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Today in Gear: An Iconic Panerai Gets Upgraded, a Gorgeous Minimalist Pocket Knife and More


May 17, 2018 Briefings By

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Panerai’s Most Iconic Watch Now Comes With an In-House Movement
At this year’s SIHH, Panerai debuted the Luminor Logo Marina 3 Days Acciaio PAM776, part of the new Luminor Logo collection, which acts as both a nod to the first Luminor sold to the public back in 1993 and as the brand’s entry-level timepiece. But while previous Luminor Logo watches have used external movements, the brand is giving the PAM776 and other pieces in the Logo collection a new in-house movement, developed entirely by the brand at its Neuchâtel manufactury: the hand-wound P.6000 which boasts a lengthy, three-day power reserve.

The movement comes packed in a 44mm case, which retains the Luminor’s iconic silhouette and locking crown guard and is water-resistant to 100 meters. Meanwhile, the black dial comes adorned with heavily-lumed, hollowed dial numerals that, in conjunction with the Officine Panerai logo at six o’clock, make the watch a dead-ringer for the Luminor launched in 1993. What’s more, with a price range from $4,750 to $5,000, the PAM776 should prove to be the ideal entry-point for newcomers to the Panerai brand.


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Fresh Deals


Sperry Crepe Sole Authentic Original
Save 40%: Arguably the coolest boat shoe that Sperry makes is now heavily discounted at Zappos. In this model, the Authentic Original silhouette is kitted out with a suede upper, a crepe sole and hand-sewn toe. The style normally retails for $100, a quarter of the price of similar shoes from smaller artisan brands. But now, you can get this great warm-weather shoe for at least 40 percent off — and just in time for summer. — John Zientek


GORUCK Backpacks and More
Save up to 29%: If, like us, you want the bag you carry every day to be tough-as-hell but also look be pretty, and you want it to be packed with pockets and features but also be sleek then the chances are that, like us, you’ll dig nearly everything GORUCK produces.

Ex-special forces soldier Jason McCarthy founded GORUCK in 2008 because he wanted to create a backpack that would function for both servicemen fighting overseas and commuters heading in for a day at the office. Using those design perimeters, McCarthy came up with the GR1, an everyday backpack made of special forces-grade materials including YKK zippers and 1000-denier Cordura fabric.

The GR1 was well received and quickly saw success, so McCarthy expanded his collection and continues to do so today. Right now, a handful of GORUCK’s special-forces-grade bags are on sale from 15 to 29 percent off at Huckberry. There are aviator-style kit bags, a burly gym duffel, a small field pouch for organizing small items, and of course, the GR1. — Tanner Bowden


Ray-Ban Sunglasses
Save up to 73%: If you’re looking for an affordable pair of sunglasses you don’t have to worry about this summer, we’ve got you covered. Right now on eBay, a wide range of Ray-Ban styles are up to 73 percent off and cost between $55 and $60. The deals aren’t limited to highly seasonal or fashion-y styles and include iconic frames like the Clubmaster and Aviator, and quality components like G-15 lenses. These rock bottom prices won’t be around long, so if you’re in need of some new shades, act fast. — John Zientek


Worn & Wound ADPT Nylon Strap
Save $20: You could go out and buy any cheapo nylon strap from Amazon, but if you have a quality timepiece, spending a little bit more for a high-quality NATO is worth it. Worn & Wound’s ADPT strap, which, according to the brand, is “currently the only American-made nylon strap of its kind,” is a great option, and thanks to a $20 markdown on Huckberry you can get it for nearly half its retail price. The strap comes in dark green and is laser cut, assembled and sewen in the US to a level of finish you don’t get with bargain-bin NATO straps. The strap is available in 18mm, 20mm and 22mm widths, so it should fit any timepiece you might have. — Andrew Connor


LG UltraFine 4K Displays
Save $500: You can find these LG UltraFine 4K Displays on Apple’s website for $700 each. That ain’t cheap. But today — and today only — Amazon is offering these 21.5-inch monitors for just $200. That’s a fraction of what you’d normally pay. It’s worth mentioning that Amazon is selling displays that have been manufacturer refurbished, so they aren’t brand new. But factor that alongside a 90-day warranty, and this is a deal that’s almost too good to pass up. Especially if you’ve been in the market for a 4K external display for a while. — Tucker Bowe


Nemo Equipment Sale
Save 25%: Nemo Equipment makes excellent tents, sleeping bags and pads — all ideal for use in the backcountry. While the tents aren’t palatial, a significant amount of space where expectations are ordinarily small is intriguing and invaluable for gear storage. All Nemo Equipment gear is on sale for 25 percent off on Huckberry.com. Save up to $80 on sleeping bags rated to 15 degrees and up to $70 on tents that can comfortably fit three people. Best of all, Nemo Equipment crafts lightweight gear, so you’re never adding more than a few pounds to your pack.– Meg Lappe


Teva Sandals
Save 50%: Recently, Teva gave its range of sandals the minimalist treatment. Instead of straps with loud colors and wild patterns, the brand opted for subdued earth tones and twilight colors. Along with nylon, sandals were updated with smooth leather and suede. Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save 50 percent on numerous summer sandals from the brand. Including understated flip flops, slides and strap sandals, there’s something for every activity and prices start at just $15. — John Zientek


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