Category Archives: Seiko Premier

Ask Gonzo ’bout watches – XXXI : Never tickle a ‘Seikopath’

Q. Hey Gonzo! I recently stumbled upon MAW and going through all your posts and answers to queries (I appreciate and sometimes…I’m impressed by the wit), I draw an entirely personal conclusion. I guess it’s high time you come up with a digest. That’s to say – Why isn’t there a recommendation for the best

Cost: From a vegan perspective

“Hamesha itnie kimti ghadiya kaheko lagaata?” – “Why do you put on such costly watches every time?” Things are not much different in India. Here, too, the craft of watch-making comes under siege at times. Stepping into the battleground thus created is a matter of choice; to defend it; plain, cold logic is enough. Their

Pickin’ watches: Should you let your significant other choose?

Caring about what others think of – to a certain extent – is neither diffidence, nor naivety. It’s perfectly human, admit it or not. Extents; however, may vary and that draws the line between normalcy and diffidence and naivety. That’s the scene with almost everything – SUV-s, cell phones, clothes….even the weapons of choice. I

Gifting a watch? – Learn the basics!

Here’s a thought for old gentleman willing to get their grandsons a Christmas gift. Or graduation gifts, or simply a gift! Among old-timers, this meant (and still, in some cases – means) something. To be fair, the younger generation too desire a good one; just bit scared to put down the money (surprisingly, this is

Seiko squabble in a soaring spirit

My tiff with Gonzo over Seiko spun to insane heights as we were entering them new lot into the roster; it’s incredibly diverse line responsible. I got no shame admitting my familiarity with all them variations is tad less (to put it delicately) than Gonzo but that doesn’t mean you need to turn horological marvels

ASK Gonzo about watches – XIII

Unlearn the unnecessary in the world of mid-tier and mid-entry-level luxury watches. Let the Watch Gonzo guide your course through the roundabouts and swirly labyrinths and rid-off all your horological ignorance. How well your prenominal viewpoints face the blow is beside the context, but it will definitely remove the crusty covers barring your illumination. WG

ASK Gonzo about watches – XII

Unlearn the unnecessary in the world of mid-tier and mid-entry-level luxury watches. Let the Watch Gonzo guide your course through the roundabouts and swirly labyrinths and rid-off all your horological ignorance. How well your prenominal viewpoints face the blow is beside the context, but it will definitely remove the crusty covers barring your illumination.  

Seiko Kinetic battleships: Premier, Sportura and Velatura

Let’s not get into any tilt on whether you can really compare watches to armaments. Cartier had built a Tank earlier and built like a tank is a phrase used often in the watch-dom; so deductive logic does the rest and I’m more than happy calling them so. It’s the ocean of time, so it

Seiko Arctura: A symphony in inspiring arcs and gracious curves

There seems to be two different schools when talking about the Seiko Arctura. Undeniably they are one of the most handsome watches around and I’ve seen people calling them to be the second great gift from Seiko (the first being the Seiko 5), bestowed through the prophet Kintaro Hattori – may he rest in peace.

ASK Gonzo about watches – VII

Unlearn the unnecessary in the world of mid-tier and mid-entry-level luxury watches. Let the Watch Gonzo guide your course through the roundabouts and swirly labyrinths and rid-off all your horological ignorance. How well your prenominal viewpoints face the blow is beside the context, but it will definitely remove the crusty covers barring your illumination.  WG comments:

ASK Gonzo about watches – VI

Unlearn the unnecessary in the world of mid-tier and mid-entry-level luxury watches. Let the Watch Gonzo guide your course through the roundabouts and swirly labyrinths and rid-off all your horological ignorance. How well your prenominal viewpoints face the blow is beside the context, but it will definitely remove the crusty covers barring your illumination.  WG comments:

The Q&M continues

It’s a pumped-up Tuesday! I borrowed a friend’s laptop to work while the grease monkey does the gearbox. The ratchet and the hangar are down to their last stage and there are gear and clutch slips. But it’s great that the problem got detected fast; fixing it back got easy.  Two hours for the engine

Quartz and mechanical basics: A bit on the ‘power’ game

As far as I remember, my walk towards watches started with the sheer viewing pleasure of the thing on my left wrist. Needless saying, I wasted quite a lot on cheap frills – enough to buy a few Seiko 5 Sports and a Velatura; perhaps another Premier. Now, don’t you call that delicate; it’s as

Seiko’s passion continues

The quartz watch started in the same year when Man, arguably, landed on the Moon. Whether you take that period favored by planetary conditions or ruled by the numbers, 1969 witnessed several conventional concepts give way to inspirations, some of which still stay put. Putting a crystal oscillator at the core for steadfast accuracy is