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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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Introducing the Oris Aquis Date Relief, a Watch That Will Swim Across Siberia’s Lake Baikal

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Oris has a long history supporting ocean conservation efforts, and the storied Swiss brand often …
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Introducing the Seiko 5 Dual-Crown Diver Collection (Refs. SRPB25, SRPB27, SRPB29, and SRPB31)

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Few watches can offer the same horological bang-for-the-buck-value that’s packed in a Seiko 5 watch. After all, the watches of the iconic SNK range—what I and …
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Around the Web: They Look Like the Emperors’ Clocks. But Are They Real?

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The Hall for Ancestral Worship is home to over one thousand historical clocks once owned by Chinese emperors, brought to the Qing and Ming courts …
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Introducing the JDM Seiko x Giugiaro Design Motorcycle Collection

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Seiko’s partnership with Giugiaro is well documented (if you haven’t done so yet, check out our overview), and some of the watches born of that …
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Introducing the Le Jour Skipper Chronograph Limited Edition

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A few years back, I reviewed the Mark I 001 chronograph from Le Jour, a brand that had been revitalized decades after it had gone …
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First Look: Oris ProDiver Dive Control Limited Edition

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Now that we’re fast approaching trade show season, watch brands are starting to unveil some of their first 2019 novelties. Oris, one of our favorite …
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Three Exclusive and JDM Grand Seikos, Now Available at NYC’s Watches of Switzerland

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When I was in Japan a few months back, I had the opportunity to handle my fair share of Japanese Domestic Model (JDM) Grand Seiko …
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Time Balls: The Horological Origins of the New Year’s Ball Drop (Happy 2019!)

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When you really think about it, watching a bejeweled orb descend a pole is quite a strange way to ring in the coming of the …
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First Look: The Brooklyn Gent from Carpenter Watches

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The Brooklyn Gent is the long overdue sophomore release from Carpenter Watches, a Brooklyn-based micro …