Watches, Stories, and Gear is a weekly roundup of some our favorite watch content, great stories from around the web, and cool gear that we’ve got our eye on. This week, we’ve got a great interview with Heuer expert Abel Court, the revival of Kodak’s Ektachrome, some digital gold-tone right in time for summer, and more.
HeuerTime’s Abel Court: Looking After Jack’s Kids
This past week, we spoke to the legendary Abel Court—the one-man operation behind HeuerTime. If you’ve ever seen a minty-fresh Heuer Autavia, Camaro, or heck, really any kick-ass watch from Heuer’s back catalog, then there’s a good chance that Abel’s magic was responsible for bringing that piece back to factory-fresh condition.
The Ringer: “Jurassic Park,” “Last Action Hero,” and the Meta-Blockbuster
Adam Nayman takes us back to the summer of 1993, when theaters across America were showing two distinctly different blockbusters, Last Action Hero and Jurassic Park. Nyman explores both films as a snapshot of a changing industry, while also looking at how they play 25 years later.
Popular Science: Inside the Facility Where Kodak Brings Film Back to Life
With the growth of digital imagining over the last 25 years, there has unsurprisingly been a massive decrease in market share for good ol’ acetate-and-gelatin film. But a recent enthusiast boom has pushed Kodak, The Rochester-based imaging company that was once one of the largest producers of photographic film, to bring back one of its most popular stocks, Ektachrome. Popular Science takes readers inside the facility that produces the iconic film.
Worn & Wound Mil-Strap Classic
A classic design rendered in leather, our Mil-Strap Classic is made from rugged American leathers and hardware, and cut thin enough (without sacrificing durability) to wear closer to the wrist.
Casio A159WGEA-1EF Casio Gold Classic Collection
With all the love the new Casio G-Shock GMW-B5000 Full Metal has been getting, it’s worth noting that Casio has long-had a fun, cheap gold-tone watch as part of their Classic Collection. It’s hard to beat if you want some wrist-bling for the summer without breaking the bank.
Topo Designs Klettersack
With the temperature creeping up (at least for those of us in the Northern hemisphere), it might be a good time to ditch that heavy, canvas-and-leather-trimmed daily bag for something a little lighter and more colorful.