Category Archives: Compass

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 – XXXI : Never tickle a ‘Seikopath’

Q. Hey Gonzo! I recently stumbled upon MAW and going through all your posts and answers to queries (I appreciate and sometimes…I’m impressed by the wit), I draw an entirely personal conclusion. I guess it’s high time you come up with a digest. That’s to say – Why isn’t there a recommendation for the best

Expensive watch wearing….revisited

Some of you who are kind enough to bear through the rumblings every week or twice often hold a grudge against Gonzo that he is averse to the use of plastics, circuit boards and batteries! True. If they belong to irresponsible, disposable watches. Else, he values them for almost the same reasons you value them

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 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

Ask Gonzo about watches XXVI – The Tissot for Experts

Q. Mr. Gonzo, I have an obsession with ana-digis and ever since Tissot released the T-Touch Expert Solar I’ve lost my sleep over it. But well, before I flip my plastic out, I need to know if it’s going to be a respectable timepiece to wear at corporate set-ups? So far, I’ve worn only the

Altichron Cirrus: It’s T-Time

Momentary Lapse of Season: Showered in Floyd-ian thoughts Many a times I’ve faced discernment and criticism and confronting critical eyes is not something very rare in the close circuit. If you must, call it flattery but you can never say that Gonzo had been unfair! Calling names (standard-bearer, gatekeeper and a few more other bittersweet

ASK Gonzo about watches – XV

Unlearn the unnecessary in the world of mid-tier and mid-entry-level luxury watches. Let the Watch Gonzo guide your course through the roundabouts and swirly labyrinths and rid-off all your horological ignorance. How bad your prenominal viewpoints face the blow is later to be found  out but it will work out a fair bit towards your illumination. 

High time is near folks – AltiChron gives out clear message

Back after a long time, sorry. The daily chores at times become too much to handle and a tennis elbow added some more agony to it. But there’s nothing impossible for modern medicine and a panicked, impatient man to achieve, so I return. Sadly, I will torment you again; them in particular who uttered “good

Beyond normal watch-wearing: Kick-up some post-Apocalyptic fun

I don’t blame you if you think I’m a lazy bum, spending my entire day doing nothing but surfing for another timepiece and ranting here all that I collected elsewhere. But that must make you jealous – firstly, because I don’t have to worry about money; next, I’m the lord of my times. But then

Watch-ing for occassions

Someone I know is marrying this winter. That’s only a couple of months before the wedding bell rings, so a lot of hurry and scurries make the scene. The spree is driving the family to grab at anything affordable and a lot of bad purchases are a part of it. Lest you too undergoing a

Gadgets in the watch: The compass quandary

Many people own a watch with a compass ring (or, a compass bezel) just because it looks cool. Ask them how to use it and more than 80% of the time, you’ll receive a blank stare or some lame excuse like – “…haven’t been through the instruction manual yet” whereas in reality, the person has owned the watch for