The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep. 67: Interviews with Mido CEO Franz Linder and Vortic Co-Founder RT Custer


On today’s episode of The Worn & Wound Podcast, we have two great back-to-back interviews. In the first half of the episode, we sit down with Franz Linder, the CEO of Mido watches, in Mexico City to discuss the 100-year history of the brand (you’ll never guess how Mido used to water seal their watches, but you’ll find out how from Mr. Linder). In the second half of the episode, we talk to RT Custer of Vortic Watch Company in his second appearance on the podcast (click here for his first outing). This time around, we discuss Vortic’s latest exciting venture, the Railroad Edition project.

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Mido CEO, Franz Linder.

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Show Notes

RT wearing a Red Rocks prototype.

Zach wearing a Stowa X Worn & Wound Antea KS (now sold out).

And Ilya wearing a MK II Gen 3 Paradive on a Sage ADPT strap.

Vintage Multifort Datometer.

’70s Ocean Star.

Vintage Commander along with some modern iterations.

The new Railroad Edition with a milled titanium case.

The case with the bezel off. Note the two o-rings in the bezel.

The beautifully decorated caliber visible through the case back.

The setting lever on the Railroad Edition.

The Red Rocks limited edition with Vortic’s first branded dial. The watch shown here is an early prototype.

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