Q. Dear Gonzo, I have been following your column and I found my interest on watches growing leaps and bounds; it’s been quite a while. I have accumulated a small collection of – not watches, as you might think – names from which, I’m going to pick just two. One I definitely wish to be
Among the least understood of all synthetic materials used in making watches, ceramics and porcelain are perhaps discussed about the least. Not just expensive brands like Rolex, Omega, IWC or Hublot have opted for it; ceramics are opted by affordable luxury brands too! Earlier, we held a brief discussion on ceramics as watch materials but
For those who need a recap, please click here. Big names involved That means – whether it’s a rivalry or an alliance – this thing is going to be BIG! Both Grand Seiko and Rolex are BIG names competing in the luxurious watchmaking segment and perhaps the only comprehensive comparison you can draw between these
Mall Ninja gave you enough entertainment, I presume. Them willing to catch up with the entire conversation, this is for you! Mulling ‘bout the mall Shopping malls today are vastly different from what we saw as kids. It’s much more now than the previous days’ ‘just a few times larger supermarket image. There are hardly
Among many-a-male obsessions, watches are one, occupying a place both large and prominent both in their hearts and in their respective wardrobes and often, what many of us initially target – names like Patek, Lange and JLC – are often dropped out of the list; a colossal price tag being the chief reason. Still, our
The inside matter: Fast and brief Let us not get into the formal definition for a fashion watch. We shall only be talking about watches by brands that do not make watches as their primary product. Most of their profits come from the respective industries (automobiles, liquors etc.) they operate in; watches are either their
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
People with a fashion watch on their respective wrists, most often, face scary comments about the thing they are wearing. I find it pretty ridiculous. Maybe it’s because I also own (and have owned) a couple of them and have been asked about a few many times when I wore them and I wear/wore them
Military watches are easily recognizable. They come covered mostly in black, green, gray or camo, in PVD or DLC. Neither their color scheme, nor their size and built are appropriate for wear amidst business settings. Their role is an active one; not to be confined within the boundaries set by four walls and a roof.
Fans see the GODSEND in it; professionals too, curiously, try catching information floating around and about it. It is not the first watch you choose without even a clue towards what it is! Everything about the ICE-SAR Arctic XL from Luminox is built to the specs complying with the demands of the Icelandic Association for Search
Observations Raise the topic of Invicta watches and you will find many ready to throw more than a little cold water on the conversation. Serious collectors are the biggest critics; though most stop at – “Invicta watches are fine for their price”. Analysis That’s where it ends. I’ve turned the web upside down (figuratively) and
Amidst myriad crappy choices in this particular category, these 5 will fill you in. Concerns about luxury watches in the sports category provide today the chance for offering this definitive list. The biased ignorant lot will hate alike, assuming that if an item costs more, it must also be superior as well. While this kind
Pre-talk It all started from the Valjoux 7750; an integrated cam-operated, automatic chronograph movement. Valjoux was a part of ETA before and the caliber 7750 they built is still a highly esteemed movement for its robustness and reliability; so much that the majority of mid-range mechanical chronograph watches in the market today keeps on using
“-Oh, not another horologist’s rant!” Not everyone is interested in the technical contents of a watch – which I understand – some are not at all! All they want is sporting a nice timepiece; good to look at. Armani watches – I find them to do that in style – are quite in line in their overall stylistic existence, some being extraordinarily understated and cool. There’s no doubt about watches from this Italian designer being successful!
So many people hold this wrong notion that a gift out of gratitude or love must be a Patek Philippe or Rolex or a Lange but frankly speaking, a Swiss timepiece, most of the times is not the best option to go for. There are many in this world that qualifies to be called a