Unwound

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 and Dan Benjamin.



Unwound

#9: El Primero

May 22, 2017 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 8 minutes

Take a trip with Seth's in his time machine as he talks with Dan about the history of the chronograph.


#8: Modding

May 8, 2017 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 14 minutes

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.


#7: The Conspiracy of Bad Hands

May 1, 2017 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 7 minutes

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.


#6: ETA What?

April 20, 2017 at 8:00AM • 1 hour 16 minutes

Dan and Seth talk about smoking meat, our giveaway vintage watch, wrist testing watches, chronometers and chronographs, watches for women, and our main topic: understanding the ETA movements and the watches they power.


#5: Disco on the Wrist

April 10, 2017 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 26 minutes

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.


#4: Tourbillionaire

April 3, 2017 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

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.


#3: It's Not a Spice

March 27, 2017 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 10 minutes

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.


#2: Postal Officer Willie

March 20, 2017 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 4 minutes

Seth and Dan talk about grail watches (from Omega to Pogue), Dan's King Seiko, Seth's Rolex No-Date Sub, the Seiko 6309 and dive watches, Project 99, the risks of wearing a vintage watch, water resistance, Basalworld, and how Seth ruined Dan's enjoyment of the SRP777.

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#1: Symbiosis

March 17, 2017 at 8:30AM • 59 minutes

In this premier episode, Seth and Dan talk about the allure of vintage watches, the birth year watch, NOS (new old stock), "barn finds", grail watches, vintage divers, the importance of original parts, and the attraction to vintage Seiko. The hosts also share the watches they're wearing today, and why.