Windup Watch Fair 2018: Meet the Brands Part 1

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Worn & Wound’s NYC Windup Watch Fair is just over a month away, and it goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway: We are extremely excited to kick off the 2018 show. With an even bigger vendor list than last year’s, Windup is sure to be the best one yet. If you haven’t done so yet, then now would be a good time for you to mark your calendars:

The 2018 NYC Windup Watch Fair will be hosted at Chelsea Market (75 9th Avenue) on November 2nd through the 4th. Hours of operation are:

Friday, November 2nd: 11:00am – 6:30pm
Saturday, November 3rd: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, November 4th: 11:00am – 7:00pm

We’ve got a killer lineup with a little bit of something for everyone. So whether you’re a long-time watch geek or a first-time watch buyer, you’re not going to want to miss this one.

Starting today, we’ll begin highlighting the great vendors making this year’s show possible.


Lead Sponsor: Oris

Oris is no stranger to Worn & Wound, and it’s no stranger to Windup, either. This year Oris returns as Windup NYC’s lead sponsor, and with all the great watches they’ve got going for 2018, the storied Swiss independent is sure to be a huge draw. From their killer collection of pilot’s watches to their bombproof divers, Oris boasts a wonderful catalog of well-priced, Swiss-made watches of all stripes. Oris

Featured Sponsor: Farer

Since its founding, Farer has grown by leaps and bounds. What began as a brand with just a small collection of beautifully-designed quartz watches has grown into so much more, with Farer’s latest collection featuring three beautiful mechanical chronographs. You’ll want to spend some hands-on time with these. Farer

Featured Sponsor: StockX

Detroit-based StockX is an online platform billed as the “Stock Market of Things” aimed at fostering a buying/selling experience that values transparency and authenticity above all else. On Tuesday the 30th, StockX will be hosting a panel with Worn & Wound and some very special guests to discuss buying, selling , and collecting watches in 2018 and how new media, marketing, and marketplaces are changing the watch industry. StockX

ADPT

Three years in the making, ADPT Strap is our collection of nylon watch straps made entirely in the United States, from the nylon and hardware down to the thread itself. You’ll be able to shop the entire collection at the show. ADPT Strap

anOrdain

Coming all the way from Scotland, anOrdain watches feature beautiful enamel dials made in-house by a small group of skilled craftspeople. From the distinct typeface to the execution of the enameling, anOrdain has, in a short amount of time, developed a distinct design language, and we’re excited for people to check out their watches. anOrdain

Auteur

Formerly known as MMT, Auteur was founded by two French designers in 2011. The brand’s catalog of minimally designed timepieces, among them the Moonlight and Revolution series, features a high level of finish that belies the accessible price point. Auteur

Autodromo

Autodromo founder and designer Bradley Price is a car guy through and through, and it shows in his watches. Price masterfully captures the motorsport spirit in each of his collections, like the the Ford GT Endurance Chronograph, which honors some of Ford’s most iconic Le Mans-winning cars. Autodromo

Baltic

Founded by Etienne Malec, Baltic is a relatively young brand out of France that made a splash when they launched a Kickstarter campaign focused on bringing accessibly priced, vintage-inspired mechanical chronographs and three-hand watches to the market. If you like classic, mid-century designs, Baltic is a must-see. Baltic

Bespoke Watch Projects

Offering watches in extremely limited editions, Bespoke Watch Projects focuses on giving their customers a more personal touch. Each watch is created to the specifications of the client, and final assembly takes place in the firm’s Oakland, California studio. Bespoke Watch Projects

Bravur

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Bravur was founded in 2011 by two industrial designers. A little contemporary and a little minimalist, Bravur’s watches somehow manage to look familiar and yet totally unique all at the same time. Be sure to check out the brand’s newest mechanical watch, the Scandinavia, at this year’s show.  Bravur

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