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In 1938, Oris introduced the Big Crown Pointer Date timepiece. Built for pilots, it had an oversized crown so that glove-wearing airmen could easily adjust it. It also included an uncommon complication: a date indicated by a central pointer hand.

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of this pioneering timepiece, Oris has created the Big Crown Pointer Date 80th Anniversary Edition in a beautiful bronze case. The 40mm case, fluted bezel and oversized crown are all cast in bronze for a distinct look that will patinate over time. A striking green dial and dark brown leather strap complement the bronze, and of course, the Oris 754 movement features the automatic winding pointer date just like the original. Eighty years is celebrated well in this watch that gives a unique perspective on the passing of time.

New & Noteworthy Releases

Did Rapha Just Make Its Best Jersey Yet?

Did Rapha Just Make Its Best Jersey Yet?

Winter temperatures haven’t dropped to their lowest yet, but Rapha just released the perfect warm-weather cycling jersey anyway.

This Extra-Large Cast-Iron Skillet Is Built Like a Vintage Skillet

This Extra-Large Cast-Iron Skillet Is Built Like a Vintage Skillet

Field Company’s founders are new cast-iron skillet makers with a knack for making old cast-iron skillets.

One of Our Favorite Affordable Cashmere Brands Just Beefed up Its Winter Sweaters

One of Our Favorite Affordable Cashmere Brands Just Beefed up Its Winter Sweaters

With prices under $150.

Mission Workshop’s New Jacket Could Be the Perfect Midlayer

Mission Workshop’s New Jacket Could Be the Perfect Midlayer

Mission Workshop does it again with a multi-use and high-performance product.

Basil Hayden’s 10-Year-Old Bourbon Arrives Just in Time for the Holidays

Basil Hayden’s 10-Year-Old Bourbon Arrives Just in Time for the Holidays

One of America’s most well-known bourbons gets a bit more mature for the holidays.

These Winter Ready Caps Are Made by Boot Brands

These Winter Ready Caps Are Made by Boot Brands

Made from wool and waxed cotton.


Fresh Deals



Rev’It Watson Jacket
Save $150: When you invest over $400 into a motorcycle jacket it better be versatile. Rev’It’s City Collection is aimed at not only providing you with protection while riding but also looking stylish off the bike as well. Only a few motorcycle jackets can claim to accomplish that — the Watson goes one step further with removable waterproof and thermal linings making it an ideal jacket for three out of the four seasons. Even at its regular price of $450 you’d certainly get your money’s worth, but today the Watson is 33%, which saves you $150. — Bryan Campbell


Eddie Bauer BC EverTherm Jacket Sale
Save 50$Eddie Bauer sends its athletes and influencers out on the mountains, in the backcountry and all over places that have some of the most extreme weather. In that adventurous spirit, the Eddie Bauer year is built to tackle anything you want to throw at it— including the most inclement weather you might come across. The BC EverTherm jacket uses Thindown, a fabric technology Eddie Bauer developed last year to make its coats lighter and warmer. The feathers all line up in sheets rather than loose clusters, so there’s no need for baffles. The new technology helped this jacket make our best down jackets of 2019 list. — Meg Lappe


Bose SoundTouch 10 Multi-Room Speaker
Save 50%: Even though the Bose SoundTouch 10 ($200 $100) has been around for a few years, it’s still one of my favorite wireless speakers for the home. It sounds great and it’s dead simple to use. All you do is plug it in, download the app and then connect the speaker to your home’s wi-fi network. It will play music directly from the Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, iTunes or Amazon Music app. It’s basically just like using a Sonos speaker, except if you want to integrate it into a wireless multi-room system, you have to do so with other Bose SoundTouch speakers instead of Sonos speakers. |

Sony MP-CD1 Portable Projector
Save $100: Earlier this year I reviewed the Sony MP-CD1, the company’s 2018-released pico projector that can work with pretty much all the latest laptops, smartphones or gaming consoles to produce a 100-inch screen. It’s straightforward to use. It’s travel-friendly. And it has a decent 2.5-hour battery life. And Sony just dropped the price by $100, so the normally $400 pico projector is now $300.
Trim Package
Save on 2 Great Beard Trimmers from Philips Norelco Two of our top beard trimmers of 2018 — both multipurpose workhorses from Philips Norelco — are on sale right now. The hyper-affordable Philips Norelco Multi Groomer MG3750 is normally $21, but right now you can get it for around $13. The Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer BT7215/49, a cordless, rechargeable option, features a handy vacuum to help keep those little hairs from flying all over the bathroom. It’s normally priced at $60, but you can take $10 off today.— Justin Fenner


Cardo SmartPack Headset
Save $200: Standard Bluetooth helmet headsets tend to be limited in that they only have basic functions like taking calls, play music and connect to one or two other headsets. The Cardo SmartPack Headset uses a stronger-than-Bluetooth mesh network to connect up to 15 riders within a massive three-mile range. And along with the basic functions the Cardo SmartPack Headset gives you FM radio, lets you listen to audio instructions from a navigation device and lets you share music with friends on your ride. It’s one of the most advanced systems on the market, and today it’s 40%, saving you $200.— Bryan Campbell


Today on Gear Patrol

Google’s Pixel 3 Is Revolutionizing Low-Light Photography

Google’s Pixel 3 Is Revolutionizing Low-Light Photography

Night Sight is the feather in the Pixel 3’s cap, further cementing it as the clear best smartphone camera.

The 4 Best Essential Oil Diffusers of 2019

The 4 Best Essential Oil Diffusers of 2019

Once you realize the humble oil diffuser is basically a safer, reloadable candle, you understand its charm.

Salomon Shift Review: The Most Innovative Ski Binding Ever

Salomon Shift Review: The Most Innovative Ski Binding Ever

After seven years of development, Salomon released the S/Lab Shift MNC ski binding. I spent a full season skiing with it, and the verdict is in.

The 2018 KTM 690 Enduro Will Leave Big Adventure Bikes Its Wake

The 2018 KTM 690 Enduro Will Leave Big Adventure Bikes Its Wake

If you’re outgrowing or out-riding your current dirt bike or dual sport, the KTM 690 Enduro is worth a serious look – especially with a tune by Solid Performance.

Best Stocking Stuffers for Watch Enthusiasts

Best Stocking Stuffers for Watch Enthusiasts

While a watch itself can be expensive, half the fun is in the accessories, many of which can make great, inexpensive gifts.

These Are 9 of the Best New American Watches

These Are 9 of the Best New American Watches

The recent resurgence of American watchmaking has seen loads of interesting new watches come to market recently — here are 9 faves from 2018.

How to Perform at Your Best According to Pro Runners

How to Perform at Your Best According to Pro Runners

These three short and long distance runners share what works for them, leading up to race day.

The Essential Accessories for a Weekend of Backcountry Riding

The Essential Accessories for a Weekend of Backcountry Riding

The necessary accessories for a weekend of backcountry riding in the winter range from a mini GPS to a go case for protecting your essentials.

This Performance Apparel Line Modernizes Office Style

This Performance Apparel Line Modernizes Office Style

Johnston & Murphy developed the XC4 performance apparel line to ensure you can look good and stay comfortable in all situations.

16 Awesome Gifts for Guys Who Have Everything

16 Awesome Gifts for Guys Who Have Everything

Looking for a holiday gift for a guy who’s hard to shop for? We’ve got you covered.

The 15 Best Gifts for Beer Lovers

The 15 Best Gifts for Beer Lovers

So you need a gift and your drinking buddy loves beer? You’re in luck — there’s plenty of great gear to accent their favorite brews.

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