Category Archives: Dress watches

Seiko 5 Automatic vs. Tissot Swissmatic – A lookback (IV)

Lookback I||Lookback II|Lookback III All right, no point in beating around the bush. Let’s get straight into the most important aspect of a watch: The movement. It’s quite surprising to know that the Swissmatic movement is machine-made (mostly) and is an evolved version of the Swatch Sistem51; essentially an ETA caliber C10111. More about that

Ways to choose the Watch: Taking a small break from the actual discussion

It was quite a big gap. Ideally, it’s the Seiko 5 Vs Tissot Swissmatic discussion that should be here; however, it is worth knowing at this stage the ways to choose your watch. It might just make you choose between those two under discussion even better! So here it is before we go back to

Seiko 5 vs. Tissot Swiss-Matic: A lookback (I)

Or, do we call it just one more ‘Japanese vs. Swiss’ debate? A necessary declaration It’s quite an opportunity to try responding to this question; feel free to counter and contradict what will follow. Such questions have been asked and answered by many; many times over by now. But as of now – Nobody asked

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

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 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

Fashion watches that are worth a second look

The inside matter: Fast and brief Let us not get into the formal definition for a fashion watch. We shall only be talking about watches by brands that do not make watches as their primary product. Most of their profits come from the respective industries (automobiles, liquors etc.) they operate in; watches are either their

Seiko Cocktail Time: Minimalistic, distinct, Japanese aesthetics

The hardest part: We’ve seen previously how the Cocktail Time refreshed the entire Presage Cocktail collection. A unique, domestic cocktail of Japanese expertise and its lustful representation, the Presage Cocktails get us on the fence for some thinking about which model exactly to purchase.  It could be that you are probably looking at a model

SevenFriday M-Series: Luxury at a bargain

SevenFriday: Initial, crucial info SevenFriday’s success story in the watch industry is far from commonplace. Given the fact it’s a tough job to break into the horological ecosystem, SevenFriday did that with ease with their industrial-inspired pieces of unconventional dimensions, decoration and functionalities. They are the modern face of luxury that’s not weighed down by

7Friday P Series: Peppy presents for a pretty Valentine!

Forewords SevenFriday, from Zurich and founded by a watch industry veteran, has become popular in just a few years. They are a uniquely positioned Swiss watch brand offering large and unique mechanical timepieces at a price few do. And still, those others; don’t break the norms like SevenFriday does. They have created their own market

SevenFriday: Fresh air in an otherwise repetitive environment

A prime, distinguishing point While most others lean heavily into street-wear and other kinds of stylistic hedonism, SevenFriday is a new, Swiss watch brand that emphasizes – in a rather straight-faced manner – upon unconventional designs, high-end technology and precision. They are not a brand that does things only in terms of aggressive marketing or attempts