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Timekeeping: Hamilton Khaki Navy Pioneer

The history of maritime exploration and discovery would read a lot differently without the advent of the marine chronometer. Prior to its development, ships hung close to familiar coastlines; when they ventured further out to sea, sailors had to rely on

Braveheart’s watch

Timekeeping: Fraser Timepieces

There are some things for which Scotland is known: single malt whisky, Sean Connery and bagpipes, to name a few. You may soon be able to add wristwatches to that list. Young Scottish product designer, Gordon Fraser, is a watch

Light the fires and kick the tires

Timekeeping: IWC Top Gun Miramar

IWC has fired their first volley of SIHH 2012 and it's right on-target. Say hello to the new Pilot's Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Miramar. Named for the birthplace of modern naval air warfare where the best of the best

Flieger Like an Eagle

Timekeeping: Archimede Pilot Chronograph

While it is widely acknowledged that the best watch movements come from Switzerland, watch collectors and industry insiders also know that some of the best watch cases are made in Germany. Maybe it’s due to the strong heritage of craftsmanship and

Italian Design, German Engineering: The Best of Both Worlds

TX Watches 730 Series FLY-Back Chronograph

TX watches are designed and constructed in Europe, the standard for and origin of quality watches. The TX brand is a member of the Timex watch family. They are undeniably good looking and come in a number of styles that

Big Package, Big Benefits

Invicta 3449 Corduba Collection Oversized Chronograph

A lot of fuss has been made over things coming in small packages lately. From the sound of it, only the finest and most enjoyable wares the world has to offer can come in small packages. For certain types of “things”

What's White, Black, and Red All Over?

TeNo Steel DyRon Sport II Chronograph


As the brain child of the German Jewelery and watch manufacturer, Heinz Schwarz, the TeNo brand stands out primarily for its creative mixing of new and old materials. Distinguished by its bold use of red, white, and black, the New TeNo

Striking Wrist Appeal That Still Saves Your Wallet

Boccia Titanium Chronograph Watch


Working for a Gear site while cooped up with a bunch of watch nuts eventually starts to rub off. Now if I had actually hit that Lotto jackpot like I was supposed to in my life plan, this new found love

Defining Elegant Simplicity

Max Bill Junghans Watches

max-bill-junghans-watchesMax Bill (1908-1994) was a man whom others fancied as a 'universal creator'. His work spanned many mediums including architecture, sculpture, painting, education, politics, typeface design, graphic design, industrial design, and product design. Bill designed a host of watches

Orange, Black, And Watched All Over

Jorg Gray JG1900 Chronograph


The Jorg Gray JG1900 chronograph does the Gear Patrol flagship colors proud. Designed with an active lifestyle in mind, the 43mm Jorg Gray houses a high precision Japanese chronograph movement in a solid stainless-steel case that's water resistant to 100

Touch Activation Just Got A Whole Lot Cooler

Jaeger-LeCoultre Amvox 2 Racing Chronograph


By Gear Patrol Reader Jason Pitsch:

A limited series of AMVOX2 Racing Chronographs was recently unveiled by Jaeger-LeCoultre. Two versions will be available, a black PVD titanium model with a black dial, as well as a titanium model with a white

New Movement, New Status

Breitling Chronomat B01


By Gear Patrol Reader Jason Pitsch:

Breitling recently launched their new Chronomat B01. Announced prior to Baselworld, this chronograph features Breitling's first 100% in-house movement; Not only is the watch an outstanding timepiece, but the integration of Breitling's new movement is a

One Benjamin Goes Further Than You Think

10 Best Watches Under $100

10-best-watches-under-100 A wristwatch is a must have for any man. Quite simply, it completes his wardrobe. I would even venture to say that a man looks naked without one. In fact, it's probably the only universally acceptable accessory for guys. We understand

Wyler Genève Dakar Rally Watch

182 Timepieces For 6,000 Miles

Wyler-Geneve-Official-Dakar-Rally-Watch.jpg The 2009 Dakar Rally takes place in South America, January 3rd. A 6,000 mile grueling route (see the route) who's winner won't be determined until the finish. That means two things: we're bound to see some incredible moments from

IWC Da Vinci Chronograph Model 3764-03

iwc.da.vinci.chronograph.model.3764-03.jpgIWC recently redesigned their entire Da Vinci line of timepieces and their looks are impeccable. The black dial with silver subdials exudes tasteful luxury. It's perfect as a dress watch with a touch of sportiness. The 43.1mm by 51mm timepiece has a black

EPMartin Sahara RTS Limited Edition EPMartin is one of those timepiece brands you wish you knew about sooner. The guys behind EPMartin have the chops to call themselves true watch designers (Nike expatriates) and their designs, think rugged luxury, are razor sharp with just the right amount

Oris TT3 Chronograph

ORIS TT3 Chronograph
Admit it, you're already fond of it's black carbon fiber face and simple modern European styling without being gaudy or overpowering. You never thought you'd consider paying three grand for a watch with a rubber strap until you saw

Seiko Sportura World Timer Chronograph

Seiko Sportura World Timer ChronographWe feature a lot of watches and admittedly many of them cost a sizable amount. That isn't about to change, but there are fine choices out there that don't require nearly the same investment. Seiko is one

Breitling Avenger Skyland Chronograph

Breitling Avenger Skyland

Based on the 'Avenger' Platform, the Skyland is a rugged watch with a sophisticated aesthetic we've come to expect from Breitling.


  • Breitling Caliber 13 Self-winding Movement
  • Screwlocked Crown
  • Glareproof Sapphire Crystal
  • Shock Resistant
  • Water Resistant to 1000 feet
  • Stencil Numerals

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