Zach is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Worn & Wound. Before diving head first into the world of watches, he spent his days as a product and graphic designer. Zach views watches as the perfect synergy of 2D and 3D design: the place where form, function, fashion and mechanical wonderment come together.
Managing Editor and Video Producer
Ilya is Worn & Wound’s Managing Editor and Video/Podcast Producer. He believes that when it comes to watches, three important things to consider are quality, simplicity and functionality. This may very well explain his love for German and military-inspired watches. In addition to watches, Ilya brings an encyclopedic knowledge of leather, denim, and all things related to menswear.
Zach is a native of New Hampshire, and he has been interested in watches since the age of 13, when he walked into Macy’s and bought a gaudy, quartz, two-tone Citizen chronograph with his hard earned Bar Mitzvah money. It was lost in a move years ago, but he continues to hunt for a similar piece on eBay. Zach loves a wide variety of watches, but leans toward classic designs and proportions that have stood the test of time. He is currently obsessed with Grand Seiko.
Ed is a Long Island-based writer and photographer with an affinity for watches, fountain pens, EDC gear, and a great cup of coffee. He’s always looking for the best gear for the job—whether it be new watch, pen, flashlight, knife, or wallet. Ed enjoys writing because it’s an awesome (and fulfilling) way to interact with those who share the same interests.
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.
Christoph, better known by some on Instagram as @vintagediver, is a long time collector and lover of all things vintage, starting with comic books when he was a kid (he still collects them). His passion for watches began in 1997 when he was gifted a family heirloom vintage Omega Genève by his step-father. That started him on the watch collecting path — buying and selling vintage watches of all sorts, with a special appreciation for vintage dive watches and Seiko.
Director of Public Relations
For over a decade, Justin has been helping publicize everything from mystery novels and independent films, to non-profit organizations, art gallery openings, and mechanical watches. His writing has appeared in Worn & Wound, Eephus, and Impose Magazine. On his wrist, you’ll often find a well-worn Seiko SKX-007 with an ADPT strap, or his grandfather’s Bulova Accutron.
Partner and Co-Founder
As Director of Business Development, Blake oversees all new ventures and strategic partnerships at Worn Wound. In addition, Blake oversees the growth and operation of the Windup Watch Fair. Prior to co-founding Worn & Wound and the Windup Watch Shop, Blake worked in nonprofit management.
Partner and Co-Founder
James brings over ten years of corporate marketing and product management experience to Worn & Wound. James has worked in the computer, automotive, lighting and irrigation spaces developing consumer and commercial products. James manages brand relations, customer service, and product development for the Windup Watch Shop.