Watches, Stories, and Gear: A Flown X-33, Antarctica’s Changing Architecture, and More

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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.

This installment of “Watches, Stories, and Gear” is brought to you by the Windup Watch Shop.


Worn & Wound
Omega Speedmaster: The First 15 Years

With the announcement of the Moonwatch 321 Stainless Steel earlier this week, we thought it’d be fun to dip into the archives for this Worn & Wound classic, which takes a look at the first 15 years of the Omega Speedmaster.

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Up For Auction: The Story of Nikolai Budarin’s Flown Omega Speedmaster Professional X-33

Okay, just a little more Speedy content. Although it doesn’t get as much play as its mechanical siblings, the X-33 is a really cool variant of the iconic chronograph, and this article from the archives tells the story of a flown X-33 worn by Cosmonaut Nikolai Budarin.

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The New York Times
The Coolest Architecture on Earth Is in Antarctica

When one imagines Antarctica, amazing architecture is not generally top of mind. In fact, structures in Antarctica have been, as one may expect, pragmatic affairs, designed for housing scientists and sensitive equipment against the elements. In recent years, however, that’s been changing, and designers have been rethinking how to build for one of the world’s harshest environments.

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Grub Street
How New York’s Bagel Union Fought — and Beat — a Mafia Takeover

Ready for the most NYC story every written? This blast from the past via Grub Street has everything: a ‘60s setting, bagels, unions, and mobsters. Without spoiling too much, New York’s bagel industry was thriving by the 1960s, and, naturally, the mob wanted in.

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Flint and Tinder
Washable Waxed Drifter Jacket

Inspired by a classic work jacket, the Waxed Drifter from Flint and Tinder features a waxed cloth from the famed British Millerain mill. But what makes this cloth especially neat is that it can also be machine washed, which is generally a big no-no for waxed fabrics. You’ll get a ton of mileage out of this one.

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Blundstone Footwear
Blundstone BL1391 Boots

Blundstone Footwear is an Australian brand known for making hard-wearing and comfortable workbooks styled after classic Chelsea/ankle boots. These are great for incelement weather, and they hold up well against the elements without sacrificing even a bit style.

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