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Today in Gear: Luxury Timepieces from Vincero, Satechi’s Gorgeous Wireless Keyboard and More


September 7, 2018 Briefings By

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Vincero Timepieces
The word “luxury” gets thrown around a lot when talking about watches, but what is a luxury watch? Is it the most expensive piece you can buy? Does it have certain high-end features? Is “luxury” simply a marketing term that gets used a bit too much?

Vincero Watches believes that luxury involves a step-by-step process to craft every piece with attention to detail. And it does just that, retaining in-house control over every facet of the watchmaking process while also employing a full-time quality control team to check every single watch. It’s this foundational focus on delivering premium quality to customers that puts a Vincero watch in a class of its own.

Gear Patrol readers get 15% off their entire order when using the code PATROL.


New & Noteworthy Releases

Bas & Lokes’s Watch Pouch Comes in Four New Colors
Bas & Lokes’s Watch Pouch Comes in Four New Colors

This Australian leather maker designs some of the best watch accessories around.

These Handmade Chelsea Boots Are a Surprisingly Good Value
These Handmade Chelsea Boots Are a Surprisingly Good Value

Made from 4-ounce Saddle Tan leather and featuring Goodyear welt construction

Finally, Apple’s Magic Keyboard Has a Worthy Competitor
Finally, Apple’s Magic Keyboard Has a Worthy Competitor

Satechi has launched the first worthy competitor to Apple's Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad — and it's a fraction of the cost.


Fresh Deals


Affordable Outdoor Furniture
Save Up to 75%>Some furniture buying decisions come down to style, comfort or design prowess. Others, like what chair or table you’re throwing on a patio, do not. Instead, the latter is decided almost purely by strict adherence to a price-to-longevity equation. In other words, the Adirondack chair sitting in the rain on your porch is likely at the bottom of your furniture investment agenda.

Because of this, capitalizing on sales like Houzz’s End of Season Sale is a smart move. Couch and coffee table setups, bar stools, bar carts, backyard games, firepits and more have their prices cut in half and then some (up to 75 percent off).

The sale, which is live now, is open for the next five days. — Will Price


Todd Snyder Hudson Tab Front Chinos
Save up to 65%: A well-made pair of chinos is essential to any man’s wardrobe. If you’re looking to invest in a new pair for the fall season, the Hudson Tab Front Chino from Todd Snyder should be at the top of your list. These trim-fit pants are made in Portugal from soft piece-dyed twill and feature horn buttons and a zip fly. Normally $168, they’re up to 65 percent off right now and cost as little as $59 — not a bad price for some of the best chinos available. — John Zientek


Mountain Hardwear StretchDown DS
Save 45%: The StretchDown DS uses an array of welds to create the channels that hold its 800-fill down insulation in place. The advantages of this are twofold; baffle stitching is a recurring culprit for durability issues, and the new welds do exactly what they’re supposed to do — they stretch. I purposefully tried to flex the jacket to its limits, Hulk-style, and never actually reached them. That alone makes the StretchDown a great option for active use. (It also gives the jacket a unique visual appeal.) Best of all, you can pick one up for a fraction of its full retail cost just in time for fall over at Mountain Steals. There are currently a host of sizes and colors available.


Dainese Nera72 Perforated Leather Jacket
Save 50%: It’s no secret we’re fans of Dainese’s classic line of jackets, and the Dainese Nera72 Perforated Leather Jacket is chief among them. The brand’s modern line is some of the best moto gear in the business, but when it comes to style that fits in anywhere, there’s no beating a black leather jacket with zippered cuffs and a Mandarin collar. — Bryan Campbell


Belstaff Jackets
Save 52%: Since 1924, Belstaff has earned a reputation for producing a range of functional top-tier outerwear. The UK-based brand is most known for its iconic waxed-cotton Trialmaster jacket — released in 1948 — which is a perennial favorite of motorcycle riders across the world. Other classic outerwear offerings include a faux-shearling collar vest, a quilted moto jacket and a heavy wool peacoat. If you’re looking to invest in a new piece of outerwear before the winter months, head over to Nordstrom Rack. Numerous styles from Belstaff are 52 percent off while supplies last — it’s not every day you see such large reductions on these timeless pieces. — John Zientek


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These Are The Shoes You Need to Run Your Fastest Mile
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Fox’s Live Valve adjusts your mountain bike suspension hundreds of times per hour for the best ride.

Can a Smartphone Take the Place of Your Desktop? Samsung Thinks So
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