Category Archives: watches

Pitting Seiko against Hamilton (or, Hamilton against Seiko)

Words from the team: This is an interesting comparison the outcomes of which, strangely, shall almost always reflect the mindset of the person drawing the comparison. We’ll try our level best to stay impartial; however, Gonzo seldom pays heed to the rest of us. So, we’ve presented a list of innovations from either brand at

Which Seiko automatic movement is the best? – II

For those who need a recap, please click here. Big names involved That means – whether it’s a rivalry or an alliance – this thing is going to be BIG! Both Grand Seiko and Rolex are BIG names competing in the luxurious watchmaking segment and perhaps the only comprehensive comparison you can draw between these

Diver watches: The First & the Furious [I]

silver and black round analog watch

One hundred years ago, people had a very different idea of what a watch would mean. Understanding that shift in thinking can tell us a lot about the fluid designs of today, argues Gonzo. Genesis of the first-s As the ‘50s kicked in, it brought along a slew of watches that you could wear in

Rock a Pocket Watch and Roll a classy dice

Mechanical masterpieces

Mechanical masterpieces are a very sophisticated way to tell time. It’s a realization that returned with a view of the Powermatic Silicium. Any day I’d go for it as a daily wear for any workplace where smart casuals and business formals are normal but not double-breasted or 3-piece suits. This isn’t a watch I’ll be

Clearing the ‘Mall Watches’ stigma (I)

Many of the words we humans keep using are not exactly what you think they mean. As kids, there are probably none among us… …who didn’t pull his/her peers’ legs or didn’t get pulled his/hers too; getting a rise out of someone was a normal part of childhood. Only if it had been as innocent

Is Sapphire an Expensive Affair?

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Sapphire and its many myths Spend some time in the watch forums across the Web and you’ll find many an inquisitive soul – the unseasoned surfers of the horo-world – expressing great doubts over the structural aspects between domed and flat sapphire crystals and regarding their differences in hardness. From this point, you’ll also find

Chinese coming up the ladder: Watch out for Shanghai and Sea Gull!

There is more number of people who frown upon the mention of Chinese watch movements than them who wear them straight-faced without caring anything about what others might say about it. That should be the spirit; it should be for everything in life and not just about your watch-wearing habits. All you need to see

Is Orient Contemporary the most versatile budget watch yet?

About timepieces revolving around the idea of versatility and looking appropriate amidst a large variety of settings! Fine dress watches are one of the pillars of complete and balanced watch collections. True, many don’t even bother and most of them are not into professions or lifestyles that might require one. Or, even if it does,

“You gave quartz a bad name”: No, not really!

“Both mainstream and niche watch collectors’ culture gave quartz a bad name for it killing (well, almost) the mechanical watch industry the world always held in high regards!” Judging a movement on the basis of ‘how it is fabricated’ and ‘where it is fabricated’ has raised quite a few many debates along the way.  A

Do dress watches necessarily need to be expensive?

Among many-a-male obsessions, watches are one, occupying a place both large and prominent both in their hearts and in their respective wardrobes and often, what many of us initially target – names like Patek, Lange and JLC – are often dropped out of the list; a colossal price tag being the chief reason. Still, our

Is Victorinox good at making dress watches?

With the mention of Victorinox springs up a range of specific timepieces to the mind’s eye; these are robust tool watches with immense capabilities to confront deadly, approaching forces and come out alive (mostly smiling) once the ordeals are over. They are many a person’s favourite, affordable Swiss watches. Their primary product is Swiss Army knives

The Russians and their timekeeping devices

Soviet watches are not collector’s items in general but frankly, that’s part of their charm. It’s the Russian watch under discussion which, despite their list of tech specs making them look like many-an-other sub-$1000 dive watches, they feel much more unique. Were Russians successful in making watches? Or are they, now? Success – as it

Do good mechanical watches best standard quartz?

Quartz watches don’t seem to mind being called upon need and then looked down upon once job is done. They are pretty confident about their stand in the world of finer, furthermore complex time-related calculations that mechanical calibers can only dream of. Or, achieve them just as concept; not for meeting the demands of the

Which Hamilton mechanical watch do you think is the best? Part – I

Hamilton: An account of excellence  There’s no denial that a lot among us bought a Hamilton as our first nice – even real – watch and as the days passed, many got hooked onto the brand and started procuring every model that appealed to them. Sure, such collectors argue, appreciate and discriminate one model from