About WatchTime

WatchTime is America’s #1 luxury watch magazine and one of the best-selling watch magazines worldwide. More than 600,000 aficionados read WatchTime’s products every month. WatchTime sells more magazines on U.S. newsstands, and has more social media fans, than all its North American watch-magazine competitors. WatchTime is the only watch magazine with dedicated digital editions for every major tablet platform. Inside Basel.Geneva, WatchTime’s annual luxury watch show, is America’s most popular event series for watch collectors. Its best-in-class journalism, digital products and live events have earned WatchTime several global awards and nominations. Based in New York City, WatchTime is a member of Germany’s Ebner Group, one of Europe’s largest family-owned special-interest media companies. Having operated continuously for 200 years, Ebner today publishes more than 80 magazines and 30 websites worldwide. WatchTime and its sister watch magazines are available in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, India and Asia.

WatchTime Redesigns Mobile Website After Audience Increase of 1,000% Since 2012


WatchTime has redesigned the mobile website of watchtime.com. The new design is elegant and simple and presents content in a responsive way, adapting itself automatically to a variety of device sizes. All reviews, features, news, blog posts and educational elements are available on the mobile version, and the sponsored content section has been optimized for mobile devices as well. WatchTime's mobile traffic has grown at a rate of 1,000% since 2012 and today accounts for more than 50% of … [Read more...]

Automatic for the People: 7 Mechanical Watches Under $2,000

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At the Swiss watch fairs, the attention-grabbing releases are often the most astronomically priced timepieces with the most complex movements. But what about those who are seeking a more "entry-level" timepiece without compromising on the mechanical movement? We've compiled a list of affordable watches with automatic movements that might have flown under your radar. While less complicated and less expensive, at under $2,000 each, these watches won't break the bank. … [Read more...]

WatchTime at 15: A Growing Audience of 600,000


This year WatchTime celebrates its 15th anniversary. What started as a small watch magazine in 1999 has become what some regard as the world’s best watch magazine. One of those is Sidin Vadakut, a journalist with Mint, a leading business newspaper in India, who has no connection to WatchTime other than as a reader. In 2012, he wrote in Mint: “For more than a decade, Joe Thompson and his team have produced arguably the most influential watch magazine in the world. With an unmatched reputation … [Read more...]

WatchTime is World’s First Watch Magazine to Win 7 Digital Magazine Award Nominations


The Digital Magazine Awards, one of the world's largest awards for digital media and publishing, have announced their 2014 finalists, and WatchTime has been nominated in four categories: specialist magazine of the year, magazine website of the year, men's lifestyle magazine of the year, and publisher of the year. Together with last year's nominations WatchTime now has been nominated an unprecedented seven times as a finalist at the Digital Magazine Awards. WatchTime is the world's first watch … [Read more...]

Watchtoberfest: 5 Tough German Sports Watches


Bring out the dirndls, lederhosen and giant beer mugs — Germany's Oktoberfest is underway! We at WatchTime thought it might also be a good time to showcase some robust sports watches from some smaller German watch brands that may have flown under your radar this year. Here are five recently released German sports watches. … [Read more...]

WatchTime Becomes First Watch Magazine To Win Folio Fame Award, Future 50 Award and Apex Award

WatchTime May-June 2014 Cover

WatchTime has broken yet another record (after reaching 600,000 monthly readers for the first time ever): it becomes the world’s first luxury watch magazine to win a Folio Fame Award, SmartCEO Future 50 Award, and Apex Award. Within the past year, WatchTime has been honored with eight prestigious global and domestic awards and nominations. The Apex Award jury praised WatchTime’s excellence in electronic media while the Folio Fame Award jury honored WatchTime’s outstanding success in … [Read more...]

For First Time Ever, WatchTime Reaches 600,000 Monthly Readers


WatchTime reached a record-breaking audience of affluent watch collectors in May 2014. More than 600,000 readers accessed one of WatchTime’s products, setting a new record and marking a rapid growth of more than 200 percent versus May 2013. The digital channels grew most quickly, while there has also been growth in print and tablet subscribers. On watchtime.com, the so-called "power brand" channels, together with the watch database, continue to attract an increasing number of readers, while … [Read more...]

WatchTime Magazine Announces Launch of WatchTime Middle East

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WatchTime, America’s best-selling luxury watch magazine, has announced the launch of its new Middle East edition. WatchTime Middle East will be based in Dubai and sold throughout the entire region as well as all in large metro areas. The Middle East is one of the world’s fastest growing markets for fine watches. … [Read more...]

WatchTime.com Reaches 1 Million Monthly Page Views

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For the first time in its history, Watchtime’s website, www.watchtime.com, has reached 1 million monthly page views. The website, with its unique mix of news, blog posts, live event coverage, reviews, features, interviews, in-depth analysis and free downloads, has seen strong and steady growth; more than 400,000 readers visit watchtime.com every month. … [Read more...]

WatchTime Reader Survey: Are You Willing to Buy Watches on the Internet?


WatchTime and our contributor Alexander Linz from watch-insider.com are conducting a reader survey to learn more about how watch collectors buy watches on the internet. Take part in our survey and get a free download of WatchTime's E-Special 'Rolex'! The survey is confidential; we will not share your data with anyone else nor will we use it outside the survey analysis. No reader-specific data will be stored. WatchTime will run more surveys in the next months so stay tuned for additional free … [Read more...]

WatchTime Adds New Social Media Accounts


WatchTime recently increased its already broad social media presence. Now, readers can reach WatchTime's news, reviews, features and photo posts conveniently on the world's most popular social networks. With more than 38,000 fans on Facebook WatchTime has more followers than all other U.S. watch magazines and watch blogs combined. On Pinterest, WatchTime currently features over 800 stunning watch photos in more than 50 boards and categories. The new social media setup helps WatchTime to reach … [Read more...]

WatchTime Now Available On More Newsstands


Effective immediately, WatchTime magazine adds dozens of new newsstands across the U.S. and Canada to its already broad setup. Together with its existing wholesale network WatchTime now is available on more newsstands and airports than any other watch magazine in North America. The story continues: WatchTime will add even more national and international  newsstands in 2012 and 2013 to bring the best watch content to all watch lovers and connoisseurs worldwide. Make sure to get your copy of … [Read more...]

New WatchTime Newsletter Service

Effective immediately, WatchTime has added a new service to its very popular newsletter portfolio. Signing up to WatchTime Weekly, our free newsletter sent out every Friday, has never been easier! If you live in the USA, simply text the word Watchtime with your phone to 22828 - our system will reply with a message asking for your e-mail address which you can send via text. That's it. And it's free! Try it today and text Watchtime to 22828. WatchTime Weekly delivers the best watch news, … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s Social Media Audience Increases


With almost 20,000 fans on Facebook, WatchTime welcomes fans from every continent worldwide - with new readers from South America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. On Facebook (plus Twitter, Pinterest and alike) the WatchTime team shares and posts the most interesting watch news, industry updates, breaking stories, interviews, watch fair coverage and in-depth features. Together with its new watch blog, the editorial team covers the full range of watch content. Some of the exclusive … [Read more...]

WatchTime Expands its Pinterest Presence


To all of you who love great watch photos and who collect watch wallpaper (like most of our WatchTime magazine readers), our Pinterest site might be worth a look. With almost 600 photos from a variety of topics and sorted by brand or category, the WatchTime Pinterest board already has attracted followers from all over the world and gets shared throughout the watch forums. We'll add new photos every week. You can follow a specific board like our popoular Facetime gallery or watch selections like … [Read more...]