Category Archives: Hamilton

Two brands lock horns to create two interesting movements

Bottom line: There’s nothing such as a movement that’s truly bad or uninteresting! What might make it seem so is often a simple lack of sufficient knowledge on the owners’ part. History vs. technicalities vs. reliability vs. aesthetics Apart from the above four mentioned, a movement can also be interesting for the implementation of a

A guide on affordable Swiss watches

An alternative way to say Or, how to avoid the ‘cheesy’ Swiss without going 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.

Why are some of the best mechanical watches so affordable?

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

Swatch: Exotic Luxury in Plastic, Silicone and Stainless Steel!

For Those Who Don’t Know Yet! SMH, the group which Tissot SA belonged to become the Swatch Group in 1998, in the hands of Ernst Thomke, Elmar Mock and Jacques Müller. Super-luxury brands like Breguet and Omega are also owned by Swatch. You Buy it Because… There are many brands to choose from. You may

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.

How do you find the luxury watch perfect for you?

Navigating the complicated, online maze for that perfect timepiece is fun till you feel dazed and confused. This is the time when you feel like throwing away your preferences and going for the next one you come across; worse, you give up the spree altogether. Should you have stayed focused on a few, good points;

ETA and Miyota: About the two most popular stock movements

The two that rule Watchmakers today don’t always use their own movements in the watches they build. Many expensive brands don’t pack in-house movements within and we accept that gladly. These movements come from ETA, Miyota, Selita and similar other firms. All are about unparalleled precision and reliability at an affordable price. It works out

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

A word on the word ‘Minimalistic’

Declaration: We overlook the presence of a date function when we talk about ‘minimalist’ pieces here, thus slackening the very strict rules by a bit. Else, it’s just the basic timekeeping function that you will find in a true minimalist watch costing at least, a few thousand dollars. The Minimalist design, as deemed by notable

US watches: How they compete against Swiss, Asian and the other European brands

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

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

Entry-level Hamilton Classic unleashes the Spirit of Liberty

Life without liberty is misery, as Andrew Hamilton had put it while defending freedom of speech at House of Representatives, Pennsylvania. Andrew Hamilton owned the land on which factories were built and the watch company took his name. He is the lawyer who founded the city of Lancaster in Pennsylvania and imposed strict law and

A short glance into ceramics

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

Something little different this Christmas

Merry Christmas, readers! May you wear that quality timepiece today and tag along a good writing instrument; they make great Christmas gifts – from another person or yourself – to get. Both are decorative, functional accessories you’ll own to time 2020 and write a better story altogether. They will also give your style a boost.