Watches, Stories, and Gear: A Look Inside Damasko, Touring the NAWCC Museum with RGM, Midcentury Design as Propaganda, and More

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“Watches, Stories, and Gear” is a weekly roundup of some of our favorite watch content, great stories from around the web, and cool gear that we’ve got our eye on. This week’s installment is brought to you by the Windup Watch Shop.

Worn & Wound – Damasko: A Look Inside the Manufacture 

This week, we ran a story about one of our favorite German watch brands — Damasko. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, hit the link below, read the story, and watch the video for an inside look at Damasko’s impressive capabilities

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Tour the NAWCC Museum with RGM’s Roland Murphy

RGM’s Roland Murphy will be hosting a free tour of the NAWCC (“National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors”) Museum on February 23, 2019 at 10am. No reservation is needed, and this is a free event.  

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Vulture – Every Oscar Best Picture Winner, Ranked

The Oscars aren’t too far out, and that means it’s time for ranked lists from nearly every publication that covers cinema. Most are pretty unbearable, but this one from Vulture is solid with some great commentary and background on the politics of the award show.

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Fast Company – The Secret History of Midcentury Modern Design–as Cold War Propaganda

Photo credit: John Wronn/courtesy MoMa

The Value of Good Design, MoMa’s latest exhibit, explores how Midcentury design was used as a propaganda tool by the American government to “extol the virtues of American consumerist capitalism in comparison to Soviet communism.” Writing for Fast Company, Katharine Schwab dives briefly into that interesting history.

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Evergoods – CTB 40 Travel Bag

The Evergoods CTB 40 pack is loaded with all sorts of features and designed to fit almost any situation. The interior is totally adjustable, too, so you can modify the bag to your needs at any given moment.

$289 – shop here


Proof – Field Jacket

This is a unique, high-performing travel coat inspired by the design of the classic M65 field jacket. One of my favorite features is how you can access all of your pockets, including a secret stash pocket, without having to unzip the jacket.

$175 – shop here

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