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September 13, 2018 Briefings By

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Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Blue
When Bell & Ross decided to reboot its dive watch line, it made sense to implement their signature cockpit-gauge case shape. Despite this case not being typical of dive watches, the BR 03-92 Diver is a professional instrument that looks like nothing before it.

The BR 03-92 Diver Blue stands out in particular as a technical, modern diver; its unidirectional rotating steel bezel is easily manipulated underwater, and the screw-down crown is housed in rubber for a better grip. What’s more, the BR 03-92’s case is water-resistant to 300 meters while meeting the ISO 6425 standards that define a true dive watch — clearly, Bell & Ross made a diver that is about more than just good looks.

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This Menswear Brand Is Bohemian, Exclusive and Relatively Affordable
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Former Eidos Creative Director Antonio Ciongoli is setting the standard for menswear in 2018.

Badass and Brown: Score This Vintage Bronco (Plus a Jeep and Defender)
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Tan trucks that exude trend-transcendent style.

Pro Chefs’ Favorite Cookware Manufacturer Just Designed Pans for Small Kitchens
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Matryoshka pans, folks.

Get Ready For Fall With These Awesome New Sweaters from Toad&Co
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Changing of the seasons is a good thing when you're looking at these sweaters.

The Apple Watch Series 4 From a Watch Guy’s Perspective
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A snobby mechanical watch guy weighs in on what the newest iteration of the Apple Watch means for his nerdy brethren.


Fresh Deals


Miele Canister Vacuums
Save 30%We write a lot about cordless vacuums and robot vacuums. Mostly, because for the majority of people out there one or the other is the best for their situation — cordless for smaller homes and general use, and robot for larger homes with a side of lethargy. The canister vacuums from Miele, which Wirecutter once called “just about the best you can get in cleaning,” is not for everyone — but for those it is for, it’s the best, and two of its entry-level models are on sale today.

The Compact C2 Electro (the one mentioned in the Wirecutter article) and the Compact C1 are both at the lowest price we’ve seen them in a while today. The upshot on these vacuums — if you or a person in your home have asthma, persistent allergy issues, are seroius about the quality of the air in your place or serioius despise dust, these are the vacuums to get.

As a general rule, canister vacuums create far more suction than any cordless or corded upright vacuums, and have far more space for filtration systems. It should be noted these vacuums are not bagless, so you’ll have to remember to keep up with buying those (the bags fill up very quickly if you have shedding animals in your home).

Both vacuums are 30 percent off today on Amazon. — Will Price

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Tumi 19 Degree Suitcases
Save 20%: These suitcases are part of Tumi’s gorgeous 19 Degree travel collection, with textured aluminum shells, reinforced plastic corners and nylon-lined interiors that feature the organizational pockets you need to keep everything straight on your next weekend away. All three of these carry-ons feature Tumi’s legendary quality and attention to detail, with sturdy extendable handles that lock into place and rugged rollers that can handle any variety of paved, carpeted or tiled surfaces. In short, if you want the very best airport-ready luggage available, you’ve found it.


Tissot PR100 Chronometer
Save 50%: While watch enthusiasts are likely familiar with COSC testing and chronometer certified watches, very few probably realize that the organization doesn’t just test mechanicals. There are, in fact, some quartz watches that go through testing, as well — this Tissot PR100 is one of them. It’s undergone the appropriate testing and is thus guaranteed accurate to within 0.2 seconds per day (if you do the math, that’s about six seconds a month). That’s not bad considering the watch’s relatively low price of entry: its MSRP is $575, but right now you can get it for just half that. So, For $287, you’re getting a nicely-finished, accurate and reliable watch with a stainless steel bracelet. You could certainly do a lot worse.

— Andrew Connor


Adidas Fall Sale
Save up to 65%: Many of the items that a trip calls for are easily decided upon: a suitcase, a toiletry kit, perhaps a universal plug adapter. Some, like footwear, require more careful thought. A decent pair of travel shoes has to fit in the central overlap of a precarious Venn diagram weighing comfort, good looks and practicality. We’ve found that running shoes often land on this bullseye. Support and performance are built-in, and if chosen wisely, style can be achieved too.

Adidas is currently offering an additional 30 percent discount on a handful of on-sale shoes that meet these relatively strict guidelines. One Reddit user summed up the sale succinctly: “My wallet’s telling me no, but my feet. My feet are telling me yes.” Our feet are saying the same thing. Use the code SEPTSALE for the discount. — Tanner Bowden


Hunter Waterproof Boots
Save 30%: With unpredictable fall weather in the not-to-distant future, you’d be well-advised to pick up a pair of waterproof boots if you haven’t done so already. While there are many options on the market, UK-based Hunter has been making functional rubber boots for over 150 years. Founded in 1856 as the North British Rubber Company, Hunter was the go-to for foul-weather footwear for British soldiers during the World Wars and became a civilian staple in the post-war decades. Now at Nordstrom, you can pick up two sleek waterproof Chelsea boots from the brand for 30 percent off. The styles feature gusseted welting, quick-dry lining, padded insoles and grippy outsoles. The best part? The classic pull-on style looks good with a range of clothing and is appropriate for daily wear both in and out of the city. — John Zientek


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I Don’t Care About Dopp Kits, but I Love This One
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Peak Design is well-loved by pros and amateurs alike for its photography accessories. The company just made a Dopp kit, and it has me gushing over a product category I never cared about.

The Next Big Automotive Revolution Is Almost Here
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Henrik Fisker, most famous for the electric car company that bears his name, Fisker Inc. believes we're only a few years from a seismic shift.

The Dog Product Company Born in the Outdoors
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Atlas Pet Company is embarking on a year-long road trip to visit rally local communities around animal shelters.

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