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AE. 19 | Typsim Watches (early access)
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AE. 19 | Typsim Watches (early access)

Designs inspired from the past, tested in the PNW, and made to wear in time with its wearer.

Once upon a time, at Seattle Redbar…

AJ on the streets of seattle looking at camera with backpack on and funky mirror lens purple sunglasses (left). 5 models of Typsim watches on a counter  (right)AJ on the streets of seattle looking at camera with backpack on and funky mirror lens purple sunglasses (left). 5 models of Typsim watches on a counter  (right)
In Seattle for RedBar and to meet up with Matt of Typsim watches

While meeting up with my fellow watch enthusiasts at RedBar Seattle, I was able to catchup with Matt Zinski. Matt is a classically trained architect, founder of Typsim Watches based in Seattle, Washington, and a friend of ours in the #watchfam.

As an architect and watch collector, Matt's classically trained eye for form and function, design, and his hands-on attitude in doing anything he explores are deeply rooted in his watch design and materials within Typsim watches. Combine that with his passion for vintage watches, and their patina today, and you have the perfect storm of what Typsim is founded on.

Mat Zinski on the mic in a highrise somewhere in SeattleMat Zinski on the mic in a highrise somewhere in Seattle
The Matt, the myth, the Typsim legend.

On the episode we chat about Typsim's start, it’s watch models, including a diver watch not yet released, the newly announced a field watch (The Guide), and I get to pick his brain as to what he has in store for his Seattle watch brand.

If you are new to Typsim, a hallmark to the brand is Matt’s commitment to using materials that age gracefully allowing wearers to form a unique connection between their timepieces and a wearer’s lifestyle. They are a completely modern manufactured watch, but designed gracefully to patina like vintage watches of the past. Matt discusses his experimental approach to luminescence, designing a new lume composite that will age uniquely to UV exposure and time, like vintage watches once did. He isn’t stopping there, we also hear about some of his other material design plans he is experimenting with (hint, not bronze, but something equally interesting and historic to watch case design).

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Analog Explorer
Analog Explorer Podcast
Embark on a journey through the world of horology and the connections many of us have to watches. With host AJ Barse, The Analog Explorer connects with fellow enthusiasts in the #watchfam and beyond, from avid collectors to creative watchmakers. As a professional photographer, active hiker, and recreational diver based in the Pacific Northwest, exploration holds a significant place in his life and he encourages others to make time for their passions. Through insightful interviews and engaging discussions, The Analog Explorer celebrates the impact and art of horology. After all, we all share in the most universally limited resource; time. And the Analog Explorer reminds us of the need to Fac Tempus Ad Explorandum i.e. "Make the Time To Explore."
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