Why GPS is in your watch? Off late, there have been a lot of queries of recent from people not willing to stay within the known parameters of timekeeping; they are now venturing out for more. While purists might frown and criticize; fact remains, you can’t plow with goats. Carrying out hard tasks require tough
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Q. Gonzo! This is the second time I’m writing to you. My question is a rather simple one: Radio-controlled or GPS? IMHO, a GPS would be inherently better for its surer reception. I want to settle this before the money runs out; I’m an impulse buyer and I’m afraid that I might again put my
Out of many questions that make way to Gonzo’s desk (read: mailbox), a large chunk centers around the same very basic question: “What would make a good choice for me?” And then, a budget stays mentioned, falling somewhere between $200 and $500. The passing years make it clearer every time that indecision has become a
For the piece below, I’ve chosen as examples some beautiful watches by a few watch manufacturers from Japan, Europe and the U.S. Unfortunately, this space isn’t big enough to include every prominent model from every prominent brand, but what you’ll find here are some of the bests the world has known and agreed over. ————————————————————————————————————————————————–
Glass backs and skeleton mechanisms aside, what astonishes me every now and then is many among you who are always eyeing to bag a stylish, reliable and low-maintenance timepiece often overlook absolutely fine quartz timepieces and put the entire importance upon mechanical ones. Yes, no watch collection is complete without a significant mechanical watch but
This is something similar to what once I came across in a gun forum. The questioner sought advice from other members about two particular brands of handguns; about which one would make a better personal defense tool – a Walther PPK or a M1911A1 – both in .38 cal. The real knowledgeable forum members down-voted
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
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
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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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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