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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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Introducing The Bremont Broadsword Bronze Collection

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If you check the wrists of most serving personnel today, you’ll usually find one of …
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Introducing The Norqain Freedom 60 Collection, With Manufacture Calibers

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Although they only began making watches under the Norqain banner in 2018, the watchmaker’s team have quite the industry pedigree. Boasting links to Breitling, Roventa-Henex …
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Introducing The Christopher Ward C60 Lympstone

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The Commando Training Centre at Lympstone is, even being charitable, a functional sort of place.  The grey, square concrete 1960s and ‘70s buildings overlooking the …
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First Impressions: Smiths Navigator

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There is often a point at which something once designed to do a job of work becomes fashionable. Wellington boots. Wax cotton coats. Leather motorcycle …
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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?  Watchworld is a landscape dotted with rabbit holes down which …
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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 …