Category Archives: Chronograph

Before you buy your next high-end Swiss quartz…

The Swiss Made quartz movements appearing in many of the big-name watches range from the simplest to the most advanced and sophisticated; the latter, essentially, belong to the more expensive ranges. One of the highest in this regard are the thermo-compensated movements, offering many-a complex functions. These come from ETA, with their hallmark of robust

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

Know your chronograph! It shows through the scales!

That proverbial “3-dialled watch” is kind of every newly-jobholding, young adult’s dream and that desperation, as noticed, results in a lot of impulse purchases. Unless you select your chronograph right, soon it will become just another watch with nothing great about it apart from its chronograph look. You must also put your chrono to use

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

Should move the way you like – Gonzo gives insights about how to select a watch

Now certainly, a watch doesn’t move around unless it’s on you; it’s just that it will remain unaffected when exposed to the things you face in a daily life. It should be able to travel – go the way you do every day without complaint. Does that mean just one watch and no more? There

Gonzo and his grumblings IV: Choose a chronograph without the pain

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.

GONZO’S POSTBAG (XL) – Simple quartz and teen preference

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.

Something cool about Ice: Gonzo gets peppy!

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.

Casio Youth: Gems in the less-prestigious subsection

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 Edifice wins the game again!

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.

Gonzo’s Chronograffiti: VI

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

Gonzo’s Chronograffiti: V

Gonzo’s Chronograffiti: V

In this post – unlike earlier ones – we will discuss how – over recent years – a few people complicated an invention and added to an already brilliant repertoire. TAG Heuer needs a mention in this regard before anybody.   There’s double the fun with everything in count of two – mainspring barrels, wheel

Gonzo’s Chronograffiti: IV

“All in the name of the game.” – Other aspects of the chronograph; a game these watches play very well! Our column wheel versus cam switching discussion could go on; but then, going further downstream into the rest of the chronograph mechanism would have to wait for some more time. Today we learn a bit

Gonzo’s Chronograffiti: III

Getting that luxury chronograph? Even further tips from Gonzo!

Getting that luxury chronograph? Even further tips from Gonzo!Sometimes, even executions claimed to be the finest among modular constructions, will be less precise with jumps or stutters of the seconds-hand at starting. The regular seconds or the minutes hand might also spring a step down or up with the chronograph activated, but it’s not a

Gonzo’s Chronograffiti: II

Buying the chronograph? Get further tips from Gonzo! Our last conversation overlooked the possibility of ana/digi formats, which is certainly disheartening but never intended. It’s just that the limited time and space sometimes boggles your mind. Speaking about that, legibility sometimes becomes an issue. In an effort to make too many things run – no,