First hosted in 2015 by Blake Malin and Zach Weiss, the founders of the terrific Worn and Wound website, the Wind Up Watch Fair is now hosted multiple times per year, with the next one coming up April 26-28 in San Francisco, California.
These entrepreneurs showcase a slew of unique, up-and-coming watch brands who make quality pieces at affordable prices. Best of all, the founders of those brands are on hand to meet and answer questions.
At the last Windup Watch Fair in Chelsea Market in Manhattan, Martenero founder John Tarantino was on hand to discuss his unique takes on classic watch styles (his motto: “Tradition Refreshed”). Two of those are pictured above.
Learn more about John’s watch startup and other menswear entrepreneurs making amazing watches like Bespoke Watch Projects and Dan Henry Watches in our guide to where to find watches with Arabic numerals.