ASK Gonzo about watches – I

Unlearn the unnecessary in the world of mid-tier and mid-entry-level luxury watches. Let the Watch Gonzo guide your course through the roundabouts and swirly labyrinths and rid-off all your horological ignorance. How well your prenominal viewpoints face the blow is beside the context, but it will definitely remove the crusty covers barring your illumination. 

Dear WG,

Q. My question is on the dial colors. I have browsed through some entry-level mechanicals and spotted colors that are out of the way. Most are dark red and orange and some lovely shades of blue, which I understand are not exactly what I can wear daily to work. So, back to the basics; what is better, white or black? Also, do black dials look better than the white ones?

– Does Angelina Jolie look hotter than Catherine Zeta Jones? Maybe to you; I find Zeta’s looks way better than Jolie’s; hell, than anyone else in Hollywood, give or take 50 years on either side. It all boils down to whom you got the hots for. I shall put away a white dial unless it’s a very classic-looking dress watch; even some of the reasonably-nice blue dials from Citizen and Grand Seiko, but you don’t need to follow my footsteps. Just make sure you don’t look cartoonish when you are in a dark suit or wearing a black tie. White is the safest (and the sanest) choice here. With a black dial, it will be too much of black you will be into; consider black when you are up for light-colored semi-formals. And since you already figured out that part about red and orange dials, I do not want to waste my time and energy commenting.