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Dive into retro with the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 68 Saturation

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Zodiac has been charging – hard – into resurrecting their catalog. I’ve reviewed a few different ones from the Super Sea Wolf line, and have come away favorably impressed. Then again, the look and dimensions have frankly been right in my wheelhouse. If you want a different look (aka, definitely a 60s vibe from the case and color scheme) then the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 68 Saturation may be right up your alley.

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Buy a watch – and do it for the lakes!

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01 733 7730 4175-Set - Oris Lake Baikal Limited Edition

Well, no, not all of the lakes – but one in particular – Lake Baikal. What’s Lake Baikal? Well, for starters, it’s the largest fresh water lake in the world, holding approximately 20% of the fresh lake water in the world. To help fund research occurring there, there’s a new limited-edition Oris Aquis on offer.

Tumi is the Bose of bags… and that’s good

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I’ve always avoided Tumi. They seemed a little too expensive, a little too boring, and a little too… snooty? A Tumi booth at a conference I attended featured guards that didn’t let anyone inside to see the bags and, while I can understand the desire to protect against copycats, it was a bit of overkill.

So with that in mind, it was with some trepidation that I picked up a Tumi Aviano Slim Brief, a compact laptop bag with a front “iPad pocket” big enough for a Kindle and a series of internal pockets that offer space for notebooks, cables, and pens. My final opinion?

This is a really good bag.

James McCabe and the Baja diver: faux-vintage fun

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The James McCabe Baja is an interesting new direction for McCabe, and a welcome one. The short version is, affordable diver you can wear without worry.

Bulgari / LVMH kicks off Baselworld competitor, says 2020 Baselworld may be its last

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LVMH have just begun their own Watch Week event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The show is being held in Bulgari Hotel, and they’ve flown in journalists to attend. (We wouldn’t have gone if we had been offered. We don’t do junkets). They’re also threatening to stop attending Baselworld.

Benrus reborn

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Benrus watches just announced their return to the world of American watchmaking. Once one of America’s most popular watch brands in the 1940s, the company’s assets have been acquired by a private investment group and they are now making a comeback.

Reviewing a trio of straps from Milano Straps

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It’s the start of the new calendar year, and no doubt many of you have made resolutions that things are going to be different – you’re going to be different. But what about your watches? Are they going to be different? Sure, you could go ahead and buy a new watch, but why not change up the look of your existing watch? That’s where a strap change can make a magnificent difference, and today we’ve got three options to show you from Milano Straps.

The Creux Automatic Diamondback doesn’t bite – but is it poisonous?

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When it comes to watches, sometimes we will smack them around for blatant copying of details of a higher-profile, well-known brand. Other times, a brand will obviously reference another watch, but it’s done in a way that doesn’t feel like a blatant ripoff. In my book, that’s what we’ve got here with the Creux Automatic Diamondback.

The Moser Streamliner Chronograph will stop the world and melt with you

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Watches will often trumpet the claim of an integrated bracelet. Often, this takes the shape of solid end links that fit between the lugs, and give a smooth transition from case to bracelet. And those work well, and I’m a fan of a well-designed bracelet. What if a brand started with the idea of the bracelet truly being part of the watch? That’s just one of the interesting design features on the just-announced Moser Streamliner Chronograph.

March to the beat of the Oris Art Blakey

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As I alluded to in last week’s Oris review, there were a two watches that I had a few days to spend time with. While last week’s was a design that featured (and rightfully so) a very interesting movement, today’s watch goes in a different direction. It’s a more restrained look, but it has some subtle cues that give honor to a great jazz drummer and band leader. That watch is, simply put, the Oris Art Blakey.