Watches, Stories, and Gear: Jumping Hours, 40 Years of Horror Films, and More

“Watches, Stories, and Gear” is a weekly roundup of some our favorite watch content from Worn & Wound, 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 Mido Watches.

In 2018, Mido is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and to honor that momentous occasion the storied Swiss brand is bringing back numerous iconic watches from its back catalog. One such revival is the new Baroncelli 100th Anniversary 2118 Black.The Baroncelli 2118 is one of three watches in a series celebrating the Baroncelli line, one known for its understated elegance, subtle design flourishes, and exceptional value. The 2118 imagines a bold, futuristic evolution for the range, combining all the aforementioned qualities with a new, sportier design. The 38-millimeter steel case is rendered in black PVD and the dial is anthracite with a sunray finish. A slight pop of color appears in the hand at the small-seconds sub-dial, adding to the watch’s overall sportier feel.

Powering the watch is the ETA 2825-2, a variation of the 2824 that allows for a small-seconds complication. It’s adjusted to three positions and offers 38 hours of power reserve. The 2825-2 is made visible through an open case back.

The Baroncelli 100th Anniversary 2118 Black is currently available for $1,260. Learn more here.



Complications: The Jumping Hour

“When thinking about the most desirable and useful complications, the jumping hour (also known as a jump hour) isn’t normally at the forefront of people’s minds. Whether this is due to it not adding any extra functionality or more owing to the relative scarcity of affordable mechanical jumping hour watches is difficult to say. But it is the complication that has always piqued my interest.”

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Time Off the Wrist: the Astronomical Clock of Prague

“At the dawn of the 15th century much of Europe was divided into small, competitive city-states. Large-scale trading across the continent brought newfound wealth, and different regions used their resources to invest in architecture and arts, building incredible cathedrals and palaces. Others across Europe, however, put their wealth into the new field of mechanical horology, creating clocks as city centers that stand to this day. Today, we’re traveling 500 miles northwest to the great Prague Orloj, or the Astronomical Clock of Prague, in the heart of the Czech Republic.”

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The Ringer: “The Horror Oscars: The Best Scary Movies of Every Year Since 1978’s ‘Halloween’”

Image via The Ringer.

“Here is the number of Oscars that were awarded to Alfred Hitchcock for Best Director: zero. Here is the number for John Carpenter: zero. Wes Craven: zero. James Whale: zero. David Cronenberg: zero. You get the point.”

In the Academy Awards’ 90-year history, horror films have been nominated for Best Picture just six times, out of a possible 546 nominees. Here they are: The Exorcist, Jaws, The Silence of the Lambs, The Sixth Sense, Black Swan, and last year’s Get Out. Only one took home the prize. (The Silence of the Lambs in 1992.) Using a strict interpretation of the genre, only three of those movies are true horror films. But regardless of whether you think a shark, a cannibal, and the ballet are equally terrifying, horror movies are among the least respected forms of entertainment in the world.”

With nearly a month out before Halloween, The Ringer is remedying this omission with a list of their favorite spooky films from the last 40 years. It’s a good one.

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Brandon Li’s Youtube Channel

Travel videos are hugely popular—especially on Youtube—and one of my favorite filmmakers on the platform is Brandon Li. He’s a brilliant storyteller, and he produces some of the best-looking travel films around. From the way they’re shot to the final color grade and edit, the end product is simply breathtaking, and it’s even more impressive when you learn that he does it all with minimal equipment. You can check out his channel here, and below is one of his more renowned projects (showcased here by National Geographic) exploring Hong Kong.


Apolis Indigo Wool Chore Coat

With fall underway, a comfortable, lightweight jacket that you can dress up or down is indispensable. Enter the Indigo Wool Chore Coat from Apolis, a great everyday piece of outwear that will only get better with age. Made from Italian raw indigo wool developed exclusively for the company, the jacket will, like your favorite pair of jeans, develop a beautiful wear pattern over time.

$278—Shop here

Meermin Snuff-Suede Boots

Now that you’ve got your jacket, a pair of classic boots shouldn’t be too far behind. For that, I want to recommend Meermin, a Spanish maker of exemplary Goodyear-welted footwear that, relative to other similar brands, won’t break the bank. The particular pair featured here has a storm welt, snuff suede uppers, and a classic silhouette that will ensure these stay in your wardrobe for years to come.

$245—Shop here

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