Status symbols vs. Novelties for those in the know Luxury never goes out of fashion. Neither do the luxury products. That’s the reason you might arrive in a 1940’s Rolls Royce to a banquet where everyone else gathered in their most recent tech-laden sports cars or family sedans. Luxury is not about utility. It’s true
Quick facts: i. Manno, Ticino canton, Switzerland is a solely Italian speaking area near the Italian border. It is 210kms far from the Jura watchmaking region and a lesser-known name in the Swiss watchmaking industry. It is headquarter of STP (Swiss Technology Production); not a huge name but produces over 100,000 automatic movements every year.
For Those Who Don’t Know Yet! SMH, the group which Tissot SA belonged to become the Swatch Group in 1998, in the hands of Ernst Thomke, Elmar Mock and Jacques Müller. Super-luxury brands like Breguet and Omega are also owned by Swatch. You Buy it Because… There are many brands to choose from. You may
Navigating the complicated, online maze for that perfect timepiece is fun till you feel dazed and confused. This is the time when you feel like throwing away your preferences and going for the next one you come across; worse, you give up the spree altogether. Should you have stayed focused on a few, good points;
The reader is expected to understand the heart-cam is a very important component within the Rattrapante (Rattraper in French; means: To catch up again or taking again) chronograph mechanism (from our last post) and our discussion continues onward from that point. The cam is now exposed The cam is simply a device to convert rotations
Observations Raise the topic of Invicta watches and you will find many ready to throw more than a little cold water on the conversation. Serious collectors are the biggest critics; though most stop at – “Invicta watches are fine for their price”. Analysis That’s where it ends. I’ve turned the web upside down (figuratively) and
Pre-talk It all started from the Valjoux 7750; an integrated cam-operated, automatic chronograph movement. Valjoux was a part of ETA before and the caliber 7750 they built is still a highly esteemed movement for its robustness and reliability; so much that the majority of mid-range mechanical chronograph watches in the market today keeps on using
We feel nice amidst beautiful things. We feel even better when they don’t cost as much. From that Swarovski Crystalline Ballpoint Pen to the Tissot T-Classic Everytime Medium – everything comes under this. Exclusive perfumes, with heavy, floral notes or a deep musk scent – your choices get very natural; which is, you go by
“While some folks did not like the fact that the Submariner design changed, some did and Invicta found some of them watches to be their most successful designs.” Many who avoided Invicta before are now – if not fans already – eager, awaiting souls for exclusive models polar opposites of what they have previously been.
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
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.
We already know when wristwatches caught up as a trend among men. The WWI soldiers benefitted immensely as pocket watches found a new abode on their wrists but well, what about them who are not exactly fighting a war on the battlegrounds? Especially now, when time is displayed almost on everything – From your computer
As I’ve gotten deeper with gentlemen on the more serious sides of human nature, I gradually found out such men to be always on the lookout for the perfect tool. Be it something to fix up gadgets; or something to travel. To play! Or to manage their time! At times, they want in all simplicity
Chances are that you never heard much about Oris. This Swiss brand of watches caught public eye by large with its Diver’s Sixty-Five. It played with vintage inspired themes and secured Oris’ position among serious divers’ watches. The lineup carried a large number of variations, each with a high aesthetic appeal. It’s considered to be one of the best diver’s watches in the world. Oris, today; is a brand that professional divers trust blindly.
Quite a few of my readers accept that Gonzo has preferences for automatic watches and they must not necessarily be from a certain place or a certain manufacturer to turn him on. Favoritism, well; of course, shows its ugly face up once in a while – ok, in quite a few of the instances of