In support of the MusicCares charity which helps uninsured musicians in times of need, rock legends such as Eddie Van Halen, Keith Richards and Tom Waits donated their personal boots, jackets, pants and guitar straps to Nixon Watches. From these pieces of memorabilia, the watchmaker created leather bands for special edition watches that will soon be available at Barney’s, colette, Selfridges and Ron Herman.
Using a unique insulating fiber that combines hollow, heat-retaining Bison fur and recycled polyester, this 4-layer waterproof jacket from United By Blue will keep you warm in wet winter weather. The jacket also features a removable hood and a total of 14 pockets. American made.
First issued by the British government to paratroopers in the World War II era, Longines has revived it for re-release as the Heritage Military COSD. This Swiss-made classic features a 40mm stainless case, Longines’ caliber L619.2 movement and clean, simple military styling.
Original skate-shoe maker Vans has teamed up with The North Face to create a collection of classic Vans with new, weather-worthy features plus a collab jacket. The collection includes several colorways of the Sk8-Hi MTE, featuring Dri-Lex & HydroSeal and the sherpa-fleece lined Desert Chukka MTE, and a remake of the classic TNF Nuptse Jacket with a Vans checkerboard yoke.
To celebrate Back To The Future Day, Nikelab has re-released a white leather Nike Bruin with a red swoosh. The shoe was first introduced in 1972, and appeared on the feet of Marty McFly in the original Back To The Future film.
The wi-fi enabled Forerunner 630 is the most advanced and connected runner’s watch that Garmin has ever made. It tracks stride length, ground contact time balance, vertical ratio, lactate threshold, stress score and performance condition, plus standard metrics like pace, speed, distance, time, calories burned, and sleep. Works with ANT+HR monitors as well.
California-based surf watchmaker Nixon gave their new model C39 analog a Swiss-made quartz movement and a 39mm stainless steel case. They made 2 models: one featuring a dial made of a recycled newspaper material that looks like woodgrain, the other features a rose gold finish with a brushed black dial and brown horween leather strap.
With the Traverse Collection GPS & GLONASS satellite nav watch you can plan out your route with detail topo maps from Movescount. It uses FusedAlti technology which combines barometric pressure data with satellite accurate tracking of altitude, vertical speed, & total ascent. Battery life: 100 hours.
California-based eyewear brand Electric migrated into the watch world a few years back and The Prime is their latest digital offering, featuring a 44mm case & dual-time digi module with calendar, alarm, countdown timer, chronograph, 10 lap recall, and light functions. Choose a silicone or polyester band.
Many watchmakers have a hard time keeping it simple. Not Filson. Their Scout Collection manages to offer solid function & refined details without ever veering into Jewelry-For-Men territory. Understated, military-inspired styling and a variety of finishes, all with Horween leather bands. And all made with Shinola movements, in Detroit, Michigan, USA.