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Dive Watch Wednesday: Bracelet Extensions vs. Flexible Straps

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Depending on where you plan on diving, chances are that you will wear a wetsuit or, in some cases, even a dry suit. Both increase your wrist size substantially, which is why a dive watch usually features a deployment clasp with a divers' extension, or even comes with an extra strap piece that can be attached to the strap buckle when worn over a dry suit (e.g. the unique Citizen Promaster 1000, which has been previously reviewed by WatchTime). A regular clasp extension usually doesn’t add … [Read more...]

Doxa Auctions Limited-Edition Divers’ Watches Worn By Jean-Michel Cousteau

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Doxa, the Swiss watch company that introduced the world to the first orange-dialed divers watch, is auctioning five limited-edition models of its Doxa Sub 1200T, each one personally worn by diving legend Jean-Michel Cousteau. Profits from the auctions, which began this week on eBay, will benefit Cousteau's Ocean Futures Society. … [Read more...]

WatchTime E-Special: Dive-Watch Double Feature

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WatchTime's latest iPad-exclusive special issue is now available. Download the WatchTime app to read the WatchTime E-Special: Dive-Watch Double Feature, which collects two past WatchTime stories reviewing a total of seven divers' watches. Each watch was tested underwater by professional divers, and assessed for their comfort, legibility, and ease of use. The first story compares the Cuervo y Sobrinos Robusto Buceador, TAG Heuer Aquaracer 500M Calibre 5, Oris Divers Titan “C” Small Second, … [Read more...]

The Latest FaceTime Photos

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Dear WatchTime readers, thank you very much for continuing to send us photos of yourselves wearing your favorite watches in all kinds of interesting places and situations! Here are some of the latest we've received. If you'd like to see yourself and your timepiece here, email us a high-res photo, along with a descriptive caption, to photo@watchtime.com. The best photos will also be selected for our Facetime category in the next issue of WatchTime magazine. … [Read more...]

Clockwork Orange: Wallpaper From the WatchTime Archives

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Back in our December 2006 issue, we ran a photo feature called "Clockwork Orange," showcasing watches with orange dials, straps, and other elements. Now we've selected a half-dozen of these striking still-life images, shot by our faithful watch shutterbug Nik Schölzel, for you to download to decorate your computer screen. Simply click on the photos for full-sized wallpaper images. Orange you glad you visited our site? … [Read more...]

Doxa Sub 4000T

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The new Doxa SUB 4000T professional diver's watch commemorates the tenth anniversary of the Doxa SUB collection. The hands and hourmarkers offer extreme luminosity, the rotating bezel indicates the decompression table, and the helium valve at 9 o'clock guarantees water-resistance to a depth of 1,220 meters. Dedicated to ocean-diving enthusiasts, this edition is limited to 500 pieces. The image below may be enlarged with a click. Movement Automatic, 42-hour power reserve Functions … [Read more...]

Trivia Quiz: Hollywood Watches

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This time around our quiz features (mostly) action films, and we throw in a small-screen question or two. Do you know which watches these characters wore? This ticket to the movies is free, and as always, the answers appear at the end. Good luck! … [Read more...]

Doxa Launches Diving With Legends Book and Watch

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Peter Millar’s book Diving With Legends profiles some of diving’s greatest living legends, and Doxa Watches was proud to be on hand to help announce the launch of the book and a limited edition Diving With Legends watch. Several icons of the deep included in the book were on hand for the launch, and the event was made even more special as several members of the Doxa Watch Forum traveled from near and far to meet their diving heroes and share their Doxa diving stories. … [Read more...]

The Decade that Was

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You can’t see us, but we’ve got our party hats on. This September, WatchTime magazine celebrates its 10th birthday. To mark the event, we’re publishing in our September-October issue (on newsstands now) a 38-page special section on the wild, wacky watch decade that just ended. The bulk of the section is a rundown of the top 10 watch-related stories from 1999 until now. Here’s a glimpse at that top 10 (for a fuller view, you’ll have to read the magazine). … [Read more...]

Speak Easy

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Not long ago, Lynn Miner, a reader of WatchTime magazine, wrote with a request: would we publish a guide on how to pronounce all those nettlesome watch-brand names? We hope the following brand list, with phonetic spellings on the right, helps Miner and tongue-twisted watch fans everywhere. … [Read more...]

Doxa Marks its 120th Anniversary with the Ultraspeed

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During its early days, Doxa was perhaps best known for the watches and watch and clock movements they developed for the automobile industry. Doxa’s founder, Georges Ducommun, was a car nut who had a gas station at his residence. Today Mr. Ducommun’s former home is Switzerland’s largest horological museum, and the gas pumps can still be found there. His passion led Ducommun to design and development an 8-day movement to power the dashboard clocks of the legendary Bugatti automobiles. … [Read more...]