Category Archives: Dress watches

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

In this post and the next one, we will talk about only one exotic material – Enamel. To start again, click here. Any smooth glossy coating that resembles ceramic glaze is not necessarily enamel. Many lower priced watch brands use enamel paint instead, drying up to a hard glossy finish. It should not be confused

Before you go buying your next watch…

 “You’ve got to put it on your wrist and decide whether it’s for you or not.” – David Hurley; exec, watches of Switzerland Watch-obsessed people aside, investing in timepieces started up-trending over the past couple of decades. Watches turned into genuine assets but only if you know how to pick the right ones. They will

Nixon watches: Active, stylish; pull double duty on night outs

Nixon’s rise to prominence Nixon watches filled the gap that existed between affordable luxury and budget lines. It solved the problem that had always been a part of inexpensive watches, which is their aesthetics. From this point onward, they went carving their own niche. They cater to the active and stylish lifestyles of well-earning young

Citizen: The little-known or not so popular facts

Citizen as we don’t know Standing just over 100 years, Citizen is a forceful phenomenon in the watch world. They are innovative with watch making technology and deft at making affordable timepieces. The fun is: You get a Citizen watch under many different brand names. They are often costlier and many are offshoot. These are

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;

Let’s get unreasonable for a while! – Top 5 all-black watches you can afford

Amidst this worldwide lockdown, many among us chose to step out of the norm. Knowingly or unknowingly, we changed our usual routines. A person with no hard and fast rules to follow currently might find his usual wear not the perfect timepiece for the time; its practicality and functionalities not matching these leisurely hours. This

What is it about Orient? – I

Orient has been producing excellent watches to date. As a brand been around for not more than just seven decades, they have come up particularly well. What people significantly love about it is – You can never go wrong with an Orient. Doesn’t matter if it’s a higher-end Orient or one just at the entry-level!

Top 20 Best Men’s Luxury Watches that makes sense to own

These are unbeatable names in luxury and mean exactly what ‘luxury’ portrays. That’s to say – an insanely high pedigree and lasting goodwill to make every penny of yours count. A watch and the man: Nothing unusual about it Watch aficionados get as varied as they are; from the budget-restrained appreciator holding fine craftsmanship in

Caliber 82XX – Citizen’s ultimate workhorses – I

It might sound nothing impressive about Citizen devising a mechanical movement and a few variations of it and using it in some of their models; many do that. But are you even aware of the same movements going into some of the most sought-after models from other brands including some of the Swiss and German?

Gonzo’s views about ‘affordable pedigree’

Q. Dear Gonzo, What should I consider an affordable pedigree watch? Also, what adds pedigree to watches? I find the flashier watches tempting but as of now, I resist and urge you to guide me toward a fine timepiece; peerless and respected. I’m looking for a better choice to commemorate my – what I consider

A word on the word ‘Minimalistic’

Declaration: We overlook the presence of a date function when we talk about ‘minimalist’ pieces here, thus slackening the very strict rules by a bit. Else, it’s just the basic timekeeping function that you will find in a true minimalist watch costing at least, a few thousand dollars. The Minimalist design, as deemed by notable

Gonzo’s simple solutions to a modern-day problem

Q. Hello Gonzo. Teacher here; working under a large educational institute. My wants are simple. You got anything that you might think look good upon someone who finds jeans and t-s a disturbing trend as teaching attires? Many among my brethren do. I pity them for missing another excuse to wear a nice watch at

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

Kolber: An easy way to luxury

High-end luxury watches currently rule the priority list of reasonably affluent Millennials. Firstly, they are luxury items that announce a fair bit about you and you can get them at a relatively lesser price; secondly, they are not high-maintenance as some of the other technology–driven, status-enhancing products people swear by. They must not necessarily be

Valentine’s Day: Last -minute suggestions (for the forgetful and not-so-forgetful)

Whether it’s a longstanding relationship or it’s been awhile dating or you are going to start one anew; spoil your man or woman of choice even after the V-Day is over. There is a vast range of watches – from the luxe to the hardcore practical because sometimes, a thing of need makes for the