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Complications: the Mystery Dial

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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