Category Archives: Diver

Diver watches: The First & the Furious [I]

silver and black round analog watch

One hundred years ago, people had a very different idea of what a watch would mean. Understanding that shift in thinking can tell us a lot about the fluid designs of today, argues Gonzo. Genesis of the first-s As the ‘50s kicked in, it brought along a slew of watches that you could wear in

Watches for the Midnight Zone: It’s freezing, crushing out there!

How deep would you go? All dive watches flaunting the 1000m depth-rating mark stark on their respective dials actually mark a threshold beyond which the watch shall – probably – fail to hold and perform due to many a reason; from shattered crystals to complete implosions and failure of ingress points but given the fact

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

Why would you buy a deep-diving watch at all?

It’s a valid question demanding answers regarding vaguely ridiculous but nevertheless awesome purpose-driven, functional, wrist-wears; for an open secret is – most among us will never dive beyond 300m under water. Rarely do we go for a swim in the rivers; to oceans, even rarer – only when we are in for some beach fun.

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

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

Are Orient diver watches anywhere near to Seiko’s? – II

In the second part of the Seiko-Orient debate on divers, we are to witness a few pieces delivering plenty of fun, the bad part being they are also enough to lure you into more trouble than you can handle; which you go for out of pure curiosity to see till what length your watch can