worn&wound 2016 Retrospective

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As is tradition here on worn&wound, we’re taking some time today to reflect on 2016. It was a big one for the worn&wound team. The website received a total redesign, and it’s now better and faster than it’s ever been. Furthermore, we brought on board four new fantastic voices that will push our content to even greater heights. And our longtime contributor, Ilya Ryvin, joined the team as worn&wound’s resident Managing Editor and Video Producer.

On the product side of things, we revamped our collection of American-made watch bands. Our minimalist, two-piece leather straps—now dubbed Model 2 Classic—are made of durable and hard-wearing Wickett and Craig leathers (and also available is a collection of matching belts). Then there’s our Model 2 Premium collection, which features your favorite Horween uppers like Olive Chamois and Crimson, but the straps are now backed with Wickett and Craig leather for increased durability. And of course, there is our highest-end collection, the High Craft Vintage series, handcrafted right here in the heart of NYC’s garment district. We pulled out all the stops for these, and we’re confident in saying that these are some of the best and unique straps one can get at this price point. Stay tuned for more in 2017.

We also came out with our Strap-Changing Multi-Tool, an original worn&wound design that’s proven to be extremely popular with collectors and enthusiasts.

2016 also saw our second collaboration with AVI-8 after a successful first round the year before.

And of course, there’s our annual watch fair, Wind^Up, which saw its sophomore outing, this time inside the incredible Chelsea Market space (see our full recap here).

So, what’s cooking for 2017? We can’t spill the beans just yet, but we can definitely say that it’s going to be an exciting year, and we look forward to sharing what we have in store. For now, we pulled together our top reviews and articles for each month from the past year to give you some great horological content to mull over the extended weekend. Enjoy!

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January

CHRONOGRAPHY 5: THE VALJOUX 7750

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For more Chronography, click here.

AUTODROMO GROUP B REVIEW

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February

TURTLE VS TURTLE: LOOKING AT THE 6309 AND THE SRP77X

SEIKO_6309_3CHRISTOPHER WARD C9 5-DAY SS CHRONOMETER REVIEW

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March

HISTORY OF CHRONOMETERS PT. 1: ORIGINS

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For more, read parts two, three and four of our chronometer series.

STOWA FLIEGER KLASSIK SPORT REVIEW

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April

HANDS-ON WITH THE MIDO BARONCELLI HERITAGE

MIDO_BARONCELLI_4SINN EZM 10 REVIEW

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May

THE ART OF TIME: TARO TANAKA AND SEIKO’S “GRAMMAR OF DESIGN”

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For more The Art of Time, click here.

HANHART PILOT PRIMUS DESERT SAND REVIEW

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June

FIELD TEST: @THEVANMAN GOES LAKESIDE WITH THE SEIKO “TURTLE” SRP775

SeikoTurtleSRP775_FieldTest-1DOXA SUB 1200T PROFESSIONAL REVIEW

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July

THE CLOCKWERK 3D-PRINTED TRIPLE-AXIS TOURBILLON BY ADAM WRIGLEY

CLOCKWERK_3G. GERLACH HONORS POLISH SPACE EXPLORATION WITH THE KOSMONAUTA

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August

W&W’S GUIDE TO WATCHES 40MM AND UNDER PART 1

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For Part 2, click here.

TWO YEARS IN WITH THE MK II PARADIVE

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September

INTRODUCING THE MWW ICONIK 3–AN AFFORDABLE HOMAGE TO THE TORNEK RAYVILLE TR-900

Iconik 3 - 2TUDOR HERITAGE BLACK BAY BLACK REF 79230N REVIEW

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October

INTRODUCING THE DAN HENRY COLLECTION, A VINTAGE-WATCH LOVER’S AFFORDABLE TAKE ON NEW VINTAGE

dan_henry_collection_1HANDS-ON WITH THE SWATCH SISTEM51 IRONY ARROW

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November

CHRONOGRAPHY 10: THREE EXCELLENT VINTAGE CALIBERS FROM SEIKO AND CITIZEN

citizen-8110JUNGHANS MEISTER PILOT CHRONOGRAPH REVIEW

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December

HOW BULOVA USED A UNIVERSAL GENÈVE TO GET TO THE MOON, AND HOW YOU CAN GET ONE TODAY

david-scott-bulova-featured-2HANDS-ON WITH THE MÜHLE GLASHÜTTE TERRANAUT II

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