The Worn & Wound Podcast

40 Episodes

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The Worn & Wound Podcast is a weekly discussion of watches. We cover the latest news and reviews on, bring you our first-hand account of watch events from around the world, and sit down with our friends and colleagues from the watch industry to get their take on the latest in watches.

The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep 324: Talking Sweetwater with Jason Heaton
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Bonus Worn & Wound Podcast: Ryan White, Sr. Creative Director at Fossil Group, Talks the Magic of Mickey
Last Tuesday at 1:00 PM

For this bonus edition of the Worn & Wound Podcast Zach Kazan sits down with Ryan White, who is the Senior Creative Director over brands like Fossil and Zodiac. He’s one of the creative masterminds behind some seriously fun releases this year such as the 100 Year Anniversary Disney | Fossil Collection, which includes the iconic Mickey Mouse Watch, as well as the wild, ‘90s-infused Zodiac x Worn & Wound Super Sea Wolf Laser Tag Limited Editions. Ryan is an enthusiast through and through. From diving to design and from pop culture to deep horology, Ryan knows what he’s talking about. Chance...

A Week In Watches Ep 68: Q&A From Worn & Wound+
Last Sunday at 2:00 PM

This special episode of A Week In Watches takes a break from the regular news cycle to answer some of your questions submitted to us through the Worn & Wound+ Slack channel. Join Zach Weiss and Blake Buettner as they tackle some of your questions, from trends and recent releases, to how they met and what kinds of watches keep them from getting jaded. There are plenty more questions yet to be answered in the Slack channel, so keep an eye out for more episodes like this, and even podcast episodes dedicated to answering your questions.

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Time On Track: Episode 22 - Las Vegas
Last Friday at 1:00 PM

What was billed as the biggest racing spectacle of the season took place in Las Vegas this past weekend, and after a rocky start, the  race itself actually delivered on its promise. Tight racing throughout saw multiple lead changes and no shortage of great passes among the field. We saw some triumphant comebacks and late charges from the back of the pack, along with plenty of contact along the way. That said, the end result felt inevitable from the get go, but this one was far from certain for much of the race.

The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep 323: Dubai Watch Week with Mark Kauzlarich

This week on the Worn & Wound podcast, Blake is recording straight from Dubai, where he’s been taking in the sights, sounds, and watches of Dubai Watch Week. He’s joined by Mark Kauzlarich, who you probably know from his great photography and his work as an editor at Hodinkee. Blake and Mark discuss the general vibe of Dubai Watch Week (in short, lots of crazy watches, cars, and everything else exotic) and some of their favorite watches making their debut at the show, including an Oris with an unusual colorful dial and an absolutely crazy MB&F Horological Mach...

Changing Gears: Evan Perrone of Cannodale Bikes

On this episode of Changing Gears Kat is joined by James Helms, co-founder of Worn & Wound, and Evan Perrone, of Cannodale Bikes who is both an avid cyclist and watch enthusiast. The three focus their conversation on E-Bikes, discussing the different classes of E-Bikes, who they’re made for, and the stigma around them in the bike community. There’s also a bit of good ol’ gear chat as well. We’re stoked that Evan was able to come back on the podcast and hope to have him back again! 

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Time On Screen: Tár

On this episode of Time on Screen, Zach welcomes Worn & Wound contributor Brett Braley to the podcast to talk about Todd Field’s Tár, starring Cate Blanchett as Lydia Tár, one of the most memorable movie characters in years. Tár became an object of fascination for many movie lovers a year ago when it hit theaters. In a period of time dominated by mass market, IP derived entertainment, Tár stands out as a film filled with ideas, with an all-time great performance from Blanchett at the center of it. Brett has a background in menswear and ot...

The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep 322: Why Titanium Is The Best feat. Carryology's Taylor Welden

This week on the podcast, Blake and the team welcome Taylor Welden, Creative Director at Carryology, to the show. Carryology is a leading online resource for all things carry, from bags, to wallets, to luggage, they cover it all. The world of bags is a watch-like rabbit hole, and we always knew there was a lot of overlap between these two enthusiast communities, and chatting with Taylor makes it clear why. This conversation goes deep into Taylor’s love of titanium, how the small details matter in bag design, and why the Bic lighter is one of the most we...

