April 26, 2019

Today in Gear: Farer’s New Lander Chronograph, an Expert’s Rules for Drinking Scotch & More


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Plenty of watches tout their heritage, but few can claim inspiration from a pioneering British explorer. In the case of Farer’s new Lander Chronograph, its namesake is Richard Lander, the only European crew member to survive after an 1825 expedition to West Africa. At the watch’s beating heart is the Swiss-made ETA 2894-2 Elaboré movement, which boasts an impressive 37 jewels and 28,800 beats per hour for a smooth sweeping action and highly accurate chronograph readings. The hard-wearing stainless steel case hits the sweet spot at 39mm in diameter while including clever details like oblong pushers, an eye-catching bronze crown and a dial done in Farer’s own sea green, a color last used on the brand’s best-selling GMT. Two oversized sub-dials are cut into the balanced face design for a distinctly vintage-inspired look that cements this new chronograph as a soon-to-be classic in timekeeping.


New & Noteworthy Releases

This Is the New King of Portable Hi-Fi Players
This Is the New King of Portable Hi-Fi Players

Is this the best portable hi-fi music player money can buy? Our money's on yes.

These American-Made Shoes Are a Summer Essential
These American-Made Shoes Are a Summer Essential

For a great summer shoe in premium leather or suede, pick up a pair of these hand-sewn moccasins or loafers from Yuketen.

These Limited Edition Blacked-Out Persols Are Already Sold Out
These Limited Edition Blacked-Out Persols Are Already Sold Out

As if being inspired by the king of cool wasn't enough, these shades were given a totally unique look.

Arc’teryx Introduces Veilance As Its Own Brand With Its New Spring Collection
Arc’teryx Introduces Veilance As Its Own Brand With Its New Spring Collection

The Fast and Light line will get you through spring and well into summer.

Mission Workshop Redesigns the Tracksuit
Mission Workshop Redesigns the Tracksuit

You'll want to live in the new designs.


Fresh Deals


Dyson Vacuums, Fans & More
Save 20-70%: Today on Ebay, more than 50 Dyson vacuums, air purifiers and fans are marked down a minimum of 20 percent off. Pickings include the classic Multifloor vacuum for less than $200, the best-value cordless vacuum for $150 and a summer-ready, HEPA-equipped fan for an all-time low price.

The lot is a mix of manufacturer refurbished items and new items. Use code JUMP2DYSON for the additional 20 percent off (it stacks with existing discounts, too). — Will Price


Suunto MC-2 Compass
Save 42%: Sure, the Google Maps app on your phone pinpoint your exact location within seconds, but when there’s no service available or your battery dies, there’s no stand-in for a good old fashioned compass. On its own, a compass will show where North, South and every direction between are. Paired with a map (and some knowledge — REI has a great guide on how to use a compass), a compass acts just like that app on your phone. It’s a smart thing to keep in your hiking backpack for those just-in-case moments, and right now a great one from Suunto, a brand known for its high-end GPS watches, is on sale at Massdrop for 42 percent off. — Tanner Bowden


Sony WH-H900N Noise-Canceling Headphones
Save $100: The Sony WH-H900N is essentially a less premium and more affordable alternative to the Sony WH-1000XM3, which is arguably the best noise-canceling headphones you can buy. The two headphones look very similar, but the WH-1000XM3 is more feature-packed and boasts better noise-canceling skills. On the flip side, the WH-H900N is way more affordable today.


Spinnaker Cahill Automatic Dive Watch
Save 68%: Spinnaker’s Cahill automatic dive watch is a decent value at its retail price of $410, but currently marked down by 68% to $130, there’s little reason not to pull the trigger if one of the three available versions grabs your attention. — Zen Love


16-Inch Knife Block
Save 50%: In 2013, the National Sanitation Foundation conducted a series of studies aimed at identifying the grimiest areas of our homes. Amongst spatulas, ice makers, can openers and your refrigerator meat compartment, the knife block made the list. Luckily, the alternative is better in literally every way.

Knife bars — like Modern Innovations’s discounted 16-inch option — are magnetic strips you fix to a wall or the side of the fridge. You don’t run the risk of bacteria growth with them and they cost significantly less than a block of wood. Plus, they don’t dull your knives. Cook’s Illustrated found knives stored in a block dulled far more quickly than other methods of storage (they recommend knife bars as well).

Pick up a full-sized knife bar for $17 on Amazon today. — Will Price


Today on Gear Patrol

How to Drink Scotch, According to a World-Famous Whiskey Expert
How to Drink Scotch, According to a World-Famous Whiskey Expert

Notable tasters have at least minimal rules and guidelines for drinking whiskey. But those of Jim Murray, author of Whiskey Bible, are especially rigorous.

What Happens When You Mix a Japanese Brand and a Reggae Legend?
What Happens When You Mix a Japanese Brand and a Reggae Legend?

Insight from photographer Eric Kvatek.

The Father of the Dune Buggy Opens Up About His Legacy and VW’s Electric Homage
The Father of the Dune Buggy Opens Up About His Legacy and VW’s Electric Homage

Bruce Meyers, creator of the Meyers Manx, arguably started modern recreational off-roading with the dune buggy. What does he think of VW's new electric homage, the VW ID Buggy? We found out.

4 Pre-Owned Luxury Watches You Can Cop Right Now from StockX
4 Pre-Owned Luxury Watches You Can Cop Right Now from StockX

Here are four luxury timepiece standouts currently available on the go-to pre-owned marketplace for watches, StockX.

How to Pack for a Backpacking Trip
How to Pack for a Backpacking Trip

Packing for a day hike is easy, but packing for a three-week backpacking trip can be daunting. Here's a simple way to do it.

This Affordable Laser Printer Is Perfect for Your Home Office
This Affordable Laser Printer Is Perfect for Your Home Office

Even though it's cheap, it's still one of most well-regarded laser printers out there.

3 Vintage Watches from an Overlooked Brand
3 Vintage Watches from an Overlooked Brand

We found three great examples of watches from the Swiss brand Rotary, once known for issued British army watches and diver chronographs.

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