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

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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 this week's Fratello Friday article on vintage watches. If you are living your horological life a bit more on the edge, however, I encourage you to read on. … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 10 Divers’ Watches

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Because divers' watches continue to be very popular, we've continued to cover a lot of them here on WatchTime.com. Here we collect photos of some of these timepieces, all of which have been introduced and/or released within the past few years, as downloadable wallpaper for your desktop. Click each photo for the larger image. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 10 Affordable Watches and Top Watch Brands

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There is a lot of discussion about what constitutes "affordable watches" and "affordable luxury" in luxury watch brands and best watches for men. From my blog, Watch-Insider.com, here is my list of the top 10 affordable watches and top affordable watch brands that, in my opinion, represent the most excellent value for their luxury watch price and can be considered best watches for men, if you will. … [Read more...]

24 Holiday Watches for the Budget-Minded

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Christmas is right around the corner, and many of you might still be looking for the perfect gifts for your fellow watch freaks. With just a few days left to go, we're offering some suggestions for watch gifts that won't break the bank. Follow the links below for 24 affordable watches you can buy this holiday season. In Fratello Friday: My Top 5 Watches Under $1,000, blogger Robert-Jan Broer of FratelloWatches.com shares his top five watches priced under $1,000, including the Seiko “Black … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Christmas List: 28 Watch Gift Ideas for Watch Lovers

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The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and many of you are probably considering buying a watch, either as a gift for a loved one or as a year-end reward for yourself. In response to the many readers of my blog, Watch-Insider.com, asking me what watch I would recommend, here are my personal selections of watches to give as gifts, all introduced this year or very recently. … [Read more...]

Vintage Style: Watch Insider’s Top 10 Modern Re-Edition Watches

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The vintage look is having a moment in the watch world right now, with many brands releasing modern takes on old classics. Here, in this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, are my personal choices for 10 of the best of these re-editions that have debuted within the past few years. Many will have you asking yourself if they are old or new. Alpina Heritage Pilot Chronograph Automatic: Inspired by an Alpina aviation chronograph from the 1930s. Cartier Tank Louis Cartier: This modern … [Read more...]

Regulation Time: Testing the Alpina Avalanche Manufacture Regulator

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The Alpina Avalanche Manufacture Regulator has an offbeat regulator dial. Does the watch’s in-house movement stay on tempo? Photographer Nik Schölzel and I find out in this watch test feature from the December 2010 issue of WatchTime. … [Read more...]

Alpina Extreme Diver 300 Orange

Alpina Extreme Diver 300 Orange

The color orange has long been recognized by many professional divers as the most visible deep underwater, hence its use on many professional-grade diving watches. So it only made sense that Swiss sport-watch brand Alpina would release a divers' model with prominent orange elements. That new watch, which debuted at Baselworld, is called the Alpina Extreme Diver 300 Orange. … [Read more...]

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

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At the 2013 Baselworld watch fair, held in April, many of the biggest watch brands unveiled their new watches for the year. As expected, most of the buzz was generated by complicated (and often very limited) models with extraordinary price tags, and the entry-level prices for many luxury brands, in most cases, continued to tick up. However, we also found some makers of timepieces that demonstrated an eye toward value for money in their latest offerings. Below are seven that caught our eye (six … [Read more...]

Hear What 16 Prominent Watch Execs Said About Baselworld 2013

Jean-Christophe Babin, TAG Heuer CEO

WatchTime contributor Alexander Linz was hard at work at Baselworld, conducting interviews with several CEOs and representatives of major watch brands, discussing their latest watches and other developments in the industry. Linz posted the audio from the interviews on his blog, watch-insider.com. Below is a comprehensive list with links to the audio interviews. Click each name to hear the interview: Jean-Frédéric Dufour, CEO of Zenith Stephen Urquhart, president of Omega Walter von … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2013, Day One: Blancpain, Hublot, Graham, Alpina

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The first day of the 2013 Baselworld watch fair is in the books, and I've already seen a number of interesting new timepieces. Yesterday's highlights included a clever yacht-timer watch from Alpina, a world horological  first from Blancpain, and some quality time with one of this year's most talked-about pieces, Hublot's La Ferrari. … [Read more...]

