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 […]
“These are admittedly turning rare and the scarcity of new ones to blame. Orient’s initiative towards the problem revealed an interesting one.” A good pocket watch is fascinating. A nice pocket watch is even more! But what if it’s a fine pocket watch? That’s absolutely fascinating; to Gonzo at least! It doesn’t necessarily be Swiss […]
What are usually the first names that come to mind as expensive (and super-expensive) watches? Pateks, Lange, AP, J-LC, Rolex, Ulysse Nardin, Franck Muller…the list stretches to quite afar; mostly into the Swiss territories. High-end luxury timepieces spell S-W-I-S-S to a large chunk. Also, P-R-I-C-E-Y! Question remains: “Why?” The nature of the movements is a vital determinant. We know that more or less. Mechanical watches take more labor to make and are more expensive than quartz.
“-Oh, not another horologist’s rant!” Not everyone is interested in the technical contents of a watch – which I understand – some are not at all! All they want is sporting a nice timepiece; good to look at. Armani watches – I find them to do that in style – are quite in line in their overall stylistic existence, some being extraordinarily understated and cool. There’s no doubt about watches from this Italian designer being successful!
-“With high-priced (and very high-priced) watches, even a relatively well-informed person undergoes a certain dilemma; of what’s been told and what he will get. Choosing an awesome watch thus gets difficult and then, again you come back to reality. So, understand first that different watches have different objectives; so to speak, a watch is intended to be appreciated on its own terms.” Affordable – in its real sense – is simply ‘less expensive’. To some, those two very words add a stigma right away;
Q. Dear Gonzo, I am anything but an expert in this particular domain; maybe slightly above being completely ignorant. I look for a watch to own and become knowledgeable about why I bought it and not another. I intend to repeat the process in future and acquire the right pieces without spending tons. A decent – if possible more than that – craftsmanship is my priority lookout and then, excellent aesthetics. I specifically ask you about skeleton watches and what might be good within a thousand dollars.
Q. Gonzo my man! I have witnessed a few more Springs than you have, so bear no grudge to my endearing greet. That’s to say, I’m elder than you are. I sure am. I can bet you are not even five decades old. I’ve seen those many and another and a half. Though mainsprings and hairsprings and all other sorts of springs I’ve witnessed less. That’s what brings me here. I come to the point straight. My grandson loves the few (I’m also sure you are going to snarl at me the moment you see a couple of them) I got and now wants one of his own.
Gonzo expresses his views on experimentation. Q. Hi Gonzo! I come straight to the point: Is it owning that one watch or trying out several different watches and never fixing upon one that earns more credit among the watch experts? By experts I mean those who make and those who appreciate and collect, both. A. […]
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 […]