Posts Categorized: Hamilton

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 […]

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Hamilton Intra-Matic 68 Autochrono

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Teased in sneak previews prior to its debut at Baselworld 2017, the Hamilton Intra-Matic 68 Autochrono attracted a lot of attention — partly due to its own aesthetic value, but much more so because of the popular vintage watch that inspired it — the Hamilton Chrono-matic. Originally released in the new model’s namesake year of 1968 (picture below, […]

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Longines Flagship Heritage 60th Anniversary 1957-2017

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Of the many companies drawing from their pasts to create new watches, few have been doing it as long and as successfully as Longines. This year at Baselworld was no different for the brand, with the release of four new vintage-inspired pieces in its Heritage collection. Among these is the Flagship Heritage 60th Anniversary 1957-2017, an homage […]

Military Time: 10 Watches With NATO Straps

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In recent years I’ve taken to “pimping out” my new and old watches, some of them military watches, by replacing their original straps with colorful NATO straps. New releases from recent Baselworld watch fairs indicate that I may have helped start a trend: many new watches now have these military-style cloth straps as original equipment. […]

The Restoration Of The Girard-Perregaux Caliber 350, The Most Important Quartz Watch You’ve Never Heard Of

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Quartz.  We pretend it’s not there, but it defines the modern world of watchmaking.  And yet, once upon a time, it was the new kid on the block –an unknown quantity whose influence had yet to be felt.  We’re very pleased to present to you one of the most important and influential watches you’ve probably […]