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Turn your watches and clocks ahead by one hour at 2:00 this Sunday morning for the start of Daylight Saving Time. (Photo: R. Naas)

OK folks, get your wallets out. Today — June 19 —  is National Watch Day. That’s right … National Watch Day. I believe its origin lies with Nordstrom, which — about four years ago — coined the term. While the original concept was to celebrate the history and design of watchmaking, it was truly most…

HYT Watches: Hands On with the HYT H1 Iceberg Watch at TimeCrafters 2014 (slideshow)

We love HYT watches. It’s that simple – except they are anything but simple. HYT watches are all about hydro-mechanics – the blending of fluid and mechanical precision for unrivaled innovation in timekeeping indication. This brand — the brainchild of Vincent Perriard, watch veteran – is now in its first full year of watch production.…

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Affordable Watches: Introducing Ferragamo Watches and the 1898 Sport Watch

By Ryan Walsh      Known for the classic appeal and style that reflect the codes of the designer Maison whose name it bears, Salvatore Ferragamo Watches is all about elegance and sophistication. Now, the brand delves into the sport diving realm with the impressive Swiss-made 1898 Sport Watch. With this timepiece, it’s not extravagant…

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Incomparable Watchmaking: Jaeger-LeCoultre Watches Hybris Artistica (slide show)

Every once in a while, we are wowed in the watch industry by technology, creative invention and the spirit of the arts. Thankfully, this happens more often than not lately thanks to the innovative and free spirited thinking prevalent in today’s watch world. Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of experiencing first-hand one such demonstration…

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Hamilton Watches: Crucial Instruments for America’s Armed Forces

With today being Memorial Day –a time when we Americans honor those who fought and died in service – it seems a fitting time to take a look at the one American-made watch brand that officially equipped the US Armed Forces: Hamilton. This brand not only supplied watches to the armed forces, but also suspended…

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Time and Speed: Watch Brands and the Indy 500 2014, and the Coca Cola 600 Drivers

Starting at 11:00 am Eastern Standard Time today, the 98th Indy 500 – The Greatest Spectacle in Racing — begins. In this series 33 racers will zoom 200 laps in a counter-clockwise direction on the 2.5-mil oval track at speeds that average about 230mph. Racing, virtually, right along with them are top watch brands. Precision…

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A. Lange & Sohne Watches: Love Affairs come Easy with the 1815 Tourbillon

By Gordon Henderson A. Lange & Sohne watches are all about precision and ultimate craftsmanship – especially with the new A. Lange & Sohne 1815 tourbillon. A tourbillon watch movement is more a feat of human engineering than an actual watch complication. The development of the movement was done to counteract the most basic of…

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Why Watch Lovers Should Pay Close Attention to Frederique Constant Watches

I remember it well. It was 1995 and I was at BaselWorld. I had an appointment with a young new brand that had been established in 1988 and launched its first collection of six models in 1992. Frederique Constant was the name, and I was totally unsure of what to expect. However, when I met…

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TAG Heuer Watches: Timepieces of Choice for Soccer Player Cristiano Renaldo

With the FIFA World Cup slated to begin June 12 and running through mid July, a host of brand are gearing up their involvement with international football. We will be bringing you more about that in the coming weeks. However, after just having seen TAG Heuer at the TimeCrafters show last week, it’s a great…

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3 Hot Watches Seen at TimeCrafters 2014: HYT, Parmigiani, Urwerk Watches

As we mentioned last week, the TimeCrafters 2014 watch exhibition was taking place this past weekend, with top watchmakers bringing their finest new timepieces to the market, along with some watchmakers, engravers, and other artisans demonstrating their craft. Among those at the show: A. Lange & Sohne, Audemars Piguet, Alpina, Bulgari, Chopard, Christophe Claret, DeBethune,…

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