Category Archives: Chronograph

Seiko Flightmaster: A tactical look that’s a lot of fun to wear

You’ll find flyer watches aplenty but real flight tools are rare and more than that, awfully priced; often insanely. The Seiko Flightmaster, despite being developed specifically for pilots and tech-pros, has been affordably priced compared to other quartz chronographs with multiple functionalities. With its rotary slide-rule and a 60-minute chronograph (1/5th second) and dual-time/alarm, the

Chronograph selection: Do’s & Don’ts

Chronographs, so far, have stood their ground as the world’s most commonly available complications and inspired many to build huge collections out of them. On one hand there are super-complex, classic  or absolutely futuristic chronographs like the AGENGRAPHE, FOUDROYANTE and the RATTRAPANTE (DOPPELCHRONOGRAPH) and super simple dress-chronos that don’t even offer a tachymeter scale  (not

Chronograph terms you might not have heard before!

A brief history of time-tracking A need to time events or record its duration arrived first in cooking. During ancient times, humans checked for how long meat rests on open fire and be ready to be eaten. Or, fruits to ferment and rise in value. Slowly, as time advanced and humans grew more (un)civilized, the

Which one is the correct steel for diver watches?

Shining stainless steel appeases; its toughness delights. Most of us welcome it in appliances of use; its brilliant hold against massive impacts leaves no questions to be asked. As your watch’s building material, steel has been a long-trusted ferric alloy to watch makers all over the world. There are harder synthetic materials available than steel;

About the steel you’ll feel on your wrist!

Technology has come a long way, gifting us a wide array of materials used for building your gadgets, cars and other stuff including your watches. Still, majority wristwatches are made of stainless steel, often coated with gold and titanium or wrapped in ceramics and carbon, offering an excellent rigidity at reasonable prices. Steel withstands a

Invicta Reserve Venom: Solid, bumpy, muscular

The past few years of watch-hunting have been uplifting. You realize that things ultimately boil down to three single points: The more you pay, the more you get. Pay more but get less. Get more but pay less. No brand name. No big-budget marketing. No floral talk. None works in this case after the initial

Invicta Pro Diver: At the upper layers of entry-level this time!

The Invicta Pro Diver Chronograph has moved ahead this time and has earned their identities. Not just the most important (arguably) part of the watch, Invicta had put their heart and brains into it besides all those muscles. It is a timekeeping device with a traditional feel but without the need to wear or wind

Invicta: Taking a closer look

Observations Raise the topic of Invicta watches and you will find many ready to throw more than a little cold water on the conversation. Serious collectors are the biggest critics; though most stop at – “Invicta watches are fine for their price”. Analysis That’s where it ends. I’ve turned the web upside down (figuratively) and

Let’s get unreasonable for a while! – Top 5 all-black watches you can afford

Amidst this worldwide lockdown, many among us chose to step out of the norm. Knowingly or unknowingly, we changed our usual routines. A person with no hard and fast rules to follow currently might find his usual wear not the perfect timepiece for the time; its practicality and functionalities not matching these leisurely hours. This

Top 5 names in sports-luxury watches: Call them ‘Timeless’, if you will

Amidst myriad crappy choices in this particular category, these 5 will fill you in. Concerns about luxury watches in the sports category provide today the chance for offering this definitive list. The biased ignorant lot will hate alike, assuming that if an item costs more, it must also be superior as well. While this kind

Dive watch care and maintenance tips: Timely stitches keep away the glitches

Beginning of a story Congratulations on your first dive watch! You are now rightfully the proud owner of a tool that’s not restricted within just the timekeeper parenthesis. Henceforth, you will exhibit art, science and man’s ingenuity on your wrist; well, to answer for how long, you need to play your part. Caring the least

Know your bezel: A short discourse about an oft-overlooked part of a watch (I)

High complication luxury timepieces with one or more functions come in hot! Quiet strangely, almost everybody chases the classic chronograph without looking any further. Only watch nerds look beyond those three small sub-dials. It’s a general bias for a timepiece that does a few more things aside time telling. It makes a watch elevate to

Top 10 men watches under $100: A meager price can go a long way

Expensive shoes, suits, street-jets – we all love to own!  It’s the same with watches. Problem is: They are often not what we may call a practical choice. Appearing for a client meeting in a Maserati, wearing a Savile Row suit paired with John Lobb shoes and a Rolex might make everyone think that you

The way GPS works for your wrist wear

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

RC & GPS watches: Too accurate to be true (but they are)

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