Laco is one of those brands I’m surprised doesn’t get more attention. One of the original manufacturers of Flieger watches during WWII, along with Stowa, Wempe, IWC and others, they have a long rich history in watch making. We had the luck of meeting a distant relative of one of the founders of the brand, who wrote us this great brand highlight recently,
It’s really exciting to see some of the watches that are funded via kickstarter come to fruition. We’ve looked at the Pebble, the Anstead Oceanis, the Lew & Huey Riccardo and now, the Melbourne Watch Co’s Flinders. As is always the case with these funded projects, the question becomes, was it worth it? Did the horde of philanthropic watch hobbyists help birth a worthwhile product? The answer, in my opinion, is a firm yes.
Simply great watches this week. We’ve got a few Steinharts, a Sinn, a Nomos and more below. Thanks again to all who submitted, keep up the great work! #wornandwound grows and grows by the day and is becoming a great archive of awesome watch shots. We’re also about to break 5,000 followers, so help us out and tell your friends to give us a follow! Next stop, 10k!
Yes, there were electronic Speedmasters. And there still are today, but we’ll get to that in a few minutes. But it seems like heresy, doesn’t it? A watch with ‘Speedmaster,’ even ‘Speedmaster Professional’ on the dial while inside beats an electronic heart! And yet, we know from their pursuit of timing excellence (through their work in Olympic competition, among other things) that Omega has always looked for ways to innovate and thus improve.
A few months ago we began a series on unique, niche sports watches. That first article was about yachting timers. Here we present the second in the series: football/soccer timers.
So, what’s a soccer timer? Put simply, it’s a watch that helps a soccer referee time a match. A soccer match has two 45-minute halves, so a chronograph with a 30-minute sub-dial is a reasonable timing mechanism.
Wow, 2013 is over and it’s been a fantastic year for worn&wound! We’ve more than tripled our readership, made various improvements to the site all around and, most importantly, acquired several new and extremely talented writers! We’ve kept true to our focus on news and reviews of affordable and well-designed wrist watches, while also expanding our coverage of watch culture as a whole, style and random curiosities that caught our eye.
The dreaded holiday shopping season is officially upon us, and we here at worn&wound are going to do our duty to steer you in the right direction (or give you ideas to steer others towards what you want) with a holiday gift guide. Since in this last year the w&w family has grown to include several great contributors, we thought we’d start a tradition of our own and get each of our writers to send in ideas for both watch related and generally cool gifts.
Bronze watches are increasing in popularity by the day; a trend we are wholeheartedly supporters of. Bronze watches (sometimes brass, and of varying alloys) integrate really well into a watch collection. Usually of the tool watch variety, the warm metal hints at gold, but has a toughness to it that is altogether unique.
Daniel Luczak has made a name for himself in the last couples of years as the brains and the talent behind DaLuca Straps, a one-man operation known for producing handmade NATO straps using the finest American Horween shell and Chromexcel leathers (read our review here.)
We’ve recently had a couple of really cold winter days here in New York City; the kind of bone-chilling weather where the wind whips at your face, your feet can’t ever seem to get warm, and you wouldn’t dare take a step outside your front door unless you were layered like an onion.
Cotton wouldn’t be most people’s first choice today for outerwear during a heavy downpour, but for the longest time – before the advent of waterproof synthetics – cotton was just that. But this wasn’t your run-of-the-mill Hanes t-shirt cotton. No, this cotton was thick and heavy and specially treated with oils and waxes that resulted in a water-resistant cloth that kept the elements out and its wearer dry.
All Hallows Eve is almost upon us. Should you be the party going type, escorting your kids around the neighborhood or just hoping for free candy, you’ll need some sort of costume. And like any other PWW, the inspiration for our Halloween edition begins with a watch.