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The 10 best watch magazines

Exclusive blogs and informative journals
Michael Herrmann
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05 June 2024

The fascinating world of Haute Horlogerie for enthusiasts and novices

Welcome to the fascinating world of Haute Horlogerie. Here, everything revolves around the shimmering beauty of small ticking masterpieces for the wrist, which in the interplay of art and precision not only measure our time, but also make the heart beat faster at the sight of them. The Pilot Watch presents a selection of the world’s most renowned watch sites – Exclusive blogs and informative magazines to immerse yourself in a world of luxury, innovation and timeless style.

Here, chronometers – including, of course, pilot’s watches – are seen not just as instruments for measuring time, but as an expression of craftsmanship, history and individual style. Whether you are an experienced collector looking for the latest trends or a watch novice taking his first steps into this fascinating world, the following websites are a treasure trove of knowledge, inspiration, passion and fascination for high-end timepieces in general, and pilot watches in particular.


Hodinkee, founded in New York City in 2008, is now one of the world’s leading watch magazines. The name is derived from the Czech and Slovak words for wristwatch, pronounced “hodinky”. In recent years, Hodinkee has established itself as an outstanding resource for lovers of modern and historic wristwatches. The team, led by American businessman and founder Benjamin Clymer, is known for its outstanding expertise as well as its ability to explain even complex issues in an entertaining and easy-to-understand manner. The magazine is regularly featured in major publications such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal as well as the Financial Times, Esquire, Gear Patrol and GQ.

Hodinkee is an outstanding resource for lovers of modern and historic wristwatches.

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Monochrome Watches

Monochrome is founded in 2006 by Dutchman Frank Geelen as a small personal watch blog. Today, the online watch magazine is one of the most widely read trade publications in the world. Geelen and his team competently and passionately illuminate every aspect of “haute horlogerie”, whether they report on the stars of the watch scene or on rather unknown brands. In addition to the latest news from the watch world, Monochrome presents valuable reviews, historically relevant articles, self-produced videos and detailed technical explanations. With a lot of passion, Monochrome dives again and again into the fascinating world of ticking masterpieces and lets its readers experience the beauty of these small creations up close.

Monochrome Watches is one of the most popular and widely read trade publications in the world.

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WatchTime is founded in 1999 on the initiative of the German Ebner Publishing Group from Ulm. Ebner is a diversified publishing house and Europe’s leading publisher of watch magazines. WatchTime has sister magazines in Germany, Poland, Korea, Japan, China and India. Since its launch, WatchTime has become one of the leading watch magazines in the North American region. WatchTime is aimed at anyone who is passionate about beautiful wristwatches. The magazine addresses all aspects of fine timepieces, whether it’s technical innovations, refined designs, historical references or the boundless passion of watch enthusiasts.

Since 1999, WatchTime magazine has been aimed at all those who are passionate about beautiful wristwatches.

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Revolution Watch

Founded in 2005 by watch collector Wie Koh in Singapore, Revolution Watch magazine has since become the world’s leading lifestyle magazine for watch enthusiasts. Both the print and online versions of the publication feature luxury mechanical watches and the lifestyle that surrounds them in in-depth articles and outstanding photo spreads. Wie Koh grew up in New Yok City in the 1970s and 80s and was fascinated by watches even as a child. The successful entrepreneur is convinced: in the future, watches will be more important than ever. In a world flooded with electronic staffage, the occupation with mechanical watches in particular offers a welcome change.

Revolution Watch has become the world’s leading lifestyle magazine for watch enthusiasts.

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Teddy Baldassarre

Teddy Baldassarre is founder and creative director of the eponymous American online magazine specializing in luxury watches. Teddy first began in 2017 as an independent writer and video blogger. Today, his company is one of the world’s leading retailers of exclusive wristwatches. Teddy Baldassarre’s team is made up of top-notch watch experts as well as excellent writers and content creators. With their outstanding editorial content and stunning images, they regularly provide a global community now numbering several million watch enthusiasts with the latest news and interesting facts from the fascinating world of luxury watches.

Teddy Baldassarre convinces with outstanding editorial content and impressive pictures.

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Fratello Watches

Fratello Watches is founded in 2004 by Dutch entrepreneur and watch enthusiast Robert-Jan Broer. Broer translates to brother. Since Broer may be difficult for non-Dutch people to pronounce, Robert-Jan chooses instead to use the Italian word for brother – Fratello – for his magazine. This smart decision helps make the brand a memorable and accessible name for watch lovers from all over the world. Thanks to his team of experienced editors and professional photographers, the magazine’s high-quality, authentic and sometimes very personal content now reaches an enthusiastic audience of millions worldwide.

Fratello Watches reaches an enthusiastic audience of millions worldwide with its authentic content.

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Worn & Wound

Worn & Wound is an independent watch blog founded in New York City in 2011 by two entrepreneurs and watch enthusiasts, Blake Malin and Zach Weiss. Worn & Wound has a clear goal: to make watch collecting palatable to a broad audience. All content is carefully researched and produced by industry experts – from topical editorials to detailed reviews to reader contributions and much more. The tone here is pleasant and relaxed. Appealing photos and videos complement the attractive offering. With its dedicated community and focus on quality content, Worn & Wound is an inspiring and informative source for watch enthusiasts around the world.

Worn & Wound aims to make collecting watches of all stripes palatable to a broad target audience.

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Gear Patrol

The multiple award-winning lifestyle magazine Gear Patrol was founded in New York City in 2007. With its appealing design and high-quality content, it specifically addresses consumers who are passionate about innovative products, inspiring stories and an active lifestyle. The range of topics knows almost no bounds: Cars, fashion, technology, product reviews, advice articles, interviews with inspiring personalities – and of course watches. Gear Patrol has become an influential medium with its product journalism both online and through the biannual print magazine, and today reaches an audience of millions.

Gear Patrol has become an influential medium with its product journalism.

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ABlogToWatch is founded in Los Angeles in 2007 by entrepreneur and watch enthusiast Ariel Adams. The magazine is now one of the world’s most widely read and influential publications in the watch industry. With its comprehensive coverage of high-end timepieces, technical innovations, design and watch culture, it appeals to a broad readership of watch enthusiasts, collectors and interested parties around the globe. With an experienced team of experts and editors, ABlogToWatch provides in-depth information and analysis on the latest watch models, current trends in the watch industry, and background stories from renowned watch brands.

ABlogToWatch is one of the most widely read and influential publications in the watch industry today.

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Wrist Enthusiast

Now Wrist Enthusiast magazine, it was founded in 2015 by New York lawyer and social media consultant Craig Karger as an Instagram account to share with like-minded watch collectors his passion for the fascinating world of chronometers. What begins as a passionate hobby quickly evolved into one of the most prominent luxury watch publications. Wrist Enthusiast delights both experienced collectors and newcomers with its exclusive, high-quality content. A trusted source of news and reviews from across the watch industry, the magazine publishes exclusive opinions from industry experts and experienced watch enthusiasts.

Wrist Enthusiast delights both experienced collectors and newcomers with its exclusive content.

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