Category Archives: Seiko

ChronoTales: Rewind 2021

Foreword “In presence of the new Corona virus variants and a general lack of vaccines worldwide; the governments seeing no end of trouble and their citizens facing tough economies, uncertainty is expected to loom for some more time.“ Or that’s what you are told. The Deloitte State of the Consumer tracker, however, gives a different

GONZO’S POSTBAG (XLIV)|LUXURY WATCHES – ARE THEY TERRIFIC OR TERRIBLE INVESTMENTS?

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

Top 20 Seiko Watches to buy in 2022

Preliminaries A good day to you, readers! Today I correspond with you about the subject of Seiko again the past times alike; still, on a different note. That, however; doesn’t imply the total avoidance of the “Why Seiko?” question. There’s always a chance that someone new might drop in. It is in honor of the

GONZO’S POSTBAG (XLII): Christmas Gift Ideas for Men 2021

Q1. Hello Gonzo! The reason I write to you is simple. Christmas is near and besides the other couple of gifts I’ve got for my grandson (who is about to enter his corporate, professional life), I am looking for a watch that will make him very proud wearing it now and in the coming days.

Must-grabs this Week! Tissot, Seiko, Citizen, Invicta and Scuderia Ferrari brings excellent gift ideas for thrill-loving men and women

Watch gifting basics Not every watch gifted needs to be the Breguet No. 160 Grand Complication from the Swedish count Axel von Fersen the Younger to Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France (wife of Louis XVI). Or – the Ladies Oyster Datejust from John Meyer to Jessica Simpson! Only to remember while gifting a nice watch is the other

Monikers: Represent more than just a watch.

Whether it was the shape of the case or a specific color scheme or its association with an important person, the question “Why?” fades over time, leaving just the nickname behind! The secrets of appropriate naming Contrary to many people thinking a brand attaching some fancy names to its products right off the factory floor,

Ceramic vs. Porcelain – How do they differ?

Among the least understood of all synthetic materials used in making watches, ceramics and porcelain are perhaps discussed about the least. Not just expensive brands like Rolex, Omega, IWC or Hublot have opted for it; ceramics are opted by affordable luxury brands too! Earlier, we held a brief discussion on ceramics as watch materials but

Seiko 5 Automatic vs. Tissot Swissmatic – A lookback (IV)

Lookback I||Lookback II|Lookback III All right, no point in beating around the bush. Let’s get straight into the most important aspect of a watch: The movement. It’s quite surprising to know that the Swissmatic movement is machine-made (mostly) and is an evolved version of the Swatch Sistem51; essentially an ETA caliber C10111. More about that

Seiko 5 Automatic vs. Tissot Swissmatic – A lookback (III)

Catching up quick Compared to the 7S26, the 7S36 is not just technically different but is generally more decorated – both on the rotors and on certain components of the movements. They showed up more in watches with higher levels of finishes – also on the case/bracelet – e.g. the Seiko 5 Sports and Military

Seiko 5 automatic vs Tissot Swissmatic – A lookback (II)

Statutory Warning: Luxury watches are addictive, expensive and still massively enjoyable. Something we missed out mentioning previously about the 7S26; it has been discontinued now. Newer versions of older watches (e.g. Next Gen Monsters, now a part of the Prospex) therefore, receive the 4R36, mostly. It makes most Seiko collectors – dive watch enthusiasts, in

Ways to choose the Watch: Taking a small break from the actual discussion

It was quite a big gap. Ideally, it’s the Seiko 5 Vs Tissot Swissmatic discussion that should be here; however, it is worth knowing at this stage the ways to choose your watch. It might just make you choose between those two under discussion even better! So here it is before we go back to

Pitting Seiko against Hamilton (or, Hamilton against Seiko)

Words from the team: This is an interesting comparison the outcomes of which, strangely, shall almost always reflect the mindset of the person drawing the comparison. We’ll try our level best to stay impartial; however, Gonzo seldom pays heed to the rest of us. So, we’ve presented a list of innovations from either brand at

Clearing the ‘Mall Watches’ stigma (II)

Mall Ninja gave you enough entertainment, I presume. Them willing to catch up with the entire conversation, this is for you! Mulling ‘bout the mall Shopping malls today are vastly different from what we saw as kids. It’s much more now than the previous days’ ‘just a few times larger supermarket image. There are hardly

Clearing the ‘Mall Watches’ stigma (I)

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