#Watches, Stories, and Gear is a weekly roundup of some of our favorite watch content, great stories from around the web, and cool gear that we’ve got our eye on.
This week’s installment is brought to you by the Windup Watch Shop.
Before Heritage Was Cool – An Overiew of Seiko’s Incredible Historical Collection from 2000
In this article from 2017, ZQ recounts the story of Seiko’s awesome historical collection from 2000, long before the heritage craze took the watch world by storm. This highly limited set included seven historically-important watches from Seiko’s huge catalog.
Learn more about it here.
Watchmaker’s Bench: Are All Chronographs Created Equal? Integrated Versus Modular Chronographs
Have you ever wondered about the differences between integrated and modular chronographs? You’re not the only one. Seasoned watchmaker Ashton Tracy breaks it all down in this article.
Read it here.
The New York Times – A.I. Took a Test to Detect Lung Cancer. It Got an A.
Lay conversations around AI almost always end on a dystopian note, but the real-world applications are far more positive. A recent study by researchers showed that AI was as good — or in some cases even better — as doctors in spotting small lung cancers on CT scans, which is certainly much more hopeful than killer robots.
Read the full story here.
The Ringer – The Man Who Spoke Game of Thrones Into Existence
With Game of Thrones having come to a divisive close, it’s likely that many fans of the show will now turn to GRRM’s A Song of Ice and Fire series (if they haven’t done so already) for their fix of Jon, Dany, the White Walkers, and all that good stuff. Those tuning into the audiobooks will meet Roy Dotrice, the voice actor who spoke all of Martin’s characters into life (and even had a cameo as a pyromancer in the show’s second season). For many people, Dotrice is as significant, beloved, and divisive as Martin himself, and The Ringer profiled the late actor a week before the show’s conclusion.
Read that article here.
Warby Parker – Tate Sunglasses
If you’re looking for a pair of shades for the summer, then be sure to check out Warby Parker’s current catalog. This pair, dubbed Tate, has a fun, mid-century vibe, and the color nutmeg crystal is warm, casual, and a nice departure from your classic black and tortoiseshell.
Huckberry – Vintage trainer
These light, summery sneakers from Huckberry are a recreation of a pair of vintage Italian military trainers from back in the day. The two-tone uppers are accented with gray suede and are fitted on a gum-sole sewn to the uppers. The colorway shown here is currently on sale and available in most sizes.
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