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Mark McArthur-Christie

Mark developed a passion for watches at a young age. At 9, he was gifted an Omega Time Computer manual from a local watch maker and he finagled Rolex brochures from a local dealer. Today, residing in the Oxfordshire village of Bampton, Mark brings his technical expertise and robust watch knowledge to worn&wound.
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Introducing Seiko’s Prospex “Digi Tunas,” ref. SBEP001, SBEP003, SBEP005, SBEP007, and SBEP009

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Some watches are just right as digitals. By “right,” I mean that they just look …
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Baselworld 2018: Introducing the Tangente neomatik 41 Update

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Watch design is a little like writing. It looks easy enough, but just try doing it for a living. And, a little like writing, it’s …
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Introducing the Grand Seiko 9F 25th Anniversary Limited Editions, refs. SBGV238 and SBGT241

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When Seiko killed off Grand Seiko in 1975, few mourned its passing. As the last unloved mechanical Grand Seikos left the workbench, almost everyone was …
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Introducing the Ming 17.03 GMT

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There are a lot of travel watches on the market. You can find one to fit almost any mood, price bracket, and level of complication. …
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The Custom A-13A Pilot Chronograph Built to Survive a Spy Plane

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You know what it’s like. You’re hanging out with one of your pals who just happens to fly a U-2 spy plane for a living. …
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From War to the Auction Block: The Story of Sgt Rowson’s Panerai Kampfschwimmer

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Watches, perhaps because they are so much more personal than almost any other artifact, have a knack of telling stories that bring the past vividly …

Caliber Spec: Unitas 6497/6498

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In the early 1950s, American-born Jan Wilsgaard designed the Amazon, a car that was to transform the fortunes of Swedish carmaker Volvo. The Amazon provided …
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Form Follows Function – Why Paolo Fanton’s A-13A Pilot Chronograph Hasn’t Left My Wrist

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When Worn & Wound originally spoke to Paolo Fanton back in January this year, we were keen to see what his A-13A pilot watch would …
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A Thoroughly British Obsession: Interview with Watch(Smiths) James Merrens

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It’s 1953. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, is about to be crowned (she’s already …