w&w’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is once again upon us, and we know that some of you are still hunting down that last-minute present. To that end, we rallied the worn&wound team and put together a small gift guide to help you out. Now, we’re an eclectic bunch here, and these aren’t all strictly watch related, either, so there’s sure to be something for that special person in your life. Let’s get to it!

Zach Weiss – Delirium “Suede & Smoke” Candle

I know what you’re thinking, “$48 for a candle!” Or actually, you’re probably thinking, “wtf, a candle?!” But yes, a $48 candle. Don’t underestimate this thing. You’ll find it regularly burning in the w&w office as well as a few of our apartments.

delirium_suede_smoke_1Suede & Smoke by Delirium candles smells, well, basically the way it sounds. It has a sweetness from raw tobacco mixed with pungent smokiness, topped off with a raw leather. Might sound nauseating, but you know those photos of some distinguished guy drinking scotch by a fireplace, sitting in an old club chair with a box of cigars unlit on a table beside him? And you want to go there? That’s what this smells like. Great gift for yourself, or for guy friends with less-than-ideal smelling homes.


Hung Doan – SEHOO iPhone Macro Lens

For the watch-obsessed, snap-shooting Insta-photographers, SEHOO’s macro lens attachment for smartphones and tablets is a thoughtful and handy gift that won’t break the bank. With a macro lens, you can shoot close-up shots of watch dials, case backs, and movements, but it’s obviously not just limited to watch photography. These have numerous uses for other hobbies, too.

Shot on the Nexus 6p.

There are countless attachments on Amazon and this particular one goes for $13 via Amazon prime. I’ve paired it with an iPhone 6 Plus, Google Nexus, and various tablets to great success.

Brandon Cripps – Pocket Ref (Fourth Edition) by Thomas Glover

Most of us have come to rely so much on the Internet for everyday practical information that we forget there are other ways to get it. The Pocket Ref is a great reminder of those earlier times, a tiny volume packed with useful information on an almost unbelievably wide range of topics, from natural science to automotive maintenance and repair to carpentry to money. It even has a perpetual calendar for quick looks at days and dates for decades past and future. It’s like your really knowledgeable grandpa, in book form, in your pocket.

Jon Gaffney – Maxmadco TiBolt Pen

A good pen is a timeless gift. The TiBolt pen from Maxmadco is the original and best version of a genius pen design. The fit and finish make sense when you find out the maker is a watch lover, too.maxmadcoBurnley SlingPop

Ralphy might prefer a Red Rider, but I’d rather risk shooting my eye out with the SlingPop from Burnley. CNC’d aluminum and NotCot-worthy design make for a fun plinker and seasonal libation opener that anyone would be excited to find in their stocking.burnley-slingpopLocal Hardware Essential Home Kit

My dad gifts me tools every Christmas, and I’m always pumped to get a new set. Having the right kit for the job is key when the time comes, and this American-made Essential Home Kit from Local Hardware is solidly made, looks good and comes in a handy Cordura roll that can be stashed anywhere.local-hardware-essential-hone-kit

Christian Alexandersen – SONGMICS 12 Watch Organizer

Up until a few months ago I never had a place to keep all of my watches. I usually left them scattered on my dresser. But then I found the SONGMICS watch box on Amazon. It’s well made, affordable and the perfect size to fit watches around 43mm and smaller. Aside from my watches, the drawer below also holds my tie clips, cuff links and passport with room to spare. Highly recommend.

Mark McArthur-Christie – Laco Marineuhr Pocketwatch

Having just broken my leg fairly spectacularly and taken to crutches, a wristwatch is out for me. As a huge fan of WWII Kriegsmarine pocketwatches, that’s the perfect excuse to track down a modern equivalent—the originals are too valuable and historically important to wear everyday. So how about a Laco Marineuhr Wilhelmshaven? Proper full-lume dial (so you can read it in your U-Boat conning tower) and a solid, hand-winding ETA 6497.1 movement. In your stocking for around $885.


Ilya Ryvin – CHUP by Glen Clyde Socks

If you’ve ever paid attention to our worn&wound pose (we didn’t coin the term, I swear!), then you’ve surely noticed some color peeking out from our pant legs. Yeah, we’re big fans of playful socks here at w&w HQ. Colors, patterns, textures, you name it. Some of my favorite come from CHUP, a little-known company out of Japan. These are thick knitted socks made in small batches (only 20-25 pairs a day!), featuring beautiful patterns and hand-linked toes for ultimate comfort. Sure, they’re a bit pricey, but a single pair will last you quite some time. They make for the perfect stocking stuffer.

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