Video: Alpina Launches Startimer Pilot Collection

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Alpina’s new Startimer Pilot Collection includes a range of timepieces inspired by original Alpina designs used by pilots during the 1920s and 30s. The collection includes four models, each measuring 44mm in diameter: three variations offering time and date, including two with a manufacture movements, and a two-register chronograph. Click here to see photos of the Startimer Pilot Collection. Click below for a video of the Alpina Startimer Manufacture... Receive all the news, … [Read more...]

Watch Insider Previews 8 Brands of BaselWorld 2013

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At watch-insider.com, Alexander Linz gives us a preview of several watches to keep an eye on at this year's upcoming Baselworld watch fair. Linz highlights pre-Basel releases from eight brands, including Breguet's “Type XXII” 10 Hz-chronograph and Omega's new additions to its Ladymatic collection (which we featured on watchtime.com), along with new models from Chopard, Alpina, Zenith, and more. To read Watch Insider's full preview, click HERE. … [Read more...]

Alpina Diver Midsize Collection

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Alpina has recently introduced their new Diver Midsize Collection, a line of dive watches able to go 1000 feet below the surface, with models for both men and women available. … [Read more...]

Talking Watches With New Alpina Brand Ambassador William Baldwin

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Recently, the sporty Swiss watch brand Alpina announced that actor William Baldwin (Backdraft, The Squid and the Whale, TV's "Gossip Girl") will be the celebrity brand ambassador for its new line of Alpina Divers watches. The brand welcomed Baldwin in a gala press event at New York's Maritime Hotel in late June. At the event, WatchTime sat down with the actor — a fan and collector of fine watches —  for a candid chat about timepieces and the role they've played in his life and career. … [Read more...]

Alpina Worldtimer Manufacture

Alpina Worldtimer Manufacture

A Swiss brand known for sporty designs and reasonable prices, even for its watches with in-house mechanical movements, Alpina has released an attractive world-time watch, which is both user-friendly, and wallet-friendly, called the Alpina Worldtimer Manufacture. The watch, produced in a limited edition of 8,888 pieces, is part of the Alpina Aviation collection, which was developed in a cross-marketing collaboration with Cessna, a leading manufacturer of business jets and other light and … [Read more...]

Alpina Sailing Collection

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Alpina recently announced the Alpina Swan 80, which will be participating in several yacht regattas throughout 2012. The Alpina Swan has recently raced in the Palmavella and will race in the Loro Piani and Giraglia regattas in June. Later this year, the Alpina Swan will race in the Voiles des St. Tropez and the Middle Sea Race regattas. Alpina has also announced the Alpina Sailing Collection. The main piece in the collection is an automatic chronograph with regatta start function, which will … [Read more...]

Alpina Startimer Classic Collection

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Alpina Genève is launching the new Startimer Classic Collection with designs inspired by original Alpina Pilot watch designs from the 1920s and 30s. In this new collection the functional Startimer Pilot look takes on a traditional, vintage look. Find wallpaper and prices inside. … [Read more...]

Alpina and Cessna Hold Collaboration Event

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To celebrate their collaboration, Alpina and Cessna recently held an event at Cessna Aircraft’s headquarters in Wichita, Kansas. Selected VIP customers attended a presentation and viewed over 30 airplanes in different stages of production. Following the presentation, several Cessna planes were inspected in the main showroom, including a brand new Cessna Citation Mustang. … [Read more...]

Gustafsson & Sjögren (GoS) Introduce the Stockholm

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Swedish watch brand Gustafsson & Sjögren (GoS) is a partnership between bladesmith Johan Gustafsson and watchmaker Patrik Sjögren. Together they combine hand-forged Damascus steel and a variety of movements to create unique timepieces in limited numbers. Their newest watch is the Stockholm. … [Read more...]