Category Archives: GPS

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 […]

Casio: The face of contra-luxury (Part I)

Quite a lot among you readers will be surprised (and that surprisal is going to be irrational) knowing that Gonzo is spending his weekend writing about Casio. Why, may I ask? Agreed that Gonzo is a snob to quite an extent when it comes to watches and other men’s things but that doesn’t mean he […]

Citizen Caliber F150 GPS: Cool, composed yet conservative

It’s been 3 long years that the upgraded Citizen Satellite Wave World Time GPS F150 appeared and made way into the close circuits without much fanfare. That’s pretty unacceptable, folks; for Citizen’s success on achieving true GPS functionality deserves bit more attention. Why I say this is because the earlier caliber – the F100 – […]

Gonzo goes SOLAR!

Readers, Let’s start on a simple note. ‘Tis Watch Gonzo who writes for this blog; not Watch-Guru! Occasionally, people ask for his opinion but his replies are just his own realisations and not the verdict. It’s true that his pen gets exceedingly sharp with few but don’t blame him for that. Some queries just don’t deserve a better response. He welcomes varied perceptions, thoughts […]

Smart or Simple – Who wins the game?

This again happens to be another futile attempt at covering the occasional – now a bit old – dire warnings of modern electronics sucking out the lifeblood off watch-crafting as we mostly know it today. If that’s a little hard to understand, it is the chewed-dry remnants of the smart versus classic watches debate. The […]

Ask Gonzo ’bout watches – XXXI : Never tickle a ‘Seikopath’

Q. Hey Gonzo! I recently stumbled upon MAW and going through all your posts and answers to queries (I appreciate and sometimes…I’m impressed by the wit), I draw an entirely personal conclusion. I guess it’s high time you come up with a digest. That’s to say – Why isn’t there a recommendation for the best […]

GPS Time Correction: Who does it best?

Each of the big three Japanese watch-giants (Citizen, Seiko & Casio) offers something or the other that directly connects to GPS satellites to make your perception of time as accurate as possible. They sync to the GPS signal to tell you the correct time. But, the way each of them work is different; are very […]

Cost: From a vegan perspective

“Hamesha itnie kimti ghadiya kaheko lagaata?” – “Why do you put on such costly watches every time?” Things are not much different in India. Here, too, the craft of watch-making comes under siege at times. Stepping into the battleground thus created is a matter of choice; to defend it; plain, cold logic is enough. Their […]

Fit, finish, fervour – As close to flawless

The Spring Drive is not quite your usual thing. The seconds-hand is its giveaway; despite its relation with quartz, it makes small, multiple jumps, instead of one every second. It gives the Spring Drive a mechanical glide; completely smooth, totally silent. How does that go? Spring Drive, at its core, is mechanical every bit. There’s […]

G-Shock Hybrid Atomic unites two different schools

This year, 2014, saw yet another Casio release. Calling it known names (technologically interesting etc.) shall not be enough. The G-Shock GPW1000 watches are made to sync with atomic clocks and GPS satellites alike, erasing the chances of wrong calibrations unless you screw it up badly. Fear not, G-Shocks don’t give it up that easy; […]