Category Archives: GMT

Smart or Simple – Who wins the game?

This again happens to be another futile attempt at covering the occasional – now a bit old – dire warnings of modern electronics sucking out the lifeblood off watch-crafting as we mostly know it today. If that’s a little hard to understand, it is the chewed-dry remnants of the smart versus classic watches debate. The […]

Ask Gonzo ’bout watches – XXXV

Again, it’s Gonzo! Sorry guys, I mean no ‘j’ business, but this whole AGAW session gives our friend a trip that lasts for at least a few hours post answering buyer/reader queries. We enjoy his (sometimes) thoroughly interesting replies and (occasional) columns but not the trip he takes on us. The only way to keep […]

Cost: From a vegan perspective

“Hamesha itnie kimti ghadiya kaheko lagaata?” – “Why do you put on such costly watches every time?” Things are not much different in India. Here, too, the craft of watch-making comes under siege at times. Stepping into the battleground thus created is a matter of choice; to defend it; plain, cold logic is enough. Their […]

Ask Gonzo ’bout Watches – XXIX

Q. Hi Gonzo. Which do you think are the most expensive quartz watches with a reason? What’s the max you would pay for a quartz wristwatch? What you consider would be a suitable cut-off? A. I’d like confess first. It’s not till the year 2000 I considered watches to be of any special value; a […]

Fit, finish, fervour – As close to flawless

The Spring Drive is not quite your usual thing. The seconds-hand is its giveaway; despite its relation with quartz, it makes small, multiple jumps, instead of one every second. It gives the Spring Drive a mechanical glide; completely smooth, totally silent. How does that go? Spring Drive, at its core, is mechanical every bit. There’s […]

GMT: A useful complication to any man

The New Year is just around the bend. Wishing friends and families living abroad often brings time-clashes; let it not happen this time. Those who already bought the GMT watch solved half the problem; the other half is about knowing how to put it into use. Earlier there have been posts on GMT watches but […]

Citizen Eco-Drive Radio Controlled World Time: The Attesa gets a facelift

Citizen doesn’t rest on its laurels. Their world time watches are around for quite some time with different other function-combos, including chronographs but they noticed certain gap within this line. There were no dress chrono with world time functions so that’s where they planned to cash in. The outcome is the AT81 series and Heaven […]