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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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Seiko and Nano Universe Recreate the Steve Jobs Watch

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Last year, our friends over at Hodinkee broke the story that a simple ‘80s-era Seiko …
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Stowa Celebrates 90 Years (and Some History on DUROWE)

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This year marks Stowa’s 90th anniversary of uninterrupted watchmaking, and the Black Forest-based brand is celebrating the milestone in a big way. First, Stowa will …
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Le Jour Mark I 001 Chronograph Review

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Le Jour was a French distributor best known in Europe as a retailer of chronographs manufactured by Heuer (Le Jour was also the name Yema …
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Around the Web: “Researchers Find New Date for the First Mass Production of Timepieces”

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As we know all too well, watch history is not always set in stone. New discoveries are made all the time, though perhaps with a …
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Straton Syncro Video Review

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We first wrote about Straton Watch Co. in 2015 when the automotive-inspired brand unveiled its inaugural timepiece, the Vintage Driver Chrono. In the two years …
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Seiko Presage Previews Four New Enamel-Dialed Watches

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Seiko’s Presage collection was, for much of its existence, a Japan-only product. At Baselworld last year, however, the Japanese giant expanded the series to the …

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

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A few years back, we ran a popular series titled, “5 watches for $2,000.” The thinking behind that exercise was relatively straight-forward—one of our readers …
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Introducing the Evant Tropic Diver 300

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Dive watches are a dime a dozen. It’s probably one of the most bloated categories of watches, but not without good reason. Dive watches are …
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Frederique Constant and Alpina Expand Their Horological Smartwatch Platform with the Notify and Seastrong Diver Series

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Though Baselworld is less than two months away, brands are already eagerly unveiling some of …