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Welcome to WatchTime's blog - the watch collector's daily watch blog resource for the latest watch news, watch blog updates, events and industry coverage. The WatchTime team also posts watch blog stories on the watch scene, watch collectors and watch brand reports plus additional watch blog updates from watch fairs.

Expert Advice: 3 Ways to Safely Store Your Watches

Safe Deposit Box

If you have more then one watch, you essentially have a watch collection. So what do you do with your other watch (or watches) when you are leaving home or will be out of town for a couple of days (or … [Read more...]


Escapement Watch Review: Seiko Grand Seiko Spring Drive Chronograph

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In this in-depth review from my online watch magazine, Escapement, I take a look at the Grand Seiko Spring Drive Chronograph Caliber 9R86 SBGC001. The watch features a column-wheel chronograph, a … [Read more...]


Monochrome Monday: Introducing The Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Arca Collection

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Vacheron Constantin, looking back on its remarkable 260 years of history, introduced a series of celebratory collections at SIHH 2015, including the all-new Harmony collection and two Métiers d’Art … [Read more...]


Bright Idea: Deep Blue’s Affordable Dive Watches

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Stan Betesh’s company, Deep Blue, specializes in watches for exploring under water, but the vast expanse he really swims in is the digital ocean. “This is a brand that was brought up with the … [Read more...]


Fratello Friday: My Top 3 Rolex GMT-Master Watches

Rolex GMT Master II Ref. 16710

Many visitors to my blog, Fratellowatches.com, absolutely love Rolex watches. Whenever I write something about this brand, whether it's about new product introductions at Baselworld or something … [Read more...]


Five Affordable Montblanc Watches Under $5,000

5 Montblanc watches under $5000

An appreciation for affordable fine timepieces often goes hand in hand with an appreciation for fine writing instruments. Both require high levels of skill to execute at the highest level. Both … [Read more...]


Dive Watch Classics: Hands-on With the Christopher Ward Trident 600

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Earlier this year, British watch brand Christopher Ward announced several changes to its Trident collection, ranging from increased water resistance, optimized dial layouts and lume to new ceramic … [Read more...]


Fratello Reviews and Compares the New and Vintage Omega Speedmaster Mark II

Omega Speedmaster Mark II - old and new

Every Tuesday on my blog, www.fratellowatches.com, we tackle a topic related to Omega Speedmaster watches. This week's Fratello Friday comes to us from that "Speedy Tuesday" series, and focuses on my … [Read more...]


Feeling Blue: 21 Watches With Blue Dials and Blue Straps

TAG Heuer 1887 Carrera Chronograph

Blue watches are one of the growing style trends seen in the watch world in the past few years — and on display at the watch shows in Switzerland and in the U.S.A. —, with blue-on-blue dial-strap … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: The 5 Coolest Omega Constellation Watches

Omega Constellation Grande Lux

I've covered lots of Omega Seamasters and Speedmasters — the brand's most popular families — in my series of Fratello Friday columns on Omega, but let’s not forget about the Constellation. … [Read more...]


Feminine and Exclusive: 9 Luxury Watches for Ladies

Parmigiani Ladies Metropolitaine

At the big watch fairs, 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 … [Read more...]


Bare Bones: 10 Interesting Skeleton Watches

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In skeleton watches, the watchmaker strips the watch's dial and/or movement to their bare essentials, revealing as much of the watch's interior as possible. For skeleton watch fans who love the … [Read more...]


Dive Watches 101: The Basics of the Rotating Divers’ Watch Bezel

Seiko Marinemaster bezel submerged

In this article in our series on the basics of divers' watches, DiveintoWatches.com takes on what is probably most distinctive element of a dive watch: the rotating bezel. … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: 5 Vintage Watches For the Budget-Minded Aficionado

Alpina Sea-Strong Startimer

Let's say you are on a budget of $1,000 - $1,500 for a nice timepiece. If you care about things like warranty, water resistance, no maintenance for the next five years and so on, you may want to skip … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: 5 Mechanical Watches Under $1,000

Longines HydroConquest

Call it a "budget" timepiece or an "entry-level luxury" affordable watch: for many, affordable watches are the first step into a lifelong passion. Fortunately, there are many affordable mechanical … [Read more...]


Going Creative: 4 Artistic Watches

Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Nuit Boreale

High horology isn’t just about movements: it’s also about aesthetics. The watch brands in Geneva call on a range of decorative techniques, such as guillochage, enameling, and skeletonizing, that … [Read more...]


Watch Insider’s Top 10 Chronograph Watches: Are These The Best Chronographs?

Cartier Montre Calibre de Cartier

Top chronograph watches remain incredibly popular, even if most of us don't even use their signature chronograph watch functions. I am no exception; along with GMT/UTC functions, chronographs are one … [Read more...]


Watch Insider’s 6 Most Underestimated Watch Manufacturers

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Some watch brands get all the credit, while others deserve more than they get. This six-pack – Breguet, Cartier, Chopard, Glashütte Original, Nomos and Tissot – does a great job. All six are … [Read more...]


RGM Watches: Roland G. Murphy’s American Way

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Making a watch movement in Switzerland is one thing. Making one in the USA is quite another. Just ask Roland G. Murphy, founder of RGM Watch Company. We spoke with Roland Murphy and took an in-depth … [Read more...]


Monochrome Reviews the IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau

IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Expedition Cousteau

A while ago IWC introduced an entirely renewed Aquatimer collection. All IWC Aquatimer watches have been redesigned and now feature the same design cues, and, more importantly, functional upgrades … [Read more...]