The Worn & Wound Podcast


The Worn & Wound Podcast is a weekly discussion of watches. We cover the latest news and reviews on, bring you our first-hand account of watch events from around the world, and sit down with our friends and colleagues from the watch industry to get their take on the latest in watches.


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The Worn & Wound Podcast is a weekly discussion of watches. We cover the latest news and reviews on, bring you our first-hand account of watch events from around the world, and sit down with our friends and colleagues from the watch industry to get their take on the latest in watches.




The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep 282: eBay’s Tirath Kamdar

On today’s episode of the Worn & Wound podcast, Blake Buettner and Zach Kazan are joined by Tirath Kamdar, GM of Global Luxury at eBay. Tirath is a watch lover who oversees everything you see when you’re constantly searching for that grail watch on eBay. Tirath tells us about his history in the watch world, the watches he’s looking to add to his own collection (hint: he’s into bright colors), and his own thoughts on where the watch market is heading.He also dives deep into the eBay...


A Week In Watches Ep 35: What’s Old is New Again

It’s time for episode 35 of A Week in Watches! This week, Zach Weiss is back with some new, old releases. Well, they are all new versions of watches that have existed before, to be more accurate. There’s a stunning urushi dial from Grand Seiko, a cool collab from Synchron, a funky Zenith, and some unabashedly bold Citizens. This week’s episode is sponsored by Whatnot, a live-stream auction app where you can buy and sell unique items. Join the Windup Watch Shop on Tuesday, February 7th ET,...


The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep 281: Recommendations from the Team

This week on the Worn & Wound podcast, Blake Buettner, Zach Weiss, Kat Shoulders, and Zach Kazan are taking a break from dedicated watch talk (mostly) and gathering around the mic to bring you some of our personal recommendations for a whole host of things. From movies, to booze, to gear and apparel, we like a whole lot of stuff, and our interests inform how we approach watches in unexpected ways. This is a truly wide ranging conversation that covers everything from horror movies to craft...


A Week In Watches Ep 34: A New Balance from Omega, Dune Watches from Christopher Ward, and a Gold Metric from Brew

Welcome to episode 34 of A Week in Watches, where we’ve got managing editor Blake Buettner jumping back in to discuss a handful of new releases, and one important survey. We’re kicking things off with the biggest news of the week that’s focused on something very small from Omega, and that is their new Spirate Balance, which we introduce on the site right here, and react to in real time right here. We still not sure how it’s pronounced but the technology is impressive! The watch its packed in...


Time on Screen: Arrival

This week on the Time on Screen, Zach is joined by Kat Shoulders to talk about Arrival, Denis Villeneuve’s 2016 first contact tale starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner. Arrival is the kind of movie that Time on Screen was made for: deeply interested in time itself as a theme, with a narrative structure that contorts and reconstructs our sense of time throughout. If you’ve seen the film, this is a really fun discussion that fully dives into the complex implications and questions that Arrival...


The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep 280: Hands on at LVMH Watch Week

This week on the podcast, the editorial team is in the studio to talk about all the watches they saw at LVMH Watch Week in New York. From a SAXEM Hublot that makes us think of radioactive tennis balls, to impeccably skeletonized Zenith Defys, there was a lot to take in. Be sure to check out our photo report and all of our LVMH Watch Week coverage linked below, and let us know about your favorite debuts, and what you’re looking forward to seeing at Watches & Wonders, likely the next big...


A Week In Watches Ep 33: Collaborations from Abroad and a Slew of Dive Watches Including a Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller Worn by Stephen Curry at the White House

Welcome to A Week In Watches episode 33 with yet another new face behind the news desk. This time around we’ve got Editor, Thomas Calara giving you the latest in watch news. We’ve got a couple of first time collaborations between the Rowing Blazers x Zodiac Super Sea Wolf and the Fears x Christopher Ward Alliance 01. We also cover a few interesting dive watch releases with the astrolabe inspired Seiko SLA065, a Skindiver from Vulcain, and an appropriate Rolex diver on the wrist of Stephen...


The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep 279: LVMH Watch Week

This week on the Worn & Wound podcast, the team sits down to talk about the year’s first big trade show, LVMH Watch Week. This show sees the LVMH brands showing off their latest and greatest creations to kick off the year, and we’ve got all the news on the big debuts from Zenith, TAG Heuer, and others. We’ll also chat about a new release from Oris, the Big Crown Calibre 473, which sees their 120 hour in house movement lose the rotor and go fully hand wound, complete with a power reserve...


A Week In Watches Ep 32: LVMH Watch Week Lands with a (Big) Bang, & Oris Drops a New Caliber

Welcome to A Week In Watches episode 32 with Managing Editor, Blake Buettner jumping in to chat about some of the new watches released during LVMH Watch Week. We’ve got some bombastic Hublots, an anniversary LE of the TAG Heuer Carrera alongside a low-key killer Aquaracer, and of course, some new Skyline references from Zenith. If none of that is your thing we’ve also got some news from Oris, who released a new caliber this week within a lovely Big Crown Pointer Date. Find links to all these...