A Week In Watch, Ep. 67: G-Shock Turns 40, Ming Goes Gold, & Oris Gets Funky

In this episode of A Week In Watches we take a closer look at the some exciting news from Oris, Ming, G-Shock, and more. You may have heard that this year marks the 40th anniversary of G-Shock, something they’ve been celebrating throughout 2023. This week, we got a pair of new watches from the brand as part of the celebration, and they are some of the coolest square cased G-Shocks we’ve ever seen. These watches get ultra-light carbon cases and include a pretty wild colorway that is one of our favorite uses of the color purple in recent memo...

Time On Track Ep 21: Brazil

Last week, Formula 1 visited Brazil's famed Interlagos track for round 21 of the season. Like last year, this was a sprint weekend, meaning less time for setup, and more time for racing drama, which we saw plenty of. In this episode, Ricardo and Blake dive into the details of the race weekend, lamenting the string of horrible luck Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc has been experiencing the past season and a half. This race saw his exit from a P2 starting position during the formation lap leading into the race. Lando Norris was happy to take over that position during the race...

The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep 321: Complecto Founder Jason Gong

On this week’s podcast, Blake welcomes Jason Gong, founder of Complecto, to the podcast. Jason joins Blake and Zach to chat about the origins of Complecto, their mission to advance diversity within the watch community, and the launch of their first limited edition, a super cool gray dialed Jet Star made in collaboration with Bulova. Along the way, they also chat about how Jason’s obsession with watches began at an early age, how his work in Silicon Valley and in finance informs the ideas behind Complecto, and a whole lot more.

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Time On Track Ep 20: Mexico

Round 20 of the 2023 Formula 1 season saw action in sunny Mexico City around the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit, which threw plenty of heat at the cars over the course of the weekend. That meant high degradation on the tires, and little in the way of clean air for the cars to enjoy. We saw yet another lap 1, turn 1 incident punish an overly aggressive move by Sergio Perez hoping to take advantage of a tremendous start, unfortunately leading to his retirement from the race in front of his home crowd. The front of the pack was quickly filled by the Ferrari and...

The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep 320: New Materials and Record Setting Lightness from Omega and Ming

This week on the podcast, Blake welcomes Zach Weiss and Zach Kazan to talk about a pair of recent releases from Omega and Ming that cover similar ground in their use of interesting and uncommon materials, all in the name of reducing weight. The new Omega Planet Ocean diver uses a titanium movement to cut weight in a package that’s already quite chunky, and the Ming LW.01 is a literal record setter, lighter in weight than any other mechanical watch.These non-traditional watches have us thinking about the merits of lighter weight watches in general and also the us...

Time On Screen: In The Mouth of Madness

Time on Screen is back this week with a seasonally appropriate entry, an underrated mid-90s classic from the Master of Horror himself, John Carpenter. Zach Kazan is joined by Zach Weiss and Chris Antzoulis (all horror movie fans to their core) for this discussion of In the Mouth of Madness, the capstone to Carpenter’s “Apocalypse Trilogy,” and a personal favorite of this crew. There are other Carpenter horror movies that are more famous, but none that take place largely in New Hampshire, and few that are quite this unhinged, following Sam Neill’s insurance investigator as he tries to...

A Week In Watches Ep 66: Windup Watch Fair NYC Special

Welcome to a special episode of A Week In Watches filmed live on the floor of our Windup Watch Fair New York. This episode features first hand looks at some of the new watches released at or around the fair with commentary from the people behind them. This year’s fair was our biggest ever, so unfortunately we weren’t able to get to all the new watches, but we pulled aside a handful of the most interesting watches caught our eye during the fair. This includes watches from Laco, Baltic, Isotope and more, along with some of the EDC...

Time On Track Ep 19: Austin

As we enter the final stages of the 2023 Formula 1 season, the cars and teams look to make their final updates to secure position, and even to plan ahead for next season. Round 19 saw action return to the US for the race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX, and this Sprint race weekend brought plenty of drama both on the track, and off it. We saw competitive racing out front thanks to a revitalized Mercedes car running a new floor, a strong presence from McLaren, and of course the ever present Red Bull leading the pack. The final...

