One of the great misperceptions about watches and watch collecting, is that it’s only a for the super wealthy. Rolex, Patek Philippe, Omega, IWC. These are some of the high-end brands with global name recognition that we associate with watch collecting. Sure they make incredible watches, but there’s a whole other world of vintage watches and lesser known brands, many working to establish themselves in the watch market, that are making some very handsome, functional and affordable watches as well.
Take the Seiko Diver for example. I got my hands on one a few months ago new for $170 and have been wearing it far more than my other watch, which was significantly more expensive.
You don’t have to drop a ton of money to get a nice mechanical watch.
Enter the Worn & Wound Wind Up event happening right now in New York. They got a bunch of watch brands together that cater to this market. I snuck over on Friday night to check out the scene and take some pictures, and if you’re reading this before the end of the weekend, you can still get over there too.
There was also this incredible piece from Horage that features a meteorite dial.
Get all the details at Worn&Wound.