Words from the team: This is an interesting comparison the outcomes of which, strangely, shall almost always reflect the mindset of the person drawing the comparison. We’ll try our level best to stay impartial; however, Gonzo seldom pays heed to the rest of us. So, we’ve presented a list of innovations from either brand at
Back to where we parted Three days back, we spoke about the movements that find way into the Hamilton watches (here, have a quick look at our earlier discussion to catch up); now, it’s time we focus upon the other aspects of the Hamilton watches that the world thinks to be their bests! We start
Hamilton: An account of excellence There’s no denial that a lot among us bought a Hamilton as our first nice – even real – watch and as the days passed, many got hooked onto the brand and started procuring every model that appealed to them. Sure, such collectors argue, appreciate and discriminate one model from
The question is… Automatic movements, some of them, are priceless works of art, drooled after to be collected and treasured. We don’t feel the same way about quartz calibers, though. Had there ever been any comparison test between quartz calibers from different brands? The stand of quartz From a collector’s standpoint, there are only a
An alternative way to say Or, how to avoid the ‘cheesy’ Swiss without gpng bankrupt; the title could have read this way! The idea is the same; we simply focus upon looking beyond glossy ads, shining glass and metal and sweet faces and help you to spend your hard-earned cash on a worthwhile Swiss timepiece.
This can’t be answered in binary. For affordability, here, doesn’t cut down their value for money. Let’s start with the similarities these affordable watches share. The common points All are quality products, providing excellent values. They all use in-house movements or stock movements manufactured by renowned movement manufacturers. E.g. ETA from the Swatch Group supplying
A lot among us are entirely clueless about American watch brands also existing and that number is no more the same as it used to be some decades back. It’s no more just a handful of names. Some have managed to fade the Swiss/American dividing line while many stayed purely American by heart. It’s a vast array
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
We, as humans, get bored real fast with the same thing repeating over and over again for long. Watch enthusiasts too, faced the same crisis after stainless steel, plastics and resins turned too commonplace as watch-building materials. The quest for something new tried even sapphire glass as a material for watch case, buttons/pushers, crowns and
2017 onward, the large watch brands have invested after finding something exotic for their watch cases. Surgical steel and titanium lost their exclusive charm over the run and we can already see the resin fad washing away. Smart money is now being placed on carbon technology. A new wave of composites has started flooding slowly
Good, old memories Astonishing as it might sound, the wristwatches were almost a woman’s thing starting sometime in the 1600s. Men preferred pocket-watches, a trend that continued till the early 1900-s. The credits for creating the world’s first wristwatch, arguably, go to Abraham-Louis Breguet. He built it for the Queen of Naples, Caroline Murat, in
Getting that luxury chronograph? Even further tips from Gonzo!Sometimes, even executions claimed to be the finest among modular constructions, will be less precise with jumps or stutters of the seconds-hand at starting. The regular seconds or the minutes hand might also spring a step down or up with the chronograph activated, but it’s not a
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
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:
An undeniable satisfaction like never before comes to you when you don an attractive timepiece like the Hamilton on your wrist! The Swiss-made beauties now get more affordable at Creationwatches. The rich legacies come to you at a price that got reduced by another 5%, so that your admiration for Swiss luxury rises even more.