The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep 319: Recapping the NYC Windup Watch Fair

This week on the podcast, Blake and Zach are on mic after a long Windup weekend to recap the show, including our favorite watches and experiences over the course of the show. This was a particularly memorable Windup Watch Fair, with a record number of brands across two floors of the Altman building, with all of them bringing their best watches to the show. We also saw more EDC brands exhibiting than ever before, adding a new dimension to the experience, and were able to connect with a number of Worn & Wound+ members throughout the weekend, underscoring the community...

The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep 318: Previewing the Windup Watch Fair in New York City

This week on the podcast, Blake welcomes Kyle Snarr and Nelly Calhoun to the podcast to talk all things Windup Watch Fair, which returns to New York City this weekend. The New York City fair is always special, and this year’s is our biggest yet, taking place over two floors of the Altman Building, including a number of brands making their Windup debut. In this episode, Kyle and Nelly answer questions submitted by our Worn & Wound+ Slack community about the ins and outs of Windup, how the show comes together, and the best way to get the most ou...

A Week In Watches, Episode. 65: Seiko Prospex Welcomes New Land References; Baltic Changes Course

A Week In Watches returns with big news from Seiko, who revealed a pair of new Prospex references which celebrate the brand’s history in land-based watches. The pair of limited editions each pick up something special from Seiko’s history, starting with the SPB411 GMT, a watch that recalls the Navigator Timer of the ’60s, which was Seiko first GMT to feature a rotating bezel. The second is a revival of the Landmaster in celebration of its 30th anniversary, where Seiko has brought back the 3 dimensional compass bezel and blue gradient dial. Both work exceptionally well, and highlight the br...

Time On Track ep. 18 - Qatar

Time On Track returns this week with a look at Round 18 of the 2023 Formula 1 season: Qatar. The newly resurfaced Lusail International Circuit was particularly punishing to the Pirelli tires this week, so much so that a mandate was handed down to the teams stipulating that tires could go no longer than 17 lap stints at a time. This created 3 and 4 stop races for many of the teams, and plenty of drama in the Sprint race leading up to Sunday. Perhaps the biggest challenge for the drivers this week was the track limits at a few select corners, which led to a...

The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep 317: Reviewing a New Parmigiani Fleurier and an Old Omega, Plus the new Hermétique from Baltic

This week on the Worn & Wound podcast, Blake and Zach are talking about a range of new releases, including a big new release from Collective and Montblanc, as well as a fascinating modern take on the field watch from Baltic. They also catch up about some recent travel (including a visit to the Vortic headquarters in Fort Collins, CO), and reviews that they’ve completed recently on a 90s favorite and a new entry in the “leisure sport” category.

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The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep 316: Asher Rapkin from Collective, and the New 1858 Minerva Monopusher Chronograph

This week on the podcast, Blake and Zach are chatting with Asher Rapkin, co-founder of Collective Horology, about their latest release, the 1858 Minerva Monopusher Chronograph “Blue Arrow” P.05. This is a seriously high end, and beautiful, chronograph that takes inspiration from vintage Minerva stopwatches from the 1940s and 50s. Asher takes us through how the watch was conceived, with a variety of different design cues coming together to form a watch that represents a fascinating bit of “historical nonfiction,” as Asher puts it. It’s a watch that Minerva never made, but could have if they decided to move in a sligh...

A Week In Watches, Episode 64: Heritage Divers Take A Step Into The Present; Colorful Chronos & More

A Week In Watches returns this week with a look at a trio of divers that take their inspiration from the past, and apply in a thoroughly modern way. No faux lume or tropical dials in sight, prompting us to wonder if that trend is behind us. Divers from Oris, Tudor, and Seiko all paint a clear picture of a way forward that’s not a carbon copy of the past. You might say Seiko has always been ahead in that game, and their latest Prospex divers, which bring the 62MAS flavor into a tidy modern skindiver case that we...

Time On Screen: Focus

On this episode of Time on Screen, Zach welcomes Ricardo Simé to the podcast to chat about Focus, an underseen 2015 film starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie. Focus has become something of a cult favorite since it came and went at the box office nearly ten years ago, and it strikes a particular chord if you’re a watch collector with what are some frankly terrifying scenes involving watch theft. Theft is something that’s on the mind of many watch collectors these days - it seems like a week doesn’t go by where a story isn’t shared of...

