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    Check out the best watches of 2014–multi-tasking data crunchers that won't slow you down.

    Will Palmer

  • Victorinox Swiss Army Night Vision

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    Victorinox Swiss Army Night Vision

    This year’s Night Vision ($695) design is the best yet. One push gives you an illuminated dial in brilliant Tron blue, another sends out a bright LED beam that will light at least ten feet of trail, and yet another fires up a super-bright strobe that will last as long as seven days—so if you really screw up, they can still find you.

  • Tsovet SVT-DW44

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    Tsovet SVT-DW44

    Tsovet’s first diving-inspired watch, the SVT DW44 ($450), is built from hard 316L stainless steel with reinforced pressure gaskets. But we love it for its well-proportioned case (read: not the size of a dinner plate)—which at 14 millimeters thick still has serious heft—and one of the sharpest-looking faces we’ve seen on a watch this tough.

  • Momentum Steelix

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    Momentum Steelix

    The sweet-looking steel-case Momentum Steelix ( $85) is water-resistant to 200 meters and has an ultra-hard, scratch-resistant mineral crystal. But it’s the simple, easy-to-read design, luminous hands, and unassuming nylon strap that make it so appealing. And should you happen to lose it on an round-the-world trip... it was only 85 bucks.

  • TomTom Runner

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    TomTom Runner

    A GPS running watch this thin and well priced is a miracle of engineering. The Runner ($170) lacks some lap-time functionality that higher-end GPS watches offer, but its quick satellite acquisition, ease of use, and single large function button won us over. Plus, it pairs with an optional heart-rate monitor ($50).

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