Category Archives: Swiss-made

A return gift for the wedding ring

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 […]

For social peacocks this time!

We are now pretty much used to watches that do more than just telling the time. I’m not quite sure how many people opt for them out of pure appreciation as opposed to their sheer inability for draping around a banner with their personal details on it; in my not so humble opinion, it is […]

ETA Quartz movements and COSC: A requirement or an extra add-on?

On contexts of accuracy Quartz movements are typically more accurate than their mechanical brethren, but accuracy and precision; then again, are not exactly the same things. Precision is not lagging or going beyond the +X number of seconds within a given timeframe and that does not mean the variation will be consistent for each day. […]

Cheapest Swiss – Nothing compares to the new Swatch Sistem!

None is expected to be as judgmental as I, the Watch Gonzo, when it comes to watches in the entire CW team! Whether it’s a compliment or a criticism, let the reader debate and decide about it; I’m content just being so. For they say – Every man to himself – and Gonzo is a […]

Magic of the Maestro [Pt. I]

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About RW: Raymond Weil , Geneve, is one of the few remaining independent, family-owned operations in the Swiss watch industry, starting in 1976. It’s around 42 years old now. RW Maestro: In their compositions Complexity is integral to mechanical devices, a nasty evil. Efforts always remain towards curbing- if possible, eliminating – them, but the […]

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronographs: Sequels are not always a bad thing

It’s unique! Omega’s maritime legacy shines brighter through the new Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronographs. The current Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean series is the first chronographs ever from the brand to be certified as Master Chronometers. Back in 2015 The Globemaster is Omega’s first to earn the Master Chronometer title. Omega further approached METAS (The Swiss […]

Radiomir, Luminor – sort of an evolution and morphing into each other: The Mir-Marina song!

Greetings, dear readers! Queries poured in ever since the last post went up and more are asking me to be more elaborate about the differences that Radiomir and Luminor bear. Well; but how about relating the Luminor to the Radiomir instead? Those who have read Gonzo’s posts so far are no stranger to the fact […]

Air-time once again

A brief history Pilot watches should be your choice if you prefer substantial solidity with precise timekeeping that’s easy to read. Often referred as flieger-s (German for flyer), they became popular during World War II. Air combat demanded a legible and accurate, anti-magnetic watch for the Luftwaffe crew and it was commissioned. The scene today: […]

The Jap-Swiss Camaraderie: Greater excitements ahead?

Barring a handful, today’s world is full of people who are unwilling to appreciate the mechanism inside a watch; instead, it is the ornate works with crystals and jewels put into the cases and on the dials that grab their attention. Sometimes, they do appreciate masterful craftsmanship like lacquer painting and layered metal construction; however, […]

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 […]