Time on Track Ep 17: Japan

Time On Track looks to Japan this week for round 17 of the Formula 1 season at the famous Suzuka Circuit. Verstappen returned to form this week, taking a dominant victory and bagging the World Constructor Championship for the team in the process, despite Sergio Perez's most forgettable race of the season. Some strange team orders were the subject of plenty of discussion, including one call that saw a last lap swap between the Alpine drivers, and another that played out between the Mercedes cars looking to keep a Ferrari at bay. Sergio's strange race also has us wondering if Lewis Hamilton...

The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep 315: A Worn & Wound+ Q&A with Kat Shoulders and Zach Kazan

This week on the podcast, Zach Kazan and Kat Shoulders are taking over while Blake is on vacation for a special episode where they tackle questions from our Worn & Wound+ Slack community. These questions were a lot of fun and really ran the gamut, covering everything from flexing your Rolex at the gym, to caring for your watch bracelets, and favorite articles and photography campaigns we’ve been involved with. We’ll definitely be doing this again, so if you have questions for members of the Worn & Wound team, drop them in the comments. Better yet, join the Worn & Woun...

Time On Track: Episode 16 – Singapore

Racing returns this week with the first of a double header featuring Singapore and Japan, and the Marina Bay Street Circuit offered what is to this point, the best race of the season. For the first time this season, and the first time more than 15 races, a team other than Red Bull claimed victory, and without the dominant Verstappen in the lead, the door was opened to the most competitive racing out front we’ve seen all season long. There was effectively a 4 way battle for the top spot that ran right to the end of the race, with Fe...

The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep 314: Tudor FXD Talk With The Wristorian

Today on the Worn & Wound podcast, Blake Buettner is checking in from his recent dive trip in Florida with Tudor, and is joined by fellow dive watch aficionado Justin, AKA @the_wristorian on Instagram, where you’ve probably seen him post tons of amazing content on just about everything you can imagine relating to dive watch history. He’s a true authority, and a genuine enthusiast, and his feed is worthy of a follow if you’re not already checking in. 

In this conversation, Blake and Justin discuss all the action on the ground and under the surface...

Time on Screen: Barbie

Time on Screen is back this week, and Zach Kazan welcomes his Worn & Wound colleagues Nelly Calhoun, the team’s Events Manager, and Nina Flanders, Worn & Wound’s Customer Experience Coordinator. In this episode, they’re talking about Greta Gerwig’s Barbie. In a huge movie year, no movie has been more talked about than Barbie, and there is so much to discuss, including an all-time great triple watch-spot on the wrist(s) of Ryan Gosling, a hilarious and poignant performance by Margot Robbie, and the unlikely way a huge piece of IP like Barbie was able to start a nuance...

The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep 313: The Blancpain x Swatch Collaboration, Plus a Geneva Watch Days Recap

This week on the podcast, Blake is joined by Zach Kazan to talk about all the big news coming out of Geneva Watch Days, including an impressive collaboration between MB&F and H. Moser for Only Watch, an impressive new chronograph from Sylvain Pinaud, and a Doxa that, perhaps, stole the show (for better or worse). But first, they talk about what will surely be one of the most talked about releases of the year, the new Swatch x Blancpain Scuba Fifty Fathoms. It was inevitable that Swatch would follow up the massive success of the MoonSwatch with something...

A Week In Watches Ep 63: Geneva Watch Days Special

A Week In Watches returns with a special episode featuring Zach and Blake discussing the new releases from Geneva Watches Days, as well as a few other surprises thrown in for good measure.

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Time on Track Ep 15: Monza

Time On Track returns to discuss round 15 of the 2023 Formula 1 season, which saw rain free racing happen around Italy's historic Monza circuit. Ferrari threw everything but the kitchen sink at their car this week to bring the fight to Red Bull around their home track, and they damn near succeeded. While the inevitable 10th straight Verstappen victory indeed came to pass, Carlos Sainz managed to lead the first 19 laps from pole, providing us our first bit of meaningful racing at the front of the pack this season. Sergio managed to nab P2, but Carlos earned a P3 finish for his...

