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Brandon Cripps

Brandon was raised in a military family, the son of an Army pilot and engineer. An early fascination with all things mechanical developed into a love of watches that remains today. Brandon holds a pair of degrees in experimental psychology and works as a human factors test engineer for Army aviation systems.
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Frederique Constant Takes on the High-End with Their New In-House Perpetual Calendar

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Perpetual calendars are one of the darlings of complicated mechanical watches. Traditionally, they display the …
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Chronography 7: Military Chronographs

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One of the traits we love about chronograph watches is that they’re tool watches. They’re useful, often specifically so.  Nowhere is that more the case …
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Benrus Type I and Type II MIL-W-50717 Military Dive Watches

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When I think about all the things a military issued watch should be (robust, legible, functional), no watch comes as close to perfection as the …
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Seiko Spirit SCVE003 Review

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Have you ever fallen for something instantly and unexpectedly? It’s happened to me with people, places, designs, and, in this case, a watch. Now it …
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Brandon’s 5 for $2,000

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It’s my turn to take a crack at the 5 For $2000 challenge, and I’ll admit I had a little trouble deciding what direction to …
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Hamilton Retail Store Field Watches

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What would you do if you had been producing a successful product for 20+ years for one big customer, and then that contract went away?  …

Affordable Vintage: The Bullitt Benrus

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Hitting the auction block this weekend is Steve McQueen’s 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4. With estimates ranging from $8-12 million, the car is on track to …
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Marathon General Purpose Mechanical LE Review

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This little watch with military pedigree overcomes its small size and impresses with quality construction and wearability. When Marathon announced they were releasing a steel-cased …
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Introducing the Sinn EZM 9, EZM 13, and 6052 Frankfurt Calendar Chronograph

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Sinn should need little introduction to regular readers here at worn&wound.  We’ve covered a number …