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    Best Watches

    Stylish timepieces to keep track of your daily explorations.
    Will Palmer

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    Timex Waterbury

    Named for the Connecticut town where Timex was born, the Waterbury ($125) finds a middle ground between classic style and modern practicality. It isn’t made for hard charging, but at this price you won’t be paranoid about taking a spill. 


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    Tsovet SVT-DE40

    We were immediately smitten with the eye-pleasing blue face on this low-key, less burly model from Tsovet ($450). The big numbers and two subdial timers are clean and easy to read, and the 40-millimeter dial is just the right size. The leather band and embossed lettering on the face add to the old-school vibe on this handsome traveler’s piece.


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    Electric Carroway Leather

    An antidote to today’s data overload, the Carroway ($225) cuts all the extra dials and tachymeters—even the date window is easy to miss. Though it’s water-resistant to 100 meters and built with surgical stainless steel, the domed crystal isn’t made for serious collisions.


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    MTM Hypertec Chrono Collection

    MTM specializes in military-grade watches with lots of functions. The Hypertec Chrono ($350) scales things back, including the price. Choose from three dial configurations, twelve face colors—even the color of the hands is up to you. It’s streamlined and built to last. 


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    Shinola Runwell Sport

    Shinola hand-builds its watches in a factory in Detroit using locally made quartz movements. The Runwell Sport ($675) is a fat-dialed piece with bold numbers, a hard sapphire crystal, and retro-industrial flourishes. 


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    Victorinox Maverick Sport Chronograph

    The Maverick ($495) has a nautical feel but mixes things up with different-colored subdials on a white face. A 12-hour chronograph tracks all-day adventures, the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal stands up to shock, and the recessed crown keeps it from snagging on your shirt sleeve.