Category Archives: Tissot

How do you find the luxury watch perfect for you?

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;

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

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

Those that get moving from stop (after running for some time) and give us the advantage of finding back the time we apparently lost; we call them the split-time chronographs. Chronographs: Nothing hair-splitting about it The magic of chronographs is eternal! It’s for many among us. It measures for us the passage of time upon

Chronograph selection: Do’s & Don’ts

Chronographs, so far, have stood their ground as the world’s most commonly available complications and inspired many to build huge collections out of them. On one hand there are super-complex, classic  or absolutely futuristic chronographs like the AGENGRAPHE, FOUDROYANTE and the RATTRAPANTE (DOPPELCHRONOGRAPH) and super simple dress-chronos that don’t even offer a tachymeter scale  (not

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

ETA and Miyota: About the two most popular stock movements

The two that rule Watchmakers today don’t always use their own movements in the watches they build. Many expensive brands don’t pack in-house movements within and we accept that gladly. These movements come from ETA, Miyota, Selita and similar other firms. All are about unparalleled precision and reliability at an affordable price. It works out

Top 5 names in sports-luxury watches: Call them ‘Timeless’, if you will

Amidst myriad crappy choices in this particular category, these 5 will fill you in. Concerns about luxury watches in the sports category provide today the chance for offering this definitive list. The biased ignorant lot will hate alike, assuming that if an item costs more, it must also be superior as well. While this kind

Choosing the right ‘Dress’ to complement your formal wear

Nice, modern dress watches are in abundance today. Leave the big brands aside; even small scale producers are eager to make you feel the taste for classicism and finery; vintage and everything else that go with a nice suit or a tuxedo. The Dress tones: Singly or in combos There’s an abundance of white metals

Ungutting the Swissmatic: The Sistem 51 peeps from within

The Swissmatic – if truth be told – is brilliantly simple; very clever and very ergonomic. With many of its parts assembled back-to-front – if a traditional, watch-making term is used – it works just wonderfully! Pre-tech talk: It’s great that Swissmatic opened up many an interesting possibility for the brand Tissot and answered some

The journey of the Valjoux 7750: To the 7753 and RW5000

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

A short glance into ceramics

We, as humans, get bored real fast with the same thing repeating over and over again for long. Watch enthusiasts too, faced the same crisis after stainless steel, plastics and resins turned too commonplace as watch-building materials. The quest for something new tried even sapphire glass as a material for watch case, buttons/pushers, crowns and

Square-in in 2020!

To be honest, many of you find my column more irritating than entertaining and let’s face it – It’s greatly due to the fact Gonzo’s outlooks often do not match the rest. Few decide to walk his path and those who did, found something unusual waiting down the path. Some found them interesting, some did

Pocket watches: Past emotions, modern representations

Finding a reputable pocket watch after about a century they went out of fashion along with the horse and buggy and waistcoat is undoubtedly tough. Still, you can get the last tailor-made to your specifications but not the watch. But forgetting that particular flourish and ceremony with which a man whipped his pocket watch out

Watches that won’t threaten your male identity

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