It’s a valid question demanding answers regarding vaguely ridiculous but nevertheless awesome purpose-driven, functional, wrist-wears; for an open secret is – most among us will never dive beyond 300m under water. Rarely do we go for a swim in the rivers; to oceans, even rarer – only when we are in for some beach fun.
To answer this question, I will have some prerequisites. Firstly, I’ll not include diehard Orient fans in this discussion (they can go read about the Kanno or the M-Force AC0L instead); next, those who think nobody else can build a diver watch better than Seiko. In simple words, we’ll not let biasness and bigotry clutter
Who tells the truth? Almost three decades back, Extreme came out with one of their finest – according to their own ratings – which most their fans and critics that time didn’t quite agree with. Their opinions differed from each other and were very different to that of the band. So III Sides to Every
Invicta: Regeneration Invicta wasn’t a name very popular among high-end-horology-hobbyists who almost always had frowned upon Pro-Diver; which, ironically, is the largest range from Invicta. They were Submariner-influenced; in reality, there was too much of it present in them and to collectors preferring purely European (Swiss, German, French, English, Czech Republic, some Italian and Russian),
One essential gadget Anywhere outdoor you go for an adventure, you need basic gadgets to make you feel satiated on your trip back home. A sturdy timekeeping device and a direction finder come first. These you can easily find today in smart watches. Sadly, most are not built to handle extreme conditions and even if
Despite frequent misinterpretations to weighty appearances at first sight, some watches, quite contrarily, turn up delightfully light, manageable and maneuverable while on the wrist. All they let you feel is that much just to keep you assured about their presence. The magic behind lightness Some think it is lighter gauge steel behind the reduced weight.
Seiko divers in a nutshell Seiko is consistently recommended for their quality and value and we all know there’s a reason – several reasons in fact – why – specifically Seiko only – holds the crown among excellent quality and value dive watches. There might be several other exorbitantly priced pieces around, fit to be
Clearing up the left bits Enameling procedures stated earlier are not as old as the CHAMPLEVE. It is the cloisonné technique reversed; instead of wires providing containment for the enamel to be poured, enamellers carve down channels onto a metal plate – which is the dial – creating sunken outlines to be filled with enamel.
A significant reason behind: More than a reason, it’s the love about something that can never go wrong! Sounds judgmental, right? It will, the first time. As days shall roll by, you’ll be proved wrong again. Now you will admit that the love covers just any model from the brand; not just the luxury ones.
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.
Technology has come a long way, gifting us a wide array of materials used for building your gadgets, cars and other stuff including your watches. Still, majority wristwatches are made of stainless steel, often coated with gold and titanium or wrapped in ceramics and carbon, offering an excellent rigidity at reasonable prices. Steel withstands a
The past few years of watch-hunting have been uplifting. You realize that things ultimately boil down to three single points: The more you pay, the more you get. Pay more but get less. Get more but pay less. No brand name. No big-budget marketing. No floral talk. None works in this case after the initial
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
Avoiding time lapses Frequent travelers are immensely benefitted by GMT watches. They make you aware about the time at your next stop in another time zone; or, when to call your old buddy at the British Columbia. Keeping track of home time and destination time comes handy in maintaining communication with people who are in
The Invicta Pro Diver Chronograph has moved ahead this time and has earned their identities. Not just the most important (arguably) part of the watch, Invicta had put their heart and brains into it besides all those muscles. It is a timekeeping device with a traditional feel but without the need to wear or wind