Watches, Stories, and Gear: A Podcast From Accutron, A Watch Box From Analog Shift, And The OG Supercar Is Reborn

“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.

A New Podcast from… Accutron

David Graver, Bill McCuddy, and Scott Alexander

We received news from our friends at Accutron this week about the release of, not a watch, but a podcast. That’s right, the show, which is called The Accutron Show is described as being “dedicated to exploring the evolution and expression of American culture.” The show Mad Men and the era it’s set in is also referenced as a point of inspiration, serving up a slice of Americana featuring entertainment, whiskey (whisky?), and automotive culture. Hosting the show are entertainment reporter Bill McCuddy, Cool Hunting Journalist David Graver, and Scott Alexander, who serves as Editor at Playboy and GQ. What’s not to love?

Give a listen and subscribe on Apple podcasts right here, or wherever you get your podcasts. We recommend jumping in on The Value of Collecting featuring our friend and watch industry veteran, Reg Brack.


The GMA T.50 Is Unveiled, And It’s Bonkers

The GMA T.50 with central seating position.

The long awaited spiritual successor to the McLaren F1 was finally unveiled this week by the man who designed it, and whose name it bears, Gordon Murray. Murray famously helmed the F1 project for McLaren in the early ‘90s, and he brings the same ethos to the T.50: lightweight, driver focused, no frills, and a heap of naturally aspirated power. In many ways, the T.50 is the antithesis of the modern hypercar. There are no massive wings or splitters, no (visible) diffusers, and it’s smaller than a 911. Additionally, it mates a Codsworth built 3.9 liter V12 (which revs to 12,100 rpms btw) to a manual gearbox. Like we said, this thing is driver focused. Drop all that into a package that weighs less than a Miata and, well, it will certainly feel every bit the modern hypercar that it is. 

Just 100 examples of the T.50 will be built, and you’ll need around $3M to nab one. Looking at auction prices of the F1 these days and we’re tempted to call that a deal. There’s a lot more of this car to discover (like the fan sticking out the rear), we recommend setting aside about 45 minutes and watching this video, where Murray discusses the F1 alongside the T.50 with Top Gear’s Jack Rix, plus some bonus footage of Tiff Needell ripping around in an F1 in the ‘90s.

Introducing the WOLF X Analog Shift Collection

One of three available configurations.

In my experience, there are two kinds of watch guys. Those who meticulously catalog and store every watch, strap, and piece of ephemera in attractive boxes, winders, and rolls, and those who are just as likely to find half of a strap under a couch cushion as an old nickel, and have watches congregating loosely on every flat surface of their home. If you’re the former (or aspire to be), you’ll be interested to hear about a new line of watch storage products from Analog/Shift and Wolf. Analog/Shift is one of the most well respected resources for vintage watches on the internet, and Wolf is a brand that knows a thing or two about high quality storage, so upon hearing the two names were collaborating, I was excited to see what they’d come up with. 

The Flatiron II and Vintage Collection storage boxes, with cork lining on the former and green/gold color scheme on the latter, pay tribute to iconic watch boxes of the past. There are lots of cool details here that reinforce that these are premium products, like brass hardware and a beveled display top on the Flatiron II. They’ve also created a valet tray that perfectly complements the larger Vintage Collection box – a perfect resting place for a loose strap or stray spring bars. Learn more here

From the Archives: Ed Jelley Reviews The Monta Atlas GMT

The Atlast GMT as captured by Ed Jelley

Last summer, our man Ed went hands on with the lovely Atlas GMT from Monta. It’s a travel watch with the only numbers in sight relegated to the rehaut. That’s a bold move for a GMT and Ed gives his impressions of how it fairs in daily use. WIth a 38.5mm case (including a 47.5mm lug to lug measurement), a whole lot can be forgiven. There’s loads more small details to love here so if you missed this one, or just forgot about it, head right here to read the full review.

The Curious Case Of The Blueberry Bezel

A GMT with an all blue bezel?

The world of vintage Rolex can be a murky place. With values skyrocketing in recent years, bad actors have made an art form of selling less than genuine parts and franken watches. This is only exacerbated by the fact that Rolex has no official record keeping when it comes to the early examples of the icons. Thankfully, the community has done an incredible job of piecing together data from collectors to fill in the gaps. When Rolex does offer official statements on their back catalog, we’re sometimes left with more questions than answers. Enter the so-called blueberry bezel found on the reference 1675. One letter from Rolex put the community on edge and the resulting discussion makes for some entertaining weekend reading. You can be the judge or jump into the discussion right here. If you’d like to see us do a deeper dive on this one, let us know in the comments.

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