Category Archives: Citizen

Clearing the ‘Mall Watches’ stigma (II)

Mall Ninja gave you enough entertainment, I presume. Them willing to catch up with the entire conversation, this is for you! Mulling ‘bout the mall Shopping malls today are vastly different from what we saw as kids. It’s much more now than the previous days’ ‘just a few times larger supermarket image. There are hardly

Citizen Promaster Land: Tools to take chances on the Terra Firma

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Perhaps the most diverse among Citizen’s lineups, the Promaster never ceases to surprise! Promaster Land: A brief intro Ask anyone bit savvy about outdoor gears to recommend a correspondingly wide range of watches that support hardcore professional athletic activities, mountaineering and exploring the wilderness for adventures; you’ll probably hear them praising the G-Shock, the Garmin,

“You gave quartz a bad name”: No, not really!

“Both mainstream and niche watch collectors’ culture gave quartz a bad name for it killing (well, almost) the mechanical watch industry the world always held in high regards!” Judging a movement on the basis of ‘how it is fabricated’ and ‘where it is fabricated’ has raised quite a few many debates along the way.  A

How G-Shock compares to other digital watches?

In my last post, there was a promise to hold up Suunto against G-Shock; however, later, I thought it would be better if we flock in multiple digital watches rather than sticking to just one. Garmin we spoke about earlier; now, it’s time we discuss about the rest. Undoubtedly, with Suunto, there are also several

2 easy ways to match your clothes and watches!

The power of a wristwatch, gentlemen – like that belt, the tie and those shoes of yours – can build your appearance as easily as it can destroy! Earlier, we had a somewhat similar discussion on this; now, we broaden the aspects. As an ideal example of an ungentlemanly style of dressing, nothing compares to

Watches today that would immensely please 19th Century gentlemen

Changes and the Man There has been very little change detected in men’s fashion during the entire of the nineteenth century (1800-1899), irrespective of Europe or America. This doesn’t, however; apply to women’s fashion of the era. Here, we only take account of the changes that occurred with the decades; from the Regency dandyism of

The Russians and their timekeeping devices

Soviet watches are not collector’s items in general but frankly, that’s part of their charm. It’s the Russian watch under discussion which, despite their list of tech specs making them look like many-an-other sub-$1000 dive watches, they feel much more unique. Were Russians successful in making watches? Or are they, now? Success – as it

Do good mechanical watches best standard quartz?

Quartz watches don’t seem to mind being called upon need and then looked down upon once job is done. They are pretty confident about their stand in the world of finer, furthermore complex time-related calculations that mechanical calibers can only dream of. Or, achieve them just as concept; not for meeting the demands of the

What kind of goods are watches?

“Since when did logic invade the realms of luxury; may I ask you back?” Disclaimer It’s not an attempt in evading the very question hurled; it’s rather an attempt to draw a parameter around which, an answer to an equation we perhaps could attempt finding out for a clear answer at the end. For, why

Which Hamilton mechanical watch do you think is the best? Part-II

Back to where we parted Three days back, we spoke about the movements that find way into the Hamilton watches (here, have a quick look at our earlier discussion to catch up); now, it’s time we focus upon the other aspects of the Hamilton watches that the world thinks to be their bests! We start

Which Hamilton mechanical watch do you think is the best? Part – I

Hamilton: An account of excellence  There’s no denial that a lot among us bought a Hamilton as our first nice – even real – watch and as the days passed, many got hooked onto the brand and started procuring every model that appealed to them. Sure, such collectors argue, appreciate and discriminate one model from

What are some Invicta watches that simply look cool?

Invicta: Regeneration Invicta wasn’t a name very popular among high-end-horology-hobbyists who almost always had frowned upon Pro-Diver; which, ironically, is the largest range from Invicta. They were Submariner-influenced; in reality, there was too much of it present in them and to collectors preferring purely European (Swiss, German, French, English, Czech Republic, some Italian and Russian),

Is Citizen more accurate than Seiko?

Grand Seiko, undoubtedly, stands as the most accurate watches from Seiko, either mechanical or quartz or Spring Drive. Unfortunately, most think Citizen maxes out with their GPS watches or the Campanola; they probably haven’t yet heard about the very impressive Citizen Caliber 0100. It’s the world’s most accurate, self-contained, quartz movement. One might well argue

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