Yep, I’m guilty. Got too busy last weekend, so we missed a round-up. Well, I’m sorry… but I think this week’s selection ought to make up for it. Lots of cool watches, as per usual, as I think the selection below will illustrate. Big thanks to everyone who submitted, new submitters and regulars. We love seeing them all and encourage you to browse #wornandwound to see everything. Enjoy!
Before getting into Kent Wang’s new Art Deco watch, one first needs to know two things…obviously, who and what is Kent Wang, and what is the Art Deco period. Kent Wang is a brand named after its founder. KW got its start in 2007 when Mr. Wang, frustrated by the lack of well-priced pocket squares, decided to take matters into his owns hands…or pockets as it were.
Benarus stands out from the pack of boutique tool dive watches with designs that tend to be more unique and perhaps divisive. A perfect example of this is the last watch of theirs we reviewed, the Megalodon 500. This dual crown diver has some of the most extreme looks of any watch we’ve looked at.
It’s no secret that the Worn&Wound staff has enjoyed the watches created by Raven and Benarus, as well as their accessories division Suppa Parts. The affiliated companies (by partners Steve Laughlin and Ralf Schreiner) are known for watches that draw from past designs as well as looks that are very original.
Oris is one of those brands that does things their own way. They’re independently owned for a start, and have been since Paul Cattin and Georges Christian turned up in Hölstein to found a watch factory in 1904. But there’s always been a sense that they’re independent of thought too.