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Unwound

Join watchsmith Seth Roberts and collector Dan Benjamin as they unwind watch culture and discuss the history, allure, community, and study of watches through the lens of their shared obsession, from inspecting movements to spotting fakes, from vintage Seiko to modern Rolex, asking questions, offering advice, and sharing their stories. Hosted by Seth Roberts & Dan Benjamin.

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25: A Small Clock

Dan and Seth talk about the history and styles of watch straps, when watches yield special treatment, and more. Links for this episode:Seiko Releases Four JDM “Mini-Turtles” (ref. SRPC35K1, SRPC37K1, SRPC39K1, and SRPC41K1) and Two New Turtle Colorways - Worn & WoundUncle Seiko Quality StrapsHolben's Fine Watch Bands - European and American Watch Straps and AccessoriesRover Haven StrapsDi-Modell Rallye BlackBrought to you by: Away (For $20 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/unwound and use promo code UNWOUND during checkout).

1hr 13mins

4 Dec 2017

Rank #1

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3: It's Not a Spice

Seth and Dan share their thoughts about and favorite watches and news from Baselworld 2017. They also discuss JDM, Grand Seiko, fashion vs. movement, and the Apple Watch, and take a handful of great listener questions. Links for this episode:Seiko 6138 Chronograph Reference GuideFirst Take: Ben And Louis Discuss The New Omega Releases At Baselworld 2017 (VIDEO)Introducing: The Grand Seiko SBGW251, SBGW252, SBGW255, The First Generation Of Independent Grand Seiko Watches (Exclusive Live Pics & Pricing)Grand Seiko USANew TUDOR Heritage Black Bay 41 Watch - Baselworld 2017New TUDOR Heritage Black Bay S&G Watch - Baselworld 2017Introducing: The 2017 TAG Heuer Autavia, Now In Its Final FormIntroducing: The Seiko Prospex Diver SLA017, Based On The First Seiko Diver 6217 From 1965; And The Prospex Diver SPB051/53, A Modern VersionTAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 Smartwatch - price | USASEIKO×GIUGIARO DESIGN SCED057 Limited Edition for Motorcycle riders – seiyajapan.comAmazon.com: Bulova Men's 96B251 Chronograph Stainless Steel and Leather Special Edition Moon Watch: WatchesAmazon.com: Topwell Mechanical/ Quartz Watch Tools Screwdriver And Tweezers Demagnetizer Demagnetize Repair Kit Tool: ClothingBrought to you by: Mack Weldon (Visit mackweldon.com and get 20% off using promo code UNWOUND).

1hr 10mins

27 Mar 2017

Rank #2

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4: Tourbillionaire

Seth and Dan talk about the grey market, Jomashop, fixed budget purchases, servicing watches, tourbillions and complications, minute repeaters, chronographs, Rolex, Omega, and the Seiko bubble. Links for this episode:Rolex Yacht-Master Watch - Rolex Swiss Luxury WatchesAmazon.com: Polywatch Plastic Lens Scratch Remover: Watches

1hr 3mins

3 Apr 2017

Rank #3

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5: Disco on the Wrist

Seth and Dan talk about being a watchsmith, dive watches vs. dress watches, Dan's "Dive Watch Rules", the path to becoming a watchsmith, exhibition casebacks, watch boxes, watch rolls, acrylic crustals, important watch tools, and the evils of watch polishing. Links for this episode:Amazon.com: SEIKO Mechanical Standard Models Automatic Mens Watch SARB033: WatchesAmazon.com: SEIKO Men's SARB035 Mechanical Standard Models Automatic Watch: ClothingAmazon.com: WOLF 456102 Viceroy Single Watch Winder with Cover and Storage, Black: Wolf Designs: ClothingAmazon.com: WOLF 456202 Viceroy Double Watch Winder with Cover and Storage, Black: Wolf Designs: ClothingAmazon.com: WOLF 459356 Roadster Eight Piece Watch Winder with Cover, Black: ClothingAmazon.com: WOLF 461610 Savoy 10 Pece Watch Box, Burlwood: Clothingw&w Key Chain Spring Bar Tool - worn&wound shopSeiko Mechanical Automatic (SARB033) Fully Reviewed - Monochrome WatchesAmazon.com: Bergeon 6767-F Watch Spring Bar Tool - Long Stainless Steel Handle with Replaceable Screw In Fine Tool End: Arts, Crafts & Sewinghand made watch rollsWatch Timing Machine Tester Tools Multifunction Timegrapher NO.1000 - - Amazon.comAmazon.com: Polywatch Plastic Lens Scratch Remover: WatchesScratch Brush, Fiberglass (Colors may vary): Wire Brushes: Amazon.com: Industrial & ScientificAmazon.com: Ritche Professional 400pc Watch Band Stainless Steel Link Pins,spring Bars+remover Repair Tool (8-27mm): Home Improvement

