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Watches, Stories, and Gear: Watch Photography 101, a Christmasy Die Hard, 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 Mido watches and a unique black colorway of their Multifort Chronometer, available exclusively through their online store.

This version of the Multifort Chronometer features wide, vertical Geneva strips on the black dial and a deep black PVD case. The diamond-cut hands and markers throughout the dial feature beige Super-LimiNova, providing a subtle contrast. The dial also features a color-matched day and date aperture at 3 o’clock. This stealthy take on the Multifort Chronometer is paired with a black rubber strap with a fabric insert.

For the first time, the Multifort Chronometer is powered by the Caliber 80 Si movement. Featuring a silicon balance-spring, the Caliber 80 Si offers improved long-term accuracy and increased resistance to magnetism and shock. In addition, the movement is COSC-certified and holds up to 80 hours of power reserve.

Again, this version of the Multifort Chronometer with black strap and PVD case is available exclusively through Mido’s online store. Head to Mido’s online store to learn more or to get one for yourself.

Watches

Before Heritage Was Cool – an Overview of Seiko’s Incredible Historical Collection from 2000

Modern reissues of historical watches have been the trend of the past few years. Seiko, not immune to market demands, has also taken part in the heritage game, reissuing watches based on or inspired by historical counterparts. Way back in 2000, long before today’s peak, Seiko did something really cool with their history. Let’s imagine that just for a moment we could turn back the hands of time, go back 18 years with exactly JPY 1,735,000 (or roughly $16,000 today). What could that get you? Well, nothing short of seven (yes, seven!) accurate reproductions of Seiko classics deemed worthy by the brand to be reissued.

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Watch Photography 101

This almost goes without saying, but we take a lot of watch photographs here at Worn & Wound. We are often asked about our process by enthusiasts looking to build on their skill-set, so we published a two-part series called “Watch Photography 101” with the goal of doing just that. If you haven’t read it yet and are looking to learn some basics, then you should definitely check it out.

Check out both installments here

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Stories

Die Hard: The Greatest Christmas Story Ever Told

The debate over whether Die Hard is a Christmas movie has raged for years (I’m in the “it is” camp, right alongside the film’s screenwriter, Steven E. de Souza). But if you need further convincing, then look no further than this newly cut trailer just released by its distributor,  20th Century Fox. Debate over.

The New York Times – The Yoda of Silicon Valley

Donald Knuth; photo by Jill Knuth via The New York Times.

Donald Knuth is a legend in the field of computing and the author of The Art of Computer Programming, a continuing, four-volume collection that is regarded by many in the field as a foundational text. It’s also long, dense, and not for the layperson (so much so, in fact, that a blurb from Bill Gates on the back cover of the book reads: You should definitely send me a résumé if you can read the whole thing). The New York Times recently featured Donald’s decades-long journey to complete his opus, which, he estimates, is at least 25 years out.

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New York Magazine – Why Do Hotel Companies Have So Many Brands?”

We’re in the thick of travel season, and if you’re going anywhere, then you’ll likely be staying at a hotel. But have you ever wondered why hotel companies have so many brands (the Marriot, for example, after a recent merger now has 30 distinct brands under its umbrella)? Josh Barro writing for New York Magazine explores that very question.

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Gear

Best Made Co. – The Field Jacket

Based on the iconic American M-43 field jacket and the British combat jacket, the Field Jacket from Best Made co. is a stylish and versatile piece that you’ll be able to dress up or down. It’s made from Portuguese cotton, garment-dyed here in an eye-catching blue, and it’s the sort off cloth that only gets better with age.

On sale for $179 – shop here

Devold – Nansen High Neck Sweater in Melange Gray

Devold has been producing woolen sweaters for Norwegian fishermen since 1853. Made of wool from Norwegian sheep, the Nansen High Neck sweater is perfect cold weather gear, and can be worn as a mid-layer or as outwear.

$265 – shop here

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