October 2, 2019

Today in Gear: Reviving a Classic Oris Diver, The James Brand’s New Knife & More


October 2, 2019 Briefings By

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Oris made its first diver in 1965 — now it is ready for a revival and ready for the watch aficionado in your life this holiday season. Diving into its design vault, Oris has come up with the Diver Sixty-Five, a fresh spin on the watch that started it all. The new Oris Sixty-Five has many of the details that can be found on the original, but it has been brought up to date with 21st-century watchmaking techniques such as an anti-corrosive stainless steel case. The vintage-inspired bubble-curved glass face is also made from scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass and comes with anti-reflective coating to help you see the dial underwater. The bronze and steel bi-color is a new addition as well, giving the Sixty-Five a distinct look, while still being faithful to the rugged and industrial history. This history steeped timepiece, with its unique coloring, makes the perfect standout gift.

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The Smartest Thing About Microsoft’s New Folding Phone Is What It Doesn’t Have
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What on Earth Is a Gentleman’s Pocket Knife?
What on Earth Is a Gentleman’s Pocket Knife?

Unlike hunting or survival blades, gentlemen's knives are harder to classify, but The James Brand's new Duval provides an excellent example.

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Classic biker and bomber styles.


Fresh Deals

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Adidas x Missoni Ultra Boost Clima Sneakers
Save $116: If you’re looking for a wildly cool sneaker, head over to End today. Currently, you can pick up a pair of Adidas x Missoni Ultra Boost Clima sneakers on sale. The style features a Climacool Primeknit upper with Missoni’s iconic space-dying pattern, a sock-like collar and a co-branded tongue tag. And for additional visual interest, it has a mismatched 3-Stripes medial cage.

Function doesn’t suffer and the style has a knit heel cup, Torsion System, Boost midsole and Continental rubber outsole. Available in sizes 7 to 12, the silhouette comes in three colors and is now $116 cheaper than list price. So if you’re in the market for a new sneaker, don’t sleep on this — sizes will sell quickly. — John Zientek

AGV Corsa R Balda Helmet sale deal
The Motorcycle Helmet Your Brain Deserves Is $400 Off
Save 44%: Anyone who rides a motorcycle (or even knows someone who does) ought to know the value of a good helmet at this point. Leather and armor may work fine for those extremities and core, but your head — location to no fewer than four of your five senses, the foundation of that pretty mug of yours, and of course, home to that rather important chunk of gray between your ears — deserves a sturdier shield. And you’d be hard-pressed to find one better than the helmets whipped up by AGV.

That said, the part of your brain concerned with expenditures might normally be put off by AGV’s prices, and rightfully so; the Italian brand’s lids can run well into four-digit prices. Luckily, there are bargains to be had if you don’t mind being a step or two behind the current fashion trends. The AGV Corsa R Baldy seen here may have a 2016 design, but it still offers world-class protection and a design perfect for both track riding and sporty street corner carving.

And right now, you can snag this AGV helmet for just $500 — a 44 percent savings over its cost when new. At that price, you’re practically stealing this race-inspired lid. — Will Sabel Courtney

Buy Now: $900 $500

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Cole Haan Leather Duffel Bag
Save 74%: Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save 74 percent on a tasteful leather duffel bag from Cole Haan. Available in brown, the bag features dual rolled-top handles, a zip closure and interior organizing pockets. It’s not overly complicated, nor should it be. The perfect size for a weekend getaway, it will hold a couple changes of clothes, toiletries and other necessities. — John Zientek

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Bose SoundTouch 300 Soundbar
Save $250: The Bose SoundTouch 300 is an excellent soundbar that will work well with any of the latest 4K TVs. It supports Alexa as well. When it was released in 2017, Bose was selling the SoundTouch 300 for $699 — but being two-years-old, Amazon has dropped its price to $449, which is the cheapest it has ever been. It’s a pretty solid deal, especially considering the soundbar is very similar in price, size and capabilities to the Sonos Playbar ($699); actually, according to CNET‘s Ty Pendlebury, the SoundTouch 300 has the Playbar beat “in terms of both sound stage and ‘you are there’ detail.” If you love Bose speakers and are looking for a home theater upgrade, this is a solid soundbar to consider. — Tucker Bowe

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Samsung Space Monitor
Save Up to $150: Samsung’s newest and most innovative desktop monitor, the Space Monitor, is on sale right now and you should really think about buying one. You can buy a 27-inch monitor, which normally costs $400, for $250 on Amazon. If you want the larger 31.5-inch model, which is normally $500, Amazon has slashed off $100 of its price, too. The neat thing with the Space Monitor is that it’s a monitor designed to save you desk space; instead of having a traditional base, it has a clamp that latches onto the side of your desk; this means the monitor actually takes up zero desk space, leaving more room for your keyboard, mouse and actual work things, and thus hopefully helping you to be more organized and more productive. The Space Monitor also has a movable arm that lets you pull the screen out and tilt it so you get the ideal viewing angle for you.

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