G-Shock & Maharishi Release First Limited Edition Collaborative Timepiece

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G-Shock and UK based street wear label, maharishi, have unveiled their first collaboration – a limited edition chronograph inspired by the dazzle paint scheme used on Navy battleships to confuse German torpedo operators during World War I. This graphic black and white “Bambazzle” patterned watch, the GA110MH-7A, features shock resistance, 200M water resistance, magnetic resistance, Auto LED light with afterglow, 48 city world time, 1/1000th stopwatch with speed indicator, 4 daily alarms … [Read more...]

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

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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 City's Tourneau Time Machine. … [Read more...]

TAG Heuer to Supply Watches and Eyewear for Oracle Racing’s America’s Cup Defense

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TAG Heuer and Oracle Racing have announced a partnership that will see the Oracle Racing crew outfitted with TAG Heuer watches and eyewear during the America’s Cup World Series and the 34th America’s Cup, the finals of which will take place on San Francisco Bay in September, 2013. … [Read more...]

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. Find wallpaper for this piece inside. … [Read more...]

Hamilton Pan Europ

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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, the H31 caliber. The image below may be enlarged with a click. TECHNICAL … [Read more...]

Visual Quiz: Mystery Watches

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Can you identify manufacturers without seeing their names on the dials? We’ve lined up a dozen images, sans brand identification, to test your visual skills. Some watches are current, while others were produced in years gone by. As always, the answers appear at the end. Good luck! … [Read more...]

Reader’s Story: My Timing Was Right

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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...]

2010: The Year In Review Quiz, Part II

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Once again we look at the biggest and smallest stories of the year. Were you paying attention? As always, the answers appear at the end. Good luck! … [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...]

Back to the Future: The New Hamilton Pulsomatic Automatic

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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...]

Hamilton Khaki Team Earth

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Hamilton and actor Harrison Ford have collaborated to create the Hamilton Khaki Team Earth. Team Earth is a non-profit organization of individuals and companies working together to address global environmental challenges. Hamilton and Ford are members, and portion of Khaki Team Earth sales benefit the organization. Each watch has "Team Earth" and Harrison Ford's signature engraved on the caseback. The MSRP is $850. … [Read more...]

TIME TEST: It’s Automatic

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How much do you know about self-winding watches, past and present? Sharpen your pencil and set that cerebral rotor a’spinning. Answers, as usual, appear at the end. … [Read more...]

“Mad” About ’60s Watches

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The fourth season of AMC TV’s Emmy-award-winning drama series Mad Men premieres in late July, and the show’s fans have the date circled. The series, which follows the lives and careers of Madison Avenue advertising executives in 1960s New York, has not only wowed critics and fueled revivals of that era’s fashions and classic cocktails — its famous attention to period details has provided substantial fodder for watch enthusiasts. … [Read more...]

Trivia Quiz: Watches in the Movies 2 – The Sequel

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A few weeks back we offered some general "watches in the movies" trivia. This time around we're focusing on watches worn by leading men such as Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Matt Damon and John Travolta, with a few comedy stars added to lighten things up. Do you know which watches these top actors wore? Test your knowledge within. As always, the answers appear at the end. Good luck! … [Read more...]

Trivia Quiz: Watches in the Movies

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In the February issue of WatchTime, we reveal which watch Richard Dreyfuss wore as shark researcher Matt Hooper in Jaws. Not all movie watches take decades to identify. Test your knowledge in this quiz to see how well you know your Hollywood watch trivia. Hints in the form of answers appear at the end. … [Read more...]

TIME TEST: Famous Firsts

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The first month of a new decade: what better time to mull over other promising (albeit not always successful) beginnings? Test your knowledge of a dozen watch-world firsts (the answers are at the end). … [Read more...]

What Are These Guys Up To?

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TechnoMarine made a big splash a decade ago. A new team is hoping to do it again. The image of (left to right) Christian Viros, Vincent Perriard, and Steven Cohen, nearly up to their necks in water, is designed to make us wonder what these three bobbing Pep Boys are up to. The image is apt because that’s exactly the question lots of people in the watch world are asking. … [Read more...]

A Boom for the Budget-Minded: Watches Under $1000

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Times are tough. But, contrary to what you might think, a tight watch budget doesn’t mean taking a pass on a mechanical movement. With the fall selling season dawning, there’s a fresh crop of under-$1,000 mechanical watches now in stores or soon to be there: the biggest batch, at least it seems to us, since the mechanical revival began. … [Read more...]

Summer Reading: Five Great Watch Books

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You’ve got about a month to get to that summer reading that you promised yourself you would do. If you are in the mood for a whale of a watch tale, here are five books guaranteed to please. … [Read more...]

Hamilton Jazzmaster Slim Automatic

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Henry Ward Beecher said "True elegance becomes the more so as it approaches simplicity." Henry would have liked the Hamilton Jazzmaster Slim Automatic. It reduces the wristwatch to its essential elements: hours, minutes, date. The luminescent hands make sure you won't be lost in the dark. The Jazzmaster Slim is available in 40 and 43mm cases, in stainless steel and pink gold plate, with black or silver dial, and on black or brown strap or a Milanese-style mesh bracelet. Power is provided by an … [Read more...]

Hamilton X-Mach: Are You Moving Faster Than Sound?

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Hamilton's new 44mm X-Mach lets you measure an aircraft's speed relative to that of sound - Hamilton calls this the "Machmeter" feature. To perform this feat however, you need to be sitting in the cockpit. Pilots set the pressure altitude (PA) and calibrated air speed (CAS) measured by the aircraft's instruments by turning the right crown of the watch to reveal the Mach number in ISA (International Standard Atmosphere) conditions on the bezel. … [Read more...]

Hamilton Ventura XXL: Blue Hawaii for the 21st Century

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2010 would have been Elvis's 75th birthday, and to mark the occasion, Hamilton is producing two new versions of the Ventura, made famous by the King in his 1961 movie "Blue Hawaii". One commemorative model is a quartz-powered replica of the original. My focus will be on the second piece: the cool XXL Edition. The styling has been updated with larger dimensions, a gunmetal PVD case, and a perforated dial that lets the automatic ETA 2824-2 movement see a bit of sunlight. … [Read more...]

Hamilton for 2009: BASE Jumping, Diving, and More

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Some say the trend toward ever-larger watches is slowing, but you would not know it to look at Hamilton’s new 50mm Khaki BASE Jump watches. That’s BASE as in parachuting off of Buildings, Antennas, Spans and Earth. Available in automatic and chronograph versions, we will focus on the latter as it presents an interesting twist (pun intended): the timing functions are activated by turning the bezel, not by pushing buttons. Twist the bezel counter-clockwise to start and stop, then clockwise to … [Read more...]