The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep. 82: Bill Yao of MK II Watches


MK II is an American boutique brand focused on producing tool and military-inspired watches with designs honoring some of the greatest mil-spec timekeepers ever created (check out our reviews for the Hawkinge and the Paradive, which pay homage to the iconic MK XI spec and the Benrus Type I diver, respectively). On the first 2019 episode of The Worn & Wound Podcast, our Managing Editor Ilya Ryvin sits down with MK II proprietor, Bill Yao, to chat about everything from the his early days of modding Seiko’s, to the launch of MK II’s ready-to-wear collection. 

This week’s episode of The Worn & Wound Podcast is brought to you by the Windup Watch Shop. 

Bill Yao of MK II at our Windup Watch Fair.

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Show Notes

Check out MK II’s website and follow the brand on Instagram

Bill’s wrist check: MK II Paradive Type I

Ilya’s wrist check: Grand Seiko Ref. SBGJ217

Erika’s Originals MN straps

MK II Quad 10

MK II Hawkinge Review on Worn & Wound

MK II Tornek Rayville

Benrus Type I and Type II Mil-W-50717 Military Dive Watches

MK II MMT Blackwater

MK II Sea Fighter Review on Worn & Wound

MK II Gen 3. Paradive Review on Worn & Wound

Military Seamaster 300

Time Spec: Mark XI

Image via Analog Shift.

Rolex Milsub Ref. 5517

MK II Kingston

Rolex Submariner Ref. 6538

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