Watches, Stories, and Gear: Navigating King Seiko, a Daring Rescue, and More

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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 The Worn & Wound Shop.

Watches

Making a Tool Watch: A Basic Guide to ISO, DIN, and Related Industry Standards

What precisely constitutes a dive watch, or a pilot’s watch? Is there a particular water resistance that must be met if a watch is meant to be used underwater, or a specific altitude or barometric pressure at which a pilot’s watch must be able to operate? We take a look at some industry standards.

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The Revenge of Analog: a Book, an Idea, and a Phenomenon

From Moleskine to Shinola, journalist David Sax tackles the recent rise in the popularity of analog technology is in his book, The Revenge of Analog: Real Things & Why They Matter.

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Affordable Vintage: King Seiko ref. 5621-7020, and Some Things to Consider When Buying King Seiko

The world of vintage Seiko is expansive, and some of the finest watches of Seiko’s past are those found in its King Seiko range. In this article, Worn & Wound contributor ZQ takes a look at one reference, and some things you should consider when hunting down vintage King Seiko.

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Stories

“Google Was Not a Normal Place”: Brin, Page, and Mayer on the Accidental Birth of the Company that Changed Everything

“This is how it really went down, and how it ended up changing everything in its wake.” Vanity Fair publishes an excerpt from Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley (as Told by the Hackers, Founders, and Freaks Who Made It Boom).Click here to read more.

‘Still Can’t Believe It Worked’: The Story of the Thailand Cave Rescue

In a sprawling multi-media article, The New York Times chronicles the daring rescue of the Thai boy’s soccer team trapped in a flooded cave.

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Gear

Northern Lights Optic NL2 Sunglasses

Tortoiseshell sunglasses are a summer staple, and this pair from Northern Lights Optic, with its slightly thicker frame and black bridge, are different enough to justify getting a second pair for all your fun in the sun. Doesn’t hurt that this pair is currently on discount, either.

$99—Shop here

Uniqlo Linen Long Sleeve Shirt

Linen is the perfect warm-weather fabric, and this dark blue option from Uniqlo will have you looking and feeling good without breaking your bank account.

29.90—Shop here

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