Okay, so we’ve got four more months before we cap off 2018, but I (it’s Ilya, by the way) have noticed that over the last eight months just a handful of watches have been making their way to my wrist. So I thought it’d be fun to check in with some of the Worn & Wound team to see which watches are getting the most wrist time this year. We’ll check back at the end of the year to see if the same watches are still getting all the love.
Mark McArthur-Christie (Contributor)
Sinn 356 Chronograph
The problem with being a complete watch tart is that I seldom wear a single watch for more than a day at a time. To reach a week with the same watch is unusual. So, looking back through my Instagram feed, it looks like my Sinn 356 is the closest thing to “watch most often worn.” It’s a proper job-watch; it times my runs (okay, more like my uncoordinated shambles), keeps order in meetings and even an eye on how long the roast’s been in the oven. And it’s one of the clearest dials there is, no matter what the conditions.
Allen Farmelo (Associate Editor)
Bell & Ross BR V2-92 Aeronavale
Despite the fact that I’ve owned the Aeronavale 41-millimeter for less than two months, it has already snatched up more wrist time in 2018 than any of my other watches. That’s partly because I seldom wear the same watch two days in a row, and partly because after the Aeronavale showed up I didn’t take it off for over two weeks—a rare bout of monogamy for this fickle watch-head. The blue and gilt colorway—meant to accompany a full-dress French naval uniform—has awakened my latent maritime obsessions, which, I’ll admit, are a little absurd given that I do nearly nothing of a nautical nature these days. Nonetheless, I love the vibe. Eventually, my infatuation with the colors gave way to a deeper affection for the Aeronavale’s sleek form-factor, its impeccably polished case, and, especially, its classy and curvaceous lugs. On the right Mil-Strap, this radiant and somewhat formal watch dresses down just fine, making the Aeronavale unexpectedly versatile—another reason it gets so much wrist time.