Category Archives: Casio

Fuel gauge of the watch: A word about power reserve indicators

Power reserve is not something belonging just to the realm of mechanical watches. The Solar, Tough-Solar, Eco Drive or Kinetic Direct-Drive – all got their own versions of power reserves. The duration varies and longer ones are tougher to obtain with single-mainspring mechanical movements than with electronic types. Truly outstanding entries in the power department […]

Why wear a digital watch?

A word of advice from Gonzo: NEVER, EVER go for a digital watch unless: You got some real hots for the digital format. Some particular digital model tickles your fancy. You are into a very, very active lifestyle and inclined to the adventurous side of life. Digital watches are mostly sleek and sporty and meant […]

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 […]

Gonzo and his grumblings IV: Choose a chronograph without the pain

Purchase something on your birthday! It’s not mandatory that you go for a lump-something, but it should commentate the occasion for an extensive period. In simple words, it should last. Purchasing a new timepiece serves the purpose well. Many prefer exotic chronographs that are worth looking at and these do not cost you a fortune. You may consider them over a Patek or a VC or a Lange, for very few would put those super-expensive big names under a real test.

Ask Gonzo about Watches (XL) – Simple quartz and teen preference

Q. Gonzo my man! I have witnessed a few more Springs than you have, so bear no grudge to my endearing greet. That’s to say, I’m elder than you are. I sure am. I can bet you are not even five decades old. I’ve seen those many and another and a half. Though mainsprings and hairsprings and all other sorts of springs I’ve witnessed less. That’s what brings me here. I come to the point straight. My grandson loves the few (I’m also sure you are going to snarl at me the moment you see a couple of them) I got and now wants one of his own.

Something cool about Ice: Gonzo gets peppy!

You could be a watch connoisseur, a collector or you might even be a snob; whatever it might – fact remains you’ll need a piece that you can mistreat, manhandle and abuse at will. Yes, of course; what could be better than G-Shocks? Or, a Seiko maybe? That’s good if you want a digital or an ana/digi combo but they go well above a hundred dollars. Here, we talk about less than hundred dollars.

Casio Youth: Gems in the less-prestigious subsection

Beyond surfers and rappers there are die-hard men who prefer a hardcore, sturdy Casio or two in their closet. Casio is like Asia if Swatch is to Europe. Are those sturdy sports watches? Or, just cool and fashionable pieces teens and young adults pray for? Guess what, Casio presents both within a single package! Gym-goers […]

Casio Edifice wins the game again!

Casio has been belting out real surprises for its Edifice line for quite some time. These refined cousins of their G-Shock lineup made possible wearing tech with your everyday clothes without being blatant about it. That’s what is most likeable about the Edifices and with their EQS line-up; things definitely turn a whole lot rosier. […]

Gonzo’s Chronograffiti: VI

Here we arrive at our last installment of this chronograph discourse and we are going to end it with the scales that make these watches true in its real sense. For they are intended for real-life use and not for ornamental purposes though there are some who do just that i.e. keeping track of time […]

A return gift for the wedding ring

So many people hold this wrong notion that a gift out of gratitude or love must be a Patek Philippe or Rolex or a Lange but frankly speaking, a Swiss timepiece, most of the times is not the best option to go for. There are many in this world that qualifies to be called a […]