Category Archives: Casio

Gonzo’s Postbag [XLV] – QUARTZ VS. AUTOMATIC: WHO IS WINNING?

Q. Dear Gonzo, I have been following your column and I found my interest on watches growing leaps and bounds; it’s been quite a while. I have accumulated a small collection of – not watches, as you might think – names from which, I’m going to pick just two. One I definitely wish to be

Do automobile-endorsed watches really mean anything?

Objectives pursued by automakers endorsing certain brands or even releasing watches under their own brand are very different and unique to each. Their only common interest, however; is – and had always been – brand advertising. For the love of machines A watch lover would most certainly have an itch for automobiles somewhere dug deep

Must-grabs this Week! Tissot, Seiko, Citizen, Invicta and Scuderia Ferrari brings excellent gift ideas for thrill-loving men and women

Watch gifting basics Not every watch gifted needs to be the Breguet No. 160 Grand Complication from the Swedish count Axel von Fersen the Younger to Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France (wife of Louis XVI). Or – the Ladies Oyster Datejust from John Meyer to Jessica Simpson! Only to remember while gifting a nice watch is the other

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

“You gave quartz a bad name”: No, not really!

“Both mainstream and niche watch collectors’ culture gave quartz a bad name for it killing (well, almost) the mechanical watch industry the world always held in high regards!” Judging a movement on the basis of ‘how it is fabricated’ and ‘where it is fabricated’ has raised quite a few many debates along the way.  A

How G-Shock compares to other digital watches?

In my last post, there was a promise to hold up Suunto against G-Shock; however, later, I thought it would be better if we flock in multiple digital watches rather than sticking to just one. Garmin we spoke about earlier; now, it’s time we discuss about the rest. Undoubtedly, with Suunto, there are also several

Casio watches and their wonderful obsessivity

G-Shocks originated essentially as one man’s (Kikuo Ibe) continuous efforts about creating the closest possible thing to an indestructible watch. That toughness is definitely a VERY big part of the G-Shock charm, but that’s not entirely what makes them a hot favorite to people with a fascination for gadgets. All the parts that make them

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 Garmin uses 3 different Navigation Systems?

It’s not the only one Like Xerox, Band Aids or TASER; the acronym GPS has also become synonymous to Global Navigation Satellite Systems, which also makes most of us think GPS is the only way out for a globally-covered, autonomous geo-spatial positioning system. Others like GLONASS and Galileo also exist along with other regional systems;

Is Garmin better than G-Shock?

Garmin Instinct Flame Red: Experience Energy Explode! About the two brands The sports and outdoor market holds both G-Shock and Garmin in high regards. Both the brands are built with and upon modern technology and focus on features and functions more than artistic aesthetics. They don’t stick with tradition; the reason that gets them ignored

Why are Seiko watches so good?

It’s not a rare sight nowadays to see someone spending $10,000 on a Grand Seiko than going for its Swiss brethren costing a much and sometimes, even lower. So, there must be something about a Seiko and we would like to weigh in about the brand. This Japanese watch company has shown unmitigated nerves to

Insignificant blotters – I : Gonzo’s Sunday late-night thoughts about watches

It was one of those days you’ve had more than your share of outdoor merriment and fun and you are home by dusk, making room for some great indoor fun to end the day happily; sated. That’s about some reading, a good drink; good food and if an idea strikes then penning it down. “So

19 Best Outdoor Watches Available NOW!

One essential gadget Anywhere outdoor you go for an adventure, you need basic gadgets to make you feel satiated on your trip back home. A sturdy timekeeping device and a direction finder come first. These you can easily find today in smart watches. Sadly, most are not built to handle extreme conditions and even if

Casio GM-6900: For G-Shock fans preferring metal

A short recap G-SHOCK is long known for their toughness. They possess durability which has been setting the standards for timekeeping devices meant for the wild. The new GM-6900 series (see one here) – with GM-5600B technical influences abound – holds to the tradition. These models commemorate the 25th anniversary of the DW-6900, released in