Where enthusiasts and collectors can find the best watches of every period.


Michele Galizia

Michele Galizia, the organiser of Cronomania, is a construction engineer by profession with a very keen passion for watches since his youth.
His enthusiasm led him to the organizing of the first edition of Cronomania which took place in Padova in 1994 and was an enormous success. Since then this manifestation has continued to obtain positive results, being placed at the top of its sector in Italy. At present it takes place in Padova and Bologna in the congress halls of the most prestigious hotels of the above mentioned cities.
Cronomania is a must which gives both enthusiasts and collectors the chance of finding vintage watches of all brands and all ranges of prices.
In the Autumn of 2017, after 37 years he closed the activity of construction engineer, with great professional satisfaction and with the pride to have worked as a volunteer engineer at the National Department of Civil Protection for the verifications of the buildings hit by the earthquake in Irpinia in 1980, in Abruzzo in 2009, in Emilia in 2012 and in Central Italy in 2016 and 2017.
From 1 December 2017, driven by the great passion for the watches, he opened the “Cronomania watches for passion since 1994” shop, in Padova in the old town in via Cesare Battisti 36 (former Fabris watchmaker’s shop since 1958).

Appointments and places of upcoming exhibitions

Calendar 2017

Edition Date Where Location
183° November 12 Padova Hotel Sheraton map

Calendar 2018

Edition Date Where Location
184° January 28 Bologna Novotel Bologna Fiera map
185° February 18 Padova Hotel Sheraton map
186° April 8 Bologna Novotel Bologna Fiera map
187° September 23 Bologna Novotel Bologna Fiera map
188° November 11 Padova Hotel Sheraton map

For all appointments:

Open from 9.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

ENTRANCE: men 10 € – women 5 € – free under 18.
Tickets can be purchased directly at the Fair or online:

Buy online ticket

Bologna: Novotel Bologna Fiera
via Michelino, 73 – tel.+39 051 63 77 71
(300 m. from Bologna Fiera motorway exit)

Padova: Hotel Sheraton 
Corso Argentina, 5 – tel. +39 049 780 82 30
(100 m. from Padova Est motorway exit)

Military Wristwatches

The world's most complete book on military wristwatches

This is a hardcover book, colour printed on glossy paper, with 372 pages containing the technical and historical files about 274 military wristwatches from 30 nations of the world with 1030 inside and outside colour photos.

The “Military Wristwatches” book is on sale at all Cronomania® fairs
or by order and express courier 140€ – 50% discount: 70€
+ 30€ (express courier charge)

For information and orders:
Ing. Michele Galizia


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