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Seiko watch news, Seiko watches blog posts, Seiko updates and other posts about Seiko watches as well as Seiko watch infos. Seiko watches are available globally like the Seiko Sportura, Seiko Ananta, and more Seiko models, including Grand Seiko, vintage Seiko and vintage Grand Seiko.

Baselworld 2014: New Seiko Astron and Grand Seiko Models

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At Seiko’s opening-day Baselworld press conference on Wednesday, the Japanese company introduced a new chronograph version of the popular Astron GPS and a new high-frequency Grand Seiko movement with a GMT function. … [Read more...]

Speed Dreamin’: Testing the TAG Heuer Carrera 1887 (Video)

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A few years ago, TAG Heuer introduced a new version of its racing-inspired Carrera watch with a brand-new movement. WatchTime took the watch, the TAG Heuer Carrera 1887, for a spin. Click here for the results of our comprehensive watch test, originally published in our print edition, along with exclusive photos by Nik Schölzel. … [Read more...]

Out of This World: Reviewing the Seiko Astron GPS Watch

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The Seiko Astron, released to great fanfare in 2012, tells time by receiving GPS signals anywhere on Earth. Was it a world-beater in our test? Click here to read our in-depth review of the Seiko Astron GPS solar watch, with original photographs by Robert Atkinson, first published in our April 2013 issue. … [Read more...]

WatchTime.com’s Top 10 Watch Reviews and Tests of the Year

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Watch Tests and Watch Reviews, all taken from the print edition of WatchTime magazine, are among our most popular features on Watchtime.com, so as 2013 comes to a close, we're looking back at the watches our readers were most excited to see us put to the test. Below we count down our most popular watch tests and watch reviews, ranked by page views. (Number One may surprise you.) Which was your … [Read more...]

24 Holiday Watches for the Budget-Minded

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Christmas is right around the corner, and many of you might still be looking for the perfect gifts for your fellow watch freaks. With just a few days left to go, we're offering some suggestions for watch gifts that won't break the bank. Follow the links below for 24 affordable watches you can buy this holiday season. In Fratello Friday: My Top 5 Watches Under $1,000, blogger Robert-Jan Broer … [Read more...]

Seiko Grand Seiko 44GS Historical Collection

Seiko Grand Seiko 44GS Historical watch

These days, watch brands view just about any anniversary as an opportunity to issue a limited edition. This proliferation diminishes the impact of truly significant anniversaries. This year, Seiko is celebrating one of them with this week's Watch to Watch, which comes to us from WatchTime's October 2013 issue. … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: Top 10 Chronograph Movements, Part 2

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In last week's Fratello Friday article, I revealed the first five choices in my personal list of top 10 chronograph movements. This week, I cover the remaining five. Once again, a reminder that these are my personal favorites, based on my own experiences and tastes as a watch collector of more than 15 years. Professional watchmakers and other experts may disagree with my choices, and I am by no … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: My Top 5 Watches Under $1,000

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Call it a "budget" timepiece or an "entry-level luxury" watch: for many out there, it is the first step into a lifelong passion. Fortunately, there are many interesting mechanical watches on the market priced under $1,000. I've reported on a number of them on my blog, Fratellowatches.com, and the ones presented here come from some of the most popular articles. For this "Top 5 Watches under … [Read more...]

WatchTime E-Special: Testing Four Top Chronographs

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WatchTime’s latest digital exclusive, WatchTime E-Special: Testing Four Top Chronographs is now available on the WatchTime app! Download the app on the Google Play store or the iTunes App store to read this compilation of tests featuring four chronographs from top brands. In this new E-Special, featuring four tests from past issues of WatchTime, our testers evaluate the Omega Seamaster Planet … [Read more...]

Grand Seiko Watches Go Global: Exploring the Most Prestigious Seiko Watch

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Download this FREE exclusive article from WatchTime magazine's April 2012 issue and learn more about the most prestigious of Seiko watches! To most Americans, Seiko watches are known as affordable quartz timepieces, but in recent years watch enthusiasts have discovered other styles of Seiko watches, most notably the prestigious Grand Seiko collection, which contains Japanese-made mechanical … [Read more...]

