The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep. 145: Ask the Collectors #2

Today on the Worn & Wound podcast, it’s the second installment of our “Ask the Collectors” series. This is our ongoing series with a specific focus on collecting, where we discuss the hobby with a cross-section of notable collectors that have a huge variety of interests. In the first episode, we talked to Christoph McNeill, Erik Strickland, James Smith, and Rob from @bazamu about how they got their start in watch collecting. Today, we’re happy to have these four impressive collectors back to continue the conversation. 

The topic today: how each collector arrived at their collecting focus, and how they’ve developed their taste over time. 

The Nitella All Resist, owned and photographed by James Smith
Art Deco watches played an important role in Christoph McNeill’s early collecting – photo by Christoph McNeill
Erik Strickland’s Seiko Spacewalk – photo by Erik Strickland
Movado: a sometime overlooked brand, well appreciated by @bazamu – photo from A Blog to Watch

Each of the collectors Associate Editor Zach Kazan spoke with has their distinct taste reflected in the watches they choose to collect. For Erik Strickland, it’s a focus on watchmaking history seen mostly through the lens of a particular brand. For Rob, it’s a pursuit of a classic aesthetic. For James and Christoph, it’s all about discovering hidden horological gems through the ownership of interesting vintage watches, particularly divers. What ties these collectors together is a laser-like focus on the watches that interest them, and a dismissal of the herd mentality. 

If you haven’t already listened, be sure to check out the first episode in this series, right here.

This week’s episode is brought to you by the Windup Watch Shop.

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Show Notes

Main image of Seiko Spacewalk by Erik Strickland

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