Watches, Stories, and Gear: Non-Issued PX Watches, Slowing Down Time, 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 PX Watches of Vietnam: A Survey of Non-Issued, Popular Military Watches of the Vietnam War

Though case back markings and the famous “broad arrow” are sure to get military watch collectors’ hearts racing, there exist myriad military watches that aren’t necessarily known as such because they were never issued by the military — rather, they were purchased by soldiers at the local PX.

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Quartzy – Time Goes By Faster As You Get Older — But There’s a Way To Slow It Down

There’s truth in the expression, “time flies.” Sometimes, it feels as though time is rushing past us. But it can also feel menacingly slow. Our psychological time clocks and the general tenets that guide how we perceive the passage of time are explored in Steve Taylor’s new book, Making Time, and in it he offers ways to slow things down. 

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LA Times – Don’t Call it Breakdancing: ‘Breaking’ Tries to Bust Into the Olympics

Image via LA Times; Allison Zaucha for The Times

Breaking dancing, or rather, “breaking,” has been around since the ‘70s. Since that time, it’s grown and today enjoys competitions worldwide, and with breaking being recognized as a high-level completive sport by the IOC it may finally become part of the Olympics.

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The Joy of Watching (and Rewatching) Movies So Bad They’re Good

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I absolutely love bad movies. In fact, some of my top cinematic experiences have been at showings of bad films (if you’ve never been to a midnight screening of The Room, then you’re missing out). Writing for Long Reads, Michael Musto explores the phenomena, and why bad movies make us feel so good.

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Buck Mason Slub Curved Hem Tee

Buck Mason makes some of the best tees around. Featuring a slubby, textured cotton and a curved hem, these tees both feel and fit great just in time for the coming summer months.

Shop here – $32


Astorflex Greenflex Desert Boots

A good pair of desert boots go a long way. This example, the Greenflex chukka from Italian-brand Astorfex, are basically a lux version of your favorite pair of Clarks. The suede is soft and rich, the lining is high-quality, and they’re built for day-to-day wear.

Shop here – $150

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