Watches, Stories, and Gear: A First Look at Dune, the Longest Creature in the Ocean, and a Luxurious Scrabble Board

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“Watches, Stories, and Gear” is a roundup of some of our favorite watch content on Worn & Wound, great stories from around the web, and cool gear that we’ve got our eye on.

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Worn & Wound
From the Archives: A Look at American Military Watches 

If you have some time on your hands this weekend and feel like diving into the history of American military watches, check out this post from May of last year that collects no less than five classic Worn & Wound posts that go in depth on the subject. Over the years we’ve covered watches that have been issued to soldiers and those that are less official, and we’ve examined traditional military field watches, dive watches, and more. It’s a huge subject, these stories are a great primer for anyone curious about these interesting timepieces.

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Vanity Fair
Behold Dune: An Exclusive Look at Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, and More

If you’re a movie fan, particularly a sci-fi movie fan, there’s likely no film you’re looking forward to more right now than Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Dune. The classic science-fiction novel was, of course, previously adapted by David Lynch, which is a classic in its own unique way, but Villeneuve’s version promises to be very different. Critically, his take on Dune will consist of two movies, which seems fitting for a novel that comes in at over 700 pages and spawned a universe of sequels. In this Vanity Fair exclusive, Villeneuve talks about his approach to Dune, and how the story of a planet being mined of its natural resources is particularly relevant for our own time. For movie fans, though, it’s just exciting to see these first images from the set, as the anticipation for a planned December release builds.

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The New York Times
This Might Be the Longest Creature Ever Seen in the Ocean

If you’re in need of a reminder that the world that exists in the deepest reaches of the world’s oceans is barely reconcilable with what we experience on land, this is the article for you. Once you get past the irresistible headline, this New York Times story explains the discovery of a 150 foot long siphonophore off the coast of Australia. The creature was encountered by Australian scientists on a mission to document and understand the sometimes strange marine life that lives in the waters off the western edge of Australia, and the technology and methods of this group of researchers is truly fascinating.

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Buzzfeed News
36 Great Books You Might Not Know About

As I type, much of the planet is in a state of lockdown as we collectively react to the threat of the coronavirus epidemic. Many of us, then, have a lot of time on our hands, and are seeking new things to occupy our minds, to at least temporarily keep us from obsessing about the potential for illness at our doorstep. If you feel like you’ve been through the entirety of Netflix and don’t want to restart a Tiger King binge, consider turning off the TV and check out this list of books compiled by independent booksellers who read everything. There’s something here for every taste, and many of these titles are way off the beaten path.

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Uncrate Supply
Scrabble Deluxe Edition

If you grew up playing Scrabble, you probably remember the cardboard playing surface being ill matched to the smooth wooden tiles, making part of the challenge of the game simply keeping all the pieces where they were supposed to be. This deluxe version of the classic board game solves that problem with a raised letter grid, and features premium materials throughout, ensuring this Scrabble set can be enjoyed for years.

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Flint and Tinder
Chore Coat

We’re in that weird time of the year where the weather is unpredictable in much of the country. While the thermometers are rising nationwide, northern latitudes could still, believe it or not, see some freak snowfall and the cooler temps that go along with it. This all to say that now, more than ever, layers are important, and this Chore Coat from Flint and Tinder looks  like it could be worn over a lighter shirt, and under a heavier jacket, making it perfectly versatile. It’s also made from premium Italian fabrics that have proven to be durable and comfortable.

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