Nixon’s Regulus is a 46mm digital watch that was designed with input from US Special Operations personnel. It’s shock-resistant, water resistant up to 328ft and has a dual chronograph, adjustable LED lighting, a silent mode and a 5-year battery.
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Named for Sir Ernest Shackleton’s famed polar expedition and rescue mission, Bremont’s 42mm timepiece is built from durable titanium, is water-resistant to 500 meters, has bright Super-LumiNova markings, and a directional compass bezel. Limited to 300 pieces.
A bold and easy to read automatic watch with a textured stainless steel bezel, and a canteen-inspired crown cover. Has a durable sapphire reinforced mineral crystal, leather or metal link strap, and comes in a variety of colorways, including light, dark, or black/gold dials.
The latest version of Diesel’s huge 57mm multi-faced analog timepiece can tell time in four time zones simultaneously, and offers chronograph functionality on its largest dial. Available in a variety of colorways, but we’d go with the black IP or the all-gold.
Timex infuses its classic Weekender watch with a bit of color and whimsy, offering a collection of officially-licensed Peanuts characters, including Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, and Lucy. Each one features a nylon strap, an Indiglo light-up dial, and is water resistant to 30m.
There are countless aviation-inspired watches, but we love the execution of Stührling’s timepiece which adds an easy to read day of week indicator, luminous markers, and is priced extremely well. Available with a black, natural brown, or olive green riveted leather strap.
G-Shock has been using its DW-5600 for collabs with streetwear brands, but mostly with bland results. This release with leather master Hender Scheme is an exception. The watch has a clean off-white color and comes with leather and urethane straps. Drops 1/3/18.
Watchfinder & Co. provides an up close look at one of the cooler wristwatches out there, the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk, which features a numeric display, but uses a mechanical movement to flip its digits. Also, we’ve been using the word “digital” wrong all this time.
REC Watches hunts through salvage yards, searching for wrecked classic 1960s Ford Mustangs. They then transform found parts into amazing and unique handmade timepieces, incorporating design elements of the pony car’s dashboard, and even include the original VIN.
Looking for the perfect gift for surviving everyday life? Everyday Carry has you set with an awesome selection of 30 useful and affordable items, from watches to knives, from pocket tools to backpacks. There’s sure to be something for every guy on your shopping list.
Inspired by the modern simplicity of classic early 1980s Swatch designs, Hodinkee’s special Sistem51 watch features a 42mm translucent black case, a brushed aluminum dial, luminous hour markers and hands, and a slick see-through case back which exposes its movement.
A timepiece inspired by motorcycle legend Burt Munro and his record run across Bonneville Salt Flats on an Indian Scout Streamliner. It features Munro’s lucky number “35”, a red calfskin strap, a sandblasted dial inspired by the salt flats, and the Indian Motorcycle logo on back.
Klokers presents a sweet new unisex timepiece that tells time using a pair of turning discs which rotate around a stationary indicator dial. It comes in three different color schemes, and offers a slick, interchangeable strap and accessory system. Check it out on Kickstarter.
We love the black, white, and blue graphics on Todd Snyder’s collab with Timex. Not only do you get the watchmaker’s famed durability and value, but an easy to read display inspired by race car gauges and the casinos of Monaco. We think they should have named it “Grand Prix.”
The latest timepiece from the consistently innovative Xeric Watches has a luminescent moonphase indicator and planetary objects which represent hours and minutes, as a starfield dances in the background. We’re particularly taken with the Blue IP colorway.
Designed to celebrate the 100th year of the UK’s Royal Air Force, this exclusive timepiece features propeller blade-inspired hands, and is decorated with metal and wood from actual RAF aircraft which flew in WWI and WWII. In stainless steel, white gold, and rose gold.