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Today in Gear: A Better Travel Watch, Quality Shoe Bags, a Better Knife Sharpener and More
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New & Noteworthy Releases
Oris Big Crown ProPilot Worldtimer
Continuing its tradition of creating innovative-but-accessible mechanical watches, Oris has improved the travel watch with its latest entry into its Big Crown series. The watch keeps track of two time zones via the main dial (local time) and subdial (home time), but once the wearer has entered a new time zone, they can easily adjust the local time by rotating the coin-edge bezel. Inside the robust 44.7mm case ticks away a modified automatic movement from ETA, and the timepiece comes with a choice of a steel bracelet, nylon straps, or a selection of rich leather straps.
Hardgraft Soft Shoe Stuff & Bag
Think of Hardgraft’s latest release as buying a first-class ticket for your shoes. The travel set consists of two grey melange shoe stuffers that slide into your shoes to help maintain their shape as well as a soft brushed shoebag.
Mission Workshop Bridgeman Pea Coat
Mission Workshop’s new jacket offers the traditional looks of a peacoat with 3-layer softshell fabric from Schoeller that’s windproof, highly water resistant, breathable, insulating and stretches in four directions. It epitomizes what the brand’s Advanced Project series is all about: making products designed with zero compromises.
Juxtaposed Shelf: Religion Tenth Anniversary Edition
You might not know designers Mike Simoniana and Maaike Evers, but you know their work. They are the design duo responsible for early Google devices like the Nexus 7 tablet and Nexus 5 smartphone, as well as more recent Google products like the Daydream View VR headset. Their Juxtapose shelf project is as much a work of art as it is a source of learning and understanding. The first religion edition of the shelf was available as a limited run of 50 and sold out instantly in 2008. So for the 10th anniversary, they’ve re-released the concept without production limitations. Like the original, this version consists of a one-of-a-kind solid pine shelf with dedicated cutouts for seven hardcover volumes of the world’s most influential religious texts including Tao Te Ching, Holy Bible, The Qu’ran, The Analects of Confucious, The Bhagavad Gita, The Discourses of the Buddha and The Torah.
Work Sharp E5 Kitchen Knife Sharpener
Work Sharp’s E5 electric sharpener features a one-touch programming option that separates it from competing devices. Users just need to press one button to choose between shaping, sharpening and refining. All that’s left after that is running the blade through the two channels on the left and right side of the machine. There’s no need to deal with grit belts or deciding between edge angles. Speaking of edges, the E5 applies a 17° WorkSharp Edge that’s designed to balance the precision of Eastern knives with the durability of Western blades. In short, it’ll make your knives perform better and help them last longer. If you prefer other options though, Work Sharp does sell an upgrade kit that adds the ability to apply 15° East and 20° West sharpening guides.
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