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5 Watch Brands We’ve Seen on “Mad Men”

Don Draper JLC

As AMC's hit drama series "Mad Men" kicks off its seventh and final season on Sunday night, we've decided to re-present our list of five watch brands that we've identified so far on the wrists of the show's characters. … [Read more...]

Hamilton Pan Europ H-30 (Updated with Live Photo from Baselworld 2014)

Hamilton Pan Europ 9474

For its first pre-Baselworld 2014 release, Hamilton introduces a contemporary version of its Hamilton Pan Europ, one of the very first wristwatches equipped with an automatic chronograph movement, introduced in 1971. The new three-hand Pan Europ H-30 debuts with a modern-day movement boasting an 80-hour power reserve.  … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014: Hamilton Khaki Takeoff Auto Chrono Limited Edition

Hamilton Khaki Takeoff Auto Chrono Limited Edition

Hamilton has unveiled a new limited-edition pilots' watch inspired by its aviation history, the Hamilton Khaki Takeoff Auto Chrono. The watch, which has a black PVD case, takes its design cues from an elapsed-time clock that Hamilton produced during World War II. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014 Preview: 19 New Watches We’ve Seen So Far

Omega Speedmaster Mark II

Baselworld 2014 is almost upon us, and the WatchTime team will be on-site at the world's biggest watch fair to provide you up-to-the-minute coverage of the scores of new timepieces making their world debuts there. Before we dive in, here's a roundup of the watches we've reported on so far, from brands that have provided pre-Baselworld press materials on some of their new products. Follow the … [Read more...]

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

Longines HydroConquest Chronograph

There is a lot of discussion about what constitutes "affordable watches" and "affordable luxury" in watch brands. 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 the price. … [Read more...]

Presidential Watches: 9 Timepieces Owned by U.S. Presidents

Obama wearing his TAG Heuer

With Election Day right around the corner, we thought we'd take a look at watches worn by American presidents over the years. Below, we've compiled a list of some notable wristwatches and pocketwatches belonging to past (and current) commanders-in-chief. George Washington carried a pocketwatch made by Jean-Antoine Lépine, watchmaker to King Louis XVI. The watch, a large, simple, keywound … [Read more...]

Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic Skeleton

Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic Skeleton - Men

With the fall arriving, and Halloween on the horizon, what better time to showcase a new skeleton watch? In this "his and hers" edition of Watch to Watch, we look at Hamilton's Jazzmaster Viewmatic Skeleton — available in men's and ladies' versions, and both containing the same new proprietary movement, Caliber H-20-S. … [Read more...]

Hamilton Evokes its Aviation Heritage with New Khaki Pilot Pioneer Pilots’ Watches

Hamilton Khaki Pilot Pioneer

Hamilton Watch Co., founded in 1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, began making watches for pilots shortly thereafter, in 1919. The brand's new collection of pilots' watches, called Khaki Pilot Pioneer Auto Chrono, bears the influence of its early aviation watches. WatchTime got a close-up look at the watches at the EAA Airventure in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, "the world's greatest aviation celebration." … [Read more...]

New Hamilton Watches at Watch Insider

Hamilton Jazzmaster Face 2 Face

Baselworld may be over, but there are still some new watches left to report on from the show. At watch-insider.com, Alexander Linz takes a look at Hamilton's latest timepieces such as the Hamilton Jazzmaster Face 2 Face, which features a rotating case with two dials. To see Hamilton's other new watches, including images and video, click HERE. … [Read more...]

Video: Hamilton Pan Europ

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Inspired by a Hamilton timepiece of the same name originally introduced in 1971, the modern Pan Europ takes a nostalgic look back in time. The year 1971, also the number of pieces in this limited edition, is a significant date in Hamilton’s history. It marks the year the brand joined the Swatch Group, then known as SSIH. Click here for photos of the Hamilton Pan Europ. Click below to start … [Read more...]

