The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep. 64: The Role of “Luck” in Collecting Watches


We’ve all had them—those lucky or not so lucky moments as collectors. That too good to be true pickup that was, in fact, too good to be true, or conversely, that too good to be true purchase that turned out to be an incredible once in a lifetime buy. Maybe it was something you found on eBay, the forums, or an estate sale. Or maybe it was something you shouldn’t have sold. Or perhaps it was some sort of experience that turned out to be a turning point in your watch-collecting journey.

On today’s episode of The Worn & Wound Podcast, Worn & Wound Managing Editor Ilya Ryvin and Worn & Wound Contributor Allen Farmelo discuss the unique role that luck plays in the lives of watch collectors.

Allan’s Timex Boy’s Diver, the watch that started his boyhood fascination with watches.

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Show Notes

Ilya wearing the Sinn 556 I.

Allen wearing one of his redialed Omega Seamasters he’s dubbed the “Golden Twins.”

Bell & Ross GMT 24H.

Timex boy’s-size diver.

The Bulovas the belonged to Allen’s father.

Ilya’s King Seiko 4402-8000 (right), a really lucky eBay score.

Chronographe Suisse.

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