Watches, Stories, and Gear: Making a One-Take War Film, Getting a Carrera 2447S, 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.

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Worn & Wound
Never Meet Your Heroes: Finding a Heuer Carrera 2447S

The big watch story this week was the release of the new TAG Heuer Carrera for the 160th anniversary of the brand, so we thought we’d highlight this story from Mark McArthur-Christie from a few years back, detailing his own experience acquiring a Carrera 2447S, the very watch the reissue is based on. It’s a fun article with some (pleasant) surprises along the way, and illustrates just how magical it can be when the horological stars align. 

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Gothamist
The MTA Is Now Turning Subway Announcements Into Ads, Starting With Awkwafina

Annie Todd for Gothamist.

If you’re a New Yorker who takes the 7 train on a daily basis and you hear the familiar voice of actress and comedian Awkwafina coming through the garbled subway car speakers making announcements from stop to stop, you can count yourself among the first to experience a new kind of marketing experience. As this Gothamist story explains, Comedy Central has made a unique ad buy through the MTA, giving Awkwafina, star of the new show “Nora from Queens,” premiering later this month, free reign over the intercom. Yes, it’s yet another layer of advertising that we can’t choose to escape, but it’s also kind of amusing, especially if you read the range of  reactions from straphangers. Don’t worry, though, this isn’t just New York story. If you’re from a city with a major public transportation system, then you can bet this is right around the corner.

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IGN
1917: How You Make a One-Take War Film

Sam Mendes’ 1917 is a wonderful flick. It’s already won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Drama, and it’s been nominated for 10 Oscars. On the technical side of things, what makes this film fascinating is that it’s all done in one take. Okay, let me back up — it isn’t a one-take film; there’s actually some clever filming and editing to give it the appearance of it being a single take. But it’s nevertheless an amazing technical achievement made possible by the incredibly capable hands and eye of cinematographer Roger Deakins. If you’re curious about the behind-the-scene details, IGN produced the above-video with director Sam Mendes and team about the process of making a movie this way and, of course, its challenges.


Artifox
Pegs

For those of us who are always looking for ways to stay organized, Artifox has a unique and actually fairly elegant solution. Their Pegs system uses magnets to create a variety of options for general desk organization, and is designed to work with other Artifox products, enabling the user to have an ever shifting array of small shelves and supports for books, files, and anything else that’s cluttering your workspace.

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Relwen
Coach’s Nylon Shirt Jacket

Relwen is known for their line of staples-with-a-twist. Case in point: this unique take on a coach’s windbreaker. It’s actually a waterproof shell with a thick fleece lining that is sure to keep you dry and warm — all without sacrificing style.

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