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
“Both mainstream and niche watch collectors’ culture gave quartz a bad name for it killing (well, almost) the mechanical watch industry the world always held in high regards!” Judging a movement on the basis of ‘how it is fabricated’ and ‘where it is fabricated’ has raised quite a few many debates along the way. A
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
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
A perpetual preference, partially painful to people The perpetual calendar complication is one of my favorites. I really do like them. Thanks to Creation Watches; they helped me find a few at prices beyond what I ever expected! Good perpetual calendars sometimes could be way too expensive – more specifically – out of reach for
Toccata: A baroque musical composition (usually for a keyboard instrument) with full chords and rapid elaborate runs in a rhythmically free style. The word has an Italian origin and literally means ‘to touch’. Raymond Weil’s influence upon the overall luxury horology cult and culture can be felt pleasantly, rather than heavily, without burdening the wrist too much.
The dial doesn’t get much press compared to movements, glasses and casings, even bracelets/straps; maybe even the crown. For that same reason, most of us stop at just the design of the dials and other components it provides the background for; the hands and the indices, the logo and other alphanumeric characters, applied or printed
Tissot delivered the way a few would have predicted. Whether you agree to Tissot’s own claims about the Chrono XL or not is completely up to you; however, a look at the brand’s track record and all that they have put into the watches in the series, it doesn’t seem to be hyperbolized at all.
Minimalistic designs have been around for decades. Bauhaus to mid-century modernists, the less-is-more outlook remains a big mainstay. This whole watch-trip over the past few years I faced clichés of which branding watch designs as ‘timeless’ or ‘heavenly’ is the most abound. It doesn’t make sense. You can simply talk about minimalist watches instead. Their
Cool jewellery makes some of the best New Year gifts. These include pendants, charms and earrings – even figurines for ladies; pens, belts, wallets and watches for men. Ladies, too; got a huge selection in the watch department and matched carefully with the aforementioned, can unleash some of the most creative gift ideas that are
The Hydromax, undoubtedly, is not for everyone but definitely gets attention when worn. It’s not like you’ll show some exceptional taste exhibiting a distinguished connoisseur palette; it is more like you will discover worry-free, timeless pleasures of owning a rock hard, tough-looking timepiece that’s also good with its job. Yes, they are big and heavy
The Invicta Bolt series (different from Boltdown) is impressive primarily for the finely detailed build of every watch in the lineup. There’s one for everyone’s individual style and taste. They are catchy to look at for their closeness to sturdy and trendy jewelry. For budget-buyers, it could be this is the most you’ll be spending
Among them whom I find get increasingly appetitive towards exotic sports watches, a large chunk remains hell bent over owning pieces that are, some way or the other, share something with major sports organizations and events. Such pieces, more or less, can be used for that particular type of sports the organization or event is
” – Ventura caught the public eye immediately; chief reason being – it is miles away from those lame attempts that butcher the very will of donning a watch. IT IS SUPER IRRITATING TO LOOK WEIRD WHEN YOUR DAILY LIFE IS GIVING YOU A HARD TIME. This is where the Ventura comes to rescue.-“ Ahhh…the
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