Category Archives: Solar

Chronograph terms you might not have heard before!

A brief history of time-tracking A need to time events or record its duration arrived first in cooking. During ancient times, humans checked for how long meat rests on open fire and be ready to be eaten. Or, fruits to ferment and rise in value. Slowly, as time advanced and humans grew more (un)civilized, the

Let’s get unreasonable for a while! – Top 5 all-black watches you can afford

Amidst this worldwide lockdown, many among us chose to step out of the norm. Knowingly or unknowingly, we changed our usual routines. A person with no hard and fast rules to follow currently might find his usual wear not the perfect timepiece for the time; its practicality and functionalities not matching these leisurely hours. This

Seiko Arnie: A different chronograph-diver

It is a general observation that guiding the developments of one’s taste leads to discriminating outlooks and habits; thankfully, the horology domain does that between complications and detailing; material quality, assemblage, finishes…those kinds of things. It keeps out reasonably thoughtless judgments well, despite a full faith in the philosophy of no particular kind of watch

Dive watch care and maintenance tips: Timely stitches keep away the glitches

Beginning of a story Congratulations on your first dive watch! You are now rightfully the proud owner of a tool that’s not restricted within just the timekeeper parenthesis. Henceforth, you will exhibit art, science and man’s ingenuity on your wrist; well, to answer for how long, you need to play your part. Caring the least

Know your bezel: A short discourse about an oft-overlooked part of a watch (I)

High complication luxury timepieces with one or more functions come in hot! Quiet strangely, almost everybody chases the classic chronograph without looking any further. Only watch nerds look beyond those three small sub-dials. It’s a general bias for a timepiece that does a few more things aside time telling. It makes a watch elevate to

Top 10 men’s dive watches: Sensible choices at affordable prices

Looks alone don’t make a diver! That’s the harsh truth.  You might spend quite a bit and feel like a king wearing just any watch labeled as diver. That’s alright to put up an image and very few will ask for its credibility and credentials, until you confront raging waters cold as Death! That’s when

The Pen-watch: Matching styles, matching lifestyles

Pens, especially fountain pens; and watches are intimately linked. Some of the watch manufacturers make both and matching hands to nibs or cases to caps – maybe even straps to clips – don’t seem that hard. All you need is just picking the style – vintage, classic, retro, contemporary or any other classifications on offer.

Fuel gauge of the watch: A word about power reserve indicators

Power reserve is not something belonging just to the realm of mechanical watches. The Solar, Tough-Solar, Eco Drive or Kinetic Direct-Drive – all got their own versions of power reserves. The duration varies and longer ones are tougher to obtain with single-mainspring mechanical movements than with electronic types. Truly outstanding entries in the power department

Watches must in affordable luxury!

Affordable, a vague and variable term; in modern luxury contexts presents something presentable; something that doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg. The watch kingdom, as we see it today, offers quite a few of such surprises worthy of respect. Which to endorse? All equally good for the purposes they have been built. Most

Diver watchdom revisited: No deterring. Not even for the undetermined!

Disclaimer: As someone who appreciates wearable aesthetech marvels, it would be unfair to hold opinions about watch models to be excellent, good or bad – unless technically, that is. About aesthetics, well; each person to his or her own, as long as it doesn’t transcend irritation; like digital pieces with business suits. Or, absolute dinner

Casio Edifice wins the game again!

Casio has been belting out real surprises for its Edifice line for quite some time. These refined cousins of their G-Shock lineup made possible wearing tech with your everyday clothes without being blatant about it. That’s what is most likeable about the Edifices and with their EQS line-up; things definitely turn a whole lot rosier.

Time and again, I fall in love with Seiko!

Time and again, I fall in love with Seiko!

Seiko never fails to surprise, which is another big reason why I have this undying fetish for the brand. Definitely, there are some which I don’t like at all but they are so miniscule in number that you can overlook them without any prejudice! So, when the limited-edition (1200 pieces), exclusive Seiko Prospex Super Runner

Widening extreme tunnel visions

Widening extreme tunnel visions

All this while, we swam around in the world of European affordable luxury outside Swiss. Today, we decide upon a little breather by going back to the Japanese. Invariably, that brings Seiko into the discussion for us most and a little annoying fact that it is often thought to be good only as a tool

Casio: The face of contra-luxury (Part I)

Quite a lot among you readers will be surprised (and that surprisal is going to be irrational) knowing that Gonzo is spending his weekend writing about Casio. Why, may I ask? Agreed that Gonzo is a snob to quite an extent when it comes to watches and other men’s things but that doesn’t mean he

All about the new Seiko Solar watches

It’s not the first time Seiko got inspired by personalities from the sports arena. This time, it is Kojiro Shiraishi who made Seiko think about adding a solar unit to their PADI watch range. Kajiro holds a world record in solo sailing. Bad news is: We got just one Solar women’s PADI left in stock.