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Seiko SNKK  – The jack of all trades watch

The Seiko SNKK all throughout, has been an oft-overlooked Seiko 5. It’s quite tough grasping the legacy unless you know the Seiko 5 history. The completely clueless can read it from official Seiko 5 website later on; for now, you are in a discussion about a performance, reliability and lasting of a better standard than

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

Sapphire vs. Gorilla Glass: Anticipating the winner

Gonzo’s take on Sapphire cleverly dodges past the central point, which is, technicality. Not that I know a great deal about it, but I’m sure there are more like me who would like to read about it. Hopefully, Gonzo will post something soon that addresses the technology and technicality behind sapphire, so I’d like to put

ASK Gonzo about watches – I

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 well your prenominal viewpoints face the blow is beside the context, but it will definitely remove the crusty covers barring your illumination.  Dear WG,

Watch selection – Keeping things simple this time

There’s a huge lot waiting in the dress domain yet most of us dive straight into the eye-candy stuff that carry little value in their movements. Beneath all that expensive dials and glasses runs a quartz movement oftentimes; rest are run-of-the mill automatics with nothing great to offer. Even the most inexpensive watch must capture

The Seiko caliber family-story

Seiko’s long-standing tradition of nouveau tech is currently a standard in horology by which many others are measured. Some stand at par with names identical to haute horology and its some of their innovations that made the show. The old Seiko calibers are certainly worth a tooth or an eye, but you must be able

Casio Rangeman: The 3-sensor battle gear

I’m not the person who would give his front two teeth for digital watches; nevertheless, seeing the kind of advanced technology going into some of the Casio G-Shocks is bound to get you intrigued. That’s to say, the Casio Master of G Rangeman GW9400. It’s meant for achieving heights, but not depending upon wings, engines

Seiko Map Meter – Not for the seas

Yes, it’s quite disheartening to some but that’s how it is. You cannot have everything in one package, so whatever little you get, you must get it good. The MM does it wonderfully, as wonderfully as swapping between metal bracelets and nylon bands. Given it is big and thick (and therefore, stands out on the

Why service a mechanical watch?

There’s no denying that some very tough watches are around that can go ticking for ages with simple care like a wipe and not throwing it deliberately under truck wheels. But mechanical parts run and last a lot better with periodic adjustments and lubrication. With state of the art air/water sealing, the lubricant may last a

Work-wear watches: The drive to GO!

The ideal work-wear watch should be an even blend of style and precision, durable but whoever says it has to be bland is bullshitting. That’s some 20 years or older mindset and applies today only to a handful of situations; the current times (more so if you are into outsourcing business) demand multiple timekeeping (and

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

Magic inside, bling outside

A man writing on women’s choice of watches? That’s enough to make readers think I’m writing for girls with a fascination for wearing men’s watches but no, the daddy’s girl (about whom I spoke earlier) has now started educating me on what a woman’s choice should be in this department. And that’s giving me the

Seiko Active Matrix EPD e-Ink: New technology revolutionizing digital watches

Those who remember the ‘80s must also remember the craze we had then on anything with bleeping lights and beeping sounds. A lot of fashion accessories also came up following the trend; there were shoes, shades, bags, earrings and watches and weirder they were the better. Thirty years since then and be prepared to be

Buy a vintage, not the headache

Hamilton IntraMatic’s debut appearance was at 2012 Baselworld. The Thin-O-matic needed a successor and transferred its vintage looks to Intramatic-s, taking the trend a step higher. Cutting-edge technology addresses both movement and esthetics; the result is a watch bought in the ‘60s but taken out of the box today. The pay-tribute concept, till now, bagged

The order in Insanity: Between Genius and a knife’s edge

 <=Back A short recap or, in same lines with it I like Swiss watches but it’s more for the sheer duende in it, not so much for the technicalities. I give a damn about the metal gauges and the math behind an optimum-perfect finish. I’m not that learned. A little history or the new technology (simplified) is fun but