Watches, Stories, and Gear: A Seamaster 300 With Major Provenance, a Guide to Stargazing, 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.


FOG CITY VINTAGE
A VINTAGE OMEGA SEAMASTER 300 WITH SOME MAJOR PROVENANCE 

Photo courtesy of Fog City Vintage.

A watch with provenance is always a little more special in my book, and earlier this week a great story hit our DMs that we thought was worth sharing. Brought to our attention by San Francisco’s Fog City Vintage, this Seamaster 300 was once worn by Lieutenant Colonel George Aikman Finter, who served in post-WWII Germany, four tours in Vietnam, and worked as an intelligence officer in South America — all of which would eventually earn him a Legion of Merit and a Bronze Star. The watch, which is in excellent condition given its age and the action it’s seen, comes with a whole bunch of personal documents from Finter himself, among them passports, IDs, photos, and more.

Photo courtesy of Fog City Vintage.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MAN AND THE WATCH, WHICH WILL GO TO AUCTION THIS WINTER


WORN & WOUND
INTRODUCING THE SEAMASTER PLANET OCEAN ULTRA DEEP PROFESSIONAL, THE RECORD-BREAKING OMEGA AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN

Omega recently unveiled the Planet Ocean Ultra Deep, a record-breaking dive watch that came packed with a whole lot of interesting tech. While the watch itself isn’t something anyone would ever strap to their wrist (nor will they get the chance — this isn’t a production model), some of the new manufacturing techniques developed here may eventually make their way to future Omega watches, which is pretty damn cool. Who said innovation is dead?

LEARN MORE HERE


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ATLAS OBSCURA
HOW TO FIND THE BEST STUFF IN THE NIGHT SKY FROM ABSOLUTELY ANYWHERE

This one is for all the budding stargazers. Atlas Obscura tapped Sarah Barker, an astrophysicist, science communicator, and author of the new book 50 Things to See in the Sky for some advice on how to stargaze from anywhere (yes, even New York).

READ MORE HERE


YOUTUBE
BRANDON LI – CADIZ, SPAIN: A CINEMATIC VLOG

Brandon Li is a phenomenal travel filmmaker, and he’s been featured on past installments of “Watches, Stories, and Gear.” His next travel film will focus on Cadiz, Spain, but in the meantime he’s released a travel vlog of his tour across the country as he scouts locations and things to film. It’s worth a watch.


FIELD NOTES
THREE MISSION 3-PACK LE

It’s hard to knock an all-purpose notebook, and Field Notes knows how to make a proper notebook. This LE pack highlights the three programs (Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo) that culminated in landing a man on the moon. Get them for yourself, or as a gift, for $13.

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