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You Can Now Own James Bond's Watch

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If you survey 100 dudes, Family Feud-style, about the man they most want to be like, chances are the top answer on the board is James Bond. That’s what happens after half a century of films about the suavest, slickest secret agent on the planet. And because most guys don’t have their own garage full of Aston Martins and assorted futuristic spy gear, they focus on what they can replicate: 007’s wardrobe. And brands are more than happy to oblige men’s desire to dress like Bond. Soon, they’ll have another weapon in their Bond arsenal thanks to the watchmakers at Omega. On the...

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The Grandest of Watches Encroach on the Football Field

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Fancy watches aren’t just for golf and tennis anymore. But, players are discovering, what’s on your wrist might not result in emotional fulfillment. When Odell Beckham Jr. of the Cleveland Browns took the field wearing a $190,000 Richard Mille wristwatch during a blowout loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 8, the question was: Was he violating league rules, or just the rules of common sense? His decision to carry a work of fine Swiss art onto the field in a tackle sport seemed new and also a little bizarre — like a mixed-martial arts fighter carrying a Picasso sketch...

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Huawei Watch GT 2 runs LiteOS and lasts up to two weeks

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Huawei is back with another smartwatch that’s focused on fitness. The Watch GT 2 runs Huawei’s homegrown LiteOS, not Google’s Wear OS, and it ships in two sizes with up to two weeks of battery life. The 46mm model features a 1.39-inch OLED with 454 x 454 resolution and 22mm strap like last year’s Watch GT. The smaller, thinner, and lighter 42mm Watch GT 2 scales things back with a 1.2-inch OLED with 390 x 390 resolution and 20mm strap. Both watches are powered by Huawei’s homegrown Kirin A1 chipset, with Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, and optical heart rate sensors. A 5ATM rating means...

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One of Our Favorite Affordable Military Watches Just Got an Update

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We’re big fans of Philadelphia-based MKII Watches under the design direction of Bill Yao — if you love military watches but don’t want to beat the shit out of, you know, an actual mil-spec, issued timepiece while swimming, fishing, shooting, climbing, etc, Bill’s products are what you should wear instead. They take all the best parts of the mil-spec watches of yesteryear (some of which, like the Benrus Types I and II, were only ever issued to special operations personnel in extremely limited quantities) and update them with modern materials, all at prices that are eminently affordable. What else could you want? The newest...

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Google-branded smartwatches canceled in 2016, no ‘Pixel Watch’ next month

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The Apple Watch Series 5 last week kickstarted a conversation about Google, smartwatches, and how Wear OS fails to be a meaningful competitor. A new report today sheds light on Made by Google’s smartwatch ambition and how Rick Osterloh in 2016 killed Google-branded devices.     In the lead-up to the inaugural Made by Google in 2016, there were rumors about first-party smartwatches. Of course, the October 4th hardware event came and went with no such Google Pixel Watch unveiled. According to Business Insider today, those watches were at one point set to be announced alongside the Pixel and Pixel XL, but Rick Osterloh pulled the plug...

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