Category Archives: Chronograph

German-Japanese collaboration beats the Swiss!

The watches we will be focusing upon today are chronographs all right, but they are mechanical chronographs. That however, comes later; first, about the brand and it’s not Swiss. Zeppelin watches are Germans but the parent company, PointTec made watches primarily in France. The Zeppelin brand was introduced in 2002. Their striking designs and styles

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

Precision timekeeping-I: Beyond simple quartz technology

Many years before the artificial satellites associated with your watch, atomic clocks did. It was called Atomic Time-keeping then. Radio-Controlled is the technical term and through the decades; it got established as one of the core technologies Citizen is based upon, other than Eco-Drive and Satellite-Wave. Imagine: An antenna built into a ceramic watch case!

Casio Edifice Tough Solar: To speed your Intelligence

Imagine running a chronograph, an alarm, a countdown timer, World time/dual time functions, a fully automatic calendar, Mobile Link (Wireless Linking Using Bluetooth®), a Phone Finder, LED light, an AM/PM indicator – all running at the same time on a battery with a limited life-span. Frequent battery replacement – in this case – is inevitable.

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

A gift of a lifetime: Surefire ways to stay always with your loved ones far and near

“Gifts should be about what the receiver wants; not the projections of the preference(s) of the giver of the gift! Only then your gift will truly face the test of time.” Confessions of a Chrono Cognoscente For me, it’s super-hard to impress someone with a gift. Can’t say about the rest, I avoid gifting others

Watch dials – Simple explanations and clear examples (Part V)

With this post, we’ll end the dial-related discussions we held since some time. To go back where we started from, click here. We now speak about NTPTTM Carbon. Extremely thin layers of carbon fiber 30 microns each twisted to 45 degrees to the next layer. This creates distinctive patterns upon machining a solid block, depending

Some military watches that are worth a look!

Military watches are easily recognizable. They come covered mostly in black, green, gray or camo, in PVD or DLC. Neither their color scheme, nor their size and built are appropriate for wear amidst business settings. Their role is an active one; not to be confined within the boundaries set by four walls and a roof.

Before you go buying your next watch…

 “You’ve got to put it on your wrist and decide whether it’s for you or not.” – David Hurley; exec, watches of Switzerland Watch-obsessed people aside, investing in timepieces started up-trending over the past couple of decades. Watches turned into genuine assets but only if you know how to pick the right ones. They will

Nixon watches: Active, stylish; pull double duty on night outs

Nixon’s rise to prominence Nixon watches filled the gap that existed between affordable luxury and budget lines. It solved the problem that had always been a part of inexpensive watches, which is their aesthetics. From this point onward, they went carving their own niche. They cater to the active and stylish lifestyles of well-earning young

Citizen: The little-known or not so popular facts

Citizen as we don’t know Standing just over 100 years, Citizen is a forceful phenomenon in the watch world. They are innovative with watch making technology and deft at making affordable timepieces. The fun is: You get a Citizen watch under many different brand names. They are often costlier and many are offshoot. These are

Target your search with an open mind

Dress gatherings to weekends in jeans and t-shirts or maybe in swimming trunks, unless your search is a targeted one, there’s every chance that you will land up with the wrong watch on your wrist! Make the right choice and you’ll brandish a commanding style under every situation. High-end horology offers many choices that anyone

How do you find the luxury watch perfect for you?

Navigating the complicated, online maze for that perfect timepiece is fun till you feel dazed and confused. This is the time when you feel like throwing away your preferences and going for the next one you come across; worse, you give up the spree altogether. Should you have stayed focused on a few, good points;

Heart Cam – Digging into the heart of the matter (II)

The reader is expected to understand the heart-cam is a very important component within the Rattrapante (Rattraper in French; means: To catch up again or taking again) chronograph mechanism (from our last post) and our discussion continues onward from that point. The cam is now exposed The cam is simply a device to convert rotations

Heart Cam – Digging into the heart of the matter (I)

Those that get moving from stop (after running for some time) and give us the advantage of finding back the time we apparently lost; we call them the split-time chronographs. Chronographs: Nothing hair-splitting about it The magic of chronographs is eternal! It’s for many among us. It measures for us the passage of time upon