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!