Watches, Stories, and Gear: Omega’s Black Sheep, Buzzfeed Takes on Watches, and More

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.

Read the full article here

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.”

Listen here, or wherever you get your podcasts


Esquire – How the NBA’s Best-Dressed Players Turned the Tunnel Into a Business

When the NBA implemented a regulation on dress restrictions at team- and game-related events, the ruling, though controversial at first, resulted in a style renaissance of sorts within the NBA. Beats’ president Luke Wood explains in an interview with Esquire: “The players took this rule, which was made as a form of control, and made it into something that became an avenue to drive style and culture.” Suddenly it wasn’t just sneaker and cereal endorsements; instead, an entire style-focused business had emerged within the NBA with the likes of Lebron James and James Harden leading by example.

Read the full article here

Taster’s Club Subscription

If you’re still looking for that last-minute gift for dad, then you might want to consider the gift that keeps on giving: a subscription service. If dad’s into having a stiff drink at the end of the day, then one that’s piqued our interest is Taster’s Club. Starting at $44 (and higher depending on the subscription) per month and with a wide range of subscriptions to choose from, dad can get everything from unique craft releases to regional gems sent right to his home. They’re running a promotion now for $15 off the first bottle, and three-, six-, and twelve-month subscriptions are available.

Check it out here

Wellen – Stretch Chore Coat

Ditch that denim trucker for a denim chore coat. This workwear classic is given a light-blue wash, and that small bit of stretch in the fabric goes a long way in terms of comfort. This one’s perfect for those late spring/early summer days.

$128 – Shop here

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