Watch Insider’s Top 10 Affordable Watches for Men

Longines HydroConquest Chronograph

From my blog, Watch-Insider.com, here is my list of the top 10 men's watches that represent the most excellent value for price. There is a lot of discussion about what constitutes "affordable watches" and "affordable luxury" when it comes to watch brands. For me, it means watches under $5,000, with mechanical movements, from the best watch brands.  … [Read more...]


Fratello Friday: 5 Mechanical Watches Under $1,000

Longines HydroConquest

Call it a "budget" timepiece or an "entry-level luxury" affordable watch: for many, affordable watches are the first step into a lifelong passion. Fortunately, there are many affordable mechanical watches on the market priced under $1,000. I've reported on a number of affordable watch brands on my blog, Fratellowatches.com, and the affordable swiss watches presented here come from some of the most popular articles. … [Read more...]


Fratello Friday: How To Buy Vintage Watches

Vintage Omega Constellation watches

As noted in my previous article, about buying pre-owned watches, the market for truly "vintage" watches is something quite different from that for relatively young "pre-owned" watches. Any watch made before 1990 could be considered vintage, although some collectors put the maximum year of "vintage" at 1980 or even earlier. I'd like to use 1990 as the baseline for this article, which offers my tips on buying vintage watches, but in the end you'll have to decide for yourself whether a given watch … [Read more...]


Watch Insider’s Top 10 Chronograph Watches: Are These The Best Chronographs?

Cartier Montre Calibre de Cartier

Top chronograph watches remain incredibly popular, even if most of us don't even use their signature chronograph watch functions. I am no exception; along with GMT/UTC functions, chronographs are one of my favorite complications. For all chronograph fans like myself, I have compiled a top 10 list of my personal best chronographs and best chronograph watches here and on my blog, Watch-Insider.com. All watches are relatively new, either from 2013 or 2014; I will add 2015 watches soon as the list … [Read more...]


Fratello Friday: Reviewing the Longines Legend Diver

Longines Legend Diver

We at Fratello Watches are keen on re-editions of vintage timepieces of certain eras, but they need to be very well executed in order to succeed as such. Perhaps this also explains why certain watches that never changed that much are often a brand's key to success; take the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak "Jumbo" or the Rolex Submariner, for example. … [Read more...]


Longines Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing

Longines Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing

As the 2014/2015 Alpine ski season kicks off, Longines introduces a new chronograph watch dedicated to timing the sport of competitive skiing. The Longines Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing contains a new quartz chronograph movement that enables the watch to display times to 1/100th of a second. … [Read more...]


Dive Watch Wednesday: How the Rotating Bezel Landed on the Dive Watch

LeCoultre Weems watch - 1941 - museum

In the third part of our ongoing series on the basics of the dive watch, we at Diveintowatches.com explained about how its most characteristic feature works. In this edition, we dive a little bit deeper and discover its origins. … [Read more...]


Dive Watch Wednesday: The Watches Inside and Outside the Bathyscaphe Trieste

Rolex Deep-Sea Special -CU

In 1952, Rolex approached Swiss physicist Auguste Piccard to provide him with a specially designed watch for his upcoming deep dive trials in the newly constructed bathyscaphe “Trieste.” Instead of the spherical design that was originally planned, Rolex was able to build a more traditionally constructed — though still quite unusual-looking — watch, consisting basically of an oversized case, a thick caseback, and a huge crystal. … [Read more...]


Longines Twenty-Four Hours Single Push-Piece Chronograph

Longines 24 Hours Single Push-Piece Chronograph

Longines has added another new watch to its vintage-inspired Longines Heritage collection. The Longines Twenty-Four Hours Single Push-Piece Chronograph takes its cues, including its extra-large case and pocketwatch-sized movement, from a historical Longines pilots' watch from the 1950s. … [Read more...]


Press Release: WatchTime Special Issue Explores the History of Longines Watches

WatchTime Longines E-Special cover

New York City (NY); America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, has released its 2012 special issue, “180 years of Longines”, as a digital download. The 138-page, brand-specific special edition includes features, interviews, product information and a focus on the fascinating history of Longines watches. … [Read more...]


