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Watches, Stories, and Gear: Private Label Bathyscaphes, Time Bandits, and More

Watches, Stories, and Gear: Private Label Bathyscaphes, Time Bandits, and More


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

This week’s portion is brought to you by Mido Watches. In 2018, Mido is praising 100 years of remarkable watchmaking. Mido’s Multifort arrangement made its introduction back in 1934, and the Multifort Escape depends on a later model presented in the ‘40s. With the Multifort Escape Horween Special Edition, Mido molds that motivation to make a wholly present day timepiece. It estimates 44 millimeters across, and the tempered steel case is finished with a matured and  sandblasted dark PVD treatment, giving the watch a striking look. The dial highlights vertical Geneva stripes, a characterizing highlight of the Multifort arrangement. Under certain lights, these stripes vanish, and under others, they pop. The watch is controlled by the Caliber 80, a programmed development dependent on the ETA 2824, yet adjusted to include as long as 80 hours of force save. As the name proposes, Horween leather is a major piece of the bundle here. The Multifort Escape Horween SE comes with two ties produced using Horween leather: one in earthy colored calfskin and the other in dark real football calfskin, a similar material given by the Horween Leather Company for the assembling of professional footballs for more than 75 years. This partnership highlights Mido’s association with football, which began with its sponsorships of the athletics programs at Stanford University, University of Texas and University of Southern California. The Mido Multifort Escape Horween Special Edition is accessible for $1,090. Snap here to find out more .


Affordable Vintage: A Tale of Two Private Label Bathyscaphes

“The extraordinary thing about private mark watches is the incentive they offer—they can sometimes be procured at a negligible portion of the cost of a watch with the first name on the dial, and they are often more uncommon too. Furthermore, I’m nothing if not a cost cognizant watch fellow with an eye towards rarity.

Some might be amazed to realize that the maker Blancpain likewise occupied with this training. This is a company that actually needs no acquaintance and is indispensable with the history of horology. Their Fifty Fathoms model, presented in 1953, is for the most part viewed as the principal plunge wristwatch and has become unbelievable in the realm of watch gathering. At 40mm and up (contingent upon the model), the Fifty Fathoms was a quick accomplishment in the water.”

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Timex X Todd Snyder Peanuts Collection

Timex and Todd Snyder have collaborated indeed to make a capsule collection of Peanuts-propelled timepieces. The four watches—featuring Linus, Charlie Brown, and two with Snoopy—are a refreshed interpretation of the first Timex Peanuts watches from the 1970s, which Snyder saw and went gaga for at the Timex archives in Waterbury, CT. Todd Snyder


The Time Bandits of Southern California” by means of GQ

“Just four days sooner, a man constructed like one of the looters had visited Gearys, acting like a client. Representatives saw his outlandish outfit—a checked jacket and long denim shorts—and the manner in which he utilized his phone to film the case that held the priciest watches. Presently the store’s right hand chief, Daniel Arce, was lying facedown close to that equivalent case as the burglars assaulted it with hammers. Arce said a supplication as splinters of glass flew everywhere. I’m going to die, he thought.”

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“How the Battle for ‘Lord of the Rings’ Nearly Broke a Director” through The Hollywood Reporter

“Mick Jagger as Frodo. A Led Zeppelin soundtrack. Fights on the field and behind the scenes before a three-film adventure became penniless. Forty years after his enlivened exemplary The Lord of the Rings hit theaters Nov. 15, 1978, these are a portion of the things on chief Ralph Bakshi’s mind during a sincere discussion about what happened, and what could have been.”

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Huckberry – Paz Cord Trucker by Outerknown

Riffing on an exemplary plan and texture, the Paz Cord Trucker mixes sturdy hemp with cotton, and piece of clothing colors it for a lived-in look and feel to make a coat that resembles you’ve claimed it for years—and without a moment to spare for fall.

$198—shop here

Huckberry – Vale Elk Gloves by Hestra

Hestra has been making gloves for more than 80 years, so they essentially know what they’re doing. The Scandinavian company utilizes neighborhood elk leather, polyester lining, froth protection, and a ribbed weave to guarantee your hands stay pleasant and hot, regardless of how merciless the weather gets.

$130—shop here

Featured Image:  Johnny Dombrowski for GQ