“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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Affordable Vintage: A Tale of Two Private Label Bathyscaphes
The great thing about private label watches is the value proposition they offer — they can sometimes be acquired for a fraction of the price of a watch with the original name on the dial, and they are often rarer as well. Lots of brands made private label watches, among them Blancpain. In this article, contributor Marc Sirinsky writes about two private label Bathyscaphes, and why you should keep an eye out for them.
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Affordable Vintage: My Journey to a Seiko Navigator Timer Ref. 6117-8000
The 6117-8000 was Seiko’s second GMT watch after their World Timer. The World Timer featured an internal rotating bezel displaying 24 time zones, but the 6117-8000 Navigator Timer was a decidedly less busy design that instead opted for a standard GMT layout built around the same 6117 movement. In this installment of “Affordable Vintage,” Worn & Wound contributor Jon Gaffney tells us why he fell in love with this nifty little timepiece and what makes it so special.