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worn&wound 2013 Retrospective

worn&wound 2013 Retrospective

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A Look at Seiko’s Early Divers

When you are discussing vintage jumpers there are sure names that routinely come up. Rolex, Panerai, Omega, to give some examples of the common Swiss brands with respect to these vintage watches. There is another name, one that has a religion like continuing with respect to these more established jumpers, and it’s not Swiss but instead Japanese: Seiko. Here is a concise glance at the initial dozen years of Seiko jumper advancement. continue reading…

March 2013: 

Sinn 103 St Flieger Chronograph Review

The  Sinn Flieger 103  line is a staple of the brand’s assortment, and features various models with wide variety in plan, complication and wrapping up. The  103 St  we’re investigating is seemingly the most straightforward and traditionally planned of all, with base Valjoux 7750 development, cleaned case and acrylic crystal.Other 103 models develop the line’s center plan to incorporate titanium cases, GMT usefulness, sapphire gem and, obviously, Sinn’s signature innovations like DIAPAL (grease free escapement) and Ar-Dehumidifying which keeps dampness from working inside the watch case as it ages. Indeed, even the 103 Classic, demonstrated after the first 103 An of the 1960’s now features exclusive innovation. These more complex upgrades have become a calling card for Sinn since the brand was sold in 1994 from Helmut Sinn, its originator, to Lothar Schmidt. For a complete rundown of in-house innovations, please see  Sinn’s site . proceed reading…

An Interview with Helmut Sinn

Watches from Sinn have been the encapsulation of German pilot chronographs for quite a long time – practical, of top caliber and with extraordinary meaningfulness. This doesn’t come by some coincidence. Eventually the wristwatches sold since 1961 unambiguously convey the qualities of those on-board clocks with which the company originator, Helmut Sinn, was at that point preparing for the German Air Force in the sixties. At that time, he won an offer against the set up watchmaker Junghans with his on-board tickers. The cockpit timekeepers were, and are, to be found in fly warriors like the Starfighter, Alpha, Jet, Tornado, and Eurofighter among others. continue reading…

April 2013:

Tissot Luxury Automatic Powermatic 80 Review

Tissot  is a brand that scarcely needs any presentation. They’ve existed for a very long time and are accessible worldwide. They have enormous advertisement crusades, acclaimed brand envoys and pretty much all the other things you’d anticipate from a huge watch brand. Also, huge they genuinely are, as they are important for the uber Swatch group. But notwithstanding their scale, their legacy and their Swiss Made qualifications, they figure out how to keep costs in the open reach. What’s more, for their most essential line, however for some fascinating mechanical watches including chronographs, COSC grade developments and today’s point, a 80-hour power save. continue reading…

Introducing the Nomos Ahoi

Nomos has officially announced the dispatch of their most up to date model, the  Ahoi , an energetic watch that nimbly and keenly joins vigorous case plan and 200 meter water opposition into their exemplary moderate aesthetic. This marks a critical expansion to the Nomos line, as the Ahoi incorporates numerous firsts and makes certain to energize any individual who has been sitting tight for a more adaptable, lively contribution from the brand. continue reading…

May 2013:

Archimede Pilot 42H Bronze Review

The  Archimede Pilot 42 Bronze  offers a quite clear offer. Archimede is a main brand in the class of exemplary pilot watches, offering truly reasonable, German-produced pieces with quality form, calm plan and astounding execution. And with the 42, they offer something completely special, as no other traditionally styled bronze pilots exist available, in any event as should be obvious. continue reading…

Heartbeat by Kwanghun Hyun

Sometimes, something so cool comes to our consideration that despite the fact that it’s not a watch, we need to show it to you. Indeed, this is one of those circumstances, sort of. What we are going to examine isn’t a watch, yet its most major capacity is controlled by one. Presenting the Heartbeat cameras by  Kwanghun Hyun , a progression of delightful hand tailored cameras that use watch developments for their planning components. continue reading…

June 2013:

Hamilton Intra-Matic Review

Once one of the incomparable American watch brands, Hamilton is currently claimed and worked by the Swiss Swatch gathering. Being a brand with a particularly unmistakable and rich history,Swatch has safeguarded the basic stylish soul and legacy of the brand by constantly drawing upon their own files for new items. These re-issues will in general remain dedicated to their unique partners, with case and dial plans just having minor changes, however materials and developments being moved up to today’s norms. proceed reading…

The Steinhart Racetimer: Vintage Chrono Done Right

Man, when  Steinhart  hits it out of the recreation center, they send it straight out of the system. As of late, they uncovered their  premium line  of in-house developments, which are profoundly enhanced Unitas 6497 bases with numerous new and excellent components. That was truly cool and amazing, yet there’s something about their new Racetimer  chronographs that simply has me stunned. Certainly, it’s simply one more Valjoux 7750 chronograph (nothing amiss with that), yet they nailed the vintage-dashing chrono look. continue reading…

July 2013:

For those of us that affection watches, Glashütte has uncommon importance. This modest community in Germany contains a couple of the best watch marks right now in activity, marks that appear to accomplish horological feats that different brands overall can’t very compete with. On one hand, you have a brand like  A. Lange & Sohne making probably the most epically complicated, completed and costly luxury watches, and on the other you have  Nomos , who make the most accessibly evaluated watches with produce developments. And keeping in mind that these brands, and a couple of others, may stand out enough to be noticed of those in Glashutte, there are a few others there that additionally do an amazing job to make extraordinary watches. One brand that we here at worn&wound have consistently appreciated, however appears to go under the radar, is  Nautische Instrumente Mühle-Glashütte … all the more commonly alluded to as Mühle. proceed reading…

Watches and Magnetization

Throughout their turn of events and history wristwatches have advanced to stay aware of the necessities of the wearers. Wheather that be for jumping (water opposition; lume), explorers (double time regions) or pilots (slide rule) the maufactures have given watches explicit applications to help certain callings and even shield the watch from potential openness that may cause the watch hurt. One of these components, that maybe a considerable lot of us don’t consider, is attraction. continue reading…

August 2013:

March LA.B AM3 Review

Based is LA and Biarritz, France,  March LA.B  has set out to make watches that blend the climate and style of 60’s and 70’s luxury with contemporary assembling and momentous itemizing. A brief glance at their  instagram  will give you a superior feeling of this, as they blend photographs of their watches with exemplary vehicles, a still from a Bond flick (Connery period, obviously) and the odd Helmut Newton photo. continue reading…

A Peek Inside the Padron Watch Company

The Padron Watch Company  is a beginning up activity in a place of business situated at the edge between a light mechanical territory and a private neighborhood in Minneapolis, MN.

Leo Padron is a cordial enthusiastic, energetic person. He’s very much educated and more than willing to talk looks when you stroll in the entryway of his atelier. Truth be told, when I visited him a week ago I’d scarcely brought myself before he dispatched into examining the variety of watch parts spread across his seat. continue reading…

September 2013:

Horween Leather: A Watch Nerd’s Primer

Let’s face it, most watch geeks love calfskin. A calfskin tie can radically change the appearance of a watch, and the vast majority of us have a greater number of lashes than we do watches. Lately we’ve been blessed to receive various choices, and not simply from the large young men like Hirsch and Di-Modell, yet in addition from little craftsmans making lovely custom ties from a wide range of hides. With every one of these decisions, nonetheless, there’s bound to be some disarray, particularly when a portion of these non-OEM lashes cost upwards of $200. So a light went off in my mind; let’s give our perusers a little preliminary clearing up a portion of the disarray by investigating extraordinary compared to other calfskin tanneries on the planet, Chicago’s  Horween Leather Company , with an attention on two unique sorts of cowhide that have become progressively famous over the most recent few years: Chromexcel and shell Cordovan. continue reading…

Watch Modding 101

Watch modding (change) has become a subculture inside the watch collectors’ world with a little yet solid unforeseen of people making parts.

Love the instance of the Seiko SKX779 “Monster” however scorn the dial? Forget about it. You can arrange a post-retail dial with a Sinn look. Would you like another Submariner-reverence however don’t like Mercedes hands? For a simple part of getting Rolex’s omnipresent jumper you can make your own sub-clone for under $300 with sword hands. continue reading…

Time Spec: A Primer on Military Watches

From the start of its reality, the watch has been a data device, giving its wearer some piece of insight that he wouldn’t have all alone. Maybe no place is that more genuine or preferable acknowledged over in the military watch.

Almost insofar as watches have existed, governments and militaries have been purchasing and giving watches to be utilized in essentially every military situation possible. Carefully utilitarian, these watches have filled in as useful instruments, intended to give their wearers explicit and exact data in conditions not regularly experienced by non military personnel watches. continue reading…

October 2013:

Halios Tropik B Review

In the universe of miniature brand jump watches, innovation is regularly elusive. Without a doubt, on the pricier finish of the scale one can discover companies like  UTS  making interesting and dependable jumpers. On the lower end, notwithstanding, most store brands offer watches that, while surely moderate and very much made, come up short on a specific imaginative spark. If not through and through praises, many execute reliable plan components or use off-the-rack cases, bringing about watches that rip apart each other and right now existing famous models. continue reading…

TimeFactors Speedbird III (PRS-22) Hands-On

Sit back, present yourself with a drop of your top pick and have a think…

If somebody disclosed to you that you could get a legitimate Flieger from a shop producer, numbered case and dial, in-house configuration, fastened crown tube (none of this squeezed in stuff), 80,000 A/m delicate iron internal case and a top-grade ETA 2824-2 development, what might you surmise the sticker price could peruse?  £3,000?  Maybe a clip at £2,000? continue reading…

November 2013:

Christopher Ward C900 Worldtimer Review

Around this time each year, we get the opportunity to show you Christopher Ward’s most up to date mechanical creation as a team with Johannes Jahnke. First was their  C9 Jump Hour , at that point came their  C900 Monopusher chronograph . Continuing this arrangement is the new  C900 Worldtimer , which adopts an alternate strategy to a multi-timezone watch and has a special and sculptural dial. These watches are especially striking, particularly given our overall way of thinking at worn&wound, as they will in general test what is by and large apparent as conceivable in this value range. By making bespoke mechanical complications, regardless of whether dependent on ebauches, and maintaing costs well under $5k, they appear to do what such countless bigger brands cant or wont do. continue reading…

A Visit to Damasko

There is a secret, an even puzzle about certain watchmakers. They are, by need, a lone calling. I, Jonathan Bordell of Page & Cooper, have been a  Damasko watch vendor  for some time now, and have been excited with the entirety of their stunning watches, yet even I knew short of what I needed to know and had a craving to discover more. continue reading…

December 2013:

Affordable Vintage: Hamilton Valjoux 7730 Chronographs

These vintage Swiss-made chronographs from a celebrated American brand combine incredible looks and quality mechanics at a moderate price.

2013 denoted the 50th commemoration of the Heuer Carrera, a notorious dashing chronograph from an exemplary Swiss brand. Albeit the Carrera’s looks have never truly become dated, commemoration festivities over time have revived collectors’ interest in early forms of the watch, and record costs are being paid for the best models. While it very well may be difficult for the normal gatherer to legitimize spending a month’s compensation or more on a unique Heuer Carrera, the fascinating subtleties of the watch business in the last part of the ’60s and early ’70s make it workable for authorities on practically any financial plan to bear the cost of a Heuer-made chronograph…with another brand’s name on it. Today, we’ll take a gander at a couple of such watches from American watch company Hamilton. continue reading…

Laco Watch Company – A Brand Highlight with a Family Perspective

Sometime around 1992, when I was in the 7th grade, my dad gave me the endowment of another watch. I had begun in another school, going into another period of puberty, squeezed with the undertaking of making new companions and fitting in. The watch was not all that much, a straightforward Victorinox Swiss Army watch, dark plastic case with the exemplary white dial, glowing hands, plated red bezel and a material lash with a cowhide buckle. Despite its ordinary norm, it was mine, and accepting it seemed to some degree like a transitional experience, similar to the bygone student who wears pants interestingly, finally excessively develop for knee-socks and britches. It was additionally an extensive advance up from the elastic Casio I had been wearing, with the dull, small scale radiant light inside — the 80’s had finished, all things considered. continue reading…

Waxed Cotton: A Living Fabric

Cotton wouldn’t be most people’s best option today for outerwear during a substantial storm, however for a very long time – before the approach of waterproof artificial materials – cotton was only that. However, this wasn’t your average Hanes shirt cotton. No, this cotton was thick and substantial and uncommonly treated with oils and waxes that brought about a water-safe fabric that kept the components out and its wearer dry. continue reading…