Press Release: WatchTime Presents the Watches of Baselworld 2014

WatchTime E-Special Baselworld 2014 - Cover

New York City (NY): America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, has released its complete Baselworld reporting from 2014 as a downloadable E-Special. This E-Special is packed with informative product news (with photos) on 79 new watches introduced at Baselworld — the world’s largest and most important watch fair — along with sidebar articles and an investigative piece on the state of the worldwide watch market by watch-industry veteran and WatchTime editor-in-chief Joe Thompson. … [Read more...]


4 New Longines Conquest Heritage Watches Celebrate the Model’s 60th Anniversary

Longines Conquest Heritage - yellow gold

Longines registered the name "Conquest" with the Swiss Federal Intellectual Property Office in May 1954. At Baselworld 2014, the Swiss brand released a new collection of limited-edition, commemorative watches to honor the 60th anniversary of the patent filing, the new Longines Conquest Heritage 1954-2014. … [Read more...]


WatchTime’s March-April 2014 Issue is On Sale Now!

WatchTime April 2014 Cover

The March-April issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also in the WatchTime online shop), featuring a cover story on Breguet's Classique Chronométrie 7727 and its groundbreaking magnetic movement; the seven "star watches" from SIHH 2014; tests of the Arnold & Son UTTE and Oris Aquis Depth Gauge; and more. Click here for highlights from the issue... … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: 5 Pre-Basel Watches from Tissot, Longines, Bulgari, Maurice Lacroix, and Frédérique Constant

Bulgari Octo Chronograph

The Baselworld watch fair is about a month away, but many watch brands have already sent previews of new timepieces that they will be launching at the fair. Click on the pictures below to read my posts (along with additional photos) on five new watches from Tissot, Longines, Bulgari, Maurice Lacroix, and Frédérique Constant, all from my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]


Longines Heritage 1973

Longines Heritage 1973 white dial

Hot on the heels of its retro-styled Heritage 1968 watch, Longines has introduced another vintage-inspired model, the Longines Heritage 1973, a new chronograph watch with a cushion-shaped case, based on a historic Longines watch produced, of course, in 1973. … [Read more...]


More Vintage Style: 9 Modern Re-Editions of Classical Watches

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-Thin

Last week, I listed 10 of my favorite vintage-style re-edition watches from various brands, but a lot of favorites still got left out. So, due to popular demand, here are nine more watches released in the past year or so that I consider among the best at representing the ongoing trend of reviving classical looks.   Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra Thin: This is a modern re-edition of the original Royal Oak, which debuted in 1972. Corum Chargé d´Affaires: Today's version of the … [Read more...]


Longines Heritage 1968

Longines Heritage 1968

The watch designs of the 1960s and 1970s have had quite a resurgence lately (check out our Watch Insider's list of vintage re-edition watches here), and now Longines joins the retro party with its new Heritage 1968, a square-cased timepiece inspired by a vintage watch from the Longines museum in the brand's ancestral home of St.-Imier, Switzerland. … [Read more...]


The Rise of Longines Watches: A History of the Longines Watch Company

WT_Spotlight_Longines_150

Become an expert historian on Longines watches! Download this FREE exclusive article from WatchTime magazine and learn more about the history of Longines watches! Longines watches have a long tradition and look back upon an eventful history. Today, Longines is a well-known brand; perhaps some of you are wearing a Longines watch right now, or are planning to add another Longines watch to your collection. But what is the story behind Longines watches’ rise to popularity? Who created the … [Read more...]


Longines Asthmometer-Pulsometer Chronograph

Longine Asthmometer Pulsometer Chronograph - side

Chronograph watches can be used to time everything from automobile races to soft-boiled eggs. With its new Asthmometer-Pulsometer Chronograph, Longines has introduced a chronograph that can literally be used to saved lives. … [Read more...]


Longines Official Timekeeper at Preakness Stakes

longinespreak150

At the conclusion of Oxbow's upset victory at last weekend's Preakness Stakes, Longines, the race's official timekeeper and watch, ceremoniously awarded Oxbow’s owner, trainer and jockey with watches from the Longines Saint-Imier Collection in the winner’s circle at Maryland's Pimlico Race Course. … [Read more...]