Category Archives: Zeppelin

“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

2 easy ways to match your clothes and watches!

The power of a wristwatch, gentlemen – like that belt, the tie and those shoes of yours – can build your appearance as easily as it can destroy! Earlier, we had a somewhat similar discussion on this; now, we broaden the aspects. As an ideal example of an ungentlemanly style of dressing, nothing compares to

Watches today that would immensely please 19th Century gentlemen

Changes and the Man There has been very little change detected in men’s fashion during the entire of the nineteenth century (1800-1899), irrespective of Europe or America. This doesn’t, however; apply to women’s fashion of the era. Here, we only take account of the changes that occurred with the decades; from the Regency dandyism of

Watch-wearing: Rules vs. The whims

Does ‘Rules’ allow for freedom of expressions? The ghost in the machine A carte blanche towards simply throwing an ensemble together might seem a good proposition at first and if one feels completely confident, comfortable and content under it then – at least, theoretically – nobody should pose any objection to it. Trouble starts once

German-Japanese collaboration beats the Swiss!

The watches we will be focusing upon today are chronographs all right, but they are mechanical chronographs. That however, comes later; first, about the brand and it’s not Swiss. Zeppelin watches are Germans but the parent company, PointTec made watches primarily in France. The Zeppelin brand was introduced in 2002. Their striking designs and styles

Moon Phase: Useless, impractical, emotionally appealing

Horological tinkerers aside, even knobs had it defended; such is its entertaining absurdity! Phasing-in, slowly The moon phase complication has attracted many a debate over the years. Despite appearing out of place on a limited number of models, its historical and aesthetic appeal overrules its functional aspects. A complication that’s oddly appealing; to some, there’s

Miyota 8200: Forever fresh and minty

A watch might be about its entire package, still, some hold the aesthetics most important while others probe deep inside, to every component that makes it work. A watch with its own movement is always held in high regards. With a proper dress-up, things come alive virtually without any effort. An automatic that endured Citizen

Does price matter for the watch you are wearing?

Our watches are important to us—both socially and technologically—that over time, they become the most defining and enduring part of our wardrobe – if not throughout, then for definite periods – and our lives. Even a person who fully transitions from one to another type of watch will not escape the fact that he or

Chronograph selection: Do’s & Don’ts

Chronographs, so far, have stood their ground as the world’s most commonly available complications and inspired many to build huge collections out of them. On one hand there are super-complex, classic  or absolutely futuristic chronographs like the AGENGRAPHE, FOUDROYANTE and the RATTRAPANTE (DOPPELCHRONOGRAPH) and super simple dress-chronos that don’t even offer a tachymeter scale  (not

About the steel you’ll feel on your wrist!

Technology has come a long way, gifting us a wide array of materials used for building your gadgets, cars and other stuff including your watches. Still, majority wristwatches are made of stainless steel, often coated with gold and titanium or wrapped in ceramics and carbon, offering an excellent rigidity at reasonable prices. Steel withstands a

ETA and Miyota: About the two most popular stock movements

The two that rule Watchmakers today don’t always use their own movements in the watches they build. Many expensive brands don’t pack in-house movements within and we accept that gladly. These movements come from ETA, Miyota, Selita and similar other firms. All are about unparalleled precision and reliability at an affordable price. It works out

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

Expensive watches: Reasons behind the high price

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.

Flying high in yesteryear’s sky-scape!

Fly high in the sky-scapes of yore!

Worthy of a price at least double of what they come for, the Zeppelin watches (from PointTEC group) are an extremely well-built lot, exhibiting a high-grade finish and construction. They deny the general mindset of German products being stocky and bland; with being all-utilitarian and scoring real low on aesthetics. Unless you are blindfolded, you

Flashy looks, exposed guts

Gruesome! To us humans that is; for Pinhead or Butterball – in fact the entire army of the Cenobites – they would die to sport that look! But IMHO, there are not too many readers here with a true admiration for the Hellraiser series. But one thing I must say: If Cenobites wore watches; they