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This Week in Watches: April 22, 2014

Swatch-Big-Classic-Gear-Patrol Swatch Big Classic
With 41-millimeter steel cases, a variety of strap choices and bold designs, Swatch’s new timepiece goes big while keeping prices small. $120+
Bell-and-Ross-Gear-Patrol Bell & Ross Goes Ceramic
Ceramic is the watch material of the moment and Bell & Ross jumps on the bandwagon with its BR03-92 in a few colors. bellross.com
Archimede-Gear-Patrol Archimede Bronze Pilot 39mm
Our favorite affordable Flieger gets a smaller size for its bronze version. The 39-millimeter Bronze Pilot still runs with a Swiss automatic inside a German-made case for rock-solid quality at less than a grand. archimede-watches.com
Luminox-Gear-Patrol- Luminox Space Watches
With the privatization of the space industry comes a new crop of astronaut watches unencumbered by NASA’s test protocols. Luminox jumps into the fray with its Space series, which are official watches of the Space Exploration Corp. luminox.com
Fp-Journe-Gear-Patrol F.P. Journe Celebrates 50 years of Franco-Sino relations
50 years ago, France and China formally started diplomatic relations. Who cares? Well, if you’re a watch nerd, it’s a good excuse to pick up a limited-edition commemorative timepiece from one of the undisputed masters. fpjourne.com