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.

#14: Grand Design

August 3, 2017 at 4:30PM • 56 minutes

Seth and Dan talk about Seiko's Grammar of Design, horological pacemakers, women's watch options, and more.

#13: Baby Bull

July 17, 2017 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

Seth and Dan talk about chronographs and shock resistance.

#12: Electromagnetic Breaks

June 26, 2017 at 11:30AM • 1 hour 1 minute

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

#11: Beta One

June 20, 2017 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 16 minutes

Seth and Dan talk about the history of quartz watches, affordable modern timepieces, and more.

#10: Horsefish

June 12, 2017 at 1:30PM • 1 hour 10 minutes

Seth and Dan talk about Paul Newman's Daytona, quartz vs. automatics, the death of dibs, Seth's new website, facial hair and watches, and much more.

#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.