“Since when did logic invade the realms of luxury; may I ask you back?” Disclaimer It’s not an attempt in evading the very question hurled; it’s rather an attempt to draw a parameter around which, an answer to an equation we perhaps could attempt finding out for a clear answer at the end. For, why
In the second part of the Seiko-Orient debate on divers, we are to witness a few pieces delivering plenty of fun, the bad part being they are also enough to lure you into more trouble than you can handle; which you go for out of pure curiosity to see till what length your watch can
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
Initial thoughts: Very good looking dress divers that check all the boxes most others lack. They got a great fit & finish, the attention to details is impressive, their bezel actions solid and there are zero alignment issues. Probing deeper The Orient Kanno is a better or upgraded version of the Orient MAKO II with
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
Why – of all – about the Retrograde? This is a subject we never embarked before. And we do that to encourage the watch collectors’ collective love for amassing watches, whatever their individual reasons might be. One of the reasons Appreciation for a watch depends upon several factors; aesthetics on one side and intricate movements
Quick snaps The new Seiko 5 can’t be called entry-level anymore! They take a lot from the Seiko SKX007; a very similarly designed dial and case predicts all its intents and purposes. The SKX; however, didn’t have drilled lugs and display case back like this one but yes, the recessed crown. It’s the new basis
M-Force: The strength that stays Think a big, beefy diver with a great, unusual look and tons of practical usability and there are many to choose from. Think a big, beefy diver with a great, unusual look and tons of practical usability at a practical price; the Orient M-Force has no match! You’ll love wearing
An expensive automatic is not always a GREAT automatic. Gonzo tells us why. Like most of other readers who drop in here every now and then, I too enjoy and I’m glad that I have been well educated, often, by the information they provide from time to time, in forms of both queries and contradictions.
After a long interval, Orient has presented a new skeleton model. Not just a semi- or an open-heart, but a fully-skeleton dial. The Avant-Garde is an upgraded version of the comparatively underappreciated Orient Star Modern Skeleton. The worst part first Other affordable watch brands could’ve hopped on this trend; but they didn’t. More watch intestines
It doesn’t matter if it’s a grail piece or just another variation of a model already there with you. The hunt is – and always will be – ON! It’s the hunter-gatherer instinct A collector chooses to do what he or she will; don’t expect the reasons to stay within the count of a hundred;
The Bambino gets a Successor! The Bambino 2nd generation alike, the Classic holds to vintage inspirations but sports a retro-styled, domed glass, bent at the edges. Domed glass! That too, sapphire! Something we are always lusting after. And a decently – if not finely – made automatic movement; even better if made in-house. In this
The ‘Sumo’ facts first: The 12 o’clock markers look like ‘Mawashi‘ – the wrestling gear of sumo wrestlers. Hence the name: Sumo! A Sumo could be hard to spot. A Seiko Sumo case is well defined, making it the next most prominent part after the Mawashi The bulkiness is buffered well with softened edges and
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.
Dress gatherings to weekends in jeans and t-shirts or maybe in swimming trunks, unless your search is a targeted one, there’s every chance that you will land up with the wrong watch on your wrist! Make the right choice and you’ll brandish a commanding style under every situation. High-end horology offers many choices that anyone