1hr 26mins

10 Apr 2017

Rank #4

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7: The Conspiracy of Bad Hands

Seth and Dan talk about the top 5 things to look for when buying a vintage watch, polishing, desk diving, watches that "can't be fixed", donor watches, and announce the winner of the Vintage Watch giveaway. Links for this episode:Unwound is creating Podcasts | Patreon

1hr 7mins

1 May 2017

Rank #5

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23: A Conversation Piece

Seth and Dan talk about watch branding and slogans, Mad Men, the Rolex Explorer as "the perfect watch", Seiko's "five attributes", the Milsub, and new vintage. Links for this episode:David Beckham - Tudor Watch AmbassadorLady Gaga - Tudor Watch Ambassador#Accutron Mad Men Accutron Pitch - YouTubeTimex Marlin Watch Reissue from Todd Snyder in Review - YouTubeThe new Timex Marlin - A closer lookKevG19621.7K viewsNew Introducing the Timex Marlin mechanical Watch - Gear PatrolTimex Just Released a $200 Mechanical Watch - Worn & WoundBrought to you by: Squarespace (Start your free trial site today, at Squarespace.com and when you sign up make sure to use the offer code UNWOUND to get 10% off your first purchase).

1hr 11mins

14 Nov 2017

Rank #6

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14: Grand Design

Seth and Dan talk about Seiko's Grammar of Design, horological pacemakers, women's watch options, and more. Links for this episode:Toolwatch • Easily measure and track the accuracy of your mechanical watchUnwound is creating Podcasts | Patreon

56mins

3 Aug 2017

Rank #7

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17: The 7 Place Sweep

Seth and Dan talk about Dan's latest watch purchase and Seth's latest find (a Seiko 6216), and then travel back in time to review the history of chronometers. Links for this episode:Seiko Samurai Prospex Automatic Dive Watch with Black Dial and Stainless Steel Bracelet #SRPB51Amazon.com: Seiko Men's SKX007K Diver's Automatic Watch: Seiko: WatchesAmazon.com: Seiko SRP779 Prospex X Automatic Rubber Strap Pepsi 200M Diver's Men's Watch: ClothingSE JT6218 5-Piece Watch Band Link Pin Tool Set - Watchband Tool - Amazon.comAmazon.com: Seiko Prospex Samurai Stainless Steel Automatic Dive Watch 200 meters SRPB51: ElectronicsLongitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time: Dava Sobel: 9780007790166: Amazon.com: BooksUnwound is creating Podcasts | PatreonBrought to you by: Linode (Visit Linode.com/5by5 today to support the show, and use promo code 5BY5 for a $10 credit). Away (For $20 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/unwound and use promo code UNWOUND during checkout).

1hr 5mins

6 Sep 2017

Rank #8

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16: For Whom the Bell-Matic Tolls

Seth and Dan talk about alarm watches, watch forums, and (unfortunately) hurricanes. Links for this episode:Hands-On - Seiko Prospex Samurai Collection for 2017 (SRPB49K1-SRPB51K1-SRPB53K1-SRPB55K1) - Specs & PriceVulcain Watches - History - Vulcain CricketFitbit is betting big on the Ionic smartwatch | TechCrunchSeiko & Citizen Watch Forum – Japanese Watch Reviews, Discussion & TradingWatchuseek, The Most Visited Watch Forum Site ... In The World.TZ-UK ForumsHome | Wrist Sushi - A Japanese Watch ForumToolwatch • Easily measure and track the accuracy of your mechanical watchAlways on hand: Chrono24 for your smartphone and tabletBrought to you by: Away (Visit awaytravel.com/unwound and use the code UNWOUND at checkout to get $20 off a suitcase).

59mins

30 Aug 2017

Rank #9

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13: Baby Bull

Seth and Dan talk about chronographs and shock resistance. Links for this episode:incabloc_zps687be493.gif~c200 (200×200)ad1953inca.jpg (680×801)

1hr 3mins

17 Jul 2017

Rank #10

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12: Electromagnetic Breaks

Seth and Dan talk about hi-beat watches, the Seiko Springdrive, modern vs. vintage, and more.

