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Ilya Ryvin

Ilya is Worn & Wound's Managing Editor and Video Producer. He believes that when it comes to watches, quality, simplicity and functionality are king. This may very well explain his love for German and military-inspired watches. In addition to watches, Ilya brings an encyclopedic knowledge of leather, denim and all things related to menswear.
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“Stone Cold” Steve Austin Rocks a Sinn U1 SDR on “Hot Ones”

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The "Texas Rattlesnake" was one of the top wrestlers of his generation, and he's a …
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Introducing the King of the “Monsters,” the Seiko USA Exclusive Ref. SRPD29

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The “Monster” is undoubtedly one of Seiko’s most polarizing divers. Some swear by it, and others think the watch is true to its nickname in …
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Introducing the Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT Ref. SBGE249 (Limited Edition with Timeless Luxury)

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From the beloved “snowflake” and  the Mt. Iwate variants of recent years, to the recent Seasons collection, Grand Seiko has a proud tradition of creating …
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Introducing the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum

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Earlier this year, Omega made a welcome announcement — the Swiss manufacture was bringing back the 321 caliber, the legendary chronograph movement that powered early …
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Review: Grand Seiko Refs. SBGV243 and SBGV245 — Two Watches That Will Have You Rethinking Quartz

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Watch enthusiasts are a persnickety bunch, and no time is that more true than when quartz watches enter the fray. “It’s just a quartz watch” …
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From the Archives: The Lazarus Watch – Restoring a “Franken-Seiko” 6139 Chronograph

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As a watch collector, you inevitably discover the awesomeness that is the Seiko 6138/6139 chronograph. From “Pogues” and “Bullheads” to everything in-between, these vintage chronos …
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NASA Launches Deep Space Atomic Clock, a Potential Game-Changer for Space Exploration

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Yesterday at 2:30 a.m. EST, the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying with it a variety of really interesting NASA tech. …
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Introducing the Seiko Prospex 200m Diver Ref. SPB105 with Green Dial and Gold Accents

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Over the weekend, the @Seikowatchusa Instagram account teased the latest addition to their Prospex range, and it’s awesome by all accounts. The new Ref. SPB105 …
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Damasko: A Look Inside the Manufacture – Part 2: The Movements

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When founder Konrad Damasko first began making watches in the early ‘90s, he did not …