Watches, Stories, and Gear: The Dirty Dozen, Shooting Hollywood Films on an iPhone, and More

“Watches, Stories, and Gear” is a weekly roundup of some of our favorite watch content, 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.

Worn & Wound – Complications: Mechanical Alarms

In this installment of Complications, Brad Homes tackles a genre of watch you don’t see too often nowadays—the alarm watch..

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Worn & Wound – Military Watches of the World: The Dirty Dozen

In this installment of Military Watches of the World, Oren Hartov tell us all about the famed “Dirty Dozen” watches, a collection of 12 issued watches named, in part, after the famous ’67 war film. If you’re a lover of military and issues watches, then you need to check this one out.

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Trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s “High Flying Bird,” a Film Shot Entirely on an iPhone

Steven Soderbergh’s latest film tells the tale of a fictionalized basketball lockout, but the real story is the production itself: the film was shot entirely on an iPhone 8. FYI, this isn’t the first film to be shot on an iPhone, nor is it Soderbergh’s first; his first iPhone film was a thriller dubbed Unsane, which was released last year. You can learn more about the lightning-paced production here.

Atlas Obscura – The Weird, Dangerous, Isolated Life of the Saturation Diver

Illustration by Matt Chinworth for Atlas Obscura.

Writing for Atlas Obscura, Jen Branbury tells the behind-the-scenes story of one of the weirdest and most dangerous professions around—saturation diving.

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Epaulet x American Trench Walt Trouser in Pinwale Corduroy

Epaulet and American Trench have teamed up for a capsule collection of Epaulet’s beloved Walt trouser, this time rendered in colorful pinwale corduroy. After recently rewatching All the President’s Men, I have my eye on the pair in chestnut.

$85 – shop here

Uniqlo – Blocktech Convertible Collar Coat

Uniqlo’s Blocktech coats are great shells for when the weather gets a little dicey. The fabric and construction are designed to block wind and rain without sacrificing classic style and looking too technical.

$79.90 – shop here

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