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Riding the Vintage Wave: Bulova Expands Archive Series with Chronograph A “Surfboard”

Bulova's recently released Chronograph A “Surfboard” is a modern re-issue that takes its inspiration from a vintage watch from the 1970s. This latest release includes one new, limited-edition mechanical model and three similar quartz editions, each featuring the historical model’s recognizable, horizontally oriented “surfboard” motif that stylistically brings together the watch’s subdials and bestows it its nickname.


Showing Skin: A New Vintage-Inspired Dive Watch from Longines

There should be no surprise that Longines released another attractive dive watch during Baselworld this year. After all, it was only a few years ago that the vintage-inspired Legend Diver captivated social media and the horological blogosphere as a whole. Going even further back, the HydroConquest has had a steady presence in the brand’s catalog...


The Bronze Age: Oris Releases Multiple Vintage-Influenced Models

Hot on the heels of the fan-favorite Carl Brashear Chronograph, Oris has released three previously unseen models at Baselworld 2018. We have new updates to the Divers Sixty-Five, the ProPilot collection, and two updates to the Big Crown. Oris has gone all in on the bronze trend, with two new Sixty-Five models, one in 40...


10 Vintage-Look Watches from the 2016 Swiss Watch Fairs

Vintage-styled watches continued to be a hot category at this year's Baselworld and SIHH watch fairs. As we continue to take a look back at some of the most notable timepieces launched in 2016, we showcase today 10 watches with a distinctively retro influence.

Metropolitan Inspired: Hands-on with the Maen Greenwich 38 GMT

This article was originally published in April 2022. Years ago, when I first began writing for WatchTime, I penned a weekly column dubbed “Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy.” I wrote the column for several years early in my career, looking at the many vintage re-editions and inspired watches which in-part help define the industry...


Retro Racer: Testing the TAG Heuer Monza Calibre 17

In 1976, TAG Heuer introduced its Monza model, named for the world-famous Italian Formula 1 racetrack. Forty years later, the Monza Calibre 17 recalls the glory days of racing while offering a great deal more than retro design. Read on for an in-depth review from the WatchTime archives, with original photos by OK-Photography.


A New Angle: Longines Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch 90th Anniversary

This year marks the 90th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's historic non-stop transatlantic flight in the "Spirit of St. Louis," a historical event timed by Longines. In celebration, the Swiss brand is offering a new version of its Lindbergh Hour Angle watch — a watch designed for Longines by Lindbergh himself — in a 90-piece limited edition.

7 Retro-Styled New Watches from Baselworld 2016

Vintage-look watches continued to be a hot category at this year's Baselworld watch fair. Here we've compiled seven notable timepieces, all launching this year and all inspired by historical models, including Omega's Speedmaster CK2998, TAG Heuer's Monza, Alpina's Seastrong Diver Heritage and others.

Hands-On: Three Months with the G-Shock Full Metal Red Ion GMWB5000RD-4

The G-Shock Full Metal collection, since its launch in 2018, has been a major hit among both media and consumers. The collection has grown substantially since that debut and now includes a wide variety of steel- and titanium-cased timepieces, with colors including all-steel, black, blue, “aged,” and integrated resin-and-metal styles. Last year, I was fortunate...


First Watch: U.S. Presidents and Their Timepieces

WatchTime shares, in this feature on U.S. presidents and their watches, what brands graced the wrists and waistcoasts of our chief executives, such as Lincoln's Waltham pocketwatch, JFK's Omega Ultra Thin and Bill Clinton's Cartier Ballon Bleu.

Little Helpers: A Closer Look at Subdials

Chronograph (stopwatch), chronometer (precision certificate), tourbillon (an escapement to increase accuracy) and Geneva Waves (a traditional Swiss decoration technique): the horological dictionary is full of terminology that gets enthusiasts excited but may mean very little to outsiders. However, some expressions are self-explanatory, such as the subdials. As their name suggests, these are small dials that...

2022 Year in Review: 6 Charged Up Quartz Watches

Continuing our annual recap tradition, today we look back at a handful of innovative and impressive releases that broke onto the scene in 2022. Today we’re covering quartz watches, a category of timepieces not always top-of-mind, but one nonetheless worth its weight when it comes to making waves in the world of watches, especially in...

Christopher Ward Channels Color with the C63 Sealander Automatic

Colored dials have been having a moment in the watch industry in recent years. Many brands have experimented with designing a vibrant color-pop dial housed in a neutral metallic case, and Christopher Ward is the latest brand to do so. Though not the first time the brand has produced colorfully designed models, its newest release...

Zodiac Expands Olympos Collection With New Blue Colorway

Zodiac is dipping into the realm of sport-inspired style with its latest release, the Olympos Automatic Three-Hand Date Blue. The model joins the existing modern Olympos collection, which is based on an early ‘60s Zodiac design by the same name. It is distinguishable through a unique case shape and dial that have evolved into a...

Meet the Latest Execution of Zodiac’s Super Sea Wolf Compression Automatic

Resistant, perfectly readable by day and night, thoroughly tested, and therefore reliable at all times – it’s no wonder that divers’ watches are among the most sought-after timepieces. An attractive newcomer that is in its element in the water as well as on dry land is Zodiac’s latest Super Sea Wolf Compression Automatic . Water-resistant...