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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.

Back in Black: Hands-on with the Longines Heritage Classic Black “Sector Dial”

Today we revisit the WatchTime archives for a hands-on with the Longines Heritage Classic Black “Sector Dial.” This article was originally published in 2021. Few brands have seen as much sustained success with their vintage-inspired designs as has Longines. With a slew of recent additions to retro-chic Heritage collection — among them the Heritage Classic...

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

This article is from the WatchTime Archives and was originally published in 2021. 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...

Little Helpers: A Closer Look at Subdials

This article is from the WatchTime Archives and was originally published in March 2022. 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...


Chronomania: The 50+-Year History of the Automatic Chronograph

Fifty years ago, the consortium of Heuer-Leonidas, Breitling, Buren-Hamilton and Dubois Dépraz vied with lone wolves Zenith and Seiko in the race to launch the world’s first automatic chronograph movement. How did these brands keep their developments secret? And how did the watch world change? We searched the past for clues.

Digital Duo: Hands-on with the Yema Digidisc and LED

In 2020 and 2021, digital display, retro-chic watches found themselves in a serious moment. In this visit to the WatchTime Archives, we look back on one of these designs from the French watchmaker Yema via the Digidisc and LED models. As demand for more and more unique watches grows, so too does the demand for...

Power at a Premium: 6 Watches Under $3,500 with Great Power Reserves

This article is from the WatchTime Archives and was originally published in 2021. Of the various ongoing trends in the watch world, ever-improving power reserves in mechanical timepieces are among the most practical. With collectors often owning a variety of pieces they like to change in and out on a daily basis, owning a mechanical...

Showing at WatchTime New York 2023: Breguet Type XX

Founded in 1775, Breguet is a watchmaker renowned for its extensive heritage of fine craftsmanship, thoughtful innovation, and mechanical precision. The distinguished Swiss manufacturer has been at the forefront of horological excellence for centuries, and its timepieces have graced the wrists of legendary aviators, military personnel, and discerning collectors, alike. At WatchTime New York 2023,...