By Chris Wright
on 5.28.14
why-the-watch-case-matters-gear-patrol-lead- Why the Watch Case Matters
Most discussions about watches and their value begin and end with the movement: Swiss versus Japanese, in-house versus outsourced, finishing and complications. But in reality, the movement is only part of the story. All too often overlooked is the humble watch case, which can be equally artful, interesting, and difficult to produce. Read the Essay: Here
doxa-sub-300t-sharkhunter-gear-patrol-analog-shift-lead- Timekeeping Selects: DOXA SUB 300T Sharkhunter
For our new series, Timekeeping Selects, we’ve partnered with Analog/Shift, the New York-based purveyor of vintage watches. We’re doing the legwork for you, handpicking stunning, unique vintage timepieces at a wide variety of prices — all with impeccable authenticity, great stories, meticulously serviced and ready to wear. Our first offering takes us back to the 1960s to one of our favorite dive watches, the DOXA SUB 300T Sharkhunter ($2,500). See the Watch: here
jeep-willys-overland-icon-lead A History of the Willys Overland Jeep
The Willys-Overland Jeep not only helped win World War II, it wrote the recipe for every Sport Utility vehicle that followed. In this edition of Octane Icon we dig into how that came to be. Read the History: Here
summer-tracks-gear-patrol-lead Your Summer Playlist
What’s a guide to the perfect summer without a few tunes? In this inaugural playlist, we give you a few grooves for the shore, pool or an impromptu bbq bash. Listen to the Tunes: Here
michelada-three-ways-gear-patrol-lead Three Ways to Drink Your Michelada
A michelada makes a shandy embarrassed to be liquid. We caught up with our friends at The Third Man in New York for three variations on the drink: one original, one with rhubarb and bourbon, the last with tequila and grapefruit. See the Drinks: Here
minor-league-baseball-essay-gear-patrol-lead Bored this Summer? Head to the Nearest ‘Ball Diamond
Henry Phillips argues that minor league baseball is summer’s best sport. Read the Essay: Here
Best-Summer-Beers-Gear-Patrol-Lead Six Suds for Summer
‘Tis the season for lazy Saturdays, day hikes and easy drinking saisons, session IPAs and pale ales. Put some fire to that charcoal and crack open a cold one — one of these six would be fine. Check out the Beers: Here
50-best-american-festivals-gear-patrol-lead The 50 Best Festivals in America
Mark your calendars. Fill up your gas tanks. Pack some beef jerky. These are the 50 best festivals in America. See the List: Here
dale-katechis-profile-gear-patrol-lead Riding Trails with Dale Katechis of Oskar Blues
GP correspondent Will McGough goes for a bike ride with beer pioneer Dale Katechis and ends up with a bloody elbow and an appreciation for the canned beer movement. Read the Interview: Here
best-new-cameras-2014-gear-patrol-lead 2014′s New Class of Cameras
We round up the best new cameras of 2014 from Fuji, Sony, Leica, Canon, and Olympus — and none of them are DSLRs. See the Cameras: Here

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