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Trending Gear: April 2021

Trending Gear: April 2021

Looking to fill your pockets with some great new gear? Everyday Carry tallied up its most popular reader-submitted items from April 2021 and they’re here with the results. Among our faves are the small, but mighty Olight S2R Baton II flashlight and the handy Gerber Shard pocket tool.

Letscom Fitness Tracker Smartwatch

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This bargain smartwatch provides fast and easy access to activity and health data like steps, calories burned, distance traveled, heart rate, and sleep habits. It connects via Bluetooth to Android and iOS devices, and runs for up to 10 days on a charge. Save 60% in The Awesomer Shop.

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Star Wars Rebel Pilot Watch

Star Wars Rebel Pilot Watch
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This sweet Star Wars watch is inspired by on Citizen’s original 1980s analog-digital hybrid. This version features Rebel Alliance and X-Wing Fighter dual-time displays and cockpit-inspired graphics. It also features digital time, day/date, alarm, stopwatch, and an ambient temperature sensor and display.

Citizen Promaster Sailhawk Chronograph

Citizen Promaster Sailhawk Chronograph
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Designed for avid mariners, Citizen’s stainless steel Sailhawk watch features a bright blue polyurethane strap and matching numbering on its aluminum bezel. It packs a yacht racing timer, a countdown timer, two alarms, a split lap timer, and world time. It’s water-resistant to 200 meters, and is also available in red.

Best Inexpensive Military Watches 2021

Best Inexpensive Military Watches 2021

Military wristwatches are known for their practical, rugged styling and easy-to-read displays. They’re also generally not too expensive. Everyday Carry picked 10 of the best sub-$100 military watches for 2021, from analog classics like the Mil-Tec Aviator to modern digitals like the Timex Command.

Seiko Pikachu Pokémon Watch

Seiko Pikachu Pokémon Watch
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Seiko made just 1200 of this super-effective Pokémon watch, featuring a bright yellow background and a silhouette of Pikachu on its face. It features a stainless steel body, 10-bar water resistance, and a black leather strap with yellow stitching and yellow backing.

G-SHOCK x Royal Navy Master of G FROGMAN

G-SHOCK x Royal Navy Master of G FROGMAN
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This limited-edition G-SHOCK watch is inspired by the Royal Navy’s color scheme. It’s a full-fledged diver’s watch with 200 m water resistance, dive logging, tide times, and automatic world time adjustment. It features a durable carbon-fiber-reinforced case, a non-reflective sapphire crystal, and high-brightness LED illumination.

Best Digital Watches 2021

Best Digital Watches 2021

While analog watches might have a more classic look, there’s no question that digital watches are easier to read and can pack more functions. Our pals at Everyday Carry have rounded up 10 great digital watches from the back-to-basics Casio W-59 to the feature-rich Suunto 9 Baro Titanium smartwatch.

Soundbrenner Musicians’ Smart Watches

These unique watches are made for musicians with their built-in vibrating metronomes. The higher-end models add time and date functions, a magnetic contact tuner, and a decibel meter. Save $20 on the Pulse with code PULSE20, $40 on the Core with CORE 40 and $60 on the Core Steel with MUSICIAN60.

Firebird Nixie Watch

Firebird Nixie Watch

This wristwatch combines vintage tech with modern styling. It displays the current time and date on a pair of 1970s military-grade vacuum tubes, driven by a Swiss real-time clock module. Its body is machined from aluminum alloy, and its tubes sit beneath a protective sapphire crystal. Available in black or silver.

Star Wars x Kross Studio Death Star Tourbillon

Star Wars x Kross Studio Death Star Tourbillon

Kross Studio teamed up with Lucasfilm for this rare timepiece. It features a tourbillon mechanism that sits beneath a precision-machined Death Star cage and a domed sapphire crystal. The set includes a Kyber crystal container that holds the watch, its straps, and a screen-used Kyber crystal. Just 10 of the $150,000 set will be made.

AVI-8 Spitfire Type 300 Watches

AVI-8 Spitfire Type 300 Watches
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AVI-8’s automatic watches look amazing, incorporating a classic aviation dial design into a sleek stainless steel case with a matching metal strap. Their design pays tribute to the Supermarine Spitfire, a British WWII-era single-seat fighter aircraft. The watch comes in Olive Green, Midnight Chrome, and a fantastic Gunmetal Grey.

Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Red Bronze Watch

Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Red Bronze Watch
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Limited to just 999 pieces, Bell & Ross’ automatic diver’s watch looks spectacular in this colorway. It features a red face and ring and a bronze satin case. It’s water-resistant to 300m and has gold-plated indices and hands with SuperLuminova markings. It includes both brown calfskin leather and black rubber straps.

