Category Archives: Split-time

Insignificant blotters – I : Gonzo’s Sunday late-night thoughts about watches

It was one of those days you’ve had more than your share of outdoor merriment and fun and you are home by dusk, making room for some great indoor fun to end the day happily; sated. That’s about some reading, a good drink; good food and if an idea strikes then penning it down. “So

AVI-8: Taking a different flight

Aviation history and watches go almost hand in hand. Brands zero-in on some particular aspects; it makes the brand special. AVI-8 does the same thing; their specialty is in keeping the aircrafts’ designs intact which inspire their watches. The story behind AVI-8 AVI-8 reads as avi-ate i.e. Aviate. In simple words: Fly an aircraft. That’s

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

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