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    Nixon Mission Smartwatch

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    Action sports watchmaker Nixon has finally created a smartwatch tuned for surfers and skiers. The Mission offers an Android-powered brain that delivers surf and snow data from around the world with a pair of pre-loaded apps. Its AMOLED display is protected by Gorilla Glass, it’s water resistant up to 100 meters & the brand is offering lots of options for customization from various straps and finishes to custom display options.

    Hanhart Primus Survivor Pilot at

    Hanhart Primus Survivor Pilot

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    Rendered in sandblasted matte stainless steel, the 44mm Swiss-made Primus Survivor Pilot chronograph from Hanhart features a 3-dial display, with a date window at 6 o’clock and 2 of the brand’s signature features: the red stopwatch button & a fluted bezel with a red marker.

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    Bremont ALT1-ZT/51 Watch

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    English watchmaker Bremont has created a modern classic with their aviation-inspired ALT1-ZT/51 chronograph. It features a 43mm hardened stainless steel case, Super-LumiNova index markers, a calibre 13 automatic movement and a calf skin leather bracelet.

    Filson Dutch Harbor Watches at

    Filson Dutch Harbor Watches

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    Drawing inspiration from 1950s-era dive watches, Filson’s new Dutch Harbor watch collection is built around a formidable 43mm case with a high contrast 3-hand dial. It is water resistant up to 990 feet, features a unidirectional bezel for precise timing, and is available with leather, nylon and stainless steel bands.

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    Breitling Avenger Bandit

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    Breitling’s titanium Avenger Chrono was a popular piece that for some unknown reason was discontinued several years back. Fans of the 45mm naval-inspired titanium-case chronograph will be pleased to learn they’ve brought it back in an updated & more lightweight design as the Avenger Bandit.

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    IWC Schaffhausen Mark XVIII Top Gun Miramar

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    With its 41mm ceramic case and subdued styling, there isn’t much about the Mark XVIII Top Gun automatic to remind you of the 1980s Tom Cruise movie that inspired it. Not necessarily a bad thing. It features clean aviation instrument styling on the minute & second hand dial with an inset date window, a red inner chapter ring, and an embossed calfskin leather band.

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    Garmin tactix Bravo

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    It’s got all the sports training tools, smart notifications, & Connect IQ compatibility we’d all expect to find in a well-equipped GPS smart watch but the updated tactix Bravo offers serious tactical features & functions, too. Like, GLONASS supported GPS, an EXO antenna, Jumpmaster skydive software, & a display that’s night vision goggle compatible.

    FitBit Blaze at

    FitBit Blaze

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    Fitbit just unveiled the Blaze, its new generation smart fitness watch. With its color touchscreen Blaze looks a lot like Apple Watch. It’s got its own OS & tracks everything from running to cycling to basketball. It offers five-day battery life, connected GPS & a PurePulse heart monitor. It provides call, text & calendar notifications & is compatible with more than 200 devices. A variety of custom styling options, accessories & various bands are available with more on the way.

    IWC Big Pilot’s Heritage 55 & 48 at

    IWC Big Pilot’s Heritage 55 & 48

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    IWC’s aviation-inspired Big Pilot’s Heritage 55 and Heritage 48 draw directly on the Swiss brand’s classic 1940s-era 52-calibre T.S.C. And though these two new watches feature retro-revival styling, their construction & components are thoroughly modern.

    Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch at

    Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch

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    Casio’s new Android Wear smart watch is built for outdoor action. It’s water resistant up to 164 feet with a pressure sensor, compass and accelerometer & has a bunch of built-in apps. RunKeeper for running & cycling, ViewRanger GPS gives you location data, route info, & altitude graphs and MyRadar provides instant weather updates. Available April 2016.

    Ressence Type 5 Dive Watch at Ressence Type 5 Dive Watch at

    Ressence Type 5 Dive Watch

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    With a titanium case completely filled with oil, The TYPE 5 from Ressence is the first mechanical watch to be perfectly readable underwater regardless of the viewing angle. The oil eliminates refraction & reflection to create a crystal-clear display in all conditions.

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    TUDOR Fastrider Black Shield Chronograph

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    To coincide with the release of the 2016 Ducati X-Diavel cruiser last week in Milan, Tudor created the 42mm Fastrider Black Shield chronograph. With a blacked-out color scheme & design cues borrowed from the bike, its sintered monobloc black ceramic case contains a Valjoux 7753 movement.

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    Shinola Muhammad Ali Center Watch

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    Shinola’s limited edition Muhammad Ali Center watch is the third timepiece in the Detroit-based brand’s Great Americans Series. Available in either 36 or 41MM sizes, it features a stainless steel case and an alligator strap with distinctive red backing. Each of the 400 watches will come in a custom hickory box with three rare Ali prints shot & signed by photographer Thomas Hoepker.

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    Bernard Favre Watch Winder

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    Winding your watch is right up there with watching paint dry or grass grow but with this new watch winder from Bernard Favre, the process takes on a hypnotic visual effect by gently spinning & twirling your timepiece in its gyroscopic display cradle featuring a 120-hour battery.

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    TAG Heuer Connected

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    Tag Heuer’s new Android Wear connected timepiece features a robust 46mm case made of titanium and a transflective display that’s easy to read in direct sunlight. The Intel-powered smarts include email, app & phone notifications, & activity tracking, as well as bluetooth, wi-fi, and a mic for voice controls.