The Windup Watch Fair is Back Again: Chicago Style

Amazingly, it was only two years ago when we officially announced that Chicago, Illinois would become a new home for one of Worn & Wound’s Windup Watch Fairs. It feels like we’ve been doing a Fair in the Windy City forever. Chicago has become a critical hub for so much of the watch enthusiast community, with year-over-year attendees regularly making their pilgrimage from as far south as Texas and from as far north as Canada to the West Loop. And this year will be no different, the Windup Watch Fair is back again: Chicago Style.

Windup Watch Fair Chicago
Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 14, 2024
Venue West
221 N Paulina St
Chicago, IL 60612

Free and open to the public.


This year, we will have more brands attending Windup Watch Fair Chicago than we’ve ever managed to squeeze into the main exposed brick hall at Venue West, with over 50 booths. Watch and product brands from around the world and around the block will be bringing their latest wares and tares to show off and sell to enthusiastic attendees!

Our amazing lead sponsors in Chicago for 2025 will be Christopher Ward, Citizen, Fortis, G-SHOCK, and as ever, Oris. We are thrilled that so many of these brands are returning at this sponsorship level, thanks to the amazing experiences they have had at previous Windups in this great town.

In addition to these amazing brands—some of Chicago’s hometown heroes will also be showing. Some returning local favorites include Ad Patina, Astor & Banks, Oak & Oscar, and HAIM Watch Company. We’re excited to include a newcomer, West Loop resident, Hampden Watch Company as well. All these will be in addition to dozens and dozens of other brands from every part of the world.



In keeping with Windup Chicago tradition, we will be joined by our pals from The Grey NATO as an official media partner. Tune into their podcast for more information about the various ways to interact with them throughout the weekend, but needless to say, we will continue to do a live recording with James and Jason on Sunday, July 14th along with other panels and live podcasts throughout the long weekend.

So will you be attending the Windup Watch Fair Chicago this year? Give us a solid, “YES CHEF!” and we’ll see you there on the west side! Follow @windupwatchfair for all the latest updates and for previews of all the brands in attendance.

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