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Ilya Ryvin

Ilya is worn&wound's Managing Editor and Video Producer. He believes that when it comes to watches, quality, simplicity and functionality are king. This may very well explain his love for German and military-inspired watches. In addition to watches, Ilya brings an encyclopedic knowledge of leather, denim and all things related to menswear.
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In Honor of Captain Eugene Cernan: Last Man on the Moon

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Captain Eugene “Gene” Cernan–commander of the final lunar landing mission Apollo 17–died today. He was …
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Introducing the Oris Artelier Calibre 113, the Latest In-House Development from the Swiss Independent

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When Oris launched the Calibre 110—the brand’s first in-house designed and assembled movement in almost 40 years—it was a sign of things to come from …
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Around the Web: “How the Soviets Revolutionized Wristwatches”

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The Soviet watchmaking tradition is a rich one. Born largely out of the emerging needs following the communist revolution, Soviet horology was very much a …
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Hamilton Basel Preview 2017: the Brand Revives an Icon

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For the past several years, Hamilton has been inviting watch press to a preview of their Basel novelties right here in New York City. It …
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Time Balls: the Horological Origins of the New Year’s Ball Drop

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Every year, millions of people tune in–or they actually make their way down to–the New Year’s ball drop at Times Square. It has been a …

My Watch: the Enduring Simplicity of the Stowa Antea KS, and Why I Won’t Flip Mine Anytime Soon

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When I first got into collecting watches, I was initially drawn to the sportier sort—primarily rugged tool divers and chronographs (one of my first big …
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2016 Will Be One Leap Second Longer

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It looks like 2016 is going to stick around for a little longer this year—to be precise, one second longer. The extra second being tacked …
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Around the Web: “138-Year-Old Peoria County Clock Miraculously Ticks On”

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Mechanical watches, and clocks especially are anachronisms, and it’d be hard to argue otherwise in our digital era. But for those us who love these …
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Hands-On with the Oris BC3 Advanced Day/Date in Gunmetal Grey

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Oris first introduced the BC3 (Big Crown) collection back in 1999, and since that time …