko and yes, we lovingly compare other brands of diver watches