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The Roundup: Diverse Tool Watches from Germany, Japan, and America And Some Great Gear
Words by Windup Watch Shop

The Roundup is the Windup Watch Shop's weekly rundown of the latest and greatest watches, accessories, EDC, and more. Top billing belongs to the Treat Yourself category, which spotlights special watches worth their price tag, while the Value-Packed Pick celebrates a timepiece that provides great bang for buck. Upgrade Your Kit highlights indispensable everyday carry gadgets. When You Have Too Many Watches is all about accessories and peripherals for your watch collection. Last but not least, Deal of the Week is a limited time bargain that you will not want to miss. Don’t forget to join the Windup Watch Shop Rewards Program to save and earn points with every purchase!

This week we lean heavily into the sport watch category (what’s new) by highlighting two inimitable Laco DIN watches from Germany and throwing a spotlight on Seiko’s retro-cool SPRK17. Our gear and accessory recommendations this week are particularly suited to virtually any collector, and last but not least, we close with a fantastic bargain on an excellent Timex Expedition. There’s lots to sink your teeth into, so without further ado, this is your Roundup for this week.

Treat Yourself: Laco Hamburg Din Diver

The Laco DIN (Deutsche Industrie Norm) Hamburg dive and GMT watches epitomize German no holds barred engineering. Uncompromised in their design, execution, and functionality, the Hamburg line is rooted in aviation watches but with modern specifications and complications. Though they are positioned as the premium and state of the art watches from Pforzheim-based Laco, the DIN Diver and GMT still represent significant value compared to other iconic pilot’s watches.

Value-Packed Pick: Seiko 5 55th Anniversary (SPRK17)

Speaking of value, the Seiko SPRK17 is both a celebration of Seiko 5’s 55th birthday and the tenets of the Seiko 5 line that have made it both a gateway into watch enthusiasm and a source for endless collecting satisfaction: quality and affordability. The 1970s-themed SPRK17 features a unique tonneau-shaped case unseen in the line in modern times, and its dial layout is nearly identical to its inspiration from a half century before. Even the bracelet receives careful attention as a welcome modernization of a classic aesthetic.

Upgrade Your Kit: Microfiber Cloth

This is as back-to-basics as it gets. A microfiber cloth serves not only as a protective and cleaning tool for watches (and other gear); it can also serve as a working station for strap changes and other simple jobs. Likely the most affordable and ubiquitous  – not to mention, universally useful – accessory to all of watchmaking, the Windup Watch Shop Microfiber Cloth is new and improved and ready for action.

When You Have Too Many Watches: Strap Compass by Sun Co

Take your watch collecting to the next level by getting, hear this: accessories for your accessories. Mind blown. The Sunco Strap Compass is one such example. Delightfully lightweight, affordable, and useful, this tactical accessory is an easy tack-on that looks cool and can be a lifesaver on your next expedition.

Deal of the Week: Timex Expedition North Field Post Solar

Did someone say expedition? Your deal of the week is none other than the world-famous Timex Expedition North Field Post Solar 41mm. Even more than a handful of a name, this Expedition is made with the environment in mind. It is paired with a matching strap fashioned from recycled fabric and, true to its moniker, is powered by a solar-powered movement that can run for up to 4 months on a single charge. The patina'd hands and hour markers add color and intrigue to this unorthodox take on the classic Timex Expedition. Step into the light and snag this stealthed out solar watch as this most special Deal of the Week!