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Nooka Photos


Got some shots of the new Nooka line including the limited edition Zot. The new pieces have clear acrylic in the dots to prevent the dreaded “shadow/reflection” problem that plagued some of the earlier models. All of them look great.

SPEEDTECH Weather Watch Pro


Now this is a piece of wrist tech – a real with watch with windspeed impeller and it can be worn on a lanyard.

Handy tool measures wind speed, barometric pressure with nine-hour history graph, altitude and temperature with wind chill. Features chronograph, timer, clock with alarm and date, EL backlight and compass. Wear as a watch or hook onto lanyard (both wrist strap and lanyard are included)

SPEEDTECH Weather Watch Pro [Lab Safety Supply]

Special Offer for TSL Readers: Quo Vadimus


From TheSportingLife.net – Just got in touch with Mark over at Quo Vadimus cigars and he wanted to pass along to some cigar savings to the readers of the Sporting Life. Each of these things is hand rolled and is an excellent smoke, well worth the initial investment.

For readers of TheSportingLife.Net, Quo Vadimus will provide:

Free Priority Mail Shipping with every order.
10% discount on all full bundles
10% discount on all single sticks.

In addition, we do a 2-for-1 plan. For each single stick
you buy we give a free “Lil Jp” which is a 5″ x 34 stick.

When they place the order, all they need to do is refer to
TheSportingLife.Net and that will get them the discounts.

Read on for more info or check them out here.

Review: Zlatoust Diver


Captain’s Log – 0600 hours – Baltic Sea – My men and I have surfaced near Gdansk where we stopped for McDonald’s Hamburgers (made with imperialist swine) and some Polish beer. We are testing our Zlatoust diving watches (AKA the CCCP diver) made at the Zlatoust factory in our glorious Russian homeland.

What Makes a Patek Better than a Seiko


Good questions on the PMWF: So what makes a Patek better than a Rolex better than a Seiko?

So we were kicking this around over at a sportscar BBS I hang out at. Everyone just SAYS a Rolex is better than a Seiko however a Patek Phillipe is better than a Rolex. As far as I can tell a high end Seiko has a excelent fit and finish will last as long and will keep just as good time as a Patek.

To add my two cents, I’ve seen high end watches being hand-made by German virgins in the little town of Glashutte and it’s an amazing sight. Each part is so delicate and requires so much patience and care that you’re really getting a hand-made device. Is it worth $10,000? Nah. But it’s impressive.

So what makes a Patek better than a Rolex better than a Seiko? [PMWF]

Fish Finding Watch



The floating sensor attaches to your fishing line and transmits the images of the fish onto the LCD screen on the wrist unit in real time.

FISH FINDING WATCH [the cool hunter]

Ventura SPARC rx


Kind of digging the Ventura line, including the SPARC rx which has a rotating “bezel” which actually lets you rotate the entire face a la Nike sports watches.

This piece is designed by Paolo Fancelli and has a Durinox case, whatever that means.

Collection [Ventura]

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