Category Archives: Radio-controlled

Prospex soars higher with the most desirable combinations

For quite some time, watch nerds all over the world were wondering if it’s at all possible to get everything within a single package. By everything, they meant radio-sync, solar-powered movement, world-time, chronograph and a whiz wheel, which is a rotary slide rule bezel to allow easy calculations and conversions. They can be distance, fuel

Gonzo goes SOLAR!

Readers, Let’s start on a simple note. ‘Tis Watch Gonzo who writes for this blog; not Watch-Guru! Occasionally, people ask for his opinion but his replies are just his own realisations and not the verdict. It’s true that his pen gets exceedingly sharp with few but don’t blame him for that. Some queries just don’t deserve a better response. He welcomes varied perceptions, thoughts

Casio G-Shock Frogman GWF-D1000: Ultimate Tool becomes Urban Sensation

Casio into diving? That’s true folks and I’m not afraid to call it the best of all digital diver-s that have hit the market till now! Maybe Gonzo would think otherwise but hey! Diving, to me is an outdoor sport altogether and in my humble opinion, the G-Shocks so far – despite being made every

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

Ask Gonzo ’bout watches XXVII

Q. Hi Gonzo! I find your articles, answers and explanations to watch-queries very intriguing and wanted to write you someday. There wasn’t much scope till now but finally! I admit I’m still a newbie. My understanding about watches doesn’t go beyond quartz, solar and mechanical; you throw me questions on calibres and other deep technicalities

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

Pro-Trek returns bigger and better

The 3500 line showed up first at BaselWorld 2015, March and is essentially the PRW 3000 getting a step ahead; the Pro-Trek PRW-3500 now steps out of the stable to set on for bigger, badder and better adventures! Sorry if that sounded too poetic or overwhelmed, but the new ProTrek is going to sweep you

A crash-couse in UTC before buying the Citizen Navihawk A-T Eco-Drive

Seafarers and landfarers now agree at something. It’s the Luminox Navy Seal Colormark series. It’s an  exemplified show of military standards including the designs. Strong, rugged and built to withstand far many abuses than a lifetime’s worth of adventures can bring you, on land or in sea. They are intended to stand the tests of

Gifting a watch? – Learn the basics!

Here’s a thought for old gentleman willing to get their grandsons a Christmas gift. Or graduation gifts, or simply a gift! Among old-timers, this meant (and still, in some cases – means) something. To be fair, the younger generation too desire a good one; just bit scared to put down the money (surprisingly, this is

G-Shock Hybrid Atomic unites two different schools

This year, 2014, saw yet another Casio release. Calling it known names (technologically interesting etc.) shall not be enough. The G-Shock GPW1000 watches are made to sync with atomic clocks and GPS satellites alike, erasing the chances of wrong calibrations unless you screw it up badly. Fear not, G-Shocks don’t give it up that easy;

Casio G-Shock: Luxury timepieces for the unconventional

For those who want everything at a glance: Casio lovers shall be delighted. In fact, it’s going to delight every active guy and particularly them with an immense love for the outdoors. Finally, you’ll be traveling light (in its every sense) and a flick of the wrist is enough to give you all that you’ll

Stylish, inexpensive quartz: A clash of opinions

It was a bitter fight and the reasons are as juvenile as they could get. Don’t blame me, though; it’s just that Gonzo’s dogmatic POV-s fry (or, fray) the nerves considerably at times. Giving off your steam – at those moments – is only human. It’s clear as broad daylight. An example, perhaps, might help.