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Hamilton Electric: the Race to Create the World’s First Battery-Powered Watch

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From time to time, we open Worn & Wound up to fellow enthusiasts, collectors, and …
Article / Vintage

Affordable Vintage: A Tale of Two Private Label Bathyscaphes

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Late last year, longtime Worn & Wound reader Marc Sirinsky wrote a guest post about the iconic “Jaws” dive watch in an installment of our popular …

Affordable Vintage: King Seiko ref. 5621-7020, and Some Things to Consider When Buying King Seiko

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Within the world of vintage Seiko, Grand and King Seikos rule the roost, with the “GS” and “KS” badges adorning the dials and case backs …

A Guide to Buying Vintage Watches on eBay Part 2

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Last week, we wrote about the preliminary steps you need to take if you’re thinking of buying a vintage watch on eBay, from doing some …
Article / Vintage

Affordable Vintage: My Journey to a Seiko Navigator Timer ref. 6117-8000

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The Seiko 6117-8000 came into my collection as a fallback of sorts—a stand in watch for another piece that had been traded away (a Seiko …
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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 …

Tales from a Vintage Collector: The Case of the Mido Powerwind “Rainbow” Diver 1000

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Most of you likely know of Dan Henry from his eponymous, vintage-inspired line of value-driven timepieces. But Dan Henry is also a seasoned watch collector …
Article / Guides

Military Watches Of The World: U.S.A. Part 1

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Much has been written already about the world’s iconic military watches and their origins, with numerous articles on individual watches appearing over the years right …

Affordable Vintage: Deep Dive with the Alsta Nautoscaph “Jaws” Diver

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Earlier this year, Marc Sirinsky, a longtime Worn & Wound fan, wrote a great story …