Time on Screen: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Break out your red caps and speedos, this week Time on Screen is tackling The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Wes Anderson’s follow up to The Royal Tenenbaums was a box office flop and a definite miss with critics when it was released in 2004, but over the years the film’s reputation has improved, and it is now considered one of Anderson’s most emotionally complex and ambitious projects. Featuring great performances from Bill Murray and a stellar supporting cast that includes Owen Wilson,...


The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep 278: Our Predictions for 2023

This week on the Worn & Wound podcast, it’s one of our favorite episodes of the year: our predictions and hopes for the year ahead. The early days of January are a great time – everyone is still in great spirits from the recent holiday season, and we’re all full of hope for what will surely be an exciting year of new releases, watchmaking innovations, and exciting developments across the horological landscape. The editorial team has thoughts on what we might see in the realm of “micro...


A Week In Watches Ep 31: A Year in Watches 2022 Pt.2

Welcome back to A Year in Watches 2022! This special two-part edition of A Week in Watches takes a look back at some of the biggest and best releases and moments in the watch industry from 2022. This week, we focus on micro and independent brands, but still cover a few of the big houses as well. If you missed part one, head here and be sure to check it out. This week’s episode was brought to you by the Windup Watch Shop. For an excellent and ever-growing catalog of watches, straps, clocks,...


The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep 277: Listener Mailbag

This week on the Worn & Wound podcast, we’re answering your questions. It’s the first episode of the year (and the final recording of 2022) and we’re opening up the mailbag. It’s a full crew today, with Blake, Thomas, Patrick, Zach Weiss, Zach Kazan, Ed Jelley, and Kat Shoulders all checking in to ponder the many questions asked by Worn & Wound readers and listeners. Among them: Why do brands think power reserve is a flex? When is the Windup Watch Fair coming to Europe? And, do we suffer any...


A Week in Watches Ep 30: A Year in Watches 2022 Pt.1

It’s the last week of the year. News is slow, people are away or taking some needed time off – things are quiet. So, we’re doing something a bit different on A Week in Watches. Rather than looking back at the most recent week, we’re doing the whole dang year. Yes, it’s A Year in Watches 2022, which means there’s actually a ton to cover. So much, so that this is only part 1, with the second airing next week. This week, we focus on major brands and groups from MoonSwatches to Kodo constant...


The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep 276: The Year in Review

This week on the podcast, we’re taking the idea of a full house to new extremes as we close in on the end of 2022 to discuss our favorite releases of the year. Blake Buettner is joined by Zach Weiss, Thomas Calara, Zach Kazan, Ed Jelley, Patrick Marlett, and Kat Shoulders for a massive Year in Review discussion where the team discusses the watch news and releases that made the most waves in 2022. Be sure to share your favorite watches of the year in the comments below, and stay tuned to the...


A Week In Watches Ep 29: Q&A but First Some Seiko!

This week’s episode of A Week in Watches will be slightly different. Actually, the next few weeks will be as news is slow this time of year. So, this week is a Q&A! We took three questions that were submitted by readers/viewers/listeners via our instagram account. But, we couldn’t skip the news entirely as Seiko wanted to get a headstart on next year and dropped some sweet limited editions. This week’s episode was brought to you by If there’s one thing we watch enthusiasts...


Time On Screen: Home Alone

In this installment of Time on Screen, Zach Kazan is joined by Blake Buettner and Kat Shoulders for a special holiday episode. That’s right, it’s Home Alone week, and we’re running through what is undeniably one of the best Christmas movies of our generation, detailing the saga of a child abandoned by his family, and left to fend for himself against a pair of violent criminals. Home Alone is hilarious and has become a holiday staple, but it’s also deeply strange if you stop to think about it...


The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep 275: Our Favorite Purchases of the Year, Plus a New Moser Made for the Metaverse, and a Record Setting Urwerk

Today on the podcast, we’ve got Blake, Thomas, Patrick and Zach on mic for a loose conversation about an impressive Urwerk that recently sold at auction, a new Moser design built for the metaverse, and, of course, the new Avatar film. Patrick also fills us in on his favorite new purchase of the year (besides his PS5, anyway), as does the rest of the group. Plus, we ask the eternal question: can a QR code be aesthetically pleasing? Feel free to weigh in on this critical topic in the comments...


A Week In Watches Ep 28: QR Code & Urushi Lacquer Dials

This week we’re looking at some shocking news from the Metaverse and H. Moser, and their latest Endeavour Centre Seconds called the Genesis. It’s part QR code, part haute horology, and entirely meta. We’ve also got news from Kurono about a new boutique in Tokyo, and three new watches to celebrate. Each features beautiful handmade urushi lacquer dials. Finally, we’ll take a brief look at some auction results that raised money for the Swiss Institute, and inspired some pretty spectacular...


The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep 274: Watch Buying Advice from the Worn & Wound Team, and the Watches that Lingered in 2022

This week on the podcast, Blake is joined by Patrick, Thomas, and Zach, who will try to explain How to Buy a Watch, hot on the heels of our recent foray into providing some basic advice for newbies and veterans alike. Before that, a discussion about a new release from Alpina that revives a particular type of mechanical movement that’s rarely seen in modern watchmaking (spoiler alert: there are no mechanical engineers on this week’s episode). The team is also in a reflective mood, talking...