Category Archives: Swiss-made

Fashion watches that are worth a second look

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

Tissot Alpine On-Board Special Edition Automatics: To ignite and incite a passion

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

Some military watches that are worth a look!

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.

ICE-SAR Arctic: Cool tools from Luminox

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

Invicta: Taking a closer look

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

Top 5 names in sports-luxury watches: Call them ‘Timeless’, if you will

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

The journey of the Valjoux 7750: To the 7753 and RW5000

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

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: