Watches, Stories, and Gear: Universal Genève Polerouter Super, Super Rare German Microcars, and More

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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.

Affordable Vintage – Universal Genève Polerouter Super

One of my favorite vintage watches, and one that has seen an uptick in popularity in recent years among collectors, is the Universal Genève Polerouter. To be clear, the Polerouter is not a single distinct model, but rather a family of watches that began in 1954 and ended around 1969 (with a brief yet uninspired return in the ‘80s). In this article, we dive into that lineage and take a closer look at a later, little-known variant—the Polerouter Super.

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The Worn & Wound Podcast Episode 6: Etienne Malec of Baltic Watches

Baltic’s made quite a splash in its short existence, and it shows no signs of slowing down. In one of our first episodes of The Worn & Wound Podcast, we sat down with Baltic’s Etienne Malec to discuss everything from enthusiasm and collecting to design and manufacturing.

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The Verge – Google Just Spent $40 Million for Fossil’s Secret Smartwatch Tech

Earlier this week, Google and Fossil Group announced that the two have inked a $40-million deal for the former to acquire a good chunk of Fossil’s proprietary smartwatch tech. Included in that deal is the R&D team directly involved in the development of Fossil’s wearable tech—tech that, ironically, Fossil itself had acquired when it bought the wearable brand Misfit back in 2015. It’s not clear exactly what application Google sees in Fossil’s tech, but we could be seeing some new applications for Fossil’s hybrid smartwatch tech in the future.

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Silodrome – The Brütsch Mopetta, A Rare and Unusual German Microcar

Ben Branch of Silodrome tells the fascinating story of the Brütsch Mopetta, a post-WWII German microcar. It’s rare—like super rare—with only 14 units having been built, and estimates suggest only 5 exist today.

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Todd Snyder x Timex Military Watch

Timex and Todd Snyder have teamed up for a series of mil-inspired timepieces that don’t break the bank, and they’ve even cheaper now that they’re on promotion.

$62 (with coupon code SALEACCESSORIES40) – shop here

Everlane – ReNew Fleece Sweatshirt

This fleece sweatshirt is the perfect combination of style and practicality to keep the cold out this winter season.

$60 – shop here

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