Q. Dear Gonzo, I have been following your column and I found my interest on watches growing leaps and bounds; it’s been quite a while. I have accumulated a small collection of – not watches, as you might think – names from which, I’m going to pick just two. One I definitely wish to be
Q. Dear Gonzo, Lest it comes as a shock to you, I’d like to declare right away – I’m not actually interested in watches and neither trying to put a guise; nor posing an instance of an intellectual inquiry about watches with something else in hiding. What I’m actually asking is obvious; whether rhetorical or
The power of a wristwatch, gentlemen – like that belt, the tie and those shoes of yours – can build your appearance as easily as it can destroy! Earlier, we had a somewhat similar discussion on this; now, we broaden the aspects. As an ideal example of an ungentlemanly style of dressing, nothing compares to
“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
Lots of watch makers today indicate theirs to be Swiss movements, which is an ambiguous designation and not quite acceptable by many among us. It can mean just anything! Much like Swiss-Made from lesser known or obscure brands. Strictly speaking, the Swiss Made designation can be bestowed upon (legally) to any watch with a certain
Luxury, ideally, shouldn’t let you consider economies. At times, therefore; luxury is wasteful. Luxury is also different for different immediate surroundings; luxury depends upon what role you play. The world of wasteful luxury has its various imitations whereas sensible luxury doesn’t! It is a very interesting realm! There are many more options to it than
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.
Our watches are important to us—both socially and technologically—that over time, they become the most defining and enduring part of our wardrobe – if not throughout, then for definite periods – and our lives. Even a person who fully transitions from one to another type of watch will not escape the fact that he or
On one hand, there are those crazy complicated watches only millionaires might afford but on the other, we got stuff to keep normal people happy. These we can expect to adorn our respective wrists quite easily, not dreaming in front of one for much long. One of them is the Oris Aquis Date (and the
Is there anything called a stupid question? None, as far as I guess but well; some tend to get very close. “Why polished stainless steel shines in Sunlight?” – is a good example of a question nearing the stupidity border and there are several others lying dormant in some online forum or the other and
Chances are that you never heard much about Oris. This Swiss brand of watches caught public eye by large with its Diver’s Sixty-Five. It played with vintage inspired themes and secured Oris’ position among serious divers’ watches. The lineup carried a large number of variations, each with a high aesthetic appeal. It’s considered to be one of the best diver’s watches in the world. Oris, today; is a brand that professional divers trust blindly.