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Ep. 74: Collecting with Author Aaron Sigmond

9/11/2018
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Today, we sit down and talk watches and collecting with Aaron Sigmond. Aaron is a a prolific author, editor, and publisher, and among watch-heads he is perhaps best known for his books Drive Time: Watches Inspired by Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Racing, Bulova: A History of Firsts, and his latest Sea Time: Watches Inspired by Sailing, Yachting, and Diving. This week's episode is brought to you by the Windup Watch Shop. For anyone just tuning in, be sure to check out the new enhanced...

Duration:00:33:31

Ep. 73: Pet Peeves and Deal Breakers

8/27/2018
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Pet peeves and deal breakers—we wouldn't be persnickety watch-heads without them. So that's what we're tackling on Episode 73 of The Worn & Wound Podcast. From misplaced date windows to sub-dials eating away at numbers, we've got a whole lot of complaining for you this episode. What are your pet peeves and deal breakers? Be sure to let us know in the comments below. This week's episode is brought to you by the Windup Watch Shop. For anyone just tuning in, be sure to check out the new...

Duration:00:23:46

Ep. 72: Are You a Watch Collector?

8/14/2018
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Do you call yourself a watch collector? Does one need to be hyper-focused in their acquisitions to be a collector, or is having a bunch of watches enough? Or are you just an accumulator? In this episode of The Worn & Wound Podcast, we tackle what it means to be a collector of watches and our philosophies on collecting. For those just tuning in, be sure to check out the new enhanced format to the show. What do I mean by enhanced? Well, through some podcast players you can now see embedded...

Duration:00:18:03

Ep. 71: SEMPER & ADHUC

7/31/2018
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On this week's episode of The Worn & Wound Podcast, Allen talks to Colin de Tonnac, founder of SEMPER & ADHUC, a company breathing new life into old Swiss movements by putting them into new watches. For those just tuning in, be sure to check out the new enhanced format to the show. What do I mean by enhanced? Well, through some podcast players, you can now see embedded images and links to help you follow along through our discussion. Now, this isn't available on every podcast player, so...

Duration:00:24:11

Ep. 70: Growing the WatchFam with OT

7/17/2018
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In the age of the Internet, it's easy to forget that half the fun when it comes to collecting watches is getting together with other collectors and enthusiasts and, well, talking watches. Today, we sit down with OT—a bay area-based collector who is all about getting together and chatting about watches—about what it's like to build a watch community in the digital age. A quick note about the podcast. Some of you may have noticed that in the last episode, we introduced a new enhanced format...

Duration:00:18:58

Ep. 69: Answering Your Vintage Watch Questions

7/3/2018
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On today's episode of The Worn & Wound Podcast, Ilya and Allen discuss vintage watches. Should you refinish your vintage watch? Is the current neo-vintage craze hindering watch design? We answer these questions, and more. This week's episode of The Worn & Wound Podcast is brought to you by The Worn & Wound Shop. We're currently running a July 4th promotion in the shop (promotion ends July 8th at 11:59PM EST).Now’s your chance to get that strap or watch fold you’ve been pining for at a...

Duration:00:21:26

Ep. 68: DTWs, or Dressy Tool Watches

6/20/2018
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On today’s episode of The Worn & Wound Podcast, Ilya and Allen tackle a category of watches they’ve dubbed Dressy Tool Watches, or DTWs. This episode of The Worn & Wound Podcast is brought to you by The Worn & Wound Shop. Show Notes: Cartier Santos Rolex Oyster Perpetual Rolex Explorer Sinn 556 I Sinn Frankfurt Financial District Collection Sinn 1736/1746 Tudor 1926 Tudor Style Tudor Black Bay 36 Nomos Ahoi Bremont Airco Mach 2 Oris Artix Rado DiaMaster Grande Seconde...

Duration:00:49:08

Ep. 67: Interviews with Mido CEO Franz Linder and Vortic Co-Founder RT Custer

6/5/2018
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On today's episode of The Worn & Wound Podcast, we have two great back-to-back interviews. In the first half of the episode, we sit down with Franz Linder, the CEO of Mido watches, in Mexico City to discuss the 100-year history of the brand (you'll never guess how Mido used to water seal their watches, but you'll find out how from Mr. Linder). In the second half of the episode, we talk to RT Custer of Vortic Watch Company in his second appearance on the podcast (click here for his first...

Duration:00:55:54

Ep. 66: Pairing the Watch To the Occasion

5/22/2018
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On this week's episode, Worn & Wound Managing Editor Ilya Ryvin and Contributor Allen Farmelo discuss how they pair their watches to the occasion. For more coverage of your favorite watches, check us out on www.wornandwound.com and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. For a great assortment of American-made watch straps and other accessories, head on over to shop.wornandwound.com. And if you like what you hear, leave us a review on iTunes. Also, don't forget to shoot us an...

Duration:00:53:22

Ep. 65: Wind^Up San Francisco Preview

5/8/2018
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If you read Worn & Wound daily, then you're well aware that we're our Wind^Up Watch Fair to San Francisco in our first-ever West Coast show. On this week’s episode of The Worn & Wound Podcast, we’re previewing the show and what you can expect. For the full show details, click here. Also, a quick note about the podcast. Starting this week, The Worn & Wound Podcast will be published every two weeks rather than every week. For more coverage of your favorite watches, check us out on...

