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Hand-wound watches are back in business
Does the resurgence of vinyl, physical books and phones that only make phone calls, also account for a sudden uptick in the number of hand-wound watches hitting the shelves? Perhaps people like the simplicity, or the closer connection you feel to your timepiece. Or maybe they just like that (often) it allows you to make a less expensive foray into the mechanical watch world. Whatever, we’re all for it.
18k red gold 43.2mm Portugieser Hand-Wound Eight Days Edition 150 Years on black leather strap, £15,750, by IWC
Stainless steel 38mm Khaki Field Mechanical on green Nato strap, £375, by Hamilton