Windup Watch Fair San Francisco 2019: Meet the Brands Part 1

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Mark your calendars,  Windup Watch Fair San Francisco is less than one month away, taking place on April 26-28 at 459 Geary St. We’ve got an exciting 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 they’re no stranger to Windup, either. This year, Oris returns as Windup San Francisco’s lead sponsor, and with all the great watches they’ve got going for 2019 the storied Swiss independent is sure to be a huge draw. Especially worth checking out are the recent extensions of their Aquis line, including the conservation-themed Great Barrier Reef LE III, Clean Ocean LE, and the Aquis Date Relief. Oris

Featured Sponsor: StockX


Detroit-based StockX is an innovative online platform billed as the “Stock Market of Things” aimed at fostering a buying/selling experience that values transparency and authenticity above all else. Similar to the way one would buy stock on the NYSE, StockX uses a bid/ask model where potential buyers anonymously bid on a watch. If a bid matches an anonymous seller’s asking price, a sale is made. They’ll have a bunch of great watches on-hand, so be sure to spend some time at their booth checking out those great pieces and talking watches with their team. StockX

Featured Sponsor: Windup Watch Shop

At the Windup Watch Shop, you’ll find an array of exciting, innovative brands offering watches that appeal to a wide variety of customers and styles. From quartz watches under $200 with impeccable design and detailing to one-of-kind mechanical timepieces unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, the Windup Watch Shop has watches that speak to contemporary minimal trends, rugged military equipment, refined heritage aesthetics, and everything in between. In addition to watches, you’ll find Worn & Wound’s trademark leather and nylon watch straps, carrying cases, and accessories. Windup Watch Shop

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ADPT Strap

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 down 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 in the metal. anOrdain

Archimede

By offering classic designs coupled with solid German build quality and Swiss movements, Archimede is a brand that offers a pretty clear value proposition. Check out their brand’s extensive line of fliegers at this year’s show. Archimede

Astor+Banks

Based out of Chicago, Astor+Banks makes small-batch runs of USA-assembled pilot and marine-chronometer inspired watches. Their latest watch is the highly anticipated Sea Ranger, which will make its debut at the show (we got a sneak peak, and it’s really good, so you’re definitely going to want to check it out). Astor+Banks

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 ‘80s-inspired Group B Series 2, which features a new bracelet that completely changes the look of the Group B. The new Group B Series 2 Windup Edition will be available for purchase at the show. Autodromo

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Auteur

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 reasonable price point. These are a great unisex option that won’t break the bank. Auteur

Baltic

Founded by Etienne Malec, Baltic is a 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. The brand’s latest is the Aquascaphe, a neo-vintage diver that has all the charm of mid-century dive watches without any of the headaches. Baltic

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 Scandinavia line, and their latest, the Geography GMT series, at this year’s show. Bravur

Brew Watch Co.

Brew made a splash in 2015 when they launched their inaugural collection of watches inspired by coffee. The resulting timepieces, however, weren’t literal interpretations, with the designs instead pulling on clever cues to create beautiful and unique timepieces. That approach has continued to this day with their latest collection, the Retrograph. Brew Watch Co.

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