This week on the Worn & Wound podcast, the editorial team sits down to dive deep into a handful of fairly interesting new releases that have dropped recently. New options from Grand Seiko, Sinn, and Zenith (some of our favorite brands) caught our attention, and in this episode Zach Weiss, Blake Buettner, Zach Kazan, and Thomas Calara talk through what we like and don’t like about each of them.
Then, using Zach Kazan’s recent piece as a jumping off point, we examine the connections between the Beanie Baby bubble of the 1990s and the current state of the watch market. There are some striking similarities, to be sure, including their limited nature and the stratospheric rise in value. We all know what happened with the Beanie Baby market eventually, and it’s worth examining if something similar could happen in watches.