In this episode of The worn&wound Podcast, we kick things off by talking to worn&wound contributor, Hung Doan. Hung’s an old-school collector (though he believes “accumulator” is a more appropriate word) who has been buying and selling watches for the past 25 years. He’s seen the highs and lows of collecting, the growth of the watch community, and the changing tides of the vintage market. He shares his thoughts and offers advice to collectors not looking to drop a lot of coin.
In the second half of the episode, Blake and Ilya talk about their recent pickups: Blake’s Stowa Flieger chronograph and Ilya’s vintage King Seiko 4402-8000.
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- To read some of Hung’s great work on worn&wound, check out How Bulova Used a Universal Genève to Get to the Moon, and How You Can Get One Today and “Time Capsule”: Japanese Tomes, Watch Otaku, and the Rule of the Archetype.
- For our reviews of some of Stowa’s other Flieger watches, check out the Stowa Flieger and Stowa Flieger Klassik. Also check out our review for the Archimede Pilot 42H Bronze for a slightly different take on the watch. Don’t worry, the review for the chronograph is not too far off.
- For more information on the Suwa-Diani split within Seiko, read Sean Lorentzen’s excellent Daini Seikosha: The Other Seiko Factory. And to learn more about the Taro Tanaka’s brilliant and lasting design influence on the Japanese giant, check out The Art of Time: Taro Tanaka and Seiko’s “Grammar of Design.”