WatchTime’s March-April Issue Is On Sale Now!

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The March-April issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also in the WatchTime online shop), featuring our test of the Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000, our exclusive interview with Jean-Claude Biver on the future of TAG Heuer, a comparative test of dive watches from IWC and Tudor, and more. Scroll down for highlights from the issue… … [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. We reported on it in this feature from our March-April 2010 issue. … [Read more...]


World Media Association Showcases WatchTime As Best Practice Example

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The world media association FIPP has published a company profile and interview with WatchTime's publisher, Dominik Grau, about the brand's stunning success on mobile and digital in general. The FIPP presents WatchTime as a rare best practice example for a 16-year old magazine published by a 200-year old media company that has mastered the difficult transition from print to digital. The full interview can be read here. Here's an excerpt with the most important key facts about WatchTime's … [Read more...]


WatchTime.com’s Top 10 Watch Reviews and Tests

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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. Here's a look back at the watches our readers were most excited to see us put to the test in recent years. Below we count down our most popular watch tests and watch reviews, ranked by page views. (Number One may surprise you.) Which was your favorite? … [Read more...]


WatchTime’s Top 10 Watches to Watch… What Was Your Favorite?

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Every week, we pick one watch to showcase in our "Watch to Watch" feature, which covers candidates from large, popular brands as well as smaller brands and independent watchmakers. Here we spotlight the most popular "Watches to Watch" of the past few years, based on page views. What are your personal favorite watches to watch? … [Read more...]


WatchTime Grows Mobile Traffic By 1000%, Launches 24-Hour Social Media Newsdesk

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Almost 500,000 affluent watch collectors visit watchtime.com on their cell phones every month. And 90% of our 100,000 newsletter subscribers read our news mailings on their cell phones, too. This is the impressive result of our mobile-first strategy. Ever since we launched our new mobile website in 2012, the traffic has increased. By 100% in the first year, by 300% in the second year. And now, three years later, our mobile traffic is up more than 1000%, according to the latest Google research … [Read more...]


WatchTime.com’s Top 10 Watch Brand Videos

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We've added a lot more videos to Watchtime.com over the past year, and many of you have noticed. The videos — most created and provided by some of the top watch brands — have become one of the most popular features on the site. Below, we count down your current favorite watch videos, ranked by page views. Click on each to watch the full video. 10. Inside the HYT H2 HYT's H2 expands the timekeeping system of its debut model, the H1, which uses clear and green-tinted liquids indicate the … [Read more...]


WatchTime’s Top 10 Most Popular Watches on Pinterest

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Did you know that WatchTime has a Pinterest page with nearly 100 boards and more than 2,300 photos of watches, celebrity watch fans and other images? We've got boards devoted to categories such as divers' watches and tourbillons as well as dozens of individual brands from Rolex to Breguet to Greubel Forsey. Below, we count down the WatchTime pins that you've been clicking the most. Is one of your favorites among them? (And don't forget to visit our boards if you're still doing some early … [Read more...]


Gifts for Her: 25 Ladies’ Watches from WatchTime.com and Watch Insider

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With the holiday season almost over, some of you might still be seeking out a gift for the lady in your life, or you were so kind to buy her a gift card from her favorite jeweler? Why not share with her your passion for fine watches? We've decided to make your search a bit easier by gathering several of our  articles on ladies' watches all in one place. Follow the links below, where we highlight interesting ladies' watches to narrow down your gift options. … [Read more...]


Press Release: WatchTime’s Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

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New York City (NY): America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, has compiled the ultimate holiday wish list for watch enthusiasts: The WatchTime Holiday Gift Guide 2014. The guide contains descriptions and photos of more than 100 watches released this year. Every important watch brand is included, every price range is represented, and the watches feature numerous different functions and complications. The WatchTime Holiday Gift Guide 2014 is ideal for shoppers seeking just the right … [Read more...]


WatchTime Redesigns Mobile Website After Audience Increase of 1,000% Since 2012

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WatchTime has redesigned the mobile website of watchtime.com. The new design is elegant and simple and presents content in a responsive way, adapting itself automatically to a variety of device sizes. All reviews, features, news, blog posts and educational elements are available on the mobile version, and the sponsored content section has been optimized for mobile devices as well. WatchTime's mobile traffic has grown at a rate of 1,000% since 2012 and today accounts for more than 50% of … [Read more...]


Zenith Watch Test: WatchTime Reviews the Zenith Moon-Phase Watch

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Download this FREE article and find out what we thought of the Zenith Captain Grande Date Moonphase! This WatchTime Spotlight falls on Zenith watches, specifically the Captain Grande Date Moonphase, a Zenith watch that offers two complications in its movement. In this article from our print archives, WatchTime goes past the elegant exterior to see how well it works. This Zenith watch uses a conventional moon-phase display, but has an outsize date with concentric disks that is very easy to … [Read more...]


Press Release: WatchTime’s Black Friday Deal

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New York City (NY): America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, presents a unique opportunity for watch aficionados: a one-year digital subscription to WatchTime for only $19.97 rather than the usual rate of $39.97. This Black Friday deal includes six digital issues as well as free access to the online archive on watchtime.com. The issues are available on all iOS and android devices. The archive includes digital versions of very issue of WatchTime back to 2000. Subscribers to WatchTime … [Read more...]


IWC Watch Test: WatchTime Reviews the IWC Portuguese Yacht Club

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WatchTime Spotlight on IWC Schaffhausen: Testing the Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Download this FREE article and take a sail with this IWC watch. The Yacht Club was IWC’s most popular model of the late 1960s and 1970s. Today, enthusiasts of IWC Schaffhausen have a new model: The IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph, easily one of the sportiest IWC Portuguese models. WatchTime tested this most nautical of IWC watches, and you can read all the results in our free article, in which … [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 historic wristwatches, a horological tour of Switzerland's Vallée de Joux,  and more. Scroll down for highlights from the issue… … [Read more...]


Press Release: WatchTime November/December Cover Story: Testing the new Omega Speedmaster

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New York City (NY); America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, presents an in-depth watch test of the new Omega Speedmaster Mark II. When this Omega watch was launched in 1969, it was a more streamlined, spiffier version of the Speedmaster that landed on the moon that year. Now Omega has brought the Mark II back. … [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 journalist with Mint, a leading business newspaper in India, who has no connection to WatchTime other than as a reader. In 2012, he wrote in Mint: “For more than a decade, Joe Thompson and his team have produced arguably the most influential watch magazine in the world. With an unmatched reputation … [Read more...]


Press Release: 150 years of Junghans – A WatchTime Special

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New York City (NY); America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, has released its 2011 special issue, “Junghans: 150 years,” as a digital download. This brand-specific special edition includes features, interviews, product information, and a focus on the visionaries and pioneers of Junghans watches as well as insights into the brand’s hometown of Schramberg, a German watch city in changing times. … [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: specialist magazine of the year, magazine website of the year, men's lifestyle magazine of the year, and publisher of the year. Together with last year's nominations WatchTime now has been nominated an unprecedented seven times as a finalist at the Digital Magazine Awards. WatchTime is the world's first watch … [Read more...]


Press Release: WatchTime Special Issue: Vacheron Constantin

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New York City (NY): America’s best-selling watch magazine, WatchTime, has released its 2009 special issue on Vacheron Constantin as a digital download. This special edition explores the history of Vacheron Constantin watches, taking the reader inside the brand’s Swiss manufacture and highlighting the most iconic timepieces from its 250-year history. … [Read more...]