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The Roundup: Vintage Rolex, New Knives, and Watch Rolls, Oh My!
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, the 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. The Windup Team is also available to schedule a consultation or demo with you to answer any questions you may have.

This week we get a real treat by checking out the vintage Rolex drop in the Shop. We then swing the other way and revisit a cult classic value proposition. Some new knives from The James Brand and excellent accessories from Convoy Co round out our non-watch picks, and we wrap things up with a Deal of the Week from Citizen. There’s something for everyone here – let's get into it!

Treat Yourself: The Vintage Rolex Capsule

Vintage Rolex watches enjoy a status like no other in the watch collecting world. As the bellwether for the vintage watch market and larger collectible scene as a whole, vintage Rolex commands staying power thanks to the strength of the brand and the charm and durability of its products. The Windup Watch Shop is proud to drop a special curated collection of vintage Rolex watches for your consideration. If "linen dial 1603", "matte dial, meters-first 5513" is your language, or if simply hearing "Oyster" gets you excited, you're in luck. Act quickly, as these watches are one of a kind and won't last. Shop the Rolex collection here.

Value-Packed Pick: Seiko 5 Sports Field Collection

Seiko 5 has been synonymous with “value” since forever, and the modern lineup is no exception. The Seiko SRPG33, with its olive dial and strap, are the perfect embodiment of the Seiko 5 field watch that was the gateway drug for so many of us in this hobby. This watch retains its wearable 39.4mm wide, 48.1mm long, case and upgraded 4R36 caliber (rest in peace, 7S26 movements) featuring hand-winding and hacking seconds. Under $300 all day long, these watches carry the proud banner of value into the modern era.

Upgrade Your Kit: Elko Arctic Tortoise

The Elko is proof that the best things often come in small packages. It contains all the DNA of The James Brand’s larger knives and packs a punch considering its size. Particularly designed to live on a keyring, the Elko, in addition to its stainless steel blade, contains a pry bar (appropriately called the All Things scraper) that works as a bottle opener, screwdriver, and pry tool. How’s that for a knife only 11 cm in total length?

When You Have Too Many Watches: Convoy Co Buttero Leather Watch Roll

A quality watch roll is a beautiful thing, and the Convoy Co Buttero Leather Watch Roll is certainly pretty. With space for up to four watches and a spring bar tool, this watch roll combines utility with premium materials. Italian Buttero vegetable-tanned leather meets hand-burnished beeswax finishing in a combination that makes for a gorgeous finish, and triple stitching ensures the longevity of an invaluable accessory. Scoop one today; your collection will thank you later. 

Deal of the Week: Citizen Tsuyosa

Few watches have captured the mainstream public’s attention like the Citizen Tsuyosa (Japanese for “Strength”). It’s a strong and compelling product, indeed, measuring an attractive 40mm by 49mm with its integrated style bracelet and eye-popping dial colors. A modified and decorated Miyota movement makes this watch appealing to both the enthusiasts and casual collectors alike. At this special price, the Tsuyosa goes from “compelling proposition” to “outright bargain”.