Swiss watchmaker IWC is introducing a new military-style chronograph with San Diego roots. Named for the Miramar air base and the Tom Cruise flick filmed right up the road from werd.com headquarters, this watch is as tough as our local leathernecks. Its ceramic case, titanium case back, and a whopping 168-hour power reserve make it battle proof.
The DV300F from Samsung has a dual view LCD for easy self-portraits but what’s even cooler is the built-in wi-fi that lets you post your pics to the web straight from the camera. What will they think of next? Maybe adding a keypad for making calls?
Since winter doesn’t seem to be coming this year, you should be thinking about that new mower you’re going to need come Spring. The forthcoming CTX from Craftsman is a solid choice. It cuts grass like a mofo and comes equipped with automatic traction control, electronic fuel management, cruise control and a dash-mounted beer holder. What else do you really need to know?
Tumi makes gear for pro travelers. The Alpha satchel has a framed opening like an old doctor’s bag that opens wide for easy access to the big main compartment. It’s loaded with pockets and rides easily atop your roller for the perfect carry-on companion.
All over America there are ongoing regional battles over who’s got the best barbecue. But down in Texas, they’ve reached a ceasefire. Southside Market is the oldest and best BBQ in the state. They’ve been smoking since 1882 and now you can get their mouthwatering creations delivered to your door.
You can’t get much more weatherproof than concrete and steel, and that’s what this ping-pong/dining table is made of. It’s got regulation ping-pong dimensions and is built tough for a lifetime of backyard and table tennis action.
Homebrewing means beer, usually. But if you’re a non-drinker or just want to make your own batch of healthy, probiotic tea, Kombucha Brooklyn offers complete kits for making your own. If you’ve never tried Kombucha, try some before buying the kit, it’s definitely an acquired taste.
The golden glow of nostalgia for the supposedly simpler days of the 50s & 60s has led to a revival of the era all across pop culture. Taschen books is now releasing a collection of print advertisements from this period. You might be surprised how easy it was for those scotch-sipping, cig smoking chauvinist ad men to market to your parents.
Autodromo creates Swiss-Made watches inspired by auto racing. That explains why instead of numbers like one through twelve, these analog timepieces look more like speedometers and tachometers. This way you’ll know exactly when it’s time to peel out.