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Complications: the Mystery Dial

Allow me to begin with an admission; a mystery dial isn’t really a complication. That …

The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep. 73: Pet Peeves and Deal Breakers

Pet peeves and deal breakers—we wouldn’t be persnickety watch-heads without them. So that’s what we’re tackling on Episode 73 of The Worn & Wound Podcast. …

Watchmaker’s Bench: What Makes It Tick? (Part 2) – The Escapement

In Part 1 of our “What Makes It Tick” series, we touched on the mainspring, which stores the power that drives the movement. The release …

How Watches Are Made: Vortic Watch Co. (Fort Collins, Colorado)

Fort Collins is Colorado’s fourth most populous city, but you wouldn’t know it from the sleepy street where Vortic Watch Co. runs its operation. Situated …

eBay Finds: Rado Golden Horse, Wittnauer Super-Compressor, and More

When it comes to shopping for vintage watches on eBay, it can be a gold mine, but it can also be a minefield. Not too …

Watchmaker’s Bench: What Makes It Tick? (Part 1) – The Wheel Train

Throughout the centuries, watchmakers have strived to increase the accuracy of mechanical watches. Even as things were looking oh-so-dire during the 1970s, the industry managed …
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The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep. 67: Interviews with Mido CEO Franz Linder and Vortic Co-Founder RT Custer

On today’s episode of The Worn & Wound Podcast, we have two great back-to-back interviews. In the first half of the episode, we sit down …

Military Watches of the World: Great Britain Part 3—Falklands War Era Through Today

In the final entry of our British installment of Military Watches of the World, we are going to take a look at the wristwatches issued …

Complications: Splitting Time with the Rattrapante

The chronograph often features at the top of people’s lists of the most loved or …