Depending on where you plan on diving, chances are that you will wear a wetsuit or, in some cases, even a dry suit. Both increase your wrist size substantially, which is why a dive watch usually features a deployant clasp with a divers’ extension, or even comes with an extra strap piece that can be attached to the strap buckle when worn over a dry suit (e.g. the unique Citizen Promaster 1000, which has been previously reviewed by WatchTime). A regular clasp extension usually doesn’t add e...Read more: Dive Watches 101: Bracelet Extensions vs. Flexible Straps
When I am writing for FratelloWatches, I tend to forget that not everyone is a watch nut or has an in-depth knowledge about watches or watch manufacturers. Of course, this is not mandatory when buying a new watch, but let me at least give you some hints and tips when you are buying a new watch for the first time. Feel free to contribute your own tips and experiences in the comments section.
Let’s assume that you already have set your mind on a certain brand and model and are ready to buy. Keep t...Read more: 5 Tips For Buying a New Watch
Many watch connoisseurs receive personalized watches for their birthdays. But how many receive a personalized version of an iconic timepiece that they actually created? TAG Heuer celebrates the 85th birthday of Jack Heuer, its honorary chairman and scion of the company’s founding family, this year, with the release of a limited-edition Autavia model with a “Panda”-style dial. As Jack prepares to blow out candles, we present to you this week’s Watch to Watch, the TAG...Read more: TAG Heuer Autavia Jack Heuer Limited Edition Celebrates its Creator’s 85th Birthday
We’ve covered the Longines Conquest V.H.P. (Very High Precision) multiple times since it was first announced back in March, but it finally made its U.S. launch last night at the brand boutique in lower Manhattan with ambassador and tennis legend Andre Agassi. What I find so interesting about this super accurate quartz watch is that while so many brands are panicking and jumping into the smart watch realm with lackluster results, Longines has doubled down and made what might just be the most...Read more: Talking with Longines Vice President Juan Carlos Capelli about the Conquest V.H.P.
If your plan was to spend less money this year on watches, you might want to skip this article. Most mechanical dive watches are priced under $10,000 (even though the iconic Rolex Deepsea, Sea-Dweller, and Submariner watches, as well as many Blancpain Fifty Fathoms models, might go for a bit more nowadays), but there are several types of fascinating dive watches that go way beyond that.
Most of these are ultra-complicated watches, for collectors who either have the financial means to pay someone...Read more: Depths of Complexity: 5 Ultra-Complicated Dive Watches
“It’s basically a race car with wings.”
So says Michael Goulian, a champion aviator and brand ambassador for Alpina Watches, about his German-made Extra 330SC plane before he steps into the cockpit. The Extra 330SC isn’t exactly the kind of aircraft you picture when someone says they’re a professional pilot. It’s a sleek flying machine that knifes and tumbles through the sky with speeds that top out at 260 miles per hour, the capability to hit up to 12 Gs of force, and the ability to roll 380 deg...Read more: Do a Barrel Roll: Introducing the Alpina 99MG Pilot’s Watch