Watches, Stories, and Gear: Sotheby’s Speedmaster Auction, Pop Culture References in Stranger Things, Birth of the Hot Dog, and More

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“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 installment of “Watches, Stories, and Gear” is brought to you by the Windup Watch Shop.


SOTHEBY’S
OMEGA SPEEDMASTER: TO THE MOON AND BACK

Image via Sotheby’s.

The 50th anniversary of the moon landing is fast approaching (it’s July 20th, by the way). To mark this important milestone, Sotheby’s is putting together a Speedmaster-themed auction that will take place in New York the day before. There will be 50 lots — many of them vintage Speedies — but there will also be a handful of moon landing-related ephemera. If you’re in New York, then you can preview the auction at Sotheby’s from July 13-18, and the auction begins at 2pm on the 19th. 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE 


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WORN & WOUND
NOT JUST WATCHES: THE JOYS OF COLLECTING HOROLOGICAL EPHEMERA

Speaking of ephemera…collecting watches is good and all, but collecting watch ephemera is a whole other level of watch madness. There’s boxes, papers (manuals, receipts, hang tags, etc.), bracelets, straps and buckles, advertisements, dealer signs and display stands, tools, and even spare parts to hunt after. Our own @VintageDiver breaks it down.

READ IT HERE


THE NEW YORK TIMES
STRANGER THINGS 3: A GUIDE TO THE MAJOR POP CULTURE REFERENCES

Stranger Things is back for its third outing on Netflix this weekend, and this time the show really ups the ante with its oh-so-many ‘80s pop culture references. From Red Dawn and Terminator to Cheers and Alien, there are easter eggs throughout the entire eight-episode stretch. The New York Times breaks them down (and I’m sure they’ve missed a few) if you want to compare notes.

CHECK IT OUT HERE


BBC
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE US’ MOST ICONIC FOOD

Brooklyn’s Coney Island.

On July 4th, Nathan’s held its annual hot dog eating contest in Coney Island, where competitors down —and keep down — as many weiners and buns as they can to claim the title. It’s a New York tradition, as is the hot dog itself, and though hot dogs are straight up Americana today, the origin story of the humble hot dog begins at the beach in South Brooklyn by way of Germany.

READ IT HERE


DOXA
SUB300 SHARKHUNTER 50TH ANNIVERSARY “BLACK LUNG” EDITION (LAST BATCH OF 100)

DOXA has just released their last batch (of 100 units) of their 50th anniversary Sharkhunter “Black Lung” edition. This is a storied watch, and the first release sold out in a blink of an eye, so be sure to jump on this one before they’re gone for good.

$2,490 – SHOP HERE

 

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