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Mark McArthur-Christie

Mark developed a passion for watches at a young age. At 9, he was gifted an Omega Time Computer manual from a local watch maker and he finagled Rolex brochures from a local dealer. Today, residing in the Oxfordshire village of Bampton, Mark brings his technical expertise and robust watch knowledge to worn&wound.
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Book Review: Eternal Springs – and a Conversation with the Author

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You’re interested in watches. You want to know more about them. Where do you start?  …
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Chronography 14: 5 Decades of the Heuer Monaco

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There is perhaps no other complication as popular as the chronograph, appealing to both seasoned enthusiasts and casual consumers alike. And “Chronography” is our ongoing …
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First Look: The A-13A Pilot’s Chronograph Is Going Mechanical (with Central-Minutes and Flyback Functions!)

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There’s something rather refreshing about about the idea of a pilot watch that’s actually made by an engineer who flies. No sense here of gray …
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Up For Auction: The Story of Nikolai Budarin’s Flown Omega Speedmaster Professional X-33 

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There’s always something rather cool about having a watch that’s capable of doing more than just going to the office, sitting in a pub, and …
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Up for Auction, Ultra-Rare Seikos by Italian Designer Ettore Sottsass

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Back in the ancient past, when I first worked as a copywriter, we wrote on Mac Classics. If you were senior enough, you got a …
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The Lazarus Watch—Restoring a “Franken-Seiko” 6139 Chronograph

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Some watches lead pampered lives. They are kept carefully in their boxes, worn only for special occasions when there is little threat of alcohol-induced, watch-threatening …
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The Last of the “Fabulous Four” is Back: Introducing the Newmark 6BB RAF Chronograph

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It was pretty inevitable that Ewan Wilson would end up doing something that combined military aviation and watches. Back in the 1970s, when most children …
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Introducing the Page & Cooper X Laco ModellG Erbstück, the Watch That Changed My Mind on ‘Fauxtina’

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Sometimes people forget that watches aren’t for putting in display cases and dribbling over. Yes, they’re often things of both mechanical and visual beauty, but …
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Introducing Seiko’s Prospex “Digi Tunas,” ref. SBEP001, SBEP003, SBEP005, SBEP007, and SBEP009

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Some watches are just right as digitals. By “right,” I mean that they just look …