The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep 312: Jonathan Ferrer of Brew Watches

This week, a special episode of the podcast, hosted by Worn & Wound cofounder Zach Weiss and featuring fellow cofounder James Helms and Jonathan Ferrer, founder of Brew Watch Co. Jonathan has been a friend to us at Worn & Wound since the earliest days of Brew, and this conversation is a fun look back at the history of his brand, including an early Worn & Wound limited edition, the watch that saved Brew, and the triumph of the hugely successful Metric. Jonathan and Zach also give us the inside story on the just launched Brew x Worn & Wound Metric Regulators, a...

Time On Track Ep 14: Round 14 - Netherlands

The summer break is behind us, and we return for another episode of Time On Track, covering round 14 of the Formula 1 season in the Netherlands, at the Zandvoort circuit. At this point in the season, there are two things we can come to expect: a Verstappen win, and rain coming into play over the race weekend. As we've become accustomed to in recent races, rain did play a role throughout the weekend, and while there were a few predictable effects of this, for the most part, the race ended in somewhat predictable fashion. And that's a credit to the drivers...

The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep 311: Rolex Buys Bucherer And What That Means with Chad Tsagris

Today on the podcast, Blake Buettner is joined by Worn & Wound cofounder James Helms and Chad Tsagris, who runs Laco, Out of Order and other brands in the United States, and is the SVP of Watch Gang (you’ve almost certainly seen him at a Windup if you’ve attended one recently). This is a wide ranging discussion covering why it’s scary to dive into vintage watches, the difficulty surrounding buying a Rolex at retail, and the late breaking news that Rolex has bought Bucherer, the longtime luxury watch retailer.

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The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep 310: New Releases from Brew and Mr. Jones, plus the Debut of Watches and What Else, and Our Pursuits Beyond Watches

This week on the Worn & Wound podcast, Zach and Blake are discussing a wide range of topics, inspired by the recent debut of our “Watches and What Else” series, focusing on the artwork of Bryan Braddy. Just on the Worn & Wound team alone, the staff represents a huge variety of watch adjacent interests, and we’ll be digging into those more on the site in the coming months. Everything from record collecting, to mechanical keyboards, to open water diving is on the table. But first, we’ve got a new releases to talk about from Brew in the first ever mec...

The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep 309: Selling Watches on the Forums, a New GMT from Longines, and the Impossible Watch Company

This week on the podcast, we’ve got a full roster of Worn & Wound team members on the mic to talk about some of the recent news in the watch world, as well as a topic that’s near and dear to all of us: navigating the enthusiast forums to sell your watches online. Zach Kazan recently wrote an editorial that asked if this process has ever been more problematic, and on this episode the whole team is here to share their thoughts. There’s also a discussion about a big new release from Longines, and one of the more i...

Time On Screen: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

On this special episode of Time on Screen, we’re coming to you live from the Editorial Lounge at the Chicago Windup Watch Fair, where Zach Kazan was joined by Worn & Wound’s Head of Partnerships, Kyle Snarr, and Neall Brick from Citizen. They’re there to discuss Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film. This is one of the best watch spotting in recent years, primarily for a well documented mistake that has a Citizen chronograph on Brad Pitt’s wrist that definitely didn’t exist in 1969, when the film takes place. That’s the jumping of...

A Week In Watches Ep 61: New Dial Colors Galore, & A Redesigned Longines HydroConquest

A Week In Watches returns with a look at a plethora of new releases that include updates from Christopher Ward, Glashütte Original, Nomos, and Tissot. Everyone has a new dial color or case size, it would seem, but they all work well here, bringing new renditions to old favorites, and further dialing in already great platforms. The big news this week comes from Longines, who redesigned their HydroConquest family with a new collection of GMT watches. Unique colorways and a few odd details on the dial preserve some of that classic HydroConquest character, while showing some serious sings o...

The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep 308: Recent Reviews of New Watches from Zenith and TAG Heuer, Plus New Releases from Vulcain and Nomos

This week on the podcast, Blake and Zach sit down to talk about some of the watches they’ve reviewed recently, including what might be the ultimate Zenith Defy, as well as the summer ready TAG Heuer Carrera Skipper, a reissue of one of the most sought after of all Heuers. There are also some fun new releases to talk about, including a new Vulcain with a dive table that’s tough to wrap your arms around, and a pair of new Nomos Ahois in a more compact size.

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