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Welcome to the new format for isochron Media’s watch publications. Having published iW since 1990 and AboutTime since 2012, It’s now time to bring these two disparate publications together under the Isochron Media umbrella as a singular print publication. 

As someone with a dual role in the watch industry, I’ve had what is probably an unusual vantage point on many things. My colleague Marc Frankel of Island Watch certainly knows what I am referring to as well. Having a position working in the editorial world and being a watch distributor and manufacturer is not an easy mission to juggle, but it also makes for an interesting perspective.

To say the last twelve months have been a challenging time for Isochron Media is an understatement. The fact is an unusual storm of events came together to stretch our capabilities to the limits - and beyond. A positive but taxing part of this was the (re) acquisition of our luxury watch title iW Magazine. Sadly, another aspect of this depressing deluge was the loss of my Associate publisher, digital/social content manager and friend of 20 years, Stu Hubbard. He was an integral part of our small team and although he cannot be replaced,

Early 21st century adventurers (that’s us, folks), have rocked specific brands for their excursions: a Nalgene water bottle, a G-shock watch and a Swiss Army knife. Victorinox is taking square aim at one of these three icons with their new FieldForce SPORT GMT, in a bold grab for wrist space in the casual/sport/urban adventurer/under $500 category.

Too few watch designers take advantage of the real estate found on the bezel. As a frame for the dial, the bezel is typically where designers place the watch’s numerals or markers, perhaps with some color, in pursuit of basic watch functionality.

Dive watches are like screwdrivers. Everyone needs one in their tool box, and you’re bound to buy one when you see a new feature your old one doesn’t have. The Monta Oceanking is like that since it adds comfortable details and unique innovations to an everyday tool watch priced less than $2,000.

Bulova unveils the Limited Edition reimagining of the original 1970’s Chronograph A, aka the “Surfboard.” 

The self-winding watch was unveiled by Junghans to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus. 1,000 watches are offered in this limited edition Per Junghans;

In 1938, Oris introduced a pioneering watch for pilots. It had an oversized crown so that glove-wearing airmen could easily adjust it, and an unusual display of the date with a central pointer hand. Eight decades later, the Big Crown Pointer Date continues the lineage that has become one of the most recognizable Oris designs.

The story of Waldan Watches is an inspiring one. I’ve followed the progress of the company since the early days of International Watch way back in 1990, and with the re-birth of the brand led by the next generation of Waldans, it’s time to revisit the story and introduce its latest collection.

Celebrating the partnership of two forward-looking German icons.

The retro-inspired Super Seawolf puts true Swiss dive watch heritage on your wrist.