The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep. 52: Ryan Schmidt, Author of “The Wristwatch Handbook”


If you’re a lover of watches, The Wristwatch Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Mechanical Watches is a must-have for your coffee table. Earlier this month, our very own Allen Farmelo reviewed the book, writing:

The Wristwatch Handbook is in equal parts a technical textbook, a beautiful art book, and a playful meditation on watch collecting. By combining these attributes, this book serves as an intelligent, plush, and often fun exposition on a topic that tends toward the tedious. Schmidt is a natural writer, his voice refreshingly casual and to the point as he moves through technical explanations with an easy grace. Part of his strategy is to anthropomorphize the movements, which is both endearing and helpful.”

On this week’s episode of The Worn & Wound Podcast, we talk the book’s author, Ryan Schmidt. For all sorts of horological eye candy, follow Ryan on Instagram.

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Show Notes

Allen with the Hemel HFT20. Review for this one incoming.
Ilya with his Nomos Club. Read our review here.
Ryan Schmidt with his JLC Master Geographic.
Ilya is Worn & Wound's Managing Editor and Video Producer. He believes that when it comes to watches, quality, simplicity and functionality are king. 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.