1hr 1min

26 Jun 2017

Rank #11

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15: Doing Math on Your Watch

This week, Seth and Dan talk about bezels, doing math on your watch, magnetism, and more. Links for this episode:Hands-On: The Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 38mmWatch solar eclipse with NASA's cereal box glasses idea | Daily Mail OnlineBrought to you by: Casper (Visit Casper.com/unwound and use the code UNWOUND for $50 towards your new mattress).

1hr 1min

22 Aug 2017

Rank #12

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9: El Primero

Take a trip with Seth's in his time machine as he talks with Dan about the history of the chronograph. Links for this episode:Amazon.com: Zacro Watch Band Strap Link Pin Remover Repair Tool Kit for Watchmakers with Pack of 3 Extra Pins: Home ImprovementSE JT6218 5-Piece Watch Band Link Pin Tool Set - Watchband Tool - Amazon.comComparison of Chronomatic MovementsWelcome to the NAWCC!

1hr 8mins

22 May 2017

Rank #13

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26: A Creek Named Oris

Seth and Dan talk about Raketa, bellmatics, good detective work, bracelets vs. straps, Oris watches, and harrowing repair stories. Links for this episode:Introducing: The Seiko Presage Blue Enamel Limited Edition – HODINKEE ShopDan Benjamin (@danbenjamin) • Instagram photos and videosUncle Seiko Quality StrapsAmazon.com: Seiko Men's ' Japanese Automatic Stainless Steel Casual Watch, Color:Silver-Toned (Model: SARB033): WatchesDan Benjamin (@danbenjamin) • Instagram photos and videos'Die Hard' Deleted Shot Explains John McClane's Interest In Watches – /FilmIntroducing: The Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition, A Bronze Version Of The Divers Sixty-FiveWatch Rolls | Hub City Vintage

1hr 10mins

19 Dec 2017

Rank #14

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8: Modding

Seth and Dan talk about the how's and why's of watch modding, from simple changes like swapping hands to serious total-watch modification. Links for this episode:Dan Benjamin on Instagram: “Changed the strap. Liking this combo. #seiko #vintageseiko #vintage #japan #weekdater #watch #womw #wotd #wrur #watch #watchesofinstagram”Apocalypse Now (1979)seiko-6105-gear-patrol-3.jpg (650×521)Why do you mod? Also show me your favorites.BAMFORD WATCH DEPARTMENTMotorCity WatchWorksHome - DAGAZ WATCH LTD.Amazon.com: Seiko Men's SKX007K Diver's Automatic Watch: Seiko: WatchesAmazon.com: Optima Unisex 55-011 Economy Watch Case Opener with Four Sets of Pins: ClothingAmazon.com: 5 Piece Precision Screwdriver Set for Watch Repair, Watch Bracelet with 5 Extra Blades: SWISS REIMAGINED: ClothingAmazon.com: Optima 55-640 Nine Swivel Head Screwdrivers Box Watch Repair Kit: ClothingAmazon.com: 9 Pcs Watchmaker Screwdrivers Set 0.5mm-2.5mm + Revolving Stand Eyeglasses Jewelry Watch Repair Tools: ClothingAmazon.com: Watch Hand Presto Presser Lifter Puller Plunger Remover set Fitting Repair Tools: ClothingAmazon.com: SE JT6512 Medium Watchcase Holder: ClothingAmazon.com: Bergeon Extendable and Reversible movement Holder: ClothingAmazon.com: BTSKY™ Professional 13 Piece Watch Press Set Back Case Closer Crystal Glass Fitting Watch Repair Tool, Come with 12 Addition dies: ClothingAmazon.com: Bergeon 55-043 Plastic Tweezers Batteries Watch Repair Kit: ClothingAmazon.com: Watch Timing Machine Multifunction Timegrapher 1000: ClothingEachway 13.8 x 9.8 inch Heat Insulation Silicone Pad Desk Mat Maintenance Platform BGA Soldering Repair Station with Scale Ruler Repair Mat: Amazon.com: Industrial & ScientificAmazon.com : Glass Bell Dome Jar 8" X 9.5" (Outside Dim. Includes Handle) : Industrial & ScientificUnwound is creating Podcasts | PatreonAmazon.com: CASEBUDi Watch Travel Case - Small - Black: Watches

1hr 14mins

8 May 2017

Rank #15