Bruce Willis Wears Hamilton Jazzmaster Watch in “A Good Day to Die Hard”

A Good Day to Die Hard Movie Poster Starring Bruce Willis

Action star Bruce Willis returns to the role of everyman hero John McClane in A Good Day to Die Hard, which opened in theaters this week. Keen-eyed watch buffs will note the timepiece that Willis wears in the film, which has been identified as a Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic. Actor Jai Courtney, who plays McClane's estranged son, also sports a Hamilton, the Khaki X-Patrol. … [Read more...]

Video: Hamilton Khaki X-Patrol

Hamilton Khaki XPatrol

An aviation-inspired watch released this year as part of Hamilton’s 120th anniversary celebration, the Khaki X-Patrol offers a unique and eminently useful feature for anyone who regularly finds himself traveling between America and other world destinations: a mechanical conversion function that allows the wearer to quickly calculate miles into kilometers, feet into meters, et cetera. Click … [Read more...]

First Watch: U.S. Presidents and Their Timepieces

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With the presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney heating up, we felt it was the perfect time to share this feature on presidents and their watches from the WatchTime archives (December 2008). Click here to find out what brands graced the wrists and waistcoasts of our chief executives. … [Read more...]

Facetime for July 14

Newlyweds and watch fans, John Behle and Vera Herath from Annapolis, MD, got married on May 4, 2012, wearing vintage Hamiltons they gave each other as wedding presents. John wears a ‘60s Hamilton Electric Nautilus 604 (with original band) and Vera wears a restored Hamilton Vesta circa 1959.

Thanks to all of our readers who have sent in great pictures so far. Send us your pictures so you can share your watch collection with fellow watch buffs. If you’d like to be featured here, in our magazine, or on our other social networks, send us a hi-res pic (at least 1mb) at photo@watchtime.com.     … [Read more...]

Hamilton Khaki X-Patrol (Video)

Hamilton Khaki X-Patrol black dial leather

An aviation-inspired watch released this year as part of Hamilton's 120th anniversary celebration, the Khaki X-Patrol offers a unique and eminently useful feature for anyone who regularly finds himself traveling between America and other world destinations: a mechanical conversion function that allows the wearer to quickly calculate miles into kilometers, feet into meters, et cetera. The … [Read more...]

Hamilton Celebrates 120 Years With Exhibit at New York’s Tourneau Time Machine

Hamilton Marine Chronometer

Hamilton Watch Company, founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1892, marks its 120th anniversary this year. To commemorate the milestone, Hamilton has collaborated with the National Watch & Clock Museum (NAWCC) , one of the world’s largest museums devoted to the art, science and history of timepieces and timekeeping, to curate a month-long public exhibit of Hamilton archives at New York … [Read more...]

Hamilton Pan Europ

Inspired by a Hamilton timepiece of the same name originally introduced in 1971, the modern Pan Europ takes a nostalgic look back in time. The year 1971, also the number of pieces in this limited edition, is a significant date in Hamilton's history. It marks the year the brand joined the Swatch Group, then known as SSIH. Find wallpaper for this piece inside. … [Read more...]

Hamilton Pan Europ

Hamilton is offering a revisited and gently nostalgic interpretation of the Pan Europ, the brand’s first automatic chronograph launched in 1971 and equipped with the famous Caliber 11. With its sturdy, slightly square case, red hands and blue dial and bezel, the new Pan Europ radiates tradition. The 1,971-piece limited edition is equipped with a Swiss high-grade automatic chronograph movement, … [Read more...]

Reader’s Story: My Timing Was Right

For WatchTime reader Stu Gleich, lucky timing and an amazing bit of serendipity let his two passions - watches and music - take him someplace he never dreamed he might end up. He sent us his story, and we thought you would enjoy it. … [Read more...]

Back to the Future: The New Hamilton Pulsomatic Automatic

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the world’s first LED digital watch, made by Hamilton. The American brand is celebrating the invention of the technology that revolutionized the watch industry with the new Hamilton Pulsomatic, a digital timepiece with Swiss craftsmanship in the form of an automatic movement. … [Read more...]