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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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Review: Grand Seiko Elegance GMT Ref. SBGM221

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Grand Seiko is a true independent manufacture without an obfuscated history. The line was founded …
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Review: Siduna M3440 Professional Fly-Back Chronograph

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Between 1971 and 1973, the Swedish Air Force, otherwise known as the Svenska Flygvapnet, issued a military chronograph produced by Lemania. About 400 units with …
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Baselworld 2019: Gallery of the Seiko Ref. SLA033, the Reissue of the Iconic 6105 Diver

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One of the most anticipated releases of this year’s Baselworld was undoubtedly the Seiko Ref. SLA033, which brings back, albeit in a highly limited edition, …
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Baselworld 2019: My Hands-On Opinion of the New Tudor Black Bay P01

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For better or for worse, the Tudor Black Bay P01 is undoubtedly the most talked about watch of Baselworld 2019. The discussion began the moment …
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Baselworld 2019: Introducing Seiko’s Prospex LX Collection, Tool Watches for Land, Sea, and Sky

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Pulling inspiration from Seiko’s legendary hi-beat diver produced all the way back in 1968, Seiko’s newest Prospex LX line continues the ethos set forth half …
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Check Out the Upcoming National Watch & Clock Museum Annual Clockwork Festival

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The NAWCC National Watch & Clock Museum is holding its first Annual Clockwork Festival on Saturday, April 13, 2019. This event aims to bring together …
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The Purge: Paring Down To a Two-Watch Collection – Ilya’s Picks

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I recently went on a bit of a selling spree in an attempt to downsize my personal collection into something a bit more manageable. Frankly, …
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Hands-On: Grand Seiko Elegance Collection (Refs. SBGK002, SBGK004, SBGK005, and SBGK006)

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The Elegance Collection is, as the name suggests, home to Grand Seiko’s dressier watches. You won’t find one of Grand Seiko’s big chronos or divers …
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Introducing Three Citizen Eco-Drive Brycen Divers

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Citizen is perhaps best known for their Eco-Drive technology, which has been a core part …