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Jaguar x Bremont Watches + Rally Clock

Jaguar x Bremont Watches + Rally Clock
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British watchmaker Bremont and British carmaker Jaguar have released a limited-edition boxed set: a bezel chronograph and Bremont’s first rally clock to salute the 60th anniversary of the timeless Jaguar E-Type sports car. The 120 sets include a wristwatch in green or grey—the colors of the two E-types that debuted in 1961.

Best Dive Watches 2021

Best Dive Watches 2021

Most watches these days have some degree of water resistance, but if you plan on diving deep beneath the sea, you need a proper dive watch. These large timepieces are designed for easy reading underwater and to handle the pressures at depths up to 300m. Everyday Carry shares their top picks for dive watches in 2021.

Timex Expedition Base Shock Watch

Timex Expedition Base Shock Watch

This rugged and shock-resistant everyday watch is perfect for anyone who works hard or plays hard. Its got a hefty 45mm resin body and sits on a textured green resin strap. Functions include a 100-hour chronograph, 24-hour countdown timer, military time mode, dual time zones, alarms, and day/date/month displays.

S.O.E. Roadster Watches

S.O.E. Roadster Watches

S.O.E.’s designs are inspired by the lives of three race car drivers, who joined forces in 1940 to spy against the Nazis. The watches feature automotive-style dials based on race car colors: British Racing Green, French Racing Blue, and Jet Black. They also have Super-Luminova markers, leather straps, and domed sapphire crystals.

Best Tactical Watches 2021

Best Tactical Watches 2021

Tactical wristwatches are built for durability, legibility – even in the dark, and non-reflective designs that help keep you under the radar. Everyday Carry shares 14 of the best models available this year, from traditional analog designs, to high-tech smartwatches with features like GPS nav. We LOVE that Luminox XS.3503.NSF.

Q Timex Reissue Watch

Q Timex Reissue Watch
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Replicating every detail of the 1979 classic, this 38mm wristwatch even has the period-accurate woven stainless steel band. Like the original, it features a rotating outer ring, luminescent hands, and dial markers, updated with a modern quartz movement. It’s available in eight colorways, but we love it in the classic blue and red.

Xeric Soloscope II Watch

Xeric Soloscope II Watch

Xeric’s follow-up to their Soloscope SQ watch has numerous upgrades. Its hour and minute indicators are easier to read, while the left side serves as an AM/PM indicator and secondary hour display. SuperLuminova markers glow brilliantly in the dark. Available in 10 color combos, each with a Horween leather strap.

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Casio AE-3000W World Time Watch

Casio AE-3000W World Time Watch
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A budget-priced digital watch for travelers or those working with remote teams, the AE-3000W can simultaneously display times in three time zones. It has day/date, stopwatch, and countdown functions, along with five alarms. It’s water-resistant to 100m and has an enormous 55mm face, so looks best on a big wrist.

Timex T80 Watch

Timex T80 Watch

The Timex T80 was a staple of 1980s design. Now it’s back and updated for the 21st century. The new version is just a bit crisper looking all around, with an old-school black on grey LCD, Indiglo backlighting, alarm, date, and stopwatch functions. It’s available in a variety of metal finishes, and a Pac-Man edition.

Timex Waterbury Classic Chronograph

Timex Waterbury Classic Chronograph
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The crisp, fineline typeface and tick marks on Timex’s Waterbury Classic give it a refined, modern look. The chronograph times up to 30 minutes in 1/20th second increments, and there’s a date window as well. It has an Indiglo light-up dial for nighttime reading, and its 40mm stainless steel case is water resistant to 30m.

Venture Chiago Watch

Venture Chiago Watch
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A limited-edition titanium version of Boldr Supply Co.’s Venture watch, created with graffiti artist Kenji Chai. The watch features a dial designed by the artist, a matching titanium link band, and comes with a custom NATO strap also designed by Kenji. Also inside the box: an action figure of his alter ego Chaigo, and a set of stickers.

Armitron Griffy Blue LED Watch

Armitron Griffy Blue LED Watch
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Watchmaker Armitron continues to build out its Retro Collection with a blue version of their Griffy LED watch, which was previously only available with a red display. Ther 1970s-inspired watch has stainless steel case and link band, and its screen remains black until you push a button on its side.

Svalbard Solfestuka Watches

Svalbard Solfestuka Watches
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These unique watches from Svalbard are named for Norway’s Solfestuka holiday, which celebrates the return of the sun to Longyearbyen after the polar night. Its face features a single 24-hour hand, set against an intricate scalloped pattern. Each variant is numbered and limited to 500 pieces, and comes with a leather or mesh strap.

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