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History of Chronometers Pt. 4: In-House and Beyond COSC

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Since 1972, the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres, or COSC, has been the official Swiss regulatory body for chronometers, providing testing and certifications to much …
Review / Review

Straton Curve-Chrono Review

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When I first jumped into the world of watches, it was vintage racing chronographs that really hooked me in. Legendary pieces from Heuer, Seiko, Universal …

History of Chronometers Pt. 3: Enter COSC

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As the ‘60s drew to a close and gave way to the early 1970s, the traditional Swiss industry was erupting into full-blown crisis. While the …

History of Chronometers Pt. 2: Observatory Trials

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John Harrison’s innovations in marine chronometry quickly took the world by storm. By the 1850s, marine chronometer watches were essentially standard equipment on oceangoing vessels …
Article / News & Releases

Seiko Presage Comes to the US with a Limited Edition Auto Chrono

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One of the many reasons we love Seiko here at worn&wound is the breadth of their lineup. No other brand could produce both sub-$100 budget …
Article / Interviews

10-Days and 2-Timezones: Oris Introduces the Calibre 112

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One of the greatest stories in the past few years is the resurgence of Oris. The brand’s been on fire lately, releasing a string of …
Article / News & Releases

Longines Timetravels to 1918 and the ’60s at Baselworld 2016

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This year at Baselworld 2016, Longines issued a surprising pair of new releases, taking their already impressive Heritage line deep into the brand’s rich past. …
Article / News & Releases

Victorinox Updates the Inox with 3 New Models

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When Victorinox first announced the INOX line two years ago, we couldn’t help but be …