Ticking off the latest in watch news

This Week in Watches: July 8, 2014

Zenith-El-Primero-Rainbow-Gear-Patrol Over the Rainbow
Zenith brings back one of its icons, the El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow, first built for the French Air Force in 1997. $9200
Pinion-Pure-Axis-Gear-Patrol A Watch for Purists
Pinion will produce only 100 of these handwound timepieces, known as the Axis Pure, in stainless steel and marine-grade bronze. Pinion
Luminox-Gear-Patrol A Watch for Sea, Land and Air
The maker of the original Navy SEALs-branded watch, Luminox, has a new blacked-out diver named for badass Scott Cassell. It comes packaged with three straps and a compass. Are you worthy? $450
Chris-Ward-Gear-Patrol Homegrown
British budget brand Christopher Ward introduces its first in-house developed movement, the SH21, in its new C9 Harrison 5-Day Automatic. $2,065
Movement-Primer-GEar-Patrol Mechanical Watch Refresher
Renowned watch collector Paul Boutros goes over the basics in a nice primer on mechanical watches. Barron’s
Tudor-Love-Gear-Patrol The Lone Ranger
A writer finds true love in a Tudor. A Continuous Lean
schoolhouse-electric-tanker-clock Watching the Clock
Schoolhouse Electric sets the clock back to the ’60s with its vintage-inspired Tanker. $199
heuer-pasadena-valjoux-7750 A Poor Man’s Heuer
When you want a vintage Heuer but can’t afford one, the next best thing is a LeJour made by Heuer. $1,499