Ratio’s model range primarily consists of divers; a dress and a field range are awaiting release. They got both quartz and automatic models. They are visually somewhat similar to the Citizen Promaster Marine; not just in their bulk, girth and heft but also in their material, fit and finish. Their many independent elements show readily; the helium valves, the rotating bezels or the pretty massive crowns
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
How deep would you go? All dive watches flaunting the 1000m depth-rating mark stark on their respective dials actually mark a threshold beyond which the watch shall – probably – fail to hold and perform due to many a reason; from shattered crystals to complete implosions and failure of ingress points but given the fact
Many of the words we humans keep using are not exactly what you think they mean. As kids, there are probably none among us… …who didn’t pull his/her peers’ legs or didn’t get pulled his/hers too; getting a rise out of someone was a normal part of childhood. Only if it had been as innocent
Sapphire and its many myths Spend some time in the watch forums across the Web and you’ll find many an inquisitive soul – the unseasoned surfers of the horo-world – expressing great doubts over the structural aspects between domed and flat sapphire crystals and regarding their differences in hardness. From this point, you’ll also find
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.
“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
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.
Left-fielded, non-judgmental diggings served straight and strong. Watch collectors often go back to where they started from, completing a circle and then moving on further – _O_’ – the gap between the two doesn’t count. It’s a continuous process. The O rises from the line, takes a circle and ends up at the point where
Shining stainless steel appeases; its toughness delights. Most of us welcome it in appliances of use; its brilliant hold against massive impacts leaves no questions to be asked. As your watch’s building material, steel has been a long-trusted ferric alloy to watch makers all over the world. There are harder synthetic materials available than steel;
The importance of a helium (release) valve in a watch is a much debated topic we embark upon debating again. About ‘Decompression’ Pressure does not create any issue during a dive, but rather when a diver surfaces. This requires decompression, or reducing the extra pressure to the normal level, both for the diver’s body and
Why a freediving watch? A freediving watch is an instrument to assist you with the basics in difficult situations arising while freediving and help you maintain thresholds to keep away from doing anything foolish. A dive computer, undoubtedly; does much more. Time-telling apart, it even warns you if you have dived too many times without
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
Are we excited? Yeas; definitely a bit! But nothing compared to what you are going to face with a Ratio watch atop your wrist! There’s no overwhelming budget to hold your spree down for owning a world class freediving watch that also doubles up as a fitting accessory for your cargos and denim jeans; but