“Watches, Stories, and Gear” is a weekly roundup of some our favorite watch content from Worn & Wound, great stories from around the web, and cool gear that we’ve got our eye on.
This week’s installment is brought to you by The Windup Watch Shop.
@vintagediver’s Top Ten Vintage Seikos
“Not too long ago, I decided to do a rundown of my top ten favorite vintage watches on Instagram. As most collectors would agree, it is not an easy exercise narrowing down the top pieces in any collection, let alone actually ranking them in order. After much hemming and hawing, I did manage a ranked list and ended up really enjoying the process of rationalizing each pick. So, I thought it would be a fun idea to do a top ten list for our readers here, and decided to come up with a list of what I feel are the top ten vintage watches from one of Worn & Wound’s favorite brands, Seiko.”
Born from Records: The History of the Rolex Daytona
“Daytona International Speedway opened in 1959, Lee Petty winning the inaugural Daytona 500. Two years later, Rolex became the track’s official timekeeper. In 1962, it debuted the 6238, the replacement for the 6234. The 6238 took on a modern aesthetic, but it wasn’t the apogee of the modern Daytona. No, the chronograph that became an icon would be the Cosmograph reference 6239. Similarly named, but a world apart.”