Category Archives: Seiko

Gonzo’s Grumblings: Attempting a perpetual doubt-removal on Perpetual Calendars

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

Entry-level luxury: Countering dubiousness

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

What are Diamond Accents?

Gem stones are one of the BIG factors in luxury watch design. It imparts a certain amount of grandiloquence to a watch, bringing a feeling of upliftment; more so, when its diamonds; they got an overwhelming presence. Not just to your eyes but also to your psyche – they portray better than any other gem

Gonzo’s Geekery: Titanium as a choice

Despite frequent misinterpretations to weighty appearances at first sight, some watches, quite contrarily, turn up delightfully light, manageable and maneuverable while on the wrist. All they let you feel is that much just to keep you assured about their presence. The magic behind lightness Some think it is lighter gauge steel behind the reduced weight.

Gonzo’s grumblings: What differentiates a great automatic from one that’s not?

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.

Another dose of Seiko Guidance

SEIKO ISN’T A BRAND IN ITS CONVENTIONAL SENSE. SO, IT NEEDS MORE THAN ONE PAGE. Strumming the Seiko chord In our last post only we mentioned Seiko higher end watches are as good as the Swiss albeit costing a whole lot lesser. Whether you are shelling out $500, $5000 or $50,000, Seiko will always have

A bit of a Seiko guidance

Seiko divers in a nutshell Seiko is consistently recommended for their quality and value and we all know there’s a reason – several reasons in fact – why – specifically Seiko only – holds the crown among excellent quality and value dive watches. There might be several other exorbitantly priced pieces around, fit to be

Seiko Save the Ocean:  Great watches for a greater cause!

Seiko ‘Save the Ocean’ range deals with choppy seas and shark fins passing by! Often doesn’t go beyond Planning on purchasing your first mechanical watch reading reviews is just where it starts at. Most find it difficult criticizing; seldom do they find fault with the piece (or, pieces) under review. Unvarnished opinions are rare. Getting

Seiko 5: Steel going strong

Affordable, high-end watches kinda sound like oxymoron, till you face the relatively small and elegant Seiko 5! Seiko 5: A brief, unnecessary introduction There are countless numbers of models and designs falling under this value proposition range, comprising in-house, mechanical, automatic movements with undisputed pedigrees. They offer a day/date complication besides regular timekeeping; some bear

An observation on the Smarts

While some think the smartphone to be enough blight; a smart watch does help to remove that stigma up to quite an extent. A small confession to begin with It’s for more than one reason I sat down to pen down some of my observations on the Smart Watch. Certainly they don’t exude the timeless elegance

Seiko Prospex Street: Proud for the shroud (and a few more new things)!

Short ‘n sweet Style and functionality packed into one piece, Seiko proved it once again! High-grade stainless steel guards its soul – the Seiko Solar movement. A piece of definitive craftsmanship on display, fusing fashion to practical sense! The surrounding shrouds resemble that of the Tunas’ (or, Tuna Can; the first titanium divers’ from 1975.

Precision timekeeping-II: Beyond simple quartz technology

Atomic accuracy aside, we take a brief look at some that give quartz a run for its money.   Digressing from the main topic to return soon Bit out of context, but still can’t escape the magic of the CALIBRE 360. It’s an automatic, mechanical CHRONOGRAPH movement that went into the 2006 Sports Watch of

Spring Drive for the Prospex LX!

A very short summary: The Spring Drive is different from other quartz-regulated watches and is a unique watch technology by itself. The way it generates energy is like every other luxury mechanical watches; the difference is an electronic regulator for a level of precision never possible for a mechanical watch to attain. Seiko Prospex LX

Seiko Prospex Field Compass: Wildly different oddball timekeepers

Points to consider Seiko opted for a different look for the Field Compasses. These models represent the creativity through an increase in its levels of conformity among the urban crowd who also like spend their leisure at the outdoors. Seiko brought out a considerable number of models, intriguing for their unique designs; so much that

King Turtle: A vintage re-risen!

The Turtle this year got its new (and due) upgrade. Fans call it the King, but does it fit the throne? Seiko divers’ enjoy a cult following; that’s not surprising. Some way or the other, common men like us made divers’ almost synonymous to Seiko and yes, we lovingly compare other brands of diver watches