Videos: 7 Watch Brand Reps Speak at WatchTime’s IBG New York Event

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WatchTime's 2013 "Inside Basel.Geneva" event tour is almost over, but we still have one show left to go, in Los Angeles, Sept. 27. At IBG NY, we spoke with representatives of several watch brands and got their thoughts on the IBG events. Scroll down to see our interviews with Roland G. Murphy of RGM, Ron Stoll of Carl F. Bucherer, and more. … [Read more...]

The Watches of James Bond

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He doesn’t just have a license to kill; he also has a license to tell time. Bond’s creator Ian Fleming made sure to give the world’s most famous secret agent a wristwatch in his novels. In the eleventh volume (there are a total of 14 original editions), On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, which was published in 1963, Fleming offers the reader a very precise description of this watch. James … [Read more...]

Watch Insider Previews the Seiko Ananta 100th Anniversary Chronograph

The new Seiko Ananta chronograph has a hand-painted lacquer dial in a deep blue, a color never previously achieved with lacquer.

The Seiko company was founded in 1881, produced its first pocketwatches in 1895, its first alarm clocks in 1899, and its first wristwatches in 1913. That means that this year marks 100 years of Seiko wristwatches, and the Japanese company marks the milestone with a special version of its Seiko Ananta Chronograph. In this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I reveal the story behind the … [Read more...]

Facetime May 25

Stephen Danziger and his son Evan Danziger spending quality time together. Stephen is wearing his Rolex Deepsea and Evan is wearing his Tag Heuer Aquaracer Chrono.

Welcome to another installment of Facetime! Thanks to Stephen Danziger, Jason Hardin, and Michael Hershey for the great pictures! As always, if you would like to be featured in our weekly Facetime section, as well as on Pinterest and our other social networks, please submit a hi-res pic (at least 1mb) to photo@watchtime.com. We’ll also select the most popular weekly photos every two months and … [Read more...]

Clutch Performer: Reviewing the Seiko Velatura

Seiko Velatura chronograph

Seiko’s Velatura mechanical chronograph has not one vertical clutch but three. In this in-depth review from our archives, WatchTime's Martina Richter takes a close look at this most unorthodox sports watch; Zuckerfabrik Fotodesign provides the original photography. … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: Seiko Astron

Seiko Astron in Space

In WatchTime's March-April issue, on sale now, technical editor Mike Disher examines the new Seiko Astron, a watch that tells time by receiving GPS signals from anywhere on Earth, and we debut the work of our newest ace watch photographer, Robert Atkinson. Click here to download wallpaper images of Robert's photos of the Seiko Astron. … [Read more...]

Facetime February 23

Dr. Felix Bradbury, and his daughter Isabella show off dad's IWC Ingenieur.

Welcome to another installment of Facetime! Thanks to Dr. Felix Bradbury, James Havens, and Dr. Yao-lin Tang for the great pictures! As always, if you would like to be featured in our weekly Facetime section, as well as on Pinterest and our other social networks, please submit a hi-res pic (at least 1mb) to photo@watchtime.com. We'll also select the most popular weekly photos every two months and … [Read more...]

Seiko Goes Red for Heart Month

The American Heart Association styles in the Seiko Tressia collection feature ceramic inlays and red crystal heart embellishment on the dial.

February is Heart Month, and Seiko is showing its support for the American Heart Association’s "Go Red For Women" movement with two exclusively designed “Go Red” Seiko Tressia watches, created to support the fight against heart disease in women, in an initiative that began last September. For every new edition of the “Go Red” Seiko Tressia sold between September 1, 2012 and March 1, … [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...]

Watch Wallpaper: Sport-Specific Watches

Tutima Yachting Chronograph

Certain watch models are inseparably linked with particular sports. In our December 2009 issue, we presented a gallery of specialized sports watches inspired by activities from yachting to golf to horse jumping, with original photos by ace watch photographer Nik Schölzel. Now we present six of these exclusive shots to download for your desktop. Click on the photos for wallpaper images. … [Read more...]