Inspired by the Apollo 11 moon landing, the SVPER 11 features a face with a stylized lunar map. Its design features topographic details of the astronauts’ landing site, The Sea of Tranquility, along with a “radar” second hand, a domed sapphire crystal, and a strap with the landing coordinates laser-etched onto its clasp.
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550DesignStudio makes a variety straps for the Apple Watch made from woven lengths of paracord. They not only have a great rugged look, but give you a survival tool right on your wrist, thanks to paracord’s versatility and strength. Of course, if you use it in an emergency, you’ll probably need to buy a replacement band.
Official baseball merch rarely gets off the bench, but the limited-edition Los Angeles Dodgers game-used watch from Tokens & Icons sports a leather face made from a baseball used in a MLB season game. Each face has red stitching, scuffs from field action, and an authenticity number linked to the ball’s game history. Also at Sundance.
Nixon presents a bold new look for the Regulus. This time out, we’re getting a stainless steel case, in natural, goldtone, or black, for a more substantial and dressier look. It still packs a full set of chronograph features, including an alarm, dual timers, and an adjustable LED backlight.
Heritor’s collection of men’s watches offer elegant styling, with deluxe features like a semi-skeleton dial, a see-through observation back, and pointer-style day and date indicators. Each one features a 33-jewel movement, and a 42-hour power reserve.
Seattle, WA’s James & Muriel present a sleek and sophisticated watch that won’t hurt your wallet. The 41mm timepiece has a timeless aesthetic, is driven by a Swiss-made Ronda movement, and sits on an full-grain leather strap. While the white and black dials are versatile, the we love the punch of the blue and orange model.
Watchmaker Bell & Ross presents a streamlined version of its iconic pilot’s watch, featuring a 42mm matte khaki ceramic case, and a two-layer face which gives depth to its numerals and markers. The lower layer and hands are coated in orange Super-Luminova for nighttime visibility. Limited to 999 pieces.
These bold and modern urban timepieces feature a thick, stainless steel, black PVD, or bronze case with angular lines around its bezel and body. Its face offers a splash of color on the top half, with skeletonized hands and luminous pointers and hour markers. The brass knuckle-inspired buckle is a nice touch.
Stührling’s everyday wristwatch is inspired by the flight instrumentation that might be found in vintage military planes. It’s got an easy to read dial, skeletonized hands, day/date functionality, and luminous markers and numbers. The case is stainless steel, and the band is riveted leather.
You don’t have to travel 39 light-years (or 229 trillion miles, duh) to get a glimpse of the recently-discovered Trappist-1 and its seven Earth-sized planets. Xeric has teamed up with NASA to create a brand new otherworldly collection of watches to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our landing on the moon.
Swatch’s latest watch collection is well, big and bold. Each one features a 47mm case, bold numerals, 3D textures on the dial and strap, and a completely flat glass. Most of them come in high contrast colors, but the solid black and black on grey ones are more subtle (and harder to read.)
This impressive 50mm chronograph from luxury watchmaker Breitling features a black case made from a lightweight military textile fiber, an aviation-inspired dial with stenciled type, and a super-precise 47-jewel movement. Available with either a Volcano Black or vibrant Cobra Yellow background, in 12h or 24h formats.
A special limited-edition version of Casio’s full metal wristwatch. All of the metal surfaces of the GMWB5000V-1 were first hit with a black ion-plate, then distressed to give them an aged, matte finish. Features include 200m water resistance, world time, 5 daily alarms, a calendar, and network time sync via Bluetooth.
Celebrate the lazy days of summer with this wristwatch from Mr. Jones Watches and illustrator Kristof Devos. It features an innertube hour hand, and a rubber ducky minute hand, both floating in a swimming pool. Drops 7/4/19 at 12pm (GMT) / 7am (Central). It’s limited to just 100 pieces, so grab yours before it sells out.
After making a Redundant Clock, designer Ji Lee is crowdfunding the same playful design as a wristwatch. Instead of digits, its dial is marked with tiny hands which indicate the same hand positions as the actual watch hands. Features a stainless steel case, leather strap, a Mitoya movement, and mineral glass crystal.
This slimline 40mm wristwatch from Stay Fine features an African blackwood backdrop to its dial, giving it a natural look, while its sapphire crystal, shiny stainless steel case, and leather strap make it more refined than other wooden watches. Plus, it’s quite the bargain.
MVMT offers up a new series of modern and minimal military-style timepieces. The 41mm watches feature clean and easy-to-read numbers, a day indicator, and compass-inspired dial markers. They’re waterproof to 10 ATM, and come with either a nylon canvas or a linked metal strap.
A great series of everyday wristwatches with a bargain price. Each one features a sturdy metal case, big, bold numerals, an Indiglo dial, and is water resistant to 50m. Most also have a date indicator. Available in a variety of face and strap colors, and at this price you can afford a few.
We think the original Game Boy watch is the bees’ knees. But if you’re more of a ’90s kid, check out Firebox’s follow up. This officially licensed Nintendo watch is based on the blue Game Boy Color. It makes the handheld’s sounds when you press its buttons.
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