Part of what comes with being as watch-obsessed as we are is selling, buying, and trading watches. With 2019 coming to a close, we thought it’d be fun to get the Worn & Wound team together to share our favorite pickups of the year. As always, let us know what your favorite 2019 pickup was by leaving a comment below.
Christa Chance – Warehouse Manager
Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical Black PVD
I’ve long been a fan of the Hamilton Khaki, ever since being gifted one a few years ago. Combining a rugged robustness with classic military looks, it’s by far one of my favorite watches to wear. I’ve worn it everywhere, from camping in the Catskills to fulfilling orders at our warehouse. On leather or nylon, one-piece strap or two-, it looks great on everything, with everything. For someone with as many watches as I have, it’s hard to find a single watch that scratches all my collecting itches, but Hamilton did it with the Khaki Field — and then they did it again. A month ago Hamilton came out with a version of the Khaki Field Mechanical in black PVD, and when I first saw it my eyes nearly popped out of my head. It was so sleek, so sharp, so cool, and with an 80-hour power reserve, it was no slouch in the technical department either. Almost as though they were reading my mind, the guys here at Worn & Wound surprised me with one for Christmas, and I haven’t been able to take it off my wrist ever since.
Mark McArthur-Christie – Contributor
Omega Speedmaster X-33
You’d think I’d learn, wouldn’t you? I got my first Omega Speedmaster X-33 back in 2014. It’s a wonderfully practical bit of kit — a little like an Aerospace but for people who like alarms that’ll wake you with six hour jet lag and a display you can actually read. Within six months, I’d sold it. I missed it, so I tracked another one down a matter of weeks later. Sold that one, too. Now I finally have another and I’m keeping it. In fact, would you excuse me — the alarm’s just gone off and that means the Christmas beef’s done.