Unwound Retired


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.

#24: So Many Paperclips

November 27, 2017 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 32 minutes

Dan and Seth talk about the superior vs. superlative chronometers, watch winders (good or bad?), manually wound watches, and the best value proposition in new, modern automatic watches.

#23: A Conversation Piece

November 14, 2017 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 11 minutes

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.

#22: Watches in Space!

November 1, 2017 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 11 minutes

Dan and Seth talk about the Paul Newman Rolex Daytona auction, Dan's new Rolex Datejust, Seth's amazing Gene Kranz Seiko, and the best watches to go into space.

#21: The Back of a Napkin

October 24, 2017 at 3:15PM • 1 hour 2 minutes

Dan and Seth talk about the history of Audemars Piguet, Gerald Genta, and how Dan managed to get a Rolex without spending any money. They also announce the winner of the vintage watch giveaway.

#20: Frickin' Laser Beams

October 11, 2017 at 2:15PM • 54 minutes

Seth and Dan discuss the newly announced sub-$500 Tissot, the new atomic clock, affordable automatics, and tuning fork movements.

#19: A Rather Stubborn Oyster

September 30, 2017 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 17 minutes

Seth and Dan talk about Rolex, Hamilton, and the history and validity of water resistance.

#18: From Historians to Hoarders

September 15, 2017 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 10 minutes

Seth and Dan talk about watch collecting, entry-point watches, and categorize the different types of collectors.

#17: The 7 Place Sweep

September 6, 2017 at 3:30PM • 1 hour 5 minutes

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.

#16: For Whom the Bell-Matic Tolls

August 30, 2017 at 5:00PM • 59 minutes

Seth and Dan talk about alarm watches, watch forums, and (unfortunately) hurricanes.

#15: Doing Math on Your Watch

August 22, 2017 at 3:15PM • 1 hour 1 minute

This week, Seth and Dan talk about bezels, doing math on your watch, magnetism, and more.