Joe Thompson

Joe Thompson is the editor in chief and associate publisher of WatchTime. Joe Thompson is one of the leading watch journalists worldwide.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Hosts WatchTime and Friends At Miami Design District Boutique

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Around 30 WatchTime readers in the Miami area, plus their spouses or significant others, were the guests of Jaeger-LeCoultre North America at the company’s boutique in Miami’s bustling Design … [Read more...]


WatchTime Exclusive: Inside Rolex Bienne

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On a rare tour of Rolex’s movement-manufacturing complex in Bienne, Switzerland, WatchTime's Joe Thompson and Norma Buchanan witnessed the making of the Cosmograph Daytona Caliber 4130. … [Read more...]


The Apple Watch: Pros and Cons

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More than eleven years ago, after Bill Gates personally introduced Microsoft smartwatches at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, I wrote a column in WatchTime entitled “Honk If You Want a … [Read more...]


Smartwatches – Smartphones for Your Wrist (Updated with News on the new Swatch Smartwatch)

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After smartphones come the smartwatches: IT companies — and, perhaps, even some traditional watch companies — are bringing intelligent watches onto the market, and the demand for them is growing. … [Read more...]


WatchTime’s November-December Issue is On Sale Now!

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The November-December issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also in the WatchTime online shop), featuring our test of the Omega Speedmaster Mark II, a showcase of Patek Philippe's 24 most … [Read more...]


WatchTime at 15: A Growing Audience of 600,000

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This year WatchTime celebrates its 15th anniversary. What started as a small watch magazine in 1999 has become what some regard as the world’s best watch magazine. One of those is Sidin Vadakut, a … [Read more...]


WatchTime is World’s First Watch Magazine to Win 7 Digital Magazine Award Nominations

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The Digital Magazine Awards, one of the world's largest awards for digital media and publishing, have announced their 2014 finalists, and WatchTime has been nominated in four categories: … [Read more...]


Press Release: WatchTime Magazine Celebrates 15 years with Special Subscription Rate

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New York City (NY): America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, celebrates 15 years of wristwatch journalism this year. On the occasion of this anniversary, WatchTime is offering its readers … [Read more...]


WatchTime Magazine Announces Launch of WatchTime Middle East

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WatchTime, America’s best-selling luxury watch magazine, has announced the launch of its new Middle East edition. WatchTime Middle East will be based in Dubai and sold throughout the entire region … [Read more...]


WatchTime.com Reaches 1 Million Monthly Page Views

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For the first time in its history, Watchtime’s website, www.watchtime.com, has reached 1 million monthly page views. The website, with its unique mix of news, blog posts, live event coverage, … [Read more...]


WatchTime’s Joe Thompson Discusses Samsung Smart Watch on CNBC’s “Closing Bell”

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WatchTime Editor-in-Chief Joe Thompson appeared as a guest on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” with Maria Bartiromo on September 4. Thompson was one of two guests invited to be interviewed about … [Read more...]


WatchTime Launches India Edition Amidst VIPs and Bollywood Stars

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India is not only one of the world’s most populous nations; it is also one of the world’s fastest growing markets for fine watches. However, until recently, Indian watch lovers have not had a … [Read more...]


Thanks, Wolfgang. Welcome, Dominik.

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What do Robert Morris, John Witherspoon, and Wolfgang Blum have in common? They belong to the fraternity of lesser-known founding fathers. WatchTime readers surely know the names Joe Thompson, Norma … [Read more...]


TAG Heuer’s First U.S. Boutique: The Store, and the Story Behind It

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TAG Heuer formally opened its first-ever USA boutique with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Crystals at CityCenter in Las Vegas on June 2. Attendees included TAG Heuer worldwide CEO Jean-Christophe Babin … [Read more...]


Michelle Veyna Joins A. Lange & Söhne

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A. Lange & Söhne has announced that Michelle Veyna has joined the brand as sales manager for the North American market. Ms. Veyna has over 20 years of industry experience, most recently serving … [Read more...]


WatchTime’s June App Now Available

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In this issue Joe Thompson profiles Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek, who is not happy with the current state of watch retailing in America, and he lets us know it. Our Baselworld roundup looks at new … [Read more...]


Images from WatchTime’s NYC Hublot Event

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This past Tuesday night, a select group of WatchTime friends attended an invitation-only event with Hublot at the elegant Park Avenue Autumn restaurant in Manhattan. About 50 attendees enjoyed an … [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 … [Read more...]