Posts Categorized: Other Watches News

7 Vintage-Inspired and Retro-Look Watches from Baselworld 2017

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This week, just in time for last-minute Father’s Day gift ideas for the dads in your life, we showcase notable watches in five categories that debuted at Baselworld 2017. Today, we look at seven new watches whose designs are inspired by historical and vintage models. Blancpain resurrects a 1950s-era timepiece designed to meet the strict […]

Seiko: A Chronograph Chronology

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We survey Seiko’s half-century-plus of mechanical chronographs in this comprehensive historical feature from the WatchTime archives. Scroll down to discover the Japanese brand’s contributions to the world of chronograph wristwatches. CALIBER 5719: JAPAN’S FIRST WRIST CHRONOGRAPH When Seiko set out to design Japan’s first wristwatch chronograph, its goal was to produce a watch that was […]

5 Watch Brands We’ve Seen on “Mad Men”

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AMC’s hit period drama series “Mad Men” wrapped up its award-winning run in 2015, but some people are still discovering the show and the array of vintage timepieces that its characters were wearing across the show’s seven seasons. Here are five iconic watch brands that we’ve identified on the wrists of the show’s characters. Set in […]

Pipe Dreams: The Evolution of HYT Watches

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The year is 2012; the place, Baselworld’s Palace annex, where small, independent and often off-beat watch companies show their wares. Executives from a new Swiss watch company are holding a press conference to unveil their new creation. It’s a watch unlike any other: it shows the hours not via hands or digits but by fluorescent […]

5 Pilots’ Watches and Aviation-Inspired Watches from Baselworld 2017

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As we approach Father’s Day, we continue our series of features on memorable watches from Baselworld 2017, in a number of popular categories, with a look at five high-flying timepieces aimed at professional aviators and historical aviation enthusiasts. The Alpina Startimer Pilot Automatic, a vintage-inspired piece launched in 2011, was relaunched this year with a new […]

Time Tools: 8 Tool Watches From Luxury Brands

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The phrase “tool watch” was originally coined to describe watches that serve as tools to accomplish specific tasks, such as a divers’ watch with a rotatable bezel and high resistance to pressure that is designed to be used underwater. And while you wouldn’t want to use these tool watches to hammer nails, they emphasize functionality […]

Time to Give Back: Nomos Glashütte for Doctors Without Borders

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South Sudan, Syria, Nepal: In many places worldwide, assistance is urgently needed. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is committed to bringing emergency medical aid to those who need it — be it in high-profile crisis zones or in places rarely featured by the media. NOMOS Glashütte is supporting the Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization with eight special watch models […]

Back is Beautiful: 10 Luxury Watches With Exhibition Casebacks

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In our “Back is Beautiful” series of photo features, we present a portfolio of fine mechanical watches that are as appealing from the back as from the front. This latest installment includes timepieces from A. Lange & Söhne, IWC, Panerai, Patek Philippe, and more. Scroll down to see the selection and click on each image for the […]