Category Archives: Tissot T-Touch

7 Quartz watches worth collecting

The question is… Automatic movements, some of them, are priceless works of art, drooled after to be collected and treasured. We don’t feel the same way about quartz calibers, though. Had there ever been any comparison test between quartz calibers from different brands? The stand of quartz From a collector’s standpoint, there are only a

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

Watch dials: Simple explanations and clear examples (Part III)

Clearing up the left bits Enameling procedures stated earlier are not as old as the CHAMPLEVE. It is the cloisonné technique reversed; instead of wires providing containment for the enamel to be poured, enamellers carve down channels onto a metal plate – which is the dial – creating sunken outlines to be filled with enamel.

Heart Cam – Digging into the heart of the matter (II)

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

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

Half-a-dozen reasons why every sports fan should embrace Tissot

Among them whom I find get increasingly appetitive towards exotic sports watches, a large chunk remains hell bent over owning pieces that are, some way or the other, share something with major sports organizations and events. Such pieces, more or less, can be used for that particular type of sports the organization or event is

Before you buy your next high-end Swiss quartz…

The Swiss Made quartz movements appearing in many of the big-name watches range from the simplest to the most advanced and sophisticated; the latter, essentially, belong to the more expensive ranges. One of the highest in this regard are the thermo-compensated movements, offering many-a complex functions. These come from ETA, with their hallmark of robust

Why wear a digital watch?

A word of advice from Gonzo: NEVER, EVER go for a digital watch unless: You got some real hots for the digital format. Some particular digital model tickles your fancy. You are into a very, very active lifestyle and inclined to the adventurous side of life. Digital watches are mostly sleek and sporty and meant

ETA Quartz movements and COSC: A requirement or an extra add-on?

On contexts of accuracy Quartz movements are typically more accurate than their mechanical brethren, but accuracy and precision; then again, are not exactly the same things. Precision is not lagging or going beyond the +X number of seconds within a given timeframe and that does not mean the variation will be consistent for each day.

Newsletter : Popular Tissot Watches on Sale: Additional 10% Discount Coupon Inside!!

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We bring the pioneering spirit of Tissot under your grasp at an unbelievable price. Plain quartz or the tactile, solar or spring-driven – these are modern, dynamic and essential pieces for everyday use! Choose the one that suits you the most and avail an additional 10% off with Coupon Code : TISSOT10, if it’s one

Newsletter: Tissot Watches on Sale: Additional 10% discount coupon inside!!!

We bring the pioneering spirit of Tissot under your grasp at an unbelievable price. Plain quartz or the tactile, solar or spring-driven – these are modern, dynamic and essential pieces for everyday use! Choose the one that suits you the most and avail an additional 10% off with Coupon Code: TISSOT10 . It is the

Smart or Simple – Who wins the game?

This again happens to be another futile attempt at covering the occasional – now a bit old – dire warnings of modern electronics sucking out the lifeblood off watch-crafting as we mostly know it today. If that’s a little hard to understand, it is the chewed-dry remnants of the smart versus classic watches debate. The

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

Ask Gonzo ’bout watches XXVII

Q. Hi Gonzo! I find your articles, answers and explanations to watch-queries very intriguing and wanted to write you someday. There wasn’t much scope till now but finally! I admit I’m still a newbie. My understanding about watches doesn’t go beyond quartz, solar and mechanical; you throw me questions on calibres and other deep technicalities

Choosing a good watch for Christmas

Greetings, readers! With Christmas around the corner, I’m getting bombarded with questions, most of which are – “what watch should I buy within $ xxx… “. But someone threw a different question with a fair bit of intelligence woven in; a query that left me wondering for a while. I could arrive with an answer