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Watches, Stories, and Gear: The “Jaws” Watch, Heath Ledger’s Joker, and More

Watches, Stories, and Gear: The “Jaws” Watch, Heath Ledger’s Joker, and More


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

This week’s portion is brought to you by The Worn & Wound Shop .


“Affordable Vintage: Deep Dive with the Alsta Nautoscaph Jaws Diver”

“The year was 1975, and a film by a moderately new chief named Steven Spielberg was going to make individuals reevaluate their late spring excursion plans. Jaws opened on more than 450 screens, a bizarrely wide delivery for the time, and it would come to characterize the term, “summer blockbuster. There are numerous wonderful things about this film that I could discuss—the coordinating, the soundtrack, the cinematography, etc.—but we’re here to discuss watches. In the film, Richard Dreyfus plays a youthful oceanographer named Matt Hooper who helps with chasing down our #1 murderous Great White, and a few scenes, he can be spotted wearing some sort of jump watch on a steel bracelet.”

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“Editorial: Swatch Group Pulls Out of Baselworld, and Why It Isn’t a Surprise”

“After over a time of theory, it’s at long last happened—Swatch Group, quite possibly the main establishments of Swiss watchmaking, has pulled out of Baselworld. As per Swiss day by day NZZ am Sonntag, Nick Hayek Jr. has expressed, “Swatch Group has chosen to presently don’t be available in Baselworld from 2019.” This, obviously, proceeds with the departure of more the 600 exhibitors we saw a year ago. Having actually gone to Baselworld multiple times now, it will be without a doubt odd to enter Hall 1 and not see the red sparkle of the huge Omega logo overshadowing an extended length of the display center.

And yet, notwithstanding the profound meaning of this news for the business everywhere, it doesn’t comes as an astonishment. It was just a matter of time.”

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CineFix; “How Heath Ledger’s Joker Was Born”

“When cosmetics craftsman John Caglione, Jr. was employed on to make the visual look of the Joker for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, he ran into an issue — his underlying impulses for the cosmetics configuration were excessively great. Heath Ledger’s execution and Nolan’s vision for the film required a Joker that dropped the comic book visuals for a more natural, psychopathic look. In this meeting, Caglione discusses what it took to make the famous look and how it conflicted with his creative training.”

New York Magazine; “What Happened to General Magic? Inside the company that designed the iPhone—two many years too early.”

“Chances are that you’ve never knew about General Magic, however in Silicon Valley the company is the stuff of legend. Magic spun out of Apple in 1990 with a significant part of the first Mac group ready and a strong new item thought: a handheld device that they called a “personal communicator.” Plugged into a phone jack, it could deal with email, dial telephone numbers, and even send SMS-like moment messages—complete with emoticon and stickers. It had an application store supplied with downloadable games, music, and projects that could do things like check stock costs and track your costs. It could take photographs with an (discretionary) camera connection. There was even a model with a touch screen that could settle on cell decisions and remotely surf the then-undeveloped web. All in all, General Magic pulled what could be compared to a working iPhone out of its famous hat—a decade before Apple began dealing with the genuine article. Presently, General Magic itself vanished.”

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Laowa 24mm f/14 Macro Probe Lens

This one is for the camera geeks. Large scale lenses generally have long central lengths, which implies that in most full scale photography the subject will fill the casing absent a lot of ecological setting. The Laowa 24mm Probe Lens is incredibly, extraordinary. It permits you to focus truly near your subject (2cm at 2:1 magnification!), which shows an unfathomable measure of detail, but since the lens is moderately wide you likewise get a great deal of the general climate. The outcome? Yeah, that’s pretty damn cool.

The lens is presently on Kickstarter for roughly $1,299. Click here to back the undertaking.

Everlane Air Oxford Shirt

Oxford-fabric conservative looking shirts are closet staples, however in the mid year they can be altogether too stodgy (and with the climate we’ve been having, they’re tremendously unwearable). Everlane’s Air Oxford Shirt tackles that issue by utilizing firmly woven more slender yarn, which implies that the shirt inhales somewhat better without forfeiting solidness.

$58—Shop here

Timex Marlin (Price Reduction)

If you’ve been enticed by the Timex Marlin previously, at that point the discounted cost through Huckberry may very well drive you to the brink. (Fyi: Huckberry considers it a “automatic” watch; it is, indeed, not programmed. It is a mechanical hand-wind.)

$169—Shop here