Duration:00:33:33

Ep. 64: The Role of "Luck" in Collecting Watches

4/30/2018
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We've all had them—those lucky or not so lucky moments as collectors. That too good to be true pickup that was in fact too good to be true, or conversely, that too good to be true purchase that turned out to be an incredible once in a lifetime buy. Maybe it was something you found on eBay, the forums, or an estate sale. Maybe it was something you shouldn't have sold. On today's episode of The Worn & Wound Podcast, Worn & Wound Managing Editor Ilya Ryvin and Worn & Wound Contributor Allen...

Duration:00:51:58

Ep. 63: Listener Questions

4/24/2018
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This episode of The Worn & Wound Podcast is brought to you by Hamilton Watch. We asked for your questions, and you came through big time. Special thanks go out to @ashtonyoung, @rigzz, @alvarez_brian, @theadultkid, @bradleyslavin, and @time_4_adventures. For more coverage of your favorite watches, check us out on www.wornandwound.com and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. For a great assortment of American-made watch straps and other accessories, head on over to...

Duration:00:48:33

Ep. 62: SCUBA Diving in Belize with Four Popular Dive Watches

4/17/2018
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About a month back, we ran an article titled Field Test: SCUBA Diving in Belize With Four Popular Dive Watches from Seiko, Oris, and Rado. Today, Allen joins us on the Podcast to take a deeper dive (pun intended) into the story. We discuss the certification process, the watches, what happened when Allen's breathing apparatus failed underwater, and so much more. This week's episode is brought to you by the Worn & Wound Shop. For more coverage of your favorite watches, check us out on...

Duration:00:51:25

Ep. 61: From Switzerland to New Zealand

4/10/2018
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On this week's episode of The Worn & Wound Podcast, Ilya and Worn & Wound contributor Allen Farmelo discuss Baselworld 2018, Allen's trip to New Zealand with the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Worldtimer, and a whole lot more. This episode of The Worn & Wound Podcast is brought to you by Hamilton Watch. For more coverage of your favorite watches, check us out on www.wornandwound.com and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. For a great assortment of American-made watch straps and...

Duration:01:02:21

Ep. 60: 10 Great Watches Between $1,500 and $2,000

4/3/2018
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On this week's episode of The Worn & Wound Podcast, we continue our series where we look at 10 great watches within a certain pricing category, this time focusing on $1,500 to $2,000. This week's episode is brought to you by the Worn & Wound Shop. For more coverage of your favorite watches, check us out on www.wornandwound.com and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. For a great assortment of American-made watch straps and other accessories, head on over to...

Duration:00:40:02

Baselworld 2018: Instagram Live Q & A

3/27/2018
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On today's episode of The Worn & Wound Podcast, we decided to do something a little different. We turned to Instagram and Instagram Live for questions about Baselworld from you all, and we recorded our answers for today's show. We cover a wide range of topics, from the show's hottest releases to our favorite booth designs of the fair. Today's episode is brought to you by the Worn & Wound Shop.

Duration:00:55:25

Baselworld 2018: MeisterSinger, Omega, and Nomos

3/25/2018
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We've seen a lot of watches these past few days. A lot. But today, we wanted to talk about some of the cool stuff coming out of three brands we're huge fans of at Worn & Wound: MeisterSinger, Omega, and Nomos. For continued coverage of some of Baselworld's best releases, stay tuned to www.wornandwound.com.

Duration:00:17:48

Baselworld 2018: Day One Does Not Dissapoint

3/22/2018
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After a night of much-needed sleep, we finally hit the ground running on our first full day of Baselworld. We hit up Sinn, Tudor, Seiko, Itay Noy, Oris, Junghans, and Brellum, and I am happy to say they did not disappoint. Despite all the hubbub about Baselworld shrinking and forecasts of doom for this iconic industry mainstay, this feels like one of the more exciting Baselworlds of recent memory. If our first day is any indication, we’re in for a great couple of days. On this special...

Duration:00:28:45

Baselworld 2018: Welcome to Tudorworld

3/21/2018
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It's March 21, 2018, and we've just arrived in Basel, Switzerland. Naturally, the first thing we did (well, not the first—we did have to drop off our luggage) was beeline straight to Baselworld to get a quick look at some of this year's hottest releases from Tudor, Seiko, and Nomos. So sit back, pour yourself a glass of your favorite drink, and learn why we've nicknamed this year's Baselworld, "Tudorworld." This episode of The Worn & Wound Podcast is brought to you by Hamilton Watch.

Duration:00:21:21

Ep. 55: Collecting Seiko, Military, and Vintage Tool Watches with Jon Gaffney

3/13/2018
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A few weeks back, we published the second installment of our video series, My Watch. The focus of that installment was Jon Gaffney. Jon is a long-standing contributor to the site, often field testing and covering watches that can take a knock or two. Jon’s also written for numerous other publications, among them Gear Patrol, Valet Mag, Huckberry, ITS Tactical, and he’s currently the Director of Marketing and Sales for Iron & Air magazine. But due to the limitations of a 10-minute video,...

Duration:00:57:25