Highlights from the Virtual Windup Watch Fair

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And just like that, the Virtual Windup Watch Fair has come to a close. Or has it? No, in fact, the Virtual Windup isn’t going anywhere. All of the Windup content, including the video interviews, product announcements, and podcasts, will live on Worn & Wound and the Windup Watch Fair website in perpetuity. As we head into the long Thanksgiving weekend, we thought we’d put together some of our favorite content from throughout the Fair for your leisurely consumption.

Before we get into our picks, we also wanted to remind you that our Virtual Windup Watch Fair Giveaway is still open and will remain open until 11:59:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. We’ve got a whole bunch of great prizes up for grabs from Christopher Ward, Lorier, Brew, and others, and we’re picking 20 winners. You don’t want to miss it. You can enter the giveaway right here. Now, onto our Virtual Windup highlights.

Interview: Oris co-CEO, Rolf Studer, on the New Caliber 400 Movement

Whether you’re new to the world of watches or you’ve been collecting for years, you’re undoubtedly very familiar with Oris. Over 100 years old and still independent, Oris has released a slew of very popular models in recent years, from the Divers Sixty-Five to the Big Crown Pointer Date collection. We recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Rolf Studer, Co-CEO of Oris Watches, to discuss their new Caliber 400 movement. We dig into its development, unique feature set, and why they chose the Aquis as the first watch to feature the new movement.

Interview: 55 Years of Seiko Dive Watches

Seiko joined Windup for the first time in 2020, which was fitting as 2020 marks an important milestone for the brand – the 55th anniversary of Seiko’s first dive watch, the 62 Mas. We poke with Eric Hofmann – Senior Vice President of Business Development for Seiko US, to review their latest 2020 releases.

Unwind in Time: Purveyors of Unconventional, Historic Style

Unwind in Time Founder, Jarett Harkness, gives us a history lesson on Hamilton and other early battery-operated watches. Click here to read the full story.

Interview: Brew Watch Founder, Jonathan Ferrer, on his Latest Release, the Retromatic

We spoke with Jonathan Farrer, Founder of Brew Watch Company, about his latest release, the Retromatic. We dig into Jonathan’s design process and why he chose to use two different mechanical movements in his new line, and what might be next for the brand.

Interview: Christopher Ward CEO, Mike France, on their 2020 Releases

Christopher Ward is a brand that should be very familiar to Worn & Wound readers. Known for producing refined, Swiss-made watches at an affordable, direct-to-consumer price, Christopher Ward has been busy in 2020. We sat down with CEO Mike France to discuss what the brand has been up to and what they have in store for 2021.

Interview: Inside the Workshop of Bespoke Watch Projects with Founder, John Beck McConnico

Bespoke Watch Projects is a California-based brand producing timepieces that are equal parts tool, artwork, and heirloom. We recently spoke with John Beck McConnico, Bespoke Watch Projects’ founder, to discuss how he’s developed such a unique aesthetic and to learn a bit more about his process.

The Worn & Wound Podcast 16: An Interview with V.J. Geronimo of Oris and Luis Clemente, President of the Roberto Clemente Foundation

Oris and the Roberto Clemente Foundation collaborated recently on a limited edition version of the brand’s Big Crown Pointer Date. In this interview, V.J. and Luis talk about how the project came about, some of the details that make the watch special, and Roberto Clemente’s legacy.

Interview: Hamilton CEO, Vivian Stauffer, on the New Khaki Aviation Converter Line

We sat down with Vivian Staufer, CEO of Hamilton Watches to discuss their recently released Khaki Aviation Converter line. We also touched on what it’s been like for Vivian taking over as CEO of Hamilton in 2020, and learned more about the process behind developing Hamilton’s BelowZERO collection for Christopher Nolan’s film TENET.

Interview: Lorier Founders Lauren and Lorenzo Ortega on their New Hyperion GMT

We’re excited to bring you an exclusive interview with Lorier Founders, Lauren and Lorenzo Ortega, to discuss their latest release, the Hyperion GMT. We talk about what went into the design of the Hyperion and why they chose to use a Swiss movement for the first time, among other topics.

Interview: Discussing Baltic’s new Aquascaph GMT with Founder Etienne Malec

We had the opportunity to speak with Etienne Malec, Founder of Baltic watches, about their new line of GMT’s. Etienne tells a bit more about the inspiration behind the new GMTs and Baltic as a brand. We also dive into their earlier 2020 releases.

Interview: Discussing Farer’s New Pilot Watch with Founder Paul Sweetenham

We spoke with the Founder of Farer, Paul Sweetenham, about their new line of pilot watches. Known for their bold use of color and commitment to truly unique design, their first foray into the world of pilot watches doesn’t disappoint.

The Worn & Wound Podcast 161: Q & A

In this episode, Blake Buettner is joined by James Helms, Blake Malin, and Zach Weiss to field some of the questions we’ve received from you, dear listener. We cover topics ranging from the versatility of watches, to the differences between microbrands and small independents.

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Blake is a co-founder of Worn & Wound. He spends most of his time focused on day-to-day operations and producing the Windup Watch Fair. You'll most often find him wearing one of Worn & Wound's Limited Edition watches.
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