Watches, Stories, and Gear: Soccer Timers, a Hidden and Deadly Treasure, 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 and ADPT Straps. The product of the week is the Model 2 Premium Watch Strap produced right here in New York City from some of the finest American leathers around.

Watches

Watchmaker’s Bench: What Makes It Tick? (Part 1) – The Wheel Train

Our resident watchmaker breaks down what makes a mechanical watch tick, focusing on the wheel train in the first installment of this three-part series.Click here to read more.

Timing The Beautiful Game—A Look Back at Some Cool, Vintage Soccer Timers

With the World Cup well underway, we took a look at some cool vintage soccer timers from the likes of Breitling, Omega, and Seiko.

Image via Matthew Bain.

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Stories

The treasure hunters on a deadly quest for an eccentric’s $2m bounty

A millionaire claims to have hidden a treasure in the Rockies and has only offered a riddle as a guide. Four have already died searching for it, and hundreds more are on its trail.

Gabriela Campos for the Guardian.

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We Timed Every Game. World Cup Stoppage Time Is Wildly Inaccurate

If you’re a fan of soccer (we know, we know—it’s football), then surely you know that stoppage time can be a bit arbitrary to say the least. So the team behind FiveThirtyEight decided to see how inaccurate stoppage time really is.

Illustration by Linda Tran Tutovan/Getty Iimages.

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Gear

NASA Graphics Standards Manual

Refresh your coffee table book selection with this beautifully printed manual. This one is for all the NASA fans.

$79 – Shop here

Timex x Todd Snyder Marlin “Blackout”

The Timex Marlin gets a cool upgrade with the Blackout, available exclusively through Todd Snyder. $199 – Shop here

Featured image via Vintage-Breitling.

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