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Swiss watchmaker Baume & Mercier is partnering with an American icon, Indian Motorcycles, to create a series of chronographs. The resulting Clifton Club Indian is an ideal timepiece for wearing both on and off the saddle, as it combines the watchmaker’s penchant for striking design with the kind of functionality and utility you’d expect from a motorcycle-ready timepiece.
At 44mm in diameter the Club has a lot of wrist presence, but given that it’s 13.3mm, it’s still incredibly wearable and perfect for sliding under the sleeve of a motorcycle jacket. All three Clifton Club sport dials are adorned with colorful accents, including a subtle “I” modeled after Indian’s original insignia as a counterweight on the second hand, and features snailed metallic sub-dials for the chronograph functions that have a clean, industrial look. Not unlike the exposed v-twin engine of an Indian Scout, an open-dial version shows off a peek at the watch’s remarkable engine inside: a Swiss-made automatic chronograph moving at a high-frequency 28,800 beats per hour.
The watch can be attached to either a stainless steel bracelet or a leather strap made from supple (yet durable) Horween leather. All versions of the Clifton Club Indian will retail at $3,900, an exceptional value for an automatic chronograph with this level of fit and finish.
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Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells
Save $49: Remember that New Year’s resolution you made to finally stick to a regular a workout regimen in 2018? That was more than six months ago, but if you’ve since neglected your self-created duties don’t worry, there’s still time. And if you’ve let an unused gym membership expire (or never purchased one in the first place), there’s Bowflex’s SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells.
The home-friendly dumbbells pare down an entire rack’s worth of weights into one set of equipment that can be used for a range of exercises. Each SelectTech Dumbbell can adjust from 5 to 50.5 pounds in increments of 2.5 up to the first 25 with a marked, rotating dial. The weights also come with Bowflex’s free app, which provides a workout guide and trainer-created workout programs.
Storage is the big pro here, but so is affordability — the dumbbells usually cost $299 but are currently marked down to $250. It’s like having your cake and eating it too (metaphorically, that is — you’re trying to get fit). — Tanner Bowden
Converse Chuck Taylor ’70 Low Top Sneakers
Save 20%: The low top canvas sneaker is a fully canonized summer wardrobe staple. Lightweight, breathable and casual, it’s a solid and affordable choice for any guy, no matter profession or personal style. If you’re looking to pick up a new pair, East Dane is now offering 20 percent off Chuck Taylor ’70 low top sneakers from Converse. Available in Field Surplus, True Navy and Dark Burgundy colorways, these summer kicks cost $64. Get them while you can. — John Zientek
Save Up To $180: A fresh new season of riding is upon us, so what better time to shop around for brand-new gear? Right now, over on Revzilla, Scorpion Helmets is having a closeout sale with some prices dropping up to 48 percent. Save $180 on the EXO-R2000 and EXO-R710 sport helmets and $70 on the VX-R70 for when your scrambler beckons you for an off-road excursion. — Bryan Campbell
Canon IS Binocular III
Save $241: The world of image-stabilizing (IS) binoculars is a multi-faceted one, full of nerdy niches and a need for technical excellence. Any activity that requires one to see something that’s moving, and is at a distance, falls into this surprisingly broad category — bird watching, aircraft spotting and hunting chief among them.
Canon’s third go at an image-stabilizing binocular is easily its best — the III is compact, packs plenty of zoom (12×36) and remarkably clear and bright throughout the viewing area. Unlike many more expensive IS-capable binoculars, the Canon III’s IS is manually activated via a small button on the crown of the product. Press the button once you’ve got your target scoped in and, using the same technology in its EF lenses, immediately identifies the target and clears the view.
Having owned the binoculars, their size, ease of use and relative affordability (IS binoculars can easily reach absurd prices) make for a rock solid long-time buy. One word of caution — the rubber coating around the eyes of the binoculars can begin to degrade a bit if left out in extreme heat, so it’s best stowed away when not in use, or capped at the very least.
The Canon IS 12×36 III, which usually retail for $850, are at an all-time low price on Amazon of $608 right now. — Will Price
Herschel Novel Duffle
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