“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
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.
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?