Category Archives: Chronograph

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

For the Nth time: “Which watch to buy? “

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

Promaster: The Citizen Cult Classics

It’s very easy to forget absolutely good watches amidst a plethora of brands chest-thumping. The Promasters are one such group that goes largely overlooked unless you are a professional with an eye for a proper tool meant for the field. Along the days as one’s collection grows, at some point he (or she) grabs an

The journey of the Valjoux 7750: To the 7753 and RW5000

Pre-talk It all started from the Valjoux 7750; an integrated cam-operated, automatic chronograph movement. Valjoux was a part of ETA before and the caliber 7750 they built is still a highly esteemed movement for its robustness and reliability; so much that the majority of mid-range mechanical chronograph watches in the market today keeps on using

Valentine’s Day: Last -minute suggestions (for the forgetful and not-so-forgetful)

Whether it’s a longstanding relationship or it’s been awhile dating or you are going to start one anew; spoil your man or woman of choice even after the V-Day is over. There is a vast range of watches – from the luxe to the hardcore practical because sometimes, a thing of need makes for the

Low-key, natural and neutral – Spoils you with dressing choices

Modern, minimalistic designs and high quality materials get together in these, fully reflecting long-lasting concepts offered for pieces more precious. The Orient heritage comes alive in the Contemporary. Praise it for its craftsmanship; its reliability, precision and timeless beauty. They are classic, they’re refined. Obtained through modern technology and technical standards! After all these years

A short glance into ceramics

We, as humans, get bored real fast with the same thing repeating over and over again for long. Watch enthusiasts too, faced the same crisis after stainless steel, plastics and resins turned too commonplace as watch-building materials. The quest for something new tried even sapphire glass as a material for watch case, buttons/pushers, crowns and

The middle-price point sensibilities

It’s interesting – entertaining too – choosing something substantial in a completely arbitrary manner, from a vast ocean of models covering the base of the watch market. Being selective here means having to leave something out; that means, you have to think a bit more carefully. What to leave out and what to include is

Watches that won’t threaten your male identity

We feel nice amidst beautiful things. We feel even better when they don’t cost as much. From that Swarovski Crystalline Ballpoint Pen to the Tissot T-Classic Everytime Medium – everything comes under this. Exclusive perfumes, with heavy, floral notes or a deep musk scent – your choices get very natural; which is, you go by

Invicta gets the spotlight!

“Nothing should come between your watch and your real happiness. Let no fashion stigma and perceptions of ‘what a watch should look like’ pollute an extremely enjoyable experience. Remove the elements that are not the most important and valuable to you. Get set on your watch hunting spree. Go!” Most of us are in the

Invicta’s Hydromax: Compared to other big, huge, heavy Greek Hoplon shields of watches

The Hydromax, undoubtedly, is not for everyone but definitely gets attention when worn. It’s not like you’ll show some exceptional taste exhibiting a distinguished connoisseur palette; it is more like you will discover worry-free, timeless pleasures of owning a rock hard, tough-looking timepiece that’s also good with its job. Yes, they are big and heavy

This time, it is not about showing off an automatic, mechanical caliber

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

Carbon: A watchmaker’s recent ideal savoir-faire

2017 onward, the large watch brands have invested after finding something exotic for their watch cases. Surgical steel and titanium lost their exclusive charm over the run and we can already see the resin fad washing away. Smart money is now being placed on carbon technology. A new wave of composites has started flooding slowly

Half-a-dozen reasons why every sports fan should embrace Tissot

Among them whom I find get increasingly appetitive towards exotic sports watches, a large chunk remains hell bent over owning pieces that are, some way or the other, share something with major sports organizations and events. Such pieces, more or less, can be used for that particular type of sports the organization or event is

Invicta S1 Rally: A very open and uncomplicated leisurewear

Invicta sometimes attract snarky comments accusing them of poor overall build quality that can’t keep up to the standards of a Swiss watch. Beyond that sarcasm portion is a section any watch connoisseur has happened to have visited at least once. For they deliver better than some of the mechanical – even quartz – abominations