The TGN boys are fresh back from an incredible trip to Chicago for the Windup Watch Fair and this week’s episode features the second half of our extended live recording with Zach and Blake of The Worn & Wound Podcast. That’s right – the second half. If you want the whole chat you’ll need to check out
Thanks for fostering such a great community Jason & James!
Long shot but was looking to purchase an Aqualand JP2007-17W while in Europe (specifically Amsterdam). Any recommended places to purchase in the city? TIA!
Had to buy the merch pack with the cantonment kerchiefs!
Stoked after hearing so many good things about them. Plus the stickers and shirt are cool. The TGN logo reminds me of my home town logo of Chula Vista!
Wind up sounds cool. But how about a “Nato Fest” ?
Just wanted to chime in that I really enjoyed this Q&A! Hearing Zach & Blake's takes on the questions in addition to y'all's was a nice change of pace. Perhaps you could do future Q&As with guests, either soliciting questions tailored to your guest's area of expertise, or just getting their thoughts on the usual array of inquiries.
James and Jason, it was great meeting both of you at W&W! The Cantonment collab was such a cool idea for TGN merch. I was lucky enough to catch recording in person and I have to thank James for sending around the Seiko GMT. I’ve been interested in it for a while and it was far and away my wife’s favorite watch at W&W. I’ll be grabbing one as soon as Toppers has more in stock.
Great episode guys. Man, I wish I could've come to Chicago! Sounds like a blast. I loved the discussion about getting use of your watches and having moments with them. My 14060m will probably never leave my collection and it's simply incredible. However, I have probably had more of those "moments" with my SKX007! Wearing it to do literally anything. In the pool, on vacation with the family, at the beach, etc. The most random moment I had with it was my wife and I doing yard work in the backyard. I was wearing the SKX still on the bracelet, and just didn't even think about removing it. We had been doing work for a few hours, and I remember looking down to check the time, and there was my SKX, totally covered in dirt and sweat. And the image is burned in my brain, and I remember thinking, that's what this is all about right there. Another watch that I will never sell.
Hey, guys, I really enjoyed the chat you had with the Worn & Wound guys. I even listened to it while I was in Alaska this past week! Really bums me out that I wasn't able to make it to Chicago.
Looking forward to buying some merch (that tee sure looks awesome)!
Congrats again on all the success you've had with the podcast and looking forward to the next 200+.
Great podcast. Thanks
Really fun collab with the W&W guys! Looking forward to picking up some merch too.
Re: the fully polished Nomos Club, my first watch over $500 was also a second-hand Club that had been scratched and dinged over several years by its previous owner, and it looked (and still looks) incredible. The original cordovan strap has aged magnificently too.
Not specific to this episode, but the Netflix F1 series has come up on the show a few times. Came across this article; sounds like it could be a problem.
Was able to source the lume dial Aqualand from Italy and it is such an incredible summer/dive watch for the price. The packaging is even super whimsical and fun.
Monochrome just posted a detailed review with great pics and video of another great lume dial release, the Doxa Sub300 Carbon Whitepearl:
It was great to meet you and your wife James, and thanks for the shoutout about your new Hassler Instruments Bolt Action Spring Bar tool in the Live! What an unexpected surprise that was to hear! I hope it truly is the last spring bar tool you’ll ever need!
I was thinking that the new Seiko 5 gmt is the travel watch to go travelling with. Tough, good looking and safe to wear in most parts of the world (Naples included).
Once again a brilliant episode. I am very jealous of the folks who had a chance to mingle with you at the TGN booth. Perhaps at some point you will have a gathering in Toronto where I can ramble up from Buffalo to see you. Fingers crossed.
Jason, I noticed the DPM trousers. I thought you said Gishani made it clear only one camo outfit per closet. Or, was it only one piece of camo on at a time? And, James your photo shoot of the new Ranger on the old style rip-stop camo blouse was also a surprise.
As I listened to the podcast, I realized how deep my ties to timekeeping were. I am the son and grandson of railroad engineers. Railroad timekeeping before the days of GPS and Atomic clocks was based on watches and the watches had to be certified regularly to insure proper timekeeping. My father wore a Garland chronograph on his wrist and an Illinois pocket watch in his overalls. Perhaps that’s where I got my view that “two is one and one is none?”
Once I joined the Army, timekeeping was entirely different. Synchronizing watches is important when movement might mean life or death. And, of course, the most important part of timekeeping in the Army was always the Sergeants’ Major view that being on time meant being at the appointed place 10 minutes early. No one wants an angry Sergeant Major! It was during my Army time that I started long distance running (from Sergeants Major of course!). A wrist watch needed to give me split times as I trained for events.
As I changed jobs and traveled into Asia, timekeeping was crucial to my job (another story entirely). I also learned that timekeeping was entirely a cultural construct. This was something I should have understood from my grad school days as a social anthropologist, but like most lessons we learn in college, it wasn’t until I was slapped on the side of my knot by the world that I came to understand the lesson.
So, thank you for your hard work on TGN and thank you for taking me in directions that I often don’t expect.
Old warrior/new novelist
Guys, you have no idea what a treat it was for me to hear my two favorite podcasts teaming up in this format! Some magical combination of personalities and audience made it arguably more passionate, informed, excited AND funnier than anything in the distinguished history of either podcast. And talking about the Tribe really touched a nerve with me.
In spite of the Aqualand-and-plane-ticket-to-the-next-WindUp money this episode will probably cost me, thanks for all you do guys. I'm looking forward to flying the #tgntribe flag in Ireland.
Great episode! especially loved the Q&A gents. Perhaps a few more live Q&A's though something like IG live could be fun in the future?