Suunto Core

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Suunto is known for their powerhouse sports and dive watches.  The Core watch in Brushed Steel is not only a great looking watch, but one of the most robust feature packed outdoor sport watches on the market. The minimalist natural steel design combines a classic look with a modern tool kit. The core features an altimeter, compass, barometer, temperature, storm alarm, sunrise/sunset, depth meter for free-diving,  and multiple standard watch features.  A light elastomer strap keeps the Core on your wrist. A backlit electro-luminescant display helps the watch to be visible night and day.  The watch is water resistant down to 100ft. Buy ($269-500)

Antoine Arnaud Watches

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Antoine Arnaud’s Spirit of St. Louis Watch is full of class without breaking the bank. The team of Antoine Bodart and Arnaud Vanderplancke came together with the idea to create a timeless timepiece inspired by aviation in the 1920’s.  The watch features a Japanese movement, chronograph, and a day/date format.  Available in four colors: White Chocolate, Chocolate Brown, Autumn Green and Midnight Black.  The Spirit of St. Louis watch is a great looking wristwatch with a classic design that will work on any wrist. Buy (€179)

Ring Clock

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We’re huge fans of watches here at gearplug. We believe that having to pull your phone out of your pocket just to check the time is a bit of a hassle.  But some people just don’t like to wear watches. Ring Clock is a watch you wear, well, like a ring.  It features a clock aspect around the band of the ring that uses super low energy LEDs to illuminate the current time.  When you rotate the ring the time is displayed on the simple and masterfully designed band. Constructed from 316L stainless, Ring Clock is allergy free and will not oxidize or turn black. It uses Qi wireless charging with the included base, and is water resistant to 30M. Pre-Order ($235)  Continue reading Ring Clock

Junghans Automatic Max Bill Watch

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From the iconic Bauhaus design lab comes the Automatic Max Bill Watch.  This classic 1962 design is being re-manufactured by original maker Junghans.  The watch is one of Bill’s best known designs, and features a very clean and structural design.  The proportions are perfect with the small typeface with the hours inset and larger than the seconds and minutes. The watch features a self winding mechanism, a 21-jewel Swiss mechanical movement, a second sweep hand, and a calfskin band.  The mid century design will work perfectly for any occasion or setting. Buy $1,050 ($840 with MoMA Membership)

Nixon Baja Watch

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Nixon’s newest timepiece, the Baja, is a thing of beauty. Clean lines and a monochromatic display contrasted by a colorful face make this watch an instant classic. The Baja was developed as a ‘self-contained survival station’.  The protective angled bezel holds a number of great features, including a compass, a thermometer and a flashlight. The nylon band keeps the Baja on your wrist, while the 50mm case makes a bold statement.  The display includes an EL backlight and a high contrast LCD for superior viewing in any conditions. Buy ($150)

Fitbit Force

simple.b-dis-jpg.h8417ccdb9576e398e8d318c3ac2e4653Fitbit has updated their fitness tracking wristband with the new Fitbit Force.  The Force allows you to keep real time fitness stats right on your wrist. Force tracks steps taken, distance traveled, stairs climbed, calories burned, and active minutes during the day.  At night, the Fitbit can track quality of sleep, hours slept, and has a silent wake up alarm.  Soon the Force will also show call notifications.  The wristband uses Bluetooth 4.0 to automatically update and sync to your computer or smartphone. Its water-resistant design allows you to do all your normal activities without worry of damaging the device. All of your fitness trends are tracked on your personal dashboard within the fitbit app or on your computer. Buy (129.95)

BRAUN Watch

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BRAUN has reintroduced some of its classic watch designs from the 60s and 70s, and this Dietrich Lubs and Dieter Rams co-designed timepiece does not disappoint.  The 1.5″ face is the perfect size, and the simplistic design allows this watch to shine in any environment, be it a fancy dinner party or a casual night out.  The watch is made of matte stainless steel, with a leather band and a black face.  A three hand quartz movement powers the piece. Buy ($153-170)

CST-01 Watch

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The CST-01 by Central Standard Timing is claimed to be the thinnest watch in the world.  Utilizing E Ink technology, its creators were able to set a clock into a 0.5mm pocket etched into a single piece of stainless steel.  The product of this mating is an ultra-thin, ultra-flexible, rugged watch with excellent readability and style for days.  Make that months.  On a single 10 minute charge from the base station, the CST-01 will last a whole month. The watch is water resistant and the time can be set using the base station, which keeps the watch itself simple.  The CST-01 is expected to ship around February 2014 for $145, and comes in 4 different colors. Pre-Order

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Samsung Galaxy Gear

Samsung recently debuted its entrant to the smart watch race, the Galaxy Gear. This wrist piece acts not only as a watch, but as a notification and input device linked to your smart phone (currently only the Galaxy Note 3). The Gear allows you to leave your phone in your pocket while answering calls, checking messages, and tweaking your schedule. With its built in camera, Gear allows you to instantly take photos and share them with your friends. Other features, such as auto lock, find my device, weather, pedometer and media controller make this a perfect companion to your phone. The Gear comes in six colors. Buy($299) 

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Qlocktwo W

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The Qlocktwo W by Biegert&Funk flips the conventional watch concept on its head. Instead of a set of hands or a digital readout, the Qlocktwo W literally reads the time, in plain English. The stainless steel case measures 35 x 35 mm and contains a grid of 110 letters. When the button on the side is pressed, words that tell the time illuminate in random places. The Qlocktwo also shows the calendar date and even shows seconds. Available in 4 styles with a 24 mm leather strap. Buy ($770-880)