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Blake Buettner

Blake is a Wisconsin native who’s spent the past decade covering the people, products, and brands that make the watch world a little more interesting. Blake enjoys the practical elements that watches bring to everyday life, from modern Seikos to vintage Rolex. He is an avid writer and photographer with a penchant for classic cars, non-fiction literature, and home-built mechanical keyboards.
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H. Moser & The Armoury Reveal Vantablack Endeavor Small Seconds Total Eclipse

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The Swiss brand with a self proclaimed sense of humor, H. Moser, have teamed up …
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Porsche Design Celebrates 50 Years With New Chronograph 1–1972 Limited Edition

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This year marks the golden anniversary of Porsche Design, the project begun by Professor Ferdinand Porsche in 1972 to branch the unique Porsche design language …
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Zenith Goes Old School With Defy Revival A3642 ‘Bank Vault’

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Zenith expands their Revival series to the Defy line today with the release of a new limited edition A3642 ‘Bank Vault’ time and date watch. …
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New Grand Seiko SLGA009 White Birch Goes Spring Drive

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One of the stand out ‘21 releases from Grand Seiko was the SLGH005 ‘White Birch’, a watch that ushered in a new chapter for the …
Review / Featured

Reviewed: The Unexpected Tudor Pelagos FXD [With Video]

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If you listen to the Worn & Wound podcast, you’ve likely heard us make poor attempts at predicting what Tudor will do next. Our inaccuracy …
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Favorite Under The Radar Releases of 2021: The Slim d’Hermès Squelette Lune

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2021 has been a banner year for reasonably sized steel sport watches, which are, incidentally, the type of watch I tend to gravitate toward. Needless …
Review / Hands-On

The Seiko SSC819 Is The Sleeper Chronograph Of The Year

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You’ve probably noticed we’ve got a bit of a thing for Seiko around here, and if you’re a regular reader chances are high that you …
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Parmigiani Fleurier Brings The Past To Life With La Rose Carrée

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My first trip over to Switzerland covering this industry had me visiting the town of Fleurier, to see the watchmaking facilities of Parmigiani in action. …
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Hands-On With The Upcoming Marin Instruments Skin-Diver

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I don’t envy young brands looking to make their mark in the ~$1,000 dive watch …