Timeline.Watch is an interactive website that features images and text about vintage and rare wristwatches produced since 1900. Worn & Wound Company called Timeline.Watch “one of the most phenomenal watch collections – vintage or modern – that you can view online.”
Journalists covering the wristwatch industry have described Timeline.Watch as distinct from other online sources of information about timepieces -- such as individual watch company collections or “watch identifier” websites – because of its broad range of entries, extensive list of search functions, detailed text and multiple photographs of each watch, and for encouraging participation and submissions from watch collectors worldwide.
As a resource for wristwatch enthusiasts and historians, Timeline.Watch was described by Hodinkee magazine as “a kind of paradise if you are passionate about vintage watches.”
The website was created by Dan Henry, a watch enthusiast and manufacturer who was called by Wristwatch Review “one of the most knowledgeable collectors and watchmakers in the world.”
Henry, who has collected watches since he received a pocket watch as a gift for his 10th birthday,has in 36 years built an assemblage of timepieces described by Monochrome Magazine as “one of the most impressive and expansive collections in existence.”
Henry wanted to share information about his own collection while bringing together wristwatch enthusiasts worldwide,so in December 2014 he opened an Instagram account to distribute photos and information about his timepieces. Time & Tide Watches reported that if "looking to beef up your vintage (watch) knowledge...then your first stop should be Dan Henry's Instagram page." By March 2018, Henry’s account had more than 15,000 followers.
To expand the amount of information about watches that could be accessed and analyzed by collectors, in 2015, Henry created Timeline.Watch.
Built in WordPress,as of March 2018 Timeline.Watch includes entries for more than 1,500 watches, with a detailed biography and 1-8 photographs for each model.
Timeline.Watch also serves as an online database of timepieces that can be sorted and viewed in 17 categories, including model, brand, and production year; as well as based on their styles and functions (such as diver, alarm, extra-flat, triple calendar, and others).
Wristwatch Review called Timeline.Watch “one of the most significant online timepiece research sites on the Internet.”
As of March 2018, Timeline.Watch had been viewed by more than 135,000 users.
In part because of the response to Timeline.Watch, Henry created Dan Henry Watches, a microband watch manufacturer that is notable for every model in its collection being designed with the styles and features of prominent timepieces of the past 80 years.
A stated goal of Timeline.Watch is to involve watch collectors in an “online global collective of treasured watches.”Submission is open to all wristwatch collectors.