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Lux Luger

Hublot Sledge

Usually, when materials like carbon fiber, steel, ash wood and hand-sewn leather come together you expect to hear them with the likes of Bentley or Rolls Royce. But in this case, they form the components of Hublot's luxury luge. Only ten

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”

Measure More Than Minutes

Stanley Tape Measure Watch

Most men can probably provide the time with a flick of their wrist. Unless they've got a yard stick tattooed on your inner arm though, they probably can't help with measuring out a door frame. That where the Stanley Tap

The Ultimate Supercar Accessory

Bugatti Super Sport Watch | Parmigiani Fleurier

Gear Patrol recently had the opportunity to attend Parmigiani's unveiling of the new Bugatti Super Sport watch as part of one amazing weekend (but more on that later) in Monterey, CA. Created as a predecessor to the now famous Bugatti

Bringing Back the Brit

Bremont MBII

Britain has a wealth of history. With the exception of being responsible for Greenwich Mean Time, most of that history has little to do with the watch world. Bremont, from our account, seems ready and poised to change that

Despite the Name, It's Not for Wesley Snipes

Oakley Blade II Unobtainium Strap Edition

One way to measure the success of a movie is if any of its themes, characters, or terms, continue to be referenced by society long after the film's promotion engine slows to a stand still (Think: "The Dude Abides"). Avatar's

Wet or Dry, This is a Serious Watch

Dievas AquaLuna Blue Professional


Whether you're in the market for a serious watch for deep sea exploration that doesn't require an ocean of cash, or just in search of some rugged arm candy, Dievas is a brand worth researching. Created recently in 2006, Dievas is

Further Proof There May Be Reason For Custom Rolexes

Project X Designs SS1 Rolex Submariner


Based on a Rolex Submariner LV, Project X Designs heavily modified it to be what amounts to an authentic homage to the esteemed Sub Ref 6538. For those of you not geeked out by Subs, the 6538 is the

Watches Made with More Than Just Time in Mind

Xetum Watches


Headquartered in San Francisco, Xetum is a rising watch brand that anyone who's into timepieces should definitely keep an eye on, especially if mid-market pricepoints represent your own personal sweet spot. Designed in the U.S. but built in Switzerland around

Swear By This Strap

Maratac NATO Watch Straps


Take the U.K. MOD (Ministry of Defense) spec as your basic watch strap, then over engineer it. The result? One of Maratac's NATO watch straps. NATOs are a favorite of watch geeks everywhere, and there's reason why. They look great on

By a SEAL, For a SEAL

RESCO Patriot

resco-patriot-gear-patrol WIS (watch idiot savants) like to hold long and protracted arguments over what constitutes a tool watch. R.E. Smith went a different direction. He started RESCO and built the tool watch he wanted - the Patriot. As a Navy SEAL

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

The Everyman Dive Watch

Citizen Promaster Aqualand


By Guest Writer and Outdoor Enthusiast Roger Dawkins The Citizen Promaster Aqualand is the everyman dive watch. It's cool to lust after a Breitling Superocean, a Blancpain 500 Fathoms, or even an Oris TT1 Carlos Costa LE, but it's way cool

A Small Classy Watch for a Small Price

Skagen Titanium Case On Black Mesh

skagen-titanium-case-on-black-meshBefore I ever knew my fellow Gear Patrol watch fiend editors, Skagen always appealed to me as a brand for two reasons. As someone cursed with chicken wrists, their thin casing and small faces fit my arm well. Secondly, the entire

Dive Watch or Leviathan? How about both.

Korsbek Oceaneer


The new Korsbek Oceaneer is another high-quality dive watch emerging from the growing boutique market. We've touched on this trend before here at Gear Patrol, introducing you to companies like BaliHa'i and Zinex. These lines are a great

Affordable Wrist Improvement



TSOVET watches stormed onto the scene this past November and have been making a splash ever since. Being a naturally inquisitive person and finding myself seduced by their utilitarian looks, I decided to investigate. The designers at TSOVET draw heavily

Watches Under The Radar... But Not For Long

5 Watch Brands You Should Know


By Benjamin Clymer | Hodinkee

A lot of what we do at Hodinkee is identifying brands that deserve some attention from watch fans around the world. In this article, we are going to be talking about five brands that fly

Hamilton Jazzmaster Power Reserve

American Design. Swiss Engineering. Killer Price.

The Hamilton Jazzmaster Power Reserve, as shown here on my desk at the GP office.

Between the double-digit crew here at Gear Patrol, there are tens of thousands of dollars

Garmin Forerunner 405 Watch

Runners, your watch is here. The Garmin Forerunner 405 continuously monitors your time, distance, pace, calories and heart rate. The GPS enabled watch will store the data in memory and send it wirelessly to your computer. The touch bezel (a la iPod) will let

Casio G-Shock Limited Edition

casio_gshock_le.jpgCasio has rolled out a new watch to commemorate the US Open of Surfing - the largest ocean front sporting exposition. The watch combines:

  • G-Shock technology
  • 200 meter water resistance
  • Afterglow backlight
  • Countdown timer
  • Stopwatch
  • White resin case we're a little obsessed with
What this means to you: Sure, it's

Fortis Flieger Cockpit Limited Edition


If you haven't noticed, rugged vintage is in and it extends itself to timepieces. The 40mm Flieger Cockpit by Fortis comes in a limited edition black/orange horizon scheme we endorse. Don't think of it as a vanity watch though. It's radiation-free

XEMEX Offroad 1000.01

XEMEX Offroad 1000.01 Automatic ChronoWhen all else fails, stick with simplicity. XEMEX watches embody just that. Their commitment to functionality, readability and comfort never infringe on their uncompromising design. The Offroad series stick with coherent round time pieces while retaining a

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

EBEL 1911 BTR Calibre 137

EBEL 1911 BTR Calibre 137 Defined by their bold aesthetics and sophisticated technical features, the new 1911 BTR models reaffirm Ebel’s expertise at creating watches designed to fulfill contemporary men’s tastes and desires. Features:

  • Brushed and Polished Steel
  • Sapphire Crystal Display
  • C.O.S.C. Certified Automatic GMT

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

What this

TAG Heuer Monaco

Tag Heuer Monaco BlueTag Heuer prides itself on prestige, performance, avant-garde technology and absolute reliability. They've come to characterize the brand and philosophy of the since 1860 when the Edouard Heuer founded the company. Their bold and innovative watches are synonymous with