Category Archives: Citizen

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

Would you buy your girl a watch you’d like to wear?

A close observation Mentally intriguing and interesting things happen when women wear men’s watches. It affects how the woman looks and the way those watches later appeal toward men. To answer the question This is different from a boyfriend watch. A men’s watch on a woman’s wrist is – unlike a unisex watch, which is

7Friday P Series: Peppy presents for a pretty Valentine!

Forewords SevenFriday, from Zurich and founded by a watch industry veteran, has become popular in just a few years. They are a uniquely positioned Swiss watch brand offering large and unique mechanical timepieces at a price few do. And still, those others; don’t break the norms like SevenFriday does. They have created their own market

7 Quartz watches worth collecting

The question is… Automatic movements, some of them, are priceless works of art, drooled after to be collected and treasured. We don’t feel the same way about quartz calibers, though. Had there ever been any comparison test between quartz calibers from different brands? The stand of quartz From a collector’s standpoint, there are only a

19 Best Outdoor Watches Available NOW!

One essential gadget Anywhere outdoor you go for an adventure, you need basic gadgets to make you feel satiated on your trip back home. A sturdy timekeeping device and a direction finder come first. These you can easily find today in smart watches. Sadly, most are not built to handle extreme conditions and even if

Tissot Alpine On-Board Special Edition Automatics: To ignite and incite a passion

Linking passions together From past references, it’s very much evident that both similarities and influences from the automobile industry are noticed aplenty among watch designs. Often, the same materials also adorn a watch and this pairing – we hope sincerely – shall be endless. Both sides of the industry are passionate about keeping up the

Gonzo’s Grumblings: Attempting a perpetual doubt-removal on Perpetual Calendars

A perpetual preference, partially painful to people The perpetual calendar complication is one of my favorites. I really do like them. Thanks to Creation Watches; they helped me find a few at prices beyond what I ever expected! Good perpetual calendars sometimes could be way too expensive – more specifically – out of reach for

Entry-level luxury: Countering dubiousness

Luxury, ideally, shouldn’t let you consider economies. At times, therefore; luxury is wasteful. Luxury is also different for different immediate surroundings; luxury depends upon what role you play. The world of wasteful luxury has its various imitations whereas sensible luxury doesn’t! It is a very interesting realm! There are many more options to it than

What are Diamond Accents?

Gem stones are one of the BIG factors in luxury watch design. It imparts a certain amount of grandiloquence to a watch, bringing a feeling of upliftment; more so, when its diamonds; they got an overwhelming presence. Not just to your eyes but also to your psyche – they portray better than any other gem

Gonzo’s grumblings: What differentiates a great automatic from one that’s not?

An expensive automatic is not always a GREAT automatic. Gonzo tells us why. Like most of other readers who drop in here every now and then, I too enjoy and I’m glad that I have been well educated, often, by the information they provide from time to time, in forms of both queries and contradictions.

Why are some of the best mechanical watches so affordable?

This can’t be answered in binary. For affordability, here, doesn’t cut down their value for money. Let’s start with the similarities these affordable watches share. The common points All are quality products, providing excellent values. They all use in-house movements or stock movements manufactured by renowned movement manufacturers. E.g. ETA from the Swatch Group supplying

Smarts and Hybrids:  Torn between the two

We got this far; however, it’s high time we mark the differences (and similarities) clearly between a smart and a hybrid. Only then we will be able to see how a hybrid watch can benefit you. Don’t just hit the ‘Buy’ button at once.[Recap] Points of contrasts Knowing these so-called differences between hybrid and smart-watches will help

Moon Phase: Useless, impractical, emotionally appealing

Horological tinkerers aside, even knobs had it defended; such is its entertaining absurdity! Phasing-in, slowly The moon phase complication has attracted many a debate over the years. Despite appearing out of place on a limited number of models, its historical and aesthetic appeal overrules its functional aspects. A complication that’s oddly appealing; to some, there’s