Three-Watch Collection Under $5,000: Blake Buettner’s Picks

Building a watch collection that brings you joy shouldn’t have to break the bank. Setting aside $5,000 to build an ideal 3 watch collection is within reason both financially (with a bit of planning as needed), and from an horological perspective. Not all great watches are locked behind long waitlists and hefty price tags, after […]
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Introducing Our New Managing Editor, Blake Buettner

Dear readers, Today we’re excited to introduce you to our new Managing Editor, Blake Buettner. A veteran of the watch world, he brings with him years of experience and a wealth of knowledge. We’ve known and worked with Blake for a long time, and many of you are likely familiar with his work, so it […]
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Here are Two New, And Completely Different Hamiltons: A Jazzmaster with a Skeleton Dial, and a Khaki Navy Scuba that’s Sized Just Right

It’s fair to say that Hamilton is a brand that’s a Worn & Wound staple. We cover them frequently and are genuinely big fans of their catalog, from retro military inspired pieces, to sporty chronographs, and their many watches with connections to film. But there are still a lot of watches under the Hamilton banner […]
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Omega’s New Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon “Alinghi,” and a Look Back at the DSOTM Lineup

Omega is often the target of (mostly) good natured jabs from the watch enthusiast community for their tendency to reintroduce the Speedmaster in limited edition guises that may stretch the definition of the word “limited” in the first place. But you can’t blame them: the Moonwatch is one of only a small handful of truly […]
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eBay Finds August, 2020: Funky Case Edition

July 2020 is in the books, which means it’s time for August’s eBay finds! @vintagediver found some excellent timepieces, all with interesting case designs that speak to different eras of watchmaking. From Gruen to Hamilton, there are some great pieces to consider. Enjoy! Vintage 1971 Bulova Chronograph ‘D’ Excellent dial condition Clean movement Here is […]
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Watches, Stories, and Gear: Testing an Electromagnetic Catapult, a New Grand Seiko Studio, and the Return of Microsoft Flight Simulator

“Watches, Stories, and Gear” is a roundup of some of our favorite watch content on Worn & Wound, great stories from around the web, and cool gear that we’ve got our eye on. This installment of “Watches, Stories, and Gear” is brought to you by the Windup Watch Shop. Worn & Wound Gallery: Patek Philippe […]
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Iconic, Stylish, and Affordable Timex Watches – Now Available at the Windup Watch Shop

If you asked a complete stranger to name a watch brand, besides being a little taken aback, it’s quite likely that they’d say Timex. A true household name in the world of watches, Timex is known for their affordable, approachable, and always fun timepieces, and respected for their long and significant history. Rarely do you […]
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Review: Ophion OPH 786 Vélos

I see no need to bury the lede when it comes to Ophion’s OPH 786 Vélos. This watch is outstanding, stunningly beautiful, and one of the most genuinely interesting new watches I’ve had a chance to sample of late. It’s doing a bunch of things, on a bunch of different levels, and succeeds at nearly […]
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Norqain’s Independence 20 Features a Deep Green Dial and a Movement of Considerable Interest to Watch Fans

Norqain has announced their latest release, a limited edition, green dialed watch in their Independence collection. Norqain is a relatively new brand, releasing their first watches in 2018, but have quickly gained a reputation for producing premium products at a competitive price point, in a design language that mixes the classical and modern. The Independence […]
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Ball Introduces the Engineer III Marvelight, with a Special Rainbow Dial

Ball’s newest watch, the Engineer III Marvelight, is in many ways a “typical” Ball watch. That’s not a slight, it’s just that the watch seems to capture the aesthetic of the brand in a really natural and simple way. The brand describes the Engineer III Marvelight as an everyday tool, and that, quite honestly, sums […]
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