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Today in Gear: An Affordable Chronograph, the Most Innovative Water Bottle Ever and More


March 13, 2018 Briefings By Photo by Precimax Watches

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Precimax may be a name that’s decades old, and the Retro Pro’s design might speak to chronographs of decades past (those square sub-dials and “panda” color scheme are pure ’70s), but at its core, it’s a thoroughly modern watch. It’s powered by a reliable Japanese quartz chronograph movement that comes packed into a tough, 47mm case that’s good for a 100-meter swim. The Retro Pro is an accessibly priced watch at $200, but the brand is giving Gear Patrol readers a chance to score it at a thirty percent discount when you use the code PXGP30 at checkout.


New & Noteworthy Releases

Fitbit Versa and Ace Smartwatches
Fitbit Versa and Ace Smartwatches

The company also announced the Fitbit Ace, a fitness tracker that's designed to inspire kids to stay active.


Sunspel Ian Fleming Collection
Sunspel Ian Fleming Collection

They're made from luxurious Sea Island Cotton.


Sir Paul McCartney's Lamborghini 400GT
Sir Paul McCartney's Lamborghini 400GT

Lamborghini 400GTs don't pop up very often, and there's a good reason for that.


Naoto Fukasawa: Embodiment
Naoto Fukasawa: Embodiment

Naota Fukasawa has worked with MUJI, B&B Italia, Herman Miller and more. You can find some of his work in the Museum of Modern Art. Now, you can have a bookfull of one of Japan's...


Kelvin Home Coffee Roaster
Kelvin Home Coffee Roaster

If the democratization of coffee goes any further we'll be harvesting our own coffee plants soon enough.


Polestar One Grand Touring Coupe
Polestar One Grand Touring Coupe

In person, the Polestar One is so good looking, smooth and well-proportioned that it seems to bend space-time; I stood in one spot staring at the show car, hypnotized for longer than I care to...


Keego Squeezable Metal Waterbottle
Keego Squeezable Metal Waterbottle

The Keego bottle is made of titanium but flexes like plastic.


Fresh Deals


Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 Sneakers
Save 54%: You already know that Converse makes some of the most iconic casual footwear for warm weather. Its throwback Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 sneakers draw inspiration from vintage designs, utilizing thicker canvas, higher foxing and throwback branding. Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can get a subtle off-white pair for 54 percent off. If you’re dreaming of summer weather, the $37 price tag is hard to beat. — John Zientek


Eddie Bauer Rain Jackets
Save 40%: Finding a good rain jacket can mean the difference between showing up to work soaked through and 100% dry. Eddie Bauer has a 40% off everything sale, including waterproof rain jackets, waterproof boots, down jackets and even water-repellant pants. — Meg Lappe


Persol 0PO3148S Sunglasses
Save 50%: Persol is the quintessential Italian sunglasses brand. Founded over a century ago, its iconic frames set the bar for luxury eyewear. If you’ve been waiting to invest in a pair for yourself, you can now get the stylish 0PO3148S model for 50 percent off at Zappos. These shades feature an acetate frame, flexible arm stems and Supreme Arrow metal hinges. Usually $260, they’re just $130 while supplies last. — John Zientek


The Worn & Wound Mil-Strap in Natural Horween
Save DEAL: Chromexcel leather from Horween is a great material for watch straps. It’s waxy and durable, but scratches and scuffs easily so it will patina as you wear it — not unlike your watch. As such, Worn & Wound’s military-style Chromexel pass-through strap seems to be the perfect watch accouterment, especially if you fit it to a vintage (or vintage-inspired) tool watch. Worn & Wound has always made quality straps at reasonable prices, but right now you can get an extra $10 off, making this a solid value for just $55.
— Andrew Connor


Pyrex 16-piece Glass Storage Set
Save 33%: If you’ve been telling yourself you need to get into the meal prep game, Pyrex’s 16-piece set of premium glass food storage containers are the spark you’re waiting for. The set contains a pair of 1-, 2-,4- and 7-cup containers, won’t hold onto odors of meals past and is completely microwave, oven and dishwasher safe. The set is 33% off right now on Amazon and comes with a 2-year warranty. It’s about time you stopped going to Chipotle three times a week. — Will Price


Brooks Brothers Leather Captoes
Save $130: Allen Edmonds makes plenty of iconic footwear, but perhaps none more so than the Park Avenue Cap-Toe Oxford — its best selling shoe for over thirty years. Made in the U.S., it features a calfskin leather upper and Goodyear welted construction. Turns out, the legacy brand makes a seemingly identical version for Brooks Brothers that’s $130 off right now with a full size run. — Jack Seemer


Huckberry Slipper Sale
Save Up to $62: As part of Huckberry’s greater footwear sale, which includes everything from boots to sneakers, you’ll find stellar deals on slippers from brands that include Woolrich, among others. And, get this: They start as low as $13. — Jack Seemer


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