Category Archives: Direct Drive

Are Seiko watches collectibles?

Are Seiko watches collectibles? The Gist: There are many timepieces currently from Seiko which have grown to become collectibles. Now, they are considered timeless and their demand is growing every day. Seiko Prospex Fieldmaster Solar 200M: Quite a vintage feel! Without prejudice It is one of those questions that don’t let you deal in binary.

Why are Seiko watches so good?

It’s not a rare sight nowadays to see someone spending $10,000 on a Grand Seiko than going for its Swiss brethren costing a much and sometimes, even lower. So, there must be something about a Seiko and we would like to weigh in about the brand. This Japanese watch company has shown unmitigated nerves to

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

Why you should wear a wrist watch?

We already know when wristwatches caught up as a trend among men. The WWI soldiers benefitted immensely as pocket watches found a new abode on their wrists but well, what about them who are not exactly fighting a war on the battlegrounds? Especially now, when time is displayed almost on everything – From your computer

Ask Gonzo ’bout Watches (XXXIX): Refreshing the Kinetic memory

Q. Dear Gonzo, After going through the Creationwatches blog and its posts on the Seiko Kinetic, something remains unclear. Why is it that you and your team stress so much upon the Kinetic Perpetual? Is it because you guys don’t sell the other Kinetic calibres or is it just a sheer lack of knowledge? However,

Gonzo goes SOLAR!

Readers, Let’s start on a simple note. ‘Tis Watch Gonzo who writes for this blog; not Watch-Guru! Occasionally, people ask for his opinion but his replies are just his own realisations and not the verdict. It’s true that his pen gets exceedingly sharp with few but don’t blame him for that. Some queries just don’t deserve a better response. He welcomes varied perceptions, thoughts

Ask Gonzo ’bout watches – XXXI : Never tickle a ‘Seikopath’

Q. Hey Gonzo! I recently stumbled upon MAW and going through all your posts and answers to queries (I appreciate and sometimes…I’m impressed by the wit), I draw an entirely personal conclusion. I guess it’s high time you come up with a digest. That’s to say – Why isn’t there a recommendation for the best

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

Seiko Kinetic Direct Drive: SK’DD-ing once more

Seiko Kinetic Direct Drive attracts more confusion than any other watch movements. Some confuse it with the Kinetic; the Spring Drive and sometimes, even with Premier! It goes without saying these are the newly introduced lot in the watch-wearing brotherhood and while Gonzo got away earlier this afternoon (dude got a busy unsocial life) showing