Casio G-SHOCK RANGEMAN Solar-Assisted GPS Navigation GPR-B1000-1JR: Ugly AF?

I’m no outdoorsman, but I know a guy. My guy says hydration is the key to outdoor survival. Not freezing to death is also a thing. After that, it’s all about getting someone to rescue you, or finding your own damn way to safety. A cell or sat phone works for the former. A watch with GPS location tracking for the latter. Great. But why do so many of these things have to be so ugly? Big and ugly . . .

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Apple Watch: “Accidental Activation”?

Apple apologizes for Siri spying, pledges privacy fixes the headline at cultofmac.com proclaims. “A revamp of Apple’s program that had people monitoring Siri voice commands for quality control will soon ask users to opt-in first, and only Apple employees will be listening.” Only Apple employees? No more NSA contractors? Well that’s a relief. And now that that’s done . . .

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NOMOS: Discontinued, Special-Edition and Limited-Edition Watches Coming In September

NOMOS occupies a special place in the German watch pantheon. The Glashütte subsidiary offers twelve families of simple, elegant, beautifully-crafted timepieces in the $4k to $5k range, all sharing the same Bahausian DNA. As NOMOS’ latest email reveals, choosing one is about to get harder, especially for collectors . . .

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Taylor Swift Watch Unboxing

I’m sure this video below comes from a place of love (i.e., genuine Taylor Swift fandom). But I’m not sure what a cat-faced watch has to do with Taylor Swift. I also know that Swifties deserve a timepiece with a face that tells the world of their devotion to the Keystone State singer (available here). And the moment someone comes out with a Harry Styles wristwatch they will make a fortune. Oh wait  . . .

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Hodinkee to Rolex Restorers: Be Honest!

“In a single decade, the market for vintage Rolex watches has accelerated like few other asset classes throughout history,” Isaac Wingold writes at hodinkee.com. “the market’s boom has created a decidedly strange dynamic of heightened skepticism among the newer enthusiasts, fueled by instances of profit-driven deception.” In other words . . .

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