About Jason Francisco

Jason Francisco is the Junior Administrative Assistant of WatchTime. His mission is to share all news, tests and stories with our readers worldwide via social media networks. Jason also is supporting the mobile editions of WatchTime on the iPad, iPhone, Nook and Kindle. From time to time Jason writes blog posts on various watch topics.

Hublot F1 King Power Austin

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Hublot is celebrating the return of Formula 1 to the United States by unveiling their latest King Power watch. The penultimate Grand Prix of the season will take place in the new "Circuit of the Americas" built in Austin, Texas, so Hublot, as the Official Watch of Formula 1, has named their new watch the F1 King Power Austin. … [Read more...]


Close-Up: Casio Pro Trek PRW3000-1

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Casio has expanded its Pro Trek collection, designed for outdoors enthusiasts, with the introduction of the PRW3000-1. The Pro-Trek PRW3000-1 utilizes Casio’s Triple Sensor Version 3 Technology, which features a downsized direction sensor and pressure sensor for altimeter/barometer readings and thermometer, resulting in improved altitude readings and compass measurements, as well as a smaller case size than previous Pro Trek watches. … [Read more...]


WatchTime.com’s Top 10 Watch Brand Videos

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We've added a lot more videos to Watchtime.com over the past year, and many of you have noticed. The videos — most created and provided by some of the top watch brands — have become one of the most popular features on the site. Below, we count down your current favorite watch videos, ranked by page views. Click on each to watch the full video. 10. Inside the HYT H2 HYT's H2 expands the timekeeping system of its debut model, the H1, which uses clear and green-tinted liquids indicate the … [Read more...]


SIHH 2014 REVISITED: 4 DAYS, 47 WATCHES

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At last year's SIHH 2014 in Geneva, we saw and covered so many new watches, we're concerned our readers might have missed some of our  updates. To make it easier for you to see everything we covered, we've created this handy recap with links to all 47 watches we covered over the watch fair's four days. As we head to SIHH 2015 it's worth a look back at the novelties from 2014. … [Read more...]


Basel Bargain Hunting: 7 New Watches Under $5,000

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At the Baselworld watch fair, held in Spring each year, many of the biggest watch brands unveil their new watches and in some cases you will find great products for watch fans who look for budget-friendly timepieces and affordable watches. We present a selection of affordable Baselworld watches. Let us know about your own budget-friendly Baselworld watches in the comments section of this post! … [Read more...]


5 Iconic Watches from the Mind of Gérald Genta

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Throughout his career, legendary watch designer Gérald Genta (1931-2011) created some of the most iconic models in the watch world, working with brands from Omega to Audemars Piguet and IWC and eventually establishing an independent brand (now absorbed into Bulgari, one of his other clients) making watches under his own name. It is a testament to the influence of his designs that his watches became hallmarks of their respective brands and remain popular watch styles. Below, we take a look at … [Read more...]


5 Limited-Edition Omega Watches Made for the Olympic Games

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For many years, Omega has served as the official timekeeper of the Olympic games. In addition to its timing duties, Omega often releases timepieces celebrating the games and the nations that host them. For this year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Omega introduced the Omega Sochi Petrograd, which we covered here. Below, we take a look at five other Omega watches (in most cases, exclusive and extremely limited) made specifically for the Olympic games. … [Read more...]


8 Celebrity-Owned Watches That Rocked the Auction Block

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Few factors can increases the value of a vintage watch quite like its once having belonged to a celebrity. Whenever a watch owned by a famous or historic figure goes on the block at auction houses like Antiquorum and Christie's, bidding can be expected to go well beyond the estimated value. Below we look at notable "celebrity" watches, once owned by iconic entertainment and sports stars, sold at auction within the past few years. … [Read more...]


Facetime February 15

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Facetime February 8

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SIHH 2014: 9 New Luxury Watches for Ladies

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At the big watch fairs, like the upcoming Baselworld show and the recent SIHH in Geneva, the stars of the show tend to be complicated watches for men, but each year, watch brands also debut plenty of ladies' watches, many made at the same level of craftsmanship as their male counterparts. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, we're looking at some recently announced ladies' watches which will be available in 2014. … [Read more...]


Facetime February 1

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SIHH 2014 Preview: 10 New Watches Launching at SIHH

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This year's SIHH watch fair, held in Geneva, starts on Monday. If you're a regular visitor to WatchTime.com, you've seen that several watches making their debut at SIHH have already been unveiled before the event. To prepare you for our upcoming on-site coverage of the SIHH, we're giving you a taste of watches from ten brands that we (and, perhaps, some of you) will be seeing live for the first time there. … [Read more...]


Facetime January 11

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Facetime January 4

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Happy New Year, and welcome to another installment of Facetime! … [Read more...]


WatchTime E-Special: TAG Heuer Triple Feature

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WatchTime’s latest digital exclusive, WatchTime E-Special: TAG Heuer Triple Feature is now available on the WatchTime shop and the WatchTime app! Download the app from the Google Play store or the iTunes App store to read this trio of TAG Heuer watch reviews. … [Read more...]


Facetime December 7

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Welcome to another installment of Facetime! … [Read more...]


WatchTime Holiday Gift Guide 2013

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We're celebrating the holidays with our latest digital exclusive, the WatchTime Holiday Gift Guide 2013. Download the app on the Google Play store or the iTunes App store to purchase this special issue showcasing 111 watches, introduced at this year's Baselworld and SIHH watch fairs, available at retailers this holiday season. … [Read more...]


Facetime November 23

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Welcome to another installment of Facetime! … [Read more...]


Grieb & Benzinger Designs Custom-Made Ladies Watch

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Grieb & Benzinger, known for its unusual skeletonized watches, as well as for its bespoke watchmaking service, has created a custom timepiece for a female collector. This is the brand's first ever ladies' watch. … [Read more...]