Watches, Stories, and Gear: Deconstructing a Speedmaster, Making Netflix’s Bandersnatch, 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.


The Naked Watchmaker – Deconstruction Omega Speedmaster Professional

One of my favorite websites to come back to is Peter Speake-Marin’s horological pet project, The Naked Watchmaker, where he deconstructs iconic and interesting watches. In this installment, he  breaks down a Speedmaster Professional (the Japanese racing edition Ref. 3570.40, to be precise). You’ll want to check this one out if you’re a proud owner of a Speedy, and even if you’re not.

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Europastar – Watchmakers Test Their DNA

Europastar takes a close look at how brands, big and small, storied and new, deal with the latest heritage craze, and how it’s not always as simple as putting out a neo-vintage watch. Interviewed are the heads behind Montblanc, Frederique Constant, Greubel Forsey, among others.

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The Hollywood Reporter – Black Mirror Interactive Film: Inside the 2-Year Journey of Bandersnatch

The Hollywood Reporter’s Jackie Strause gives readers a look inside the 2-year-journey of creating Netflix’s interactive film, Bandersnatch, covering everything from the complicated writing process to the production and distribution. But if you haven’t seen the flick yet, then I’d suggest watching it first.

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The New York Times – 1 Woman, 12 Months, 52 Places

Image by Eden Weingart via The New York Times.

The New York Times’ Jada Yuan visited 52 locations around the world (spots pulled from the Times’ “52 Places to Go in 2018” list). She tells her story in a fascinating long-form article that chronicles the experience, from the locations themselves, to the toll the constant traveling took on her.

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L.L. Bean – Katahdin Iron Works Engineer Boots

L.L. Bean’s Katahdin Engineer Boots have been part of my winter uniform for nearly 10 years now, and even after all that time my first pair is still going strong. From snow to rain, they stand up to the foulest of weather without skipping a beat, and they only look better with age.

$249 – Shop here

Context Clothing – Filson Original Briefcase in Black

An iconic bag rendered in a muted black, the USA-made Original Briefcase will, with its 22-ounce rugged twill fabric and bridle leather handles and accents, likely outlive you. Learn more about Filson here.

$325 – Shop here

Featured image via The Naked Watchmaker. 

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