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)

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)

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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