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.
This week’s installment is brought to you by the Windup Watch Shop.
Omega’s Black Sheep – A Look at the Speedmaster Teutonic
The Omega Speedmaster is an iconic watch, and its aesthetic is well known. The black dial with contrasting white markings and hands. The distinctive case profile with those twisted “lyre” lugs. That domed crystal rising above the inky, black tachymeter bezel. In this article, Brad Homes looks at a Speedy that breaks that iconic mold — the Teutonic.
Buzzfeed’s Worth It Takes on Watches
Buzzfeed’s Worth It series has a simple premise: the hosts try the low-end version of something, the mid-tier version of something, and the high-end version of something, and then the three get compared. Installments have focused on food (where the high-end take often involves a healthy heaping of gold flakes), boats, beds, and even pets, but one of their more recent episodes tackles watches. The hosts know nothing about horology, so the episode is a little silly for those of us who have a fair bit of knowledge. But it does offer an interesting inside look into two brands we’ve covered here on Worn & Wound: Eone and Weiss.
The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep. 97: Indy Brand Power Panel with Jason Lim of Halios, Bradley Price of Autodromo, and Etienne Malec of Baltic
In case you haven’t given this one a listen yet, we wanted to re-up this episode of the podcast. At Windup in April, we brought together the minds behind Autodromo, Halios, and Baltic for a roundtable discussion on running an enthusiast-focused watch brand in 2019. It was a frank talk of everything from figuring out correct pricing structures to sustain a business, to the loaded nature of the term “micro-brand.”
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