June 13, 2019
Today In Gear: Oris’s ‘Great Barrier Reef’ Dive Watch, the Best Camping Gear Under $50 & More
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Oris has been crafting beautiful and innovative mechanical watches for over 115 years — and unlike many watch companies, Oris is still independently owned. Hailing from Hölstein, Switzerland, Oris thrives in the rugged environments of diving, aviation and motor sport — all while maintaining its focus on accurate timekeeping and daily function. Oris’s 43mm Great Barrier Reef dive watch is now available in a limited-edition model as part of Oris’ Oceans Project, aimed at raising awareness of the many threats to the health of the world’s oceans.
This limited edition piece is stunning as well as capable with a blue-gradient dial, a blue ceramic bezel insert and a circular date window that stands out in a sea of square equivalents. In keeping with the purpose behind it, a portion of all profits from this timepiece will directly support coral planting in partnership with the Reef Restoration Foundation, an Australian non-profit organization. If you want a beautifully-made Swiss dive watch and ocean conservation is a cause you care deeply about, this Great Barrier Reef diver gives you the chance to put your money where your heart is.
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Momentum Steelix Field Watch
Save 30%: The Steelix features a 44.15mm stainless steel case, Japanese analog quartz movement, screw-down crown and anti-glare mineral crystal. It’s water-resistant to 200m and has a bright, legible dial with oversize Arabic numbers and a date wheel at 3 o’clock. Right now, you can grab the blue-dialed Steelix on matching Zulu-type strap for just $70, a 30% savings off list price.— Oren Hartov
Patagonia Snap-T Synchilla Fleece Sale
Save $50:The Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T fleece pullover is a staple in every man’s closet. Everyone from backpackers to dads, hikers to college students and even Coachella attendees to urbanites have made the style work for them. It’s made from a polyester fleece (constructed from recycled materials), which makes the outside feel as soft as the interior. Right now, grab one for up to $50 off. Did we also mention it’s a great Father’s Day gift?
— Meg Lappe
Onia Swim Trunks
Save 72%:If you’ve been daydreaming about warmer months, the latest Onia sale at Nordstrom Rack gives you something to act on. You can get a pair of the brand’s Calder swim trunks for 72 percent off. The mid-rise short is versatile enough to be worn both in and out of the water. It features a zip fly, a mesh brief lining, two front slash pocket and a back patch pocket. — John Zientek
Wardrobe Basics from Everlane
Save 40%:Thanks to one of Everlane’s “Choose What You Pay” sales, you can save up to 40 percent on a range of warm-weather essentials you’ll need as temperatures climb. The sale also includes a healthy selection of fall and winter necessities like fleeces, sweaters, parkas and jackets at reduced prices — perfect if you want to get ahead of the seasonal shopping curve. — John Zientek
All-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware
Save Up to 75%: All-Clad’s covetable cookware has been the option for high-end stainless steel since the brand literally invented bonded cookware in 1971. The only knock against them? That price tag.
Today, however, is a mammoth exception — the All-Clad factory seconds sale is live. The lot includes pieces from all the brand’s classic lines — D5, C4, non-stick and a few limited edition lines. loBut if you just want classic All-Clad, look under the section labeled “Stainless Cookware.” There you’ll find all the saute pans, fry pans, stock pots and sauciers you could ever want. At up to 75 percent off, these are the lowest prices you’ll find on unused All-Clad outside of visiting the company’s in-person seconds sale at the factory. Congratulations on your new pans. — Will Price
Herman Miller’s A Way of Living
Save $35: If there were ever a coffee table book you might actually read, Herman Miller’s new 600-page tome is it. Herman Miller: A Way of Living covers the company’s 114-year history in 10 chapters, a couple thousand illustrations and plenty of grainy archival photos. From selling princess dressers to Sears Roebuck to the introduction of the Eames Lounge to the making of the “Dot-Com Throne,” the book details the turning points in the Michigan furniture maker’s past, including hundreds of pages dedicated to its stable of mid-century modern masters.
Today on Amazon, the new book is on sale — $35 off its launch price. — Will Price
Iconic Ray-Ban Sunglasses
Save 25%: Ray-Ban has made some of the most iconic sunglasses of all time, from the Clubmaster to the Wayfarer to the modern gold standard for aviator shades. There are plenty of other optics brands in the same price range offering similar eyewear, but not many can lay claim to the same standard-bearing quality and design that Ray-Ban became known for. That’s why these original designs, many decades after they were first released, are as popular as ever.
And now for the good news: if you’ve been eyeballing a pair of eternally-cool Wayfarers, Clubmasters or aviators for yourself, a 25-percent-off sale at Nordstrom means you’ll save somewhere in the range of $50 on a pair of your own.
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KEF Q150 Bookshelf Speakers
Save $250: The KEF Q150 is one of our favorite passive bookshelf speakers. It’s the slightly smaller and slightly less powerful sibling to the KEF Q350, which we named in our roundup of best bookshelf speakers, and now you can get a great deal on a pair. For Father’s Day, KEF is slashing the price of the normally $550 bookshelf speakers to $300. This deal applies to the KEF Q150 in either black white finishes.
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