Category Archives: Exotics

ChronoTales: Rewind 2021

Foreword “In presence of the new Corona virus variants and a general lack of vaccines worldwide; the governments seeing no end of trouble and their citizens facing tough economies, uncertainty is expected to loom for some more time.“ Or that’s what you are told. The Deloitte State of the Consumer tracker, however, gives a different

GONZO’S POSTBAG (XLIV)|LUXURY WATCHES – ARE THEY TERRIFIC OR TERRIBLE INVESTMENTS?

Q. Dear Gonzo, Lest it comes as a shock to you, I’d like to declare right away – I’m not actually interested in watches and neither trying to put a guise; nor posing an instance of an intellectual inquiry about watches with something else in hiding. What I’m actually asking is obvious; whether rhetorical or

Top 20 Seiko Watches to buy in 2022

Preliminaries A good day to you, readers! Today I correspond with you about the subject of Seiko again the past times alike; still, on a different note. That, however; doesn’t imply the total avoidance of the “Why Seiko?” question. There’s always a chance that someone new might drop in. It is in honor of the

Buying a watch? Here are 5 things you should remember!

Preferences: The way they go It’s a widely known fact that women – almost all – are more inclined towards watches as being just another good looking dress accessory that also shows time. They tend to care most about the look of a watch, for it to become an effective add-on to their respective appearances,

Is Morellato a good brand to choose for regular wear?

Morellato: Symbolic, emotional significations Trust that you could’ve easily made a decision with a simple “Yes” or “No” from our side, but we insist upon a detailed study about the brand and its product range first. Find out about Morellato’s roots, accomplishments and further goals and then decide yourself if Morellato is really worth your

Must-grabs this Week! Tissot, Seiko, Citizen, Invicta and Scuderia Ferrari brings excellent gift ideas for thrill-loving men and women

Watch gifting basics Not every watch gifted needs to be the Breguet No. 160 Grand Complication from the Swedish count Axel von Fersen the Younger to Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France (wife of Louis XVI). Or – the Ladies Oyster Datejust from John Meyer to Jessica Simpson! Only to remember while gifting a nice watch is the other

Top offers on Luxury watches: Swiss Watch Week and More…

  Status symbols vs. Novelties for those in the know Luxury never goes out of fashion. Neither do the luxury products. That’s the reason you might arrive in a 1940’s Rolls Royce to a banquet where everyone else gathered in their most recent tech-laden sports cars or family sedans. Luxury is not about utility. It’s true

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

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

SevenFriday T-Series: Turning Technical

Why SevenFriday? SevenFriday succeeded up to a great deal in removing the monotony that prevailed in the traditionalist wristwatch industry. Sure, there’s no dearth for exotic watches in the world; with money, it’s no big deal bringing home a Richard Mille RM 001; or a MB&F HM4 or an Uhrwerk Hammerhead. And that is what

7Friday Q: That slick, vintage look!

A brief intro The SevenFriday Q-series doesn’t bring any revolutionary concept into horology but are solid, excellent packages that showcase what SevenFriday does best. The Q series followed after the M, P and V series were introduced. They Q leans heavily on the industrial concept with inspirations abound; whether it’s from the 18th century locomotives

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

A gift of a lifetime: Surefire ways to stay always with your loved ones far and near

“Gifts should be about what the receiver wants; not the projections of the preference(s) of the giver of the gift! Only then your gift will truly face the test of time.” Confessions of a Chrono Cognoscente For me, it’s super-hard to impress someone with a gift. Can’t say about the rest, I avoid gifting others