Watches, Stories, & Gear: William Wood’s Fearless Collection, WatchTime New York, & More

“Watches, Stories, and Gear” is a roundup of our favorite content, watch or otherwise, from around the internet. Here, we support other creators, explore interesting content that inspires us, and put a spotlight on causes we believe in. Oh, and any gear we happen to be digging on this week. We love gear.

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This week’s WSG is brought to you by William Wood. William Wood is a London based watch brand with firefighting heritage embedded deep within their design core. The name is actually derived from the founder’s late grandfather who served as a distinguished firefighter in Britain. Paying tribute to those brave men and women around the world who served and continue to serve as firefighters, founder Jonny Garret has created a wide ranging collection of watches that literally have firefighting history built into their timepieces. 

The latest release from William Wood is a trio of field watches from their Fearless Collection. The Fearless sports a stealthy black plated stainless steel case with a fine sandblasted finish that measures 40mm in width and a very wearable 45mm lug to lug. From the textured charcoal dial, to the rose gold surrounds on the applied hour markers and hands, the dial is legible as it is dynamic. On the underside of the case, the Fearless displays a laser engraved modern British firefighter helmet and a color tinted visor that reveals the Seiko NH35 automatic movement.

There are three different models available within the Fearless Collection – Red, Yellow, and Orange, with each respective color displayed through the rehaut and dial accents. Each watch will come with one of William Wood’s signature straps made out of repurposed fire hose used by different firehouses around the globe.

The Fearless Collection is currently available by William Wood Watches.



Happenings: WatchTime New York 

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It’s that time of year again. Watch brands from all over the world flock to the Big Apple for both the Windup Watch Fair, as well as the 7th annual WatchTime New York show. This three-day event features many great brands and personalities from across the industry. WatchTime New York will host a series of panels and discussions on Saturday and Sunday that cover a wide range of topics including the state of industry, how to engage a new generation of collectors and what it means to be an Indie brand today featuring the likes of William Massena (Founder Massena Lab), Max Büsser (MB&F), Kari Voutilainen (watchmaker) and many more.

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32 brands are confirmed to exhibit at WatchTime New York 2022, including A. Lange & Söhne, Breguet, Blancpain, Bell & Ross, Montblanc, Carl F Bucherer, Seiko, Chopard, Bremont, G-Shock, Oris, Greubel Forsey, Czapek, MB&F, Laurent Ferrier, Norqain, Parmigiani Fleurier, Voutilainen, and more.

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Between Windup and WatchTime New York, it’s the perfect opportunity for the community to come together and share our passion for watches! WatchTime New York will take place at Gotham Hall from Friday, October 21st to Sunday, October 23rd.

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For more information about the entire show schedule, participating brands, panels, activations and to purchase a ticket, head on over to WatchTime New York and be sure to use code WANDW10 for $10 off Saturday and Sunday tickets!

Polestar Unveils Their First SUV

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The Polestar 3 is the latest to join the ever growing list of electric-vehicle (EV) SUVs slated to come out in the next couple of years. Polestar is actually a spin-off brand from the Swedish based automotive car manufacturer, Volvo, that combines sleek design with innovative technology. The Polestar 3 will be the first SUV offering from the brand, as well as the first to be built in America at the new Volvo plant in South Carolina. The base model is no slouch, equipped with a dual motor and an all-wheel drive powertrain that results in an adequate 489-hp. If you have the need to go a little faster, then the Performance package gets you to 517-hp, as well as a unique set of 22-inch wheels and an upgraded suspension system. Both models are powered by a 107-kWh battery which is charged through a DC fast charge connector. Expect about 300 miles of range with each charge. The starting price for a Polestar 3 will run you $85,300. For more information on the Polestar 3 here.

A Pair Of Levi’s Just Sold For $76,000 At Auction

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That’s right folks, $76,000. Actually, including the buyer’s premium, the total cost for 23 year old vintage clothing dealer Kyle Haupert came out to $87,400 (basically a Polestar 3 with some cash to spare). The recently sold-at-auction pair of vintage Levi’s looks similar to a distressed pair of jeans you could buy at your local denim retailer, but this particular piece has way more provenance. According to the auction listing, this is the oldest known pair of Levis that dates all the way back to the Gold Rush era and features a set of suspender buttons on the waistband that would’ve been used by the wearer while mining for gold. Surprisingly, the pair is still in good enough condition to throw on with a t-shirt and sneakers to make a coffee run. Not bad for a pair of Levis that’s over 200 years old.

Helle Knives’ New Scandinavian-Inspired Carving Knife

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Here at the Worn & Wound office, we love knives. For most of us, they’re a part of our EDC and when it comes to opening up a box or popping off a bezel during office hours, there’s usually one close by. But sometimes a steel folding pocket knife can get a bit dull and repetitive. A carving knife with a finley made wooden handle on the other hand has a certain charm, old-fashioned coolness to it. Enter the Gaupe Scandinavian from Helle Knives. Helle Knives can trace their roots back to 1932, where two Norwegian brothers humbly began making knives in a small town workshop. Three generations later, the brand is still crafting high-quality knives in their hometown.

The Gaupe Scandinavian is formed in a classic Scandinavian shape that combines a curly birch handle with a small finger guard sanded to a satin finish with a triple-laminated steel blade. The blade itself measures 107mm in length and 3.1mm in thickness. The Gaupe Scandinavian is a handsome looking knife that’ll look just as good on a desktop as it will during any outdoor adventure. For more info on the Gaupe Scandinavian, as well as their entire range of knives and accessories head on over to Helle Knives.


Meet Becky Kagan Schott At Topper Jewelers

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For our west coast readers who are unable to make it out to WindUp and WatchTime New York next weekend, here’s a watch event that’s around your neck of the woods that you surely won’t want to miss. On Thursday, October 20th, Topper Jewelers is hosting an event with Seiko and ice diver extraordinaire, Becky Kagan Schott. The name might sound familiar as we’ve featured her recent exploits in Antarctica earlier this year. This is a perfect opportunity to meet Schott and to check out the latest Seiko Prospex Save The Ocean releases in person. Spaces are going to be limited, so be sure to RSVP here.

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