Oakley Fives Squared Polished Black OO9238-923804-54 Unisex Sunglasses

The bright and sunny early morning sun felt good on the skin as I cycled along the country road leading to the river. Today was my first cycling trip in a very long time. The covid pandemic has effectively kept us indoors for more than a year. The situation has improved now with everything opening up and life returning to some sort of normalcy. The awesome weather had prompted me to go for today’s early morning cycling trip. The return journey however, became a bit hot and tiring; besides, I had neglected to wear sunglasses and the bright sun glare…

Keeping Out the Glare with Stylish Sunglasses

The headaches seemed to be getting worse as the days passed. I attributed it to eye strain caused from sitting long hours staring at the computer screen. My yearly visit to the ophthalmologist was long overdue – the pandemic has taken over our lives and hugely messed with schedules. Working from home, conducting Zoom meetings, making the most of dodgy internet connectivity is the new normal. For me it has been a year of working from home where I find myself staring at computer screens or mobile phone screens for most part of the day. While there is a good…

Invicta I-Force 28743 Quartz Chronograph 100M Men’s Watch

Online shopping has taken off in a big way especially in the past year or so with the pandemic situation keeping most of us indoors. Sellers advertise their products online at heavily marked down prices tempting customers to make the purchase. It was probably one of those ads that pop up while surfing the net or visiting social media sites where I saw the Invicta brand of watches. And let me tell you, I love my watches and am proud to say that I own a small collection of well-designed, good quality timepieces.  The Invicta brand was not exactly a…

Garmin Instinct Solar Surf Edition Fitness GPS Silicone Band 010-02293-07 Multisport Watch

There was a time not many years ago when GPS meant carrying around a chunky Garmin GPS receiver. Additionally, sports enthusiast would carry several other gadgets including a pedometer a separate heart rate measuring device, mountaineers would have to carry a altimeter, a recreational diver would have to buy a separate dive watch and so forth. Thanks to innovation and modern-day technology, Garmin has miniaturized all of it and put into a net package in the form of the Garmin Instinct Solar Surf Edition Fitness GPS Silicone Band 010-02293-07 Multisport Watch. The name of the wrist watch (which is quite…

Citizen Eco Drive Nylon Strap BM8475-00F Watch

The rough and tumble associated with my job as the Senior Engineer at a reputed vehicle service centre has quite often taken its toll on the attire and accessories I use. It’s precisely why I make sure to wear a tough and rugged watch to work. Last week however, a minor mishap at the service station completely damaged my watch. I had been using it for several years, so it was after all time to get a new one. It had to be sturdy and functional piece, one that I could wear every day to work. I am partial to…

Invicta Angel 30931 Quartz Diamond Accents Women’s Watch

With Valentine’s day round the corner, time to impress my significant other. We are back to those times in the year when most of us go hunting for presents. And so, it was online surfing this year to find a suitable gift for Carrie, my wife and partner for more than a decade. Each Valentine’s day a bunch of red roses is my usual gift. This time I wanted to surprise her with something special. Perhaps one of those exquisite bracelets could do the trick? Or a pretty, designer watch? I settled in favour of a watch – I knew…

Tissot T-Touch Expert Titanium T013.420.44.201.00 T0134204420100 Compass Men’s Watch

It isn’t everyday that one gets thrilled but yesterday was one such day. After 12 years of service in the army, my son Tony had been promoted to Captain. As his father, I’m always happy when my son shows progress in his career. Not that it was bad mind you. Having joined as 2nd Lieutenant directly recruited from the college campus, this was his 2nd promotion which meant, he was definitely doing well. As his father, I felt I should give him some small token of my affection and appreciation. My son was wearing a Casio Edifice; a nice watch…

Nixon Porter A1058-1113-00 Analog Quartz Men’s Watch

My husband Jack usually goes walking in the morning as a part of his daily exercise routine. His 70th birthday is just round the corner in January. Jack is extremely health conscious and doesn’t like to miss his early morning walks. Usually, I accompany him but yesterday I was feeling under the weather and so Jack went walking alone. Returning from his walk, he went to freshen up and I heard a loud exclamation of dismay. “Ruth,” he called, “my wrist watch is missing. Seems like I lost it somewhere.” Possibly the leather strap had given away and the watch…

Ratio Free Diver Helium-Safe 1000M Sapphire Automatic 1068HA96-34VA-BLU Men’s Watch

My wife Anne came home the other day eyes shining, all excited and placed a small box in front of me. Go on open it, she said. I did so and found a beautiful dive watch. It was the Ratio Free Diver Helium Safe Men’s watch. As a marine biologist, I spend much of my hours in the salty waters of the deep blue sea. Most of the times it is research around the shallow waters but occasionally it is deep sea diving as well. A dive watch is an essential part of my work gear and I also own…

Orient Ray II Automatic Power Reserve 200M FAA02005D9 Men’s Watch

Although deep sea diving is not my idea of adventure, I love the sturdy dive watches that usually form an essential part of diving gear. Dive watches are clear and readable with large markers and water resistant to great depths. Some of the dive watches out there are easily beyond the budget of the average person although, some famous watch brands make them in a very affordable price range. Take for instance the Orient Ray II Automatic Power Reserve 200M FAA02005D9 Men’s Watch – it has earned the title of being the most affordable luxury dive watch. From the several…

Casio Enticer MTP-1374L-7AV MTP1374L-7AV Chronograph Analog Men’s Watch

You would be amazed at how many watch models out there display the day-of-the-week and date of the month via sub-dials and, you would be even more amazed to find, that in over 90% of the cases, the wearer of the watch can barely see what the date is. In all these watch models, the date of the month is displayed via a sub-dial that has these tiny markers on it. These markers look like tiny ants crawling on the dial face and you need the eyes of a hawk to be able to actually clearly see the date to…

Armani Exchange Black Dial Leather Strap AX2101 Men’s Watch

Loud, bold, elegant and classy – that was my first impression of the Armani Exchange Black Dial Leather Strap AX2101 Men’s watch. The brand name ‘Armani’ spells fashion and the watches from this brand are stylish dress watches that are sure to enhance your style quotient. One of the reasons I picked out this watch from the impressive line-up that Armani Exchange brand offers is the sleek black dial of this watch. I think we guys are partial to the colour black, which absolutely will never go out of style. It is so versatile that it can accessorize any outfit,…