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Watches, Stories, and Gear: Brellum is Back in Black, a Lens Made of Ice, and More

Watches, Stories, and Gear: Brellum is Back in Black, a Lens Made of Ice, and More


“Watches, Stories, and Gear” is a week by week gathering of some our favorite watch content from Worn & Wound, incredible stories from around the web, and cool stuff that we’ve got our eye on.

This week’s installment is brought to you by the Windup Watch Shop .


Brellum Pandial Black DLC

Brellum’s back with an update to their energetic Pandial chronographs, adding a smooth DLC coating to their exteriors. For those unfamiliar with the brand, Brellum arose only a few of years prior offering incredibly all around made, luxurious chronometer-evaluated Swiss-made chronographs at respectable costs with their Duobox Chronos . The Pandial was a development to those, adding an outside tachy-bezel and differentiation sub-dials for a really racing-themed esthetic. Presently in black, the Pandial takes on a more aggressive attitude while maintaining its otherwise high-end aesthetic.

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Benrus Type I and Type II MIL-W-50717 Military Dive Watches

“When I think pretty much all the things a military issued watch ought to be (powerful, legible, functional), no watch comes as near perfection as the 1970s Benrus dive watch. Its super-solid case, highly-discernible dial, and simple yet functional highlights make it a genuine classic among military and dive watches. Today we’ll investigate what makes these watches so special.”

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The Verge “YouTuber Simone Giertz launches her first Kickstarter campaign, and it’s a pretty calendar”

“If you’re motivated by pretty lights and the prospect of turning them on, you might be into YouTuber and robot creator Simone Giertz’s new (and first) Kickstarter campaign: The Every Day Calendar. It’s a huge printed circuit board that relies on capacitive touch and LEDs to light up individual days on the schedule — the idea being that you’ll tap on a day to make it sparkle when you’ve accomplished a specific objective. Let’s say you need to go to the exercise center each day, for instance, the Every Day Calendar functions as a visual prize framework. Certainly, tapping a light might not be too thrilling, however it’s something.”

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PetaPixel “This Camera Lens is Made of Iceberg Ice… and It Actually Works”

“Photographer Mathieu Stern is an aficionado of creating odd focal points, yet his most recent creation is quite surprising, even by all accounts. Harsh visited Iceland and made a working focal point out of ice from an iceberg.

Stern says it all began with the idea: “If glass can shine light, at that point ice ought to get it done too.”

He at that point set to work seeing if he could really get it going. The first step was 3D printing a custom focal point body that’s designed to hold ice within as its main focal point element.”

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Bonus Video!

How to Tan Quality Leather and Avoid Bad Leather, by Saddleback

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The Barisieur Tea & Coffee Brewing Alarm Clock

Coffee producers on timers aren’t new, however having the sounds and scents of newly blended espresso on your bedside table to help bring you back from fantasy land is certainly novel. The Barisieur Tea & Coffee Brewing Alarm Clock utilizes steam pressure to send the bubbling water from the container like boiler up over the filter and into your drinking cup. Meanwhile, milk is kept cool overnight and afterward warmed after waking in a different compartment. If you don’t take milk, the Barisieur’s infrared sensors simply turn off the milk compartment. Looking like an unusual combination between an imbecile Scandinavian chemistry set and an audiophile’s amplifier, the Barisieur Alarm Clock is extraordinary compared to other looking curiosities we’ve found in a while. Available in black or white, the Barisieur sells for $445 US.

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Fuji GFX 50R Mirrorless Medium Format Camera

A new size war has started in the realm of digital cameras that is engaged around sensor size in mirrorless cameras. Yet, while Sony, Nikon and Canon fight over full-outline supremacy, Fuji, consistently kind of an outsider, has turned its eyes to bigger game: medium configuration. Big, massive and exorbitantly expensive, medium configuration digital cameras were previously only for professional studio use, however with the new GFX 50R, Fuji has put the massive 43.8×32.9mm 51.4MP CMOS sensor into a road prepared chassis. While still expensive at $4,500, it’s undeniably not exactly the competition, and quite a bit not exactly even a Leica M10, making it pretty desirable for